Maria Elena Kvalen
Kvalen is specialized within employment contracts. Her experience also includes temporary employment, employer’s management prerogative, layoffs, acquisitions and downsizing processes.
Kvalen has solid competence within employment law and assists both private and public employers. The assistance involves preparation and quality assurance of employment contracts, work instructions, working time arrangements, staff regulations, process descriptions and dismissal.The assistance also involves advising, taking part in discussions, negotiations and dispute resolution in connection with termination of employment and restructuring and downsizing processes.
She regularly litigates before the courts within her specialized subjects and regularly holds lectures and seminars within different subjects of employment law. Kvalen is also supervisor and examiner in employment law at the University of Bergen and in contract law and employment law at the Norwegian School of Economics.
Kvalen is chairman of The Norwegian Football Association’s Competition Committee and has been board member and sports director in the football club IL Sandviken Toppfotball.