Henning M. Heitmann


Project Asst.

Henning Heitmann is specialised within employment law through a focus on this area from his work from 1999 up until today. His experience includes two years working in the Ministry of Labour before he entered into general employment law practice as an attorney.

His clientele mainly consists of business participants. A key part of his work is to provide strategic and legal assistance in change processes. Continuous counselling and negotiations are also significant in this field, as the focus is normally on finding efficient solutions in conflict situations. During the last few years, forensic services have also become a larger part of his practice.

Henning regularly litigates before the courts in cases where agreement solutions have not been achieved.

He is Aftenposten’s expert on employment law and often provides professional comments relating to labour legislation issues in national media. Aftenposten refers to Henning as “one of Norway’s best employment law attorneys”.

He regularly lectures on employment law before leaders and HR consultants in the private sector. Henning also has extensive experience with board work throughout several years in various industries.

"Henning Heitmann has consistently demonstrated an exceptional ability to instill confidence in our leaders during critical and challenging situations. His profound knowledge and expertise have not only been pivotal in our labour law challenges, but have also brought an irreplaceable amount of competence to our organisation."

-Klient, Legal 500, 2024


SANDS Advokatfirma DA


Brækhus Advokatfirma

Partner | Senior Associate | Associate

Ministry of Labour and Government Administration


Communities and Local Government

Senior Executive Officer

University of Oslo


Legal 500

Recommended lawyer in the category “Employment”
2010 -

Chambers & Partners

Recommended Heitmann within Employment Law annually since 2010, and inter alia states: Henning Heitmann advises on a wide range of employment matters, including contentious matters, whistleblowing, transfers and dismissals.
2010 -


Has recommended Heitmann within Employment Law annually since 2010, and writes in the 2020 edition: Henning Heitmann is skilled, thorough and always responds quickly. Finds creative solutions and is excellent when negotiating with the counterparty. Friendly attitude and solution-oriented. He also works with our HR-department to increase internal legal competence, which has given great results for the past two years. Excellent discussion partner