Anette Mellbye has broad legal experience, especially within employment, intellectual property and company law.

Within employment law, Anette assists clients with all processes related to employment, from agreement negotiations through termination. She assists companies with employment law issues in day-to-day operations, in connection with transactions and during downsizing processes.

Within intellectual property law, Anette specializes in the structuring, handling and assessment of patent portfolios, as well as with license and cooperation agreements.

Within company law, Anette has broad experience with follow-up of the board of directors' and general manager's duties, as well as transaction work and shareholder and cooperation agreements. She also works on succession assignments.

Awards and rankings

The ranking agency The Legal 500 recommends Anette within Employment and notes that she is "well known for handling cross-border employment mandates."


  • 2000
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo
  • 1986
    Licence en Sciences Économiques, HEC- Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Work experience

  • 2017–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 2008–2017
    General Counsel, Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA
  • 2000–2008
    Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
  • 1993–1994
    Company Secretary, B. Skaugen Shipping AS
  • 1986–1993
    Assistant Vice President, Manufacturers Hanover (now J.P. Morgan)

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