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Arntzen de Besche

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Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim

Kåre I Moljord

Work +47 23 89 40 00
Arntzen de Besche

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Corporate and commercial law, Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department, acts as arbitrator, professional liability, Accounting law, Tax law, Contract law, Mergers/demergers and corporate restructuring, Transfers of undertakings and M&A.


Partner. Kåre I. Moljord has wide experience within the field of corporate and commercial law, particularly on issues related to corporate, accounting, tax law and professional liability. His work is mainly focused on questions regarding corporate restructuring, transfer of undertakings, mergers and demergers and contract law. Moljord has participated in large M&A transactions in various business sectors. Moljord has litigated several important cases on corporate law issues before the Supreme Court and is head of the litigation group of the firm. Moljord was in 2013 rated among the top ten lawyers in Norway within civil law litigation in Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyer survey Several publications in Norwegian on tax, accounting and corporate law i.e. “Auditor's liability when payment in kind decreases in value post evaluation”, “About the judiciary, code of ethics for lawyers and review of solictor’s fee”, and “A practical cross-border insight into litigation & dispute resolution” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2011.


2011 - Partner, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 2005 - 2010, Managing Partner, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 2001-2004, Partner, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 1989-2001, Partner, Advokatfirmaet de Besche & Co. 1987-1989, Attorney, Bugge, Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen; 1984-1987, Attorney, KPMG Norsk Revisjon AS Advokatfirma; 1982-1984, Deputy Judge, Oslo namsrett og handelsregister.


English, Scandinavian languages.


Chairman of Disciplinary Subcommittee at The Norwegian Bar Association, Member of the Corporate law Responsum at The Norwegian Bar Association.


1999 Admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court (Norway) 1978-1979 Officers' Training School (Gardermoen) Second lieutenant 1974-1978 University of Oslo Cand.jur. (Qualifying law degree).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Arntzen de Besche’s ‘exquisite skills, excellent organisation and consistently strong performance’ contribute to ‘a truly excellent and solid team’ led by the ‘trustworthyKåre Moljord. The group covers litigation, arbitration and mediation; highlights included representing Nortura in a negligence claim, and acting for Stiftelsen Diakonova in arbitration proceedings. Terje Granvang handles professional liability mandates and Knud Jacob Knudsen is ‘a perfect communicator’. Andreas Nordby joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS.

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Within: Insurance

Arntzen de Bescheunderstands the core values of its clients’, which include Chubb and Gjensidige Forsikring. Practice head Atle-Erling Lunder is ‘an incredible personality’ and Kåre Moljordhas the professional credentials that the market needs’. Sven Iver Steen, professional liability expert Terje Granvang and Rune Njøs Jacobsen are also singled out.

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