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Johnny Johansen

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Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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Construction and Offshore.


Johnny Johansen works with litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. Trusted advisor and litigator for builders and contractors. Extensive experience in large and complex construction projects, with both onshore and offshore. Represented the Norwegian Government in several large infrastructure and building projects. Admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates on a regular bases contract disputes before Norwegian courts, as well as Norwegian and international arbitration tribunals. Ranked amongst Norway’s leading lawyers in his areas of expertise.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind (2002-) Attorney General’s office (1997-2002) Deputy judge (1996-97).


Member of the Board in Haavind (2006-2011, 2013- ).


Cand. jur, University of Troms√ł (1994).



Within: Leading individuals

Johnny Johansen - Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Within: Construction

With 'extensive and diversified experience',¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†provides 'constructive and to-the-point advice' and is 'action oriented, productive, technically brilliant and always aware of what its clients need'. Clients praise litigator¬†Johnny Johansen¬†as 'extremely service minded and a good communicator',¬†Arve Martin Bj√łrnvik¬†as 'a dedicated professional who can pinpoint the arguments needed to move a case forward quickly', and single out¬†Olav Bergsaker¬†for his 'deep knowledge of the industry'. Other key names include group head¬†Henning Nordtvedt,¬†Mikal Br√łndmo¬†and¬†Andreas Rostveit, who joined from Advokatfirmaet F√łyen Torkildsen AS¬†in 2018. The team recently represented the Norwegian Public Roads Authority in a dispute relating to the final settlement of a road project, and acted for KHR Arkitekter in a dispute surrounding the construction of the Alexander Dale Oen Arena in Bergen. Kv√¶rner, Statkraft and Sporveiein are also clients.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Johnny Johansen - Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Within: Dispute resolution

The 'extremely focused and well-prepared' practice at¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†'regularly outperforms the firms it is up against' with 'a hands-on and creative¬†approach, excellent understanding of the law and amazing market knowledge'. Clients single out the 'calm, trustworthy and highly skilled'¬†Rasmus Asbj√łrnsen,¬†who 'balances the ability to draw up the big picture with precision and an excellent court manner';¬†'great litigator'¬†Johnny Johansen, the 'analytical and strategically shrewd'¬†Arve Martin Bj√łrnvik, managing partner and group head¬†Henning Nordtvedt,¬†and¬†Mikal Br√łndmo, who is 'quick, pleasant and productive'. Bj√łrnvik recently acted for Nortura in a compensation claim relating to the extension and renovation of a food processing factory and¬†Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim¬†represented the Norwegian Ministry of Transport in a damages claim relating to the acquisition of a new road toll collection IT system.¬†P√•l Martin Abell¬†and¬†Vebj√łrn Krag Iversen¬†made partner in 2019, and¬†Anne Hesjedal Sending¬†joined from a position at the Attorney General's office.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

With 'broad and in-depth knowledge of contracts for the NCS',¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†is 'able to see the different viewpoints in complicated issues'. In a recent highlight, team co-head¬†B√•rd Sandstad¬†advised Seacrest Capital Group and Bangchak on their investment in Okea and acquisition of producing interests in the Draugen and Gj√ła fields; other work includes group co-head¬†Mikal Br√łndmo¬†and associate partner¬†Kristine Hyldmo¬†representing Westcon Yards in a dispute relating to a tender support vessel and Sandstad assisting Fortis Petroleum with the restructuring of its NCS activities.¬†Johnny Johansen¬†and¬†Christopher L. Sveen¬†are also key names to note.

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