Anette Mellbye


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Main work areas

Anette Mellbye has broad legal experience, especially within employment law, intellectual property law and company law. She is head of Bull & Co’s Employment law and pensions team.

The ranking agency The Legal 500 recognises her as “highly regarded for her contractual expertise; she regularly handles termination agreements and out-of-court settlements for senior executives.” She is recommended within Employment. In addition, it cites satisfied clients who boast that: “Anette Mellbye is reliable and highly competent. She delivers with high quality, at a high speed and with a very relaxed yet impressive approach to both people and issues.”


Anette’s expertise and experience include:

  • Employment law
    • Hiring processes, reorganisations and changes during employment, as well as agreed resignations, terminations and dismissals
    • Establishment of systems for employment agreements and policies that are tailored to the business
    • Loyalty issues during employment
    • Major downsizing processes, business transfers, employment due diligence and other employment issues related to transactions
    • Cross-border issues to/from Norway vis-a-vis the US, UK, France, Malaysia, Mexico and Brazil
    • Labour immigration (of professionals) to Norway
  • Compliance, including the establishment of compliance programmes, follow-up, training and handling breach
  • Intellectual property law
    • Structuring, handling and assessing patent portfolios
    • License agreements and cooperation agreements
  • Company law
    • Shareholders’ and cooperation agreements
    • Transactions

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

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

Board and audit committee member, Glitre Energi, 2015-
Board member, Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation 2018-
Board member, Bull & Co 2018-
Board member, Songa Offshore ASA, 2006-2009
Chairman of the Board, OCC, 2014-2018
Board member, OCC, 2008-2011
Chairman of the Board, Helle AS, 2013-

The Norwegian Bar Association

Norwegian (native tongue)
English (working language)
French (good knowledge)