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The firm: Haavind is one of Norway’s leading law firms. The firm is located in central Oslo and provides legal services to businesses, covering all aspects of commercial law. Haavind is a full-service law firm with several of the largest companies in Norway, as well as public sector, as clients.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: the firm advises across asset financing, project financing, acquisition financing, bonds, derivatives, trading operations, financial restructuring, PPAs, compliance, licence applications, regulatory issues, product development, insurance, UCITS etc.

Capital markets: Haavind advises on a range of capital market transactions, including IPOs, rights issues, private placements bond issues as well as regulatory work. It is particularly known for its work on public takeovers and has advised on some of the largest public to private transactions completed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in recent years.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: the firm boasts an experienced team for public and private domestic and cross-border M&A, JVs and restructuring. Clients include blue-chip private equity, corporates and government agencies across various sectors.

Construction: Haavind offers assistance in all aspects of construction law, with special focus on drafting of contracts, negotiations, contract discussions and litigation for a wide range of clients.

Dispute resolution: Haavind is particularly recognised for its litigation work within the field of construction, offshore, IPR, media and technology, employment, real estate, renewable energy and public procurement, in addition to a substantial general litigation practice.

EU and competition: the team advises clients across the spectrum of competition matters including merger control, joint ventures, co-operation agreements, dominance issues and state aid. The firm represents clients in court and during investigations as well as in leniency processes.

Electricity and renewable energy: the firm covers inter alia wind and hydro projects, grid projects, engineering, project development, concessions, land acquisitions, PPAs, financing etc, in addition to transactions and energy litigation.

Employment: the team is one of the largest employment and pensions departments among Norwegian law firms. It assists in all aspects of employment and pension law, with special focus on restructuring, downsizing, transfers of undertaking, employee terms and benefits, and collective labour issues.

Insolvency and corporate recovery: Haavind advises on all aspects of insolvency, including debt negotiations and restructuring, creditor representation and board liability issues and litigation. The firm also acts on appointments from Oslo bankruptcy and probate court.

Intellectual property and TMT: the firm is particularly strong within technology M&A, major IT and business-processes outsourcing projects, media and IP litigation as well as food and life sciences compliance issues.

Offshore construction and shipbuilding: the team consists of lawyers with extensive experience in drafting contracts, negotiations, joint ventures, and legal aspects related to project execution, as well as arbitration and litigation of complex disputes, all with an understanding of how to operate in the international arena. With Haavind’s long tradition of contributing to the standardisation of industry terms and conditions it has the very best basis for advising the industry on matters related to contracting and project execution on NCS.

Oil and gas: the team covers all areas of required legal services for the oil and gas industry. The team has particular experience with various offshore and onshore development projects, dispute resolution, HR-related matters and transactions within the oil and gas industry.

Real estate: a true full-service department, focusing on transactions (financing, structuring and corporate issues), real estate development and public issues (planning, land acquisitions) and infrastructure (railroads, airports, harbours etc).

Tax: the team has in-depth experience in international tax issues, as well as considerable litigation experience, including before the Supreme Court.

  • Contacts
  • Kjetil Hardeng
  • Johnny Johansen
  • Number of lawyers: 140
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • the Scandinavian languages

Above material supplied by Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS.

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