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Alex Borch

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Advokatfirmaet Hjort

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Alex Borch works primarily in the areas of labour law, contract law and professional/director's liability, but also has extensive experience in the areas of construction law, shareholder disputes and foundation law. He is admitted to the Supreme Court and has extensive experience of litigating before the district court, court of appeal and arbitration courts


  • 2011 Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 2007 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1997 - 2006 Attorney, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech, advokatfirma AS
  • 1993 - 1997 Senior Executive Officer/acting Legal Adviser, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice


English, Norwegian


  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's ethics committee
  • Member of the disciplinary committee of the Oslo branch of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's legislative committee for labour law


1993 Law degree, University of Oslo 

In 2018, Alex Borch completed the arbitrator education recommended by the Association of Danish lawyers.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†has 'exceptionally broad competences in Norwegian law' and is 'very hands on, business oriented and able to quickly find the best solutions to settle disputes'. The group is active across various sectors and also handles criminal cases; recent work includes acting for Patrus in a damages claim pertaining to allegations of a breach of a non-compete agreement, representing Statnett in the Supreme Court against several municipalities in a dispute relating to the valuation of property tax for power transmission lines, and acting for Finnmark Estate Agency in a Supreme Court case concerning the scope of collective rights of use to land owned by the client.¬†Alex Borch¬†heads the team,¬†Kristin Veier√łd¬†focuses on electronic communication-related work,¬†Frode Innjord¬†has 'a unique way of presenting a matter in court' and¬†Anders Myhre¬†is a specialist in construction and public procurement matters. Senior attorney¬†Nils Christian Langtvedt¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Schj√łdt AS¬†in 2018.

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Within: Leading individuals

Alex Borch - Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Within: Employment

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†handles the full spectrum of employment law issues with notable expertise in contentious work. It recently defended Petrus in a claim pertaining to alleged damages based on a breach of a non-compete agreement by a former employee following the company's purchase of Hotel Alstor, acted for the Norwegian Nurse Association in a claim against the municipality of Oslo alleging that its refusal to pay pensions for work performed by part-time nurses that exceeded their fixed working hours was a breach of the Gender Equality Act, and represented Boreal Sj√ł in a case against Finnmark County municipality relating to the costs for public defined benefit plans.¬†Einar Engh¬†leads the department, which also includes¬†Alex Borch,¬†Claude Lenth,¬†Anne Marie Due¬†and¬†Jarl Borgvin D√łrre¬†as key practitioners.

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