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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

The department at Advokatfirmaet Hjort is ‘highly regarded’ for its M&A advice alongside its expertise in corporate issues relating to investigations, professional liability matters and white-collar crime. Rolf Trolle Andersen and Jørn Uggerud are the key names to note.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises its contractor client base on a range of issues with substantial experience in construction litigation. Recent work includes advising Kruse Smith on the construction of a hydroelectric power plant, and assisting Hab Construction with the construction of the new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. Group head Anders Myhre is ‘outstanding’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Highly regarded for its litigation expertise, Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s ‘absolutely top-class’ department fields the ‘exceptionally personable’ Alex Borch, Frode Innjord, Kristin Veierød and Anders Myhre. Highlights included representing Kruse Smith in a final accounts dispute relating to the construction of a hydroelectric power plant, and acting for Statnett in a Supreme Court case against multiple municipalities relating to tax issues. The team also defends criminal cases and financial crime matters.

Leading individuals

Frode Innjord - Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s full-service team focuses on the energy, technology and telecoms sectors; Gassnova, Telenor and Kabel Norge are clients. Group head Monica Syrdal is well regarded for her expertise in abuse of dominance, Heddy Ludvigsen is ‘genuinely great’ and Kristin Veierød handles telecoms regulatory matters.

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Electricity and renewable energy
Electricity and renewable energy - ranked: tier 2

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Litigation boutique Advokatfirmaet Hjort handles a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters in the renewable energy sector; recent highlights include representing Statnett in a Supreme Court case against multiple municipalities relating to property tax, and acting for Agder Energi Vannkraft on issues pertaining to the development of two hydropower plants, dams and related infrastructure in Åseral municipality. Kristin Bjella heads the group.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s full-service department is ‘among the best when it comes to employment law’ with ‘a professional, pragmatic and knowledgeable’ practice. Team head Anne Marie Due is acting for Boreal Transport Nord in pensions litigation, Einar Engh is representing the Norwegian Association of Nurses in the Supreme Court in an issue relating to right to full-time employment, and Claude Lenthis handling employment and data protection issues for Espira Gruppen. Clients praise Alex Borch, who is ‘clearly a market leader’.

Leading individuals

Alex Borch - Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Claude Lenth - Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Hjort is ‘great across all aspects of the field’ and draws upon its dispute resolution expertise to advise on copyright, patent and trade mark litigation. Practice head Monica Syrdal recently advised Kabel Norge on the implications of the new Copyright Act and Rolf Trolle Andersen assisted Samlerhuset with IP issues surrounding the use of motifs and symbols on coins and medals.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Contentious real estate work is the focus of Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s ‘excellent’ group. Clients praise team head Liv Zimmerman for her planning and zoning knowledge, and single out Liv Aandal for transactional matters.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Hjort, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s ‘exceptionally brilliant litigation experience’ places it as ‘a key firm in the market for contentious issues in the media and telecoms sectors’. Clients include Kabel Norge and Telenor; the group acted for the latter in a case against Telia Norge relating to whether Telia was obligated to pay the agreed prices for access to Telenor’s mobile network. Practice head Monica Syrdal acts for broadcasters and distributors, Kristin Veierød handles telecoms issues, and Claude Lenth focuses on data protection mandates.

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