Mari Kimsås-Otterbech is a Partner in Ræder Bing.

Mari has extensive and broad experience as both a legal advisor, judicial clerk, and attorney. As an attorney, she has assisted Norwegian and international companies, municipalities, state entities, employer associations, and individual employees in all aspects of labor law (individual and collective), including dispute resolution, conflict management, reorganizations, downsizing, employment and termination, as well as pension issues. She has particular employment expertise in the offshore and shipping industries and served for a period as a board member in the Pension Fund for Seamen. In addition to her law degree, Mari has completed an Executive Master of Management with a primary focus on HRM (Human Resource Management), applied organizational psychology and business strategy.


  • 2021EMM, Handelshøyskolen BI
  • 2002Cand. jur. University of Bergen
  • 2002Maritime Law, University of Oslo

Professional experience

  • 2024 - Partner, Ræder Bing advokatfirma AS
  • 2023 - 2024Senior attorney, Advokatfirmaet Helmr
  • 2021 - 2023Senior attorney, Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund
  • 2018 - 2019Attorney / Senior Manager, BDO Advokater AS
  • 2011 - 2018Attorney, Norges Rederiforbund
  • 2009 - 2011Judicial clerk, Oslo tingrett
  • 2007 - 2009Judicial clerk, Tønsberg tingrett
  • 2006 - 2007Legal Advisor, Finanstilsynet
  • 2004 - 2006Legal Advisor, Sjøfartsdirektoratet
  • 2003Legal Advisor, The International Water Academy (TIWA)

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