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Mikal Brøndmo

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Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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Dispute resolution, oil and offshore


Mikal Brøndmo is a dispute resolution partner with a particular focus on oil and offshore. Mikal Brøndmo has extensive arbitration and litigation experience, especially within offshore contracts and construction law. He has for many years assisted in international oil and offshore projects, including international arbitrations. Mikal Brøndmo is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, where he teaches contract law and civil procedure. Furthermore, he is a censor in the subjects of offshore contracts and construction law.


Partner in Advokatfirmaet Haavind (2015-) Advokatfirmaet Haavind (2005-) Ministry of Justice, Legislative department (2005) Research assistant, Department of public and international law, University of Oslo (2004).


Scandinavian languages, English.


Degree in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo (2005).



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 Bjørnvik 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 NordtvedtMikal Brøndmo and Andreas Rostveit, who joined from Advokatfirmaet Føyen 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. Kværner, Statkraft and Sporveiein are also clients.

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Dispute resolution

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 skilledRasmus Asbjørnsen, who 'balances the ability to draw up the big picture with precision and an excellent court manner'; 'great litigatorJohnny Johansen, the 'analytical and strategically shrewd' Arve Martin Bjørnvik, managing partner and group head Henning Nordtvedt, and Mikal Brøndmo, who is 'quick, pleasant and productive'. Bjørnvik 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. Pål Martin Abell and Vebjørn Krag Iversen made partner in 2019, and Anne Hesjedal Sending joined from a position at the Attorney General's office.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS' 'unique' practice 'consistently performs at its best and develops great trust between itself and its clients' with notable emphasis on contractors and oil services companies; Aibel, CGG and Kværner are among its clients. Litigator Mikal Brøndmo, who is 'a great professional with excellent experience in the field', and Christopher L. Sveen, who handles transactional work and has 'an extensive background in the field that places him well in the industry', jointly head the team. Brøndmo and associate partner Kristine Hyldmo represented Westcon Yards in a dispute relating to delays surrounding a ship conversion into a tender support vessel.

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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 Bård Sandstad advised Seacrest Capital Group and Bangchak on their investment in Okea and acquisition of producing interests in the Draugen and Gjøa fields; other work includes group co-head Mikal Brøndmo 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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