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Work +47 22 47 18 00
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www.hjort.no

Kristin Bjella

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Work +47 90 04 31 50
Email:
Web:
www.hjort.no/kristin-bjella1
Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Work Department

Electricity and Renewable Energy

Position

Partner, Kristin Bjella, advises on M&A, real estate, energy and natural resources, and conducts litigation in these fields. Her practice includes giving strategic advice in the context of larger projects in the property and energy sectors. Her energy-sector assignments include small power stations, wind power, hydropower and grid issues. She lectures on company law, energy law, real estate matters and litigation. She is an experienced litigator.

Career

  • 2011 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2008 - 2010 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Bjella AS
  • 2000 - 2007 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
  • 1996 - 2000 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vislie, Ødegård & Kolrud
  • 1992 - 1996 Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Vislie, Ødegård & Kolrud
  • 1991 - 1992 Deputy Judge, Lier, Røyken og Hurum District Court/Drammen District Court
  • 1988 - 1991 Senior Executive Officer/Legal Adviser, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice

Languages

English, Norwegian

Member

  • Deputy chair of the board, Troms Kraft AS
  • Deputy chair of the board, the Radium Hospital Foundation
  • Leader of the Norwegian Bar Association's expropriation law committee

Education

  • 1981 Basic course in sociology, University of Oslo
  • 1987 Law degree, University of Oslo


Norway

Electricity and renewable energy

Within: Electricity and renewable energy

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†stands out for its contentious expertise; it recently represented Statnett in the Supreme Court in a dispute against several Norwegian municipalities relating to the calculation of property tax for electricity grids. Recent non-contentious work includes advising Agder Energi Nett on the public procurement of its new advanced metering system, assisting Hardanger Energi with its reorganisation, and handling Gassnova's reogranisation.¬†Kristin Bjella¬†leads the department, which also includes transactional specialist¬†J√łrn Uggerud¬†and the 'excellent'¬†Morten Fjermeros.

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