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Håkon Bleken

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Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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Industry, media and technology.


Håkon Bleken is a partner in the business area Industry, media and technology, and is a member of the practice groups for Corporate Law, Litigation, IPR and Energy. Bleken has comprehensive experience from a broad spectre of areas, specializing in corporate law and commercial litigation. He has a background from a number of business sectors, in particular automotive industry and pharmaceuticals. Recently he has primarily worked with: • Sale and purchase of businesses • Restructuring • Major litigations related to corporate law, contract law, torts and liability and patent law • Energy law, in particular concession law Bleken is lecturing in corporate law as well as contract law and energy law.


Partner, Hauge & Co, now Advokatfirmaet Haavind (1993-) Judge, Court of Appeal (1991-1993) Welde, Sorte and Bleken (1987-1991) Assistant judge (1985-1987) Ministry of Justice, Law Department (1984-1985).


English and Italian.


Member of the Board of Haavind, Fransiskushjelpen and Riksmålsforbundets Fond.


University degree in Economics, History and Normative Philosophy. Degree in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo (1984).


Electricity and renewable energy

Within: Electricity and renewable energy

With 'detailed knowledge and a highly commercial approach', Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS fields a team of 'professional and pragmatic' individuals including group head Aksel Tannum, who has 'a deep understanding of the sector and consistently seeks solutions throughout', Johan Fredrik Remmen, newly promoted partner Jøran Sandvik, infrastructure specialist Jarle W Holstrøm, litigator Håkon Bleken and renewables expert and senior lawyer Mari Reitzel Bjerke. In a recent highlight, Sandvik led advice to BlackRock on its acquisition of the Guleslettene wind farm; the team also assisted Statnett with the establishment of a new central power grid in Northern Norway, acted for Eolus Vind Norge on the development of a wind power project, and handled the establishment of an onshore wind power cluster project for Fosen Vind. Pål Martin Abell also made partner in 2019.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS' 'highly skilled' team 'provides the services you would expect from a high-quality group' and 'stands out for its ability to provide value-added IP advice'. Newly promoted partner Vebjørn Krag Iversen, who 'dares to take creative approaches on complex issues', leads the IP practice and is noted for his patent litigation knowledge; he recently defended Sandoz in a high-value patent infringement dispute relating to supplementary protection certificates covering a product for lowering cholesterol. Litigator Håkon Bleken and media sector expert Andreas Bernt are also key names to note; Bernt recently represented RiksTV in a Supreme Court copyright clearance dispute against Tono.

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