Nicolay started his career in the legal department of the Ministry of Defence, after serving military service at NATO/Shape (Mons), and has been an associate at the EU department of the Norwegian Export Council, deputy judge in Larvik and Oslo as well as adviser in the legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nicolay is an internationally recognised lawyer within employment law, with Band 1 ranking at the leading research company Chambers and Partners. From 2006-2020 he was also the Norwegian representative at Employment Law Alliance, with headquarters in San Fransisco.
Nicolay was a government appointed member of the company democracy committee and is now a government-appointed associate judge in the central Labour Court in Oslo, which pass judgement on collective wage agreement matters. He completed the arbitration education with The Danish Law Association in 2017 and has been an arbitrator in two cases (working hours with the Police and the sale of Leangen trotting track).
In addition, Nicolay has argued several cases in the ordinary courts as well as the Labour Court, Supreme Court and EFTA Court.
Areas of Practice
- Employment Law
- EU, EEA and Competition Law
- Litigation and Arbitration