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The firm

Kvale is a business law firm that since 1985 has advised the local and international business community. Stable organic growth over a quarter of a century has led the firm past a number of important milestones. Not least growing from one to 50 employees and past that, towards 100 and beyond.

The firm’s growth has been fuelled by its dedication to legal competence and excellence and its unrelenting focus on clients’ objectives and interests. Its experience and competence covers all legal disciplines, and it is one of the leading firms within a number of these.

Kvale is especially recognised for its work on high-impact cases for a number of Norway’s most significant companies. Litigation has been a key component of the firm’s practice since it was founded. The firm has handled a number of the largest litigation matters in Norway.

Areas of practice

Intellectual property: Kvale has extensive experience advising Norwegian and international clients in relation to protection of intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, design rights, company names and copyright.

Corporate law: Kvale assists in all aspects of corporate matters. The firm advises on corporate form and structure, organisation of businesses and frequently acts as counsel to management and directors.

Oil, gas and renewable energy: Kvale provides regulatory and contractual advice related to the exploration, development, production and cessation of petroleum activities, and also assists in matters related to hydro power, wind power and other renewable energy sources.

Building and construction: the firm’s experienced lawyers give professional guidance to oil and gas companies of different sizes and nationalities on a day to day basis, as well as assisting with counselling, representation, negotiation and litigation.

IT and telecoms: Kvale provides comprehensive advice within the field of information technology and telecommunications.

Competition and EU: Kvale has experienced lawyers who specialise in EU and EEA law, and who also work with specialists in other areas, to provide clients with the best comprehensive advice possible.

Media and marketing: Kvale provides advice in relation to unfair competition from current and former employees, contracting parties and competitors, whether in relation to breach of confidentiality, improper solicitation of employees, suppliers or customers, misuse of intellectual property/know how and copying/counterfeiting.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Kvale’s lawyers have extensive experience in litigating very major and complex civil actions through the ordinary courts, as well as before national and international courts of arbitration.

Employment and pensions: Kvale’s comprehensive practice covers all questions related to employment laws and regulations. Its lawyers have extensive experience in court proceedings within this field.

Tax and accounting: Kvale offers a full range of services within tax and accounting.

Banking and finance: Kvale provides legal assistance in relation to all types of financial transactions. The firm assists leading banks, savings banks, and other financial institutions.

Restructuring, insolvency proceedings and credit security: Kvale represents banks, financial institutions and individual creditors in matters related to insolvency and credit security.

Corporate/M&A: Kvale offers advice within domestic and cross-border acquisitions, mergers, de-mergers, capital transactions and reorganisations.

Food law: Kvale provides comprehensive advice within food and feed law.

Public law: Kvale assists local governments, public enterprises and private parties on the entire width of administrative law and of the remaining issues within public law.

Shipping: Kvale provides regulatory and contractual advice related to financing, construction, operation and management of vessels and offshore units.

  • Number of lawyers: 73
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • the Scandinavian languages

Above material supplied by Kvale Advokatfirma DA.

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