André Istad Johansen is one of Norway's leading experts within employment law. André has worked continuously with employment law since 1998. André advises large Norwegian and international clients on all employment-law related matters. André is also specialised within pension law. André has built up his expertise within pension law by working for public and private pension funds and as an adviser to companies in connection with company pension scheme reforms and scheme establishment and amendments. André is ranked among Norway's leading experts within employment law and pensions by the international rating agencies Chambers, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal. André is a strong communicator and is widely used as a lecturer for fellow lawyers within the employment and pension law community and for law students.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2000 - 2007
Senior Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
2000 - 2000
Senior associate – Advokatfirmaet Raugland AS
1998 - 2000
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Rauland AS
1997 - 1998
Trainee – Advokatfirmaet Raugland AS


1992 - 1998
Cand.jur. – University of Oslo
1997 - 1997
Specialisation, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), Scotland – University of Dundee


Whistleblowing at the workplace - employer's obligations and pitfalls (Varsling på arbeidsplassen – forpliktelser og fallgruver for arbeidsgiver)
Drafting and Interpreting Pension Agreements in Employment Relationships (Utforming og tolking av pensjonsavtaler i arbeidsforhold) – Arbeidsrett
The Executive Remuneration Review – Norway
Pension and Transfer of undertakings (Pensjon og virksomhetsoverdragelse) – Arbeidsrett
Material collection in labour legislation (Materialsamling i arbeidsrett)
Law for Schools – A Practical Legal Reference for Primary Schools (Skolejuss – Praktisk oppslagsverk for grunnskolen)