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Mads Haavardsholm

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Shipping; Oil Service; Oil and Gas


Mr Haavardsholm works primarily with contract negotiations and transactions towards clients in the shipping, oil service and oil & gas sectors. He regularly advices companies with charterparty negotiations and disputes, sale and purchase of drilling rigs and vessels, field developments and construction projects, newbuilding and IMR contracts, as well as all types of service and supplier contracts.


2015 Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2012 Senior Lawyer, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2010-2012 Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2009-2009 Associate, London office, Thommessen; 2009-2009 Deputy Judge, Sandefjord City Court; 2009-2009 Secondment, London office, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP; 2008 Admitted to the bar; 2006-2009 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen


English; Swedish; Danish


Norwegian Bar Association


2006 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo


Maritime law

Within: Next Generation Partners

Mads Haavardsholm - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Within: Maritime law

With 'good business understanding and in-depth knowledge of the industry', Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS 'consistently delivers high-quality work' and clients single out group head Mads Haavardsholm, who is 'always reachable and is a professional team player'. The department recently acted for Norwegian Hull Club in litigation relating to a cover claim following a collision in the Gulf of Mexico, and assisted Cargow Investments with the sale and leaseback of four new vessels. Other key names include the highly regarded Stephen Knudtzon, insurance specialist Andreas Meidell and Henrik Hagberg.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

The 'experienced, responsive and solution-oriented' team at¬†Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS¬†has 'deep-rooted experience in the industry thanks to a group of very dedicated partners who have excellent legal and commercial skills'. Key practitioners include¬†Mads Haavardsholm,¬†Jacob F Bull, who is¬†'a top pick for the most difficult legal issues',¬†and the¬†'extremely gifted and very thorough'¬†P√•l Lieungh. Haavardsholm recently advised Nymo on the fabrication and construction of 18 subsea structures relating to the Eni Offshore Cape Three Points field off the coast of Ghana, and Bull assisted Dong E&P (now part of Ineos) with the execution of the Hejre field development in the North Sea. Asle Bjelland is now a judge.¬†Managing associate¬†Kristine Hyldmo Bj√łrnvik¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2019.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

At¬†Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, newly promoted partner¬†Christian Hals¬†leads the oil and gas team and¬†P√•l Lieungh¬†heads the oil services group; Hals recently advised Ineos on its acquisition of Dong E&P and Lieungh assisted Island Offshore Shipbuilding with the restructuring of its debt relating to a 30-vessel operation. Other mandates include acting for PGNiG on its acquisition of licence interests in the Fogelberg field and handing Seadrill's restructuring. BP International, Equinor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Faroe Petroleum and Transocean are also clients.¬†Jacob F Bull¬†focuses on construction projects,¬†Mads Haavardsholm¬†advises clients in the oil services sector and¬†St√•le R Kristiansen¬†handles tax work.¬†Rune Ulriksen Steinsland¬†made partner in 2018 and managing associate¬†Kristine Hyldmo Bj√łrnvik¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2019. Rune Solberg retired and Asle Bjelland is now a judge.

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