Sten Foyn


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Sten specialises in employment and EEA matters.

He has extensive experience related to restructuring/downsizing, transfer of undertaking/outsourcing, handling of personnel matters, working hours and working environment issues, whistleblowing, investigation, civil servants law, protection of privacy and international employment law.

Sten is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court.

Sten is ranked in employment in Legal 500, Chambers and Who’s Who Legal. He is a board member of the Norwegian Labour Law Association, Norway’s Board member to the European Employment Lawyer’s Association (EELA) and has been a member of a reference group in the Ministry of Labour, assessing the rules on whistleblowing.

“Friendly and responsive,” recommended for his knowledge on privacy issues and employee welfare.” Chambers (2016)

The team is ‘one of the best in the field’ and ‘Sten Foyn has ‘rich practical experience’ [Tier 1] (Legal 500, 2016)

‘He is thorough, service-minded and gives highly valued legal advice’.
Chambers & Partners Europe (2018)





Dispute resolution


Employment and pension


  • 2002-
    Advokatfirmaet Haavind, Partner 2008
  • 2001-2002
    Temporary Judge in Oslo District Court
  • 1997-2001
    Adviser and Office Manager at the Ombudsman for public administration
  • 1995-1997
    Deputy Judge, Drammen District Court
  • 1992-1994
    Research Fellow, Centre for EC law, UiO
  • 1991
    Assistant at the Attorney General's Office
  • 1990
    Cand. jur, UiO


  • 2018
    Coauthor in «» (commentary to the Norwegian Working Employment law)
  • 2014
    Co-author of EEA-law
  • 2013
    Foyn and Brøndmo, Joint and several liability for wages etc. with sub-contractrors, Lov og Rett 2013 no. 2.
  • 2012
    Co-author of «Venture capital-investments: Employment law issues related to requirements from an investor towards minority shareholders. Tidsskrift for forretningsjus
  • 1995
    Co-author of EEA-law
  • 1990
    Co-author of Legal position of patients