Firms To Watch: Construction

Commercial boutique Advokatfirmaet Negota AS works with a range of domestic and international clients on onshore and offshore projects, and also assists with contract negotiations, procurement work and disputes.
Construction and real estate boutique Advokat Ole Christian Hyggen AS was established in mid-2021 by name partner Ole Christian Hyggen following his departure from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt. Hyggen handles contractual issues, public procurement work, regulatory advice and disputes.

Construction in Norway

CMS Kluge

CMS Kluge ‘has a strong team with highly skilled and competent lawyers within construction law‘, and the group attracts praise from clients for its ‘deep understanding of the technical issues that are often the background for legal disputes between client and contractor‘. Practice co-head Espen Nyland, based in Oslo, provides ‘well-qualified advice‘ to property owners and developers on large construction disputes. Bergen-based co-head Samuel Skrunes is ‘an outstanding adviser‘ on offshore and onshore infrastructure projects, as well as contractual issues, while co-head Grethe Gulhaug in Stavanger is well known for her litigation expertise. Other noted practitioners are Nicolai Nielsen; Arild Skage, who ‘is perfect for solving contract disputes amicably‘; and the ‘very hard-workingLars Ivar Nyland.

Other key lawyers:

Arild Skage; Lars Ivar Nyland; Nicolai Nielsen

Testimonials

‘Espen Nyland gives us well-qualified advice. The professionalism and efforts of his team are impressive.’

‘The individuals we work with in CMS Kluge have a unique understanding of the construction contract standards and the construction industry in Norway. They are also very responsive and we use them for legal and strategic advice. They are also very thorough and well prepared in court cases.’

‘Lars Ivar Nyland – outstanding lawyer with exceptional knowledge of construction law and the industry.’

‘Grethe Gullhaug and Lars Ivar Nyland are very hard working, meet deadlines and also challenge clients for a broader understanding and better advice. Excellent in court.’

‘The team are attentive and have a thorough approach to the case and collaborate very well both as a team and towards the client.’

‘Espen Nyland has outstanding knowledge with the relevant aspects of the construction sector. Nyland’s proven experience regarding contractual matters in the construction sector we regard as an exceptional key capability.’

‘Espen Nyland is an excellent lawyer, strategic and street-smart. He quickly sees the core of the issues, both the legal and practical aspects, and is capable of offering quick advice to solve them.’

Grethe Gullhaug is hardworking and is very determined.’

‘They are available at any time. Good capacity. They have very good knowledge about construction work.’

Key clients

Moelven Byggmodul AS

JM Hansen AS

Boreus Eiendom AS

Consto AS

Aker Property Group

Stangeland Maskin AS / Implenia Norge AS

Risa AS

Implenia Norge AS

Bane NOR SF

Oslo kommune vann and avløpsetaten

Kruse Smith Entreprenør AS

Bertelsen & Garpestad AS

Statnett SF

Andenæs Eiendom

Work highlights

  • Represented Bane NOR SF in a dispute with Acciona Construction S.A. and Ghella S.P.A. arising from the Follo Line construction project.
  • Providing strategic and legal support to Oslo Municipality on a €2.5bn construction project of the new water supply system for Oslo.
  • Represented contractor JM Hansen AS in a dispute with Bjørn Bygg AS concerning disruption claims.

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA‘s ‘extremely client-focused‘ construction department is headed up by Helge Neraal, ‘an expert in interpreting the numerous construction contracts used in Norway; his advice is invaluable when negotiating complex international construction project agreements‘, according to clients. Arne Engesæth, a highly regarded mediator in the construction space, ‘combines a strong legal knowledge and skill with commercial experience and insight and very good communicative abilities‘. Litigator Hans Christian Brodtkorb stands out for his expertise in representing large construction companies in high-profile disputes. Are Hunskaar and Fredrik Verling are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Helge Neraal

Other key lawyers:

Hans Christian Brodtkorb; Arne Engesæth; Fredrik Verling; Are Hunskaar

Testimonials

‘Hans Christian Brodtkorb is a highly skilled and experienced adviser, who has in depth knowledge in both the commercial and the legal aspects of the industry. Always clear and gives practical guidance.’

‘Helge Neraal’s knowledge, legal acumen, and superior client service make him a stand-out in his field.’

‘They really go in to understand the realities and details of the case, and challenge the customer to see it from all sides of the table.’

‘Hans Christian Brodtkorb and Fredrik Verling are exceptional, competent and clever lawyers, giving 200% for me as their client.’

‘The DLA individuals are very efficient.’

‘Helge Neraal is an expert in interpreting the numerous construction contracts used in Norway, and advising on dispute resolution or prosecution. In addition, his advice is invaluable when negotiating complex international construction project agreements. He quickly absorbs the most complicated of factual situations and not only provides legal advice, he is very practical about potential business impacts of the different options.’

‘Partner, Mr Are Hunskaar, has built a solid team with a common understanding of the principles on which they base their solutions to conflict cases.’

‘Arne Engesæth – Honest, to the point, good at seeing risk.’

Key clients

Marti Group

IKEA

Sichuan Road and Bridge Group

Betonmast

AIG

Sweco

HENT

COWI

OPAK

Tryg

Cloudberry Development

Emerging Acquisitions / Bulk Handling Systems

OX2

Work highlights

  • Acting as strategic and legal counsel to Marti Solbakk on a NOK460m claim against the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
  • Represented HENT in two complex final settlement disputes arising from the building and renovation of Britannia Hotel in Trondheim.

Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS

Boutique firm Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS houses a team noted for its ‘deep insight into the construction industry and the legal landscape‘. Practice head Asbjørn Lyséll Dølvik is ‘a brilliant lawyer‘, with longstanding experience in handling contract law and final settlement disputes. The department is well known for its sole focus on acting for contractors. Nils-Henrik Pettersson and Peter Vagle are well known for their expertise in construction litigation, an area in which managing partner Aron Solheim excels. Marius Borgen is another key practitioner to note.

Practice head(s):

Asbjørn Lyséll Dølvik

Other key lawyers:

Marius Borgen; Nils-Henrik Pettersson; Peter Vagle; Aron Solheim

Testimonials

‘Nils-Henrik Pettersson is a brilliant lawyer, highly intelligent, highly competent and experienced within construction law and litigation. He always finds good solutions.’

Very experienced.’

Efficient, great commercial understanding, sound advice, in-depth legal knowledge.’

‘Glittertind’s team has deep insight into the construction industry and the legal landscape. Glittertind appears to be highly specialised heavy-weight names within their field.’

Aron Solheim – likeable, efficient and extremely knowledgeable within construction law. Gives accurate and operational legal advice.’

Key clients

Implenia

Bundebygg

Veidekke

Skanska

BetonmastHæhre

Backe gruppen

AF Gruppen

AZVI

HAB Construction

NCC Construction

WK Entreprenør

Sterner

Peab

Kruse Smith

HENT

Probea

Eltel Networks

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Led by Henning Nordtvedt, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ team has ‘very good knowledge of the construction industry‘, with established expertise in construction litigation. The ‘very skilledArve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik focuses on handling litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from construction projects. The group is also strong in advising clients from a broad range of sectors on large infrastructure projects, and is sought after by large and medium-sized contractors. Other key names in the practice include the ‘outstandingJohnny Johansen and Mikal Brøndmo, ‘a very experienced lawyer in the construction industry‘ who specialises in international construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Henning Nordtvedt

Other key lawyers:

Johnny Johansen; Arve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik; Mikal Brøndmo

Testimonials

‘Easy to work with. Solutions-oriented.’

‘Arve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik has a true passion for his job and is a great communicator.’

‘Mikal Brøndmo is a very experienced lawyer in the construction industry; he is very efficient.’

‘Deep understanding of construction contracts and law. Ability to challenge clients for a broader view to deliver excellent advice. Very high performance in court.’

‘Arve Martin Bjørnvik and Johnny Johansen are easy to work with, hard working and always deliver on time.’

‘Competent, dedicated, fair and reliable.’

‘High quality legal advice with lawyers that are extremely skilful and strategically resourceful. Top tier legal advice – appropriately balanced with practical issues. Always quick support and constructive handling. One of the top law firms within this area in Norway.’

‘There are many skilful lawyers in this law firm. One which particularly stands out I would say is Mikal Brøndmo with his very clever legal analysis and extraordinary memory.’

Key clients

The Norwegian Public Road Administration

Gråkjær AS

Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property

Nye Veier AS

Sporveien AS

Statkraft

Otra Kraft DA

Agder Energi AS

Caverion AS

Polarsirkelen Lufthavnutvikling AS

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for NPRA and Bane NOR SF in a substantial dispute regarding the FP-3 railway construction project.
  • Represented Innlandet County before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in a case arising from a long-running dispute; the dispute concerned disruption claims.

Arntzen de Besche

The team at Arntzen de Besche is ‘highly skilled and holds great knowledge of the construction industry‘. Offshore and onshore project construction mandates are a recognised pillar of strength for the department, which also fields expertise in integrated project deliveries, contractual matters, construction disputes and procurement issues. Healthcare and infrastructure companies, hospitals, contractors, developers and public sector entities feature on the group’s client roster. Trondheim-based Ole Skeidsvoll Moe is ‘a first-class lawyer‘, and heads up the practice with litigator Wenche Maartmann-Moe in Oslo. Jon Gresseth specialises in public procurement matters and regularly advises on hospital, road and healthcare construction projects. Other noted practitioners are highly regarded litigation expert Knud Jacob Knudsen, the ‘exceptionalTor Kristian Lånke, and Stian Heimdal, who has ‘extensive knowledge of contractor operations‘.

Practice head(s):

Ole Skeidsvoll Moe; Wenche Maartmann-Moe

Other key lawyers:

Stian Heimdal; Jon Gresseth; Tor Kristian Lånke; Knud Jacob Knudsen

Testimonials

‘Stian Heimdal has excellent legal knowledge and a commercial approach.’

‘Always available, positive and reliable.’

‘Ole Skeidsvoll Moe has long and valuable industrial experience, providing first class legal and project advice across our project portfolio.’

‘Extremely accessible team. Detailed and punctual in their work.’

‘Tor Kristian Lånke is a true pleasure to work with.’

‘The team always understands the needs of the client. The right level expertise to the case in question is always provided.’

‘Stian Heimdal is efficient and his advice is always excellent and well-founded. His great legal skills and his extraordinary understanding of construction projects together with his warm personality, makes him a preferred lawyer within construction law.’

Key clients

Sykehusbygg HF

Nye Veier AS

Veidekke Entreprenør AS

Borg Havn Eiendom AS

Spordrift AS

Nordr Eiendom AS

Biokraft AS

Stor-Oslo Eiendom AS

Seby AS

Leif Grimsrud AS

AART Architects NO AS

Skorve Entreprenør AS

AGTunnel AS

St Olavs Hospital

Vefsn municipality

Work highlights

  • Represented Vefsn municipality in a dispute with a construction company and designer, concerning claims for damages arising from the construction and refurbishment of a swimming pool.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to state-owned company Nye Veier AS on the construction of several four-lane roads in several projects in Norway.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to state-owned health care organisation Sykehusbygg HF regarding several new hospital construction projects in Norway.

BAHR

At BAHR, specialist partner Jan Einar Barbo leads the advice to Statsbygg on the ongoing construction of the new National Museum in Oslo, the largest government building project currently ongoing in Norway, worth NOK6bn. The ‘knowledgeable‘ team has a solid track record in advising on non-contentious mandates, notably development and infrastructure projects. Sam E. Harris is the key contact for offshore and onshore construction work. Senior associate Sofie Komissar is also noted.

Other key lawyers:

Jan Einar Barbo; Sam E. Harris; Sofie Komissar

Testimonials

‘Well experienced within PPP projects.’

‘The team has a high level of competence.’

‘Solid practice, strong dispute resolution team.’

‘The team from BAHR has proven to be knowledgeable within the specific areas and able to provide responses within the timeline agreed with the client. Further, the teams are capable of gaining understanding of the issues at stake by discussing with the relevant client personnel.’

Key clients

Aker Solutions ASA/Aker ASA /Akastor ASA /Aker BP ASA

Statsbygg

Sporveien AS

Bane Nor SF

Oslo Fortum Varme KEA AS

Joint Venture consisting of Acciona Construccion S.A.S, VINCI Construction Grand Projects S.A.S and Implenia Norge AS.

Risa AS

Trevi Group

Ava Eiendom AS

Steen & Strøm AS

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to a joint venture comprising Acciona Construccion S.A.S, VINCI Construction Grand Projects S.A.S and Implenia Norge AS on the tender stage of one of the largest infrastructure projects in Norway worth NOK17bn.

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS is recognised for its ‘solid expertise in construction law‘. In a prominent highlight, the ‘thorough and very dedicatedPer Gustav Lilleaasen leads the advice to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) regarding a NOK462m dispute against the contractors arising from the ongoing Ryfylke Tunnel construction project. Practice head Stede Georg Nilsen ‘is fabulous in handling complex and strategically difficult cases‘, with a core focus on litigation. Thomas Oskar Strömbom is ‘very dedicated and skilled in all aspects of construction law‘, and has expertise in contract law and public procurement matters. Senior lawyer Linn Elisabeth Øyehaug advises public and private clients on all aspects of construction projects, and has experience in final settlement matters.

Practice head(s):

Stede Georg Nilsen

Other key lawyers:

Per Gustav Lilleaasen; Thomas Oskar Strömbom; Linn Elisabeth Øyehaug

Testimonials

‘The Føyen team is extremely knowledgeable.’

‘Per Gustav Lilleaasen has a reputation for successfully handling the most complex and complicated of matters, both from a technical and legal perspective. I have always found him to be at least one step ahead and an excellent problem solver.’

‘They have an analytical approach and straight-to-the-point style which gives high value for money.’

‘Stede G. Nilsen is our definitive go-to-guy when it comes to disputes which need delicate handling.’

‘Per Gustav Lilleaasen is a skilled and unique lawyer.’

‘Thomas Strömbom has broad knowledge of construction law and a great understanding of how the industry and the market works.’

‘The Føyen team is extremely knowledgeable, engaged and responsive in all fields of construction and engineering contracts.’

‘I would like to emphasize Per Gustav Lilleaasen and Thomas Strömbom for their professionalism. They are outstanding industry experts. They not only have a good theoretical knowledge, but also wide practical experience in this field. Always refreshing and inspiring to work with.’

Key clients

Asker Entreprenør AS

Asker og Bærum Boligbyggelag

Aspira AS

Backe Prosjekt AS

Bjørn Gruppen AS / Jessheim Vest Bolig og Næring AS

BMO Entreprenør AS

Boligpartner AS

Bravida Norge AS

Biltema Real Estate Norway AS

C.J.R Renewables

Contexo AS

COWI AS

DNB Bank ASA

Drammen Eiendom KF

ELECNOR S.A

Fabritius gruppen AS

Hallmaker Group

Hathon Eiendom AS

Hellvik Hus Romerike AS

HR Prosjekt AS

Icopal AS

Inhouse Geoteknik AB

JM Norge AS

Laugstol AS

Mapei AS

Moderne Byggfornyelse AS

Movar IKS

Municipality of Aurskog Høland

Municipality of Bamle

Municipality of Drangedal

Municipality of Fredrikstad

Municipality of Indre Østfold

Municipality of Hamar

Municipality of Horten

Municipality of Kragerø

Municipality of Kåfjord

Municipality of Lørenskog

Municipality of Oslo

Municipality of Porsgrunn

Municipality of Sandnes

Municipality of Siljan

Municipality of Skien

Municipality of Ullensaker

Municipality of Volda

Municipality of Ås

Nedre Romerike Avløpsselskap IKS

Nittedal Eiendom KF

Norwegian Public Roads Administration

NSW Arkitektur AS

Nye Veier AS

Oslo Bygginnredning AS

Peyma Entreprenør AS

Rubb AS

Sintef Group

Staticus Norge AS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

Storegga Entreprenør AS

Studentsamskipnaden Oslo

Sønnico AS

The Robbins Company

Troms County Municipality

Tryg Garanti NUF

Viken County Municipality

VHV Algemeine Versicherung AG

Voksenkollen Utvikling AS

WSP Engineering Norge AS

Ø M Fjeld AS

Work highlights

  • Advising the NPRA on three ongoing, large-scale PPP projects.
  • Representing Cowi AS in a £3.2m dispute with Skanska Norge AS.

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS is ‘extremely knowledgeable on Norwegian construction regulation and practice‘. The team reports an increase in contentious work, while procurement work, public tenders and contractual matters remain key areas of instruction for the group. Practice head Anders Myhre has extensive expertise in advising on infrastructure matters and contractual issues, while Øystein Myre Bremset specialises in construction litigation. Line Wefald is a key contact for contractors, and Marius Svendsvoll Langnes focuses on development projects.

Practice head(s):

Anders Myhre

Other key lawyers:

Line Wefald; Øystein Myre Bremset; Marius Svendsvoll Langnes

Testimonials

‘Marius Langnes is highly professional, insightful and always makes time for his clients.’

‘The team has the ability to quickly get acquainted with very complicated legal cases, provide good and practical advice and to assist in finding commercial solutions.’

‘Line Wefald is an incredibly skilled lawyer. She is thorough and good at finding practical and commercial solutions to complicated cases.’

‘Anders Myhre has a very important calmness which in addition to his long term experience brings comfort to the client.’

‘Marius Langnes has the relevant experience and competence for construction market.’

‘What sets Grette apart from the crowd is their experience – whatever your challenge may consist of you can always rely on getting qualified professional support from their team. They always deliver more than expected with high precision and accuracy, and it is difficult to avoid noticing their level of dedication. They have also shown that a worldwide pandemic will not slow them down in using their expertise to solve legal issues in any field.’

‘A well-composed team.’

‘Anders Myhre stands out by being a practical and performance-orientated construction lawyer.’

Key clients

HENT AS

Moelven Industrier ASA and subsidiaries

Sykehusbygg HF

Nye Veier AS

Kruse Smith AS

BIR AS

Norwegian Public Road Administration

Vedal AS

Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS (LNS)

Roadworks AS

Hordaland County Council (Hordaland Fylkeskommune)

Bybanen in Bergen

Innlandet County Council (Innlandet Fylkeskommune)

Bravidarge AS

HAB Construction AS

Nettpartner AS

Olav Thon Gruppen ASA

Work highlights

  • Representing HENT AS in an ongoing dispute against Frogn municipality in connection with the construction of a new swimming facility and the rehabilitation of a sports hall, and acting for the client in a related dispute with a subcontractor.
  • Acting as key contractual and procurement adviser for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration on the ongoing construction project of a new road connection between Bergen and Sotra.
  • Assisting Avinor AS with ongoing contractual matters relating to the Project BHS T1 at Norway’s largest airport.

SANDS

Alf Johan Knag heads up SANDS‘ ‘goal-oriented and pragmatic‘ team, which is praised for its ‘great knowledge of construction contracts in the Norwegian market‘. The group has solid expertise in handling large-scale air, road and rail infrastructure projects, and is also singled out for its strength in advising on public-private partnerships. Tor Anthon Christiansen ‘stands out with his great knowledge and communication skills‘, and is a key contact for cross-border work. Senior associate Anne-Lovise Christensen Nybakk assists builders and contractors with dispute resolution. In December 2021, Geir Frøholm left the firm to take up an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Alf Johan Knag

Other key lawyers:

Tor Anthon Christiansen; Anne-Lovise Christensen Nybakk

Testimonials

‘The team demonstrates good understanding of construction contracts, and laws relating to construction contracts including those executed as part of a PPP project.’

‘Tor Anthon Christiansen’s in-depth knowledge of Norwegian construction law combined with the thoroughness of his approach is very much appreciated.’

‘Alf-Johan Knag understands the commercial needs and requirements of the business. His detailed approach is a necessity in complex disputes.’

‘Alf-Johan Knag is an excellent business partner. Anne-Lovise Christensen Nybakk is an associate to watch.’

Key clients

Acciona

Asplan Viak

Cloudberry Develop

Rambøll

Sandefjord Lufthavn

Leonhard Weiss

Krüger Kaldnes

LAB Entreprenør

HS Bygg

YIT Infra

BMO Elektro

Baneservice

AF Gruppen

Ålesund Municipality

Vedal Entreprenør

SV Betong

IHI Corporation

Kleiven Sogn

Impresa Pizzarotti

Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS

Onshore construction and infrastructure projects are a core pillar of strength for the team at Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS. The group is singled out for its expertise in contentious work, an area in which Mads Fuglesang excels. Deputy head Johannes Meyer-Myklestad is ‘an excellent lawyer‘ who is ‘strategic in his mind set and has a practical approach‘. The client roster includes developers and large and medium-scale subcontractors. Svein Sulland is a key name for construction contracts and regularly acts as an arbitrator in the space.

Practice head(s):

Mads Fuglesang; Johannes Meyer-Myklestad

Other key lawyers:

Svein Sulland

Testimonials

Provides clear advice.’

‘Professional knowledge.’

‘Expert sector knowledge, combined with a very good understanding of the law.’

‘Johannes Meyer Myklestad has stood out as a pillar we could not have managed without, in a time of urgency and uncertainty.’

‘Johannes Meyer-Myklestad is attentive, knowledgeable and very understanding of the complexities in large construction projects.’

Key clients

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring

Aspelin Ramm

Storebrand

Møller Eiendom/Harbitz Torg

Løvenskiold Eiendom

Bertel O Steen Eiendom

Wesselkvartalet/A Bygg/Gulbrandsen & Olimb

EVR Norge

Vedal

Bravida

TekniskBureau

Con-Form Group

Contiga

VVS Norge Prosjekt

The Roxel Group

Alliero

Alstom

Gulermak

NRC

Entreprenørforeningen Bygg og Anlegg (EBA)

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS handles high-profile work relating to large renewable energy, real estate and infrastructure sector development and construction projects. The team is equally adept at advising on construction litigation; Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik is a key contact for contentious work. Offshore and onshore construction expert Jacob F Bull leads the department, which includes managing associate Henrik Fabian Torgrimsby, who assists with infrastructure projects, and senior associate Alexander Stulien, who handles contractual disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jacob F Bull

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Stulien; Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik; Henrik Fabian Torgrimsby

Testimonials

‘Really nice “down to earth” people with good understanding and experience from relevant business areas.’

‘Very strong team.’

‘Jacob Bull: very competent, very responsive,’

‘Team handles a broad range of complex industrial and infrastructure projects, including infrastructure expansions and commercial real estate and housing projects. They are agile and practical in their approach.’

‘Client-focused rather than self-focused. Work fast and efficient.’

‘Always available to assist.’

‘The team is very experienced and knowledgeable about construction practices. They have a very solution oriented approach and always create a good and professional atmosphere in negotiations. Their team has the ability to resolve almost all issues very swiftly and efficiently.’

‘Jacob Bull – very experienced and professional. Henrik Fabian Torgrimsby – experienced and very efficient. A quick thinker and very good at finding good solutions for the clients. Always available.’

‘Thommessen AS has an excellent sense of team work, involving their clients fully in their processes.’

Key clients

NorthConnect KS

Zephyr AS

Lyse Produksjon AS

Midtfjellet Vindpark AS

Bremangerlandet Vindpark AS

Lutelandet Energipark AS

Odal Vindkraftverk AS/Akershus Energi Vind AS

Elektrizitätswerk Stadt Zürich (EWZ)

Eidsiva Energi AS

Elvia AS

Sira-Kvina Kraftselskap DA

Watrium Eiendom AS

Yara International ASA

Vestland Fylkeskommune

SEB

Universitetet i Bergen

K21 Holding AS

Neptune Properties AS

Mustad Eiendom AS

Agder OPS Vegselskap AS

Arbaflame AS

Austri Vind

Vardar

Engie/Tonstad Vindpark AS

Jølstra Kraft DA

Westcon Yards AS

Haram Kraft AS

Green Investment Group

Freyr

Glastad Farsund AS

Work highlights

  • Assisting FREYR with all contractual and real estate matters related to the construction of a battery cell production plant.
  • Assisting Mustad Eiendom AS with an ongoing, complex property development project, comprising residential and commercial properties.
  • Assisting Bybanen Utbygging with the development of the Bybanen Light Rail Project in Bergen.

Wiersholm

Wiersholm‘s practice fields expertise in advising on the interplay between public procurement processes and construction law, and regularly assists with infrastructure and development projects. The team also handles tender processes and contentious mandates, an area in which department head Hans Augun Parmann has extensive experience. Ronny Lund is a highly regarded practitioner in the space, and has a solid track record in advising on offshore and onshore projects. At managing associate level, Ruben Skifjell Hoffgaard and Andreas Brekke are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Hans Augun Parmann

Other key lawyers:

Ronny Lund; Ruben Skifjell Hoffgaard; Andreas Brekke

Testimonials

‘Experienced team and always available.’

Dedicated and highly client-friendly.’

Key clients

Equinor ASA

Skanska Norge AS

Veidekke ASA

AF Gruppen AS

Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE)

Sotra Link

Avinor AS

ABB AS

Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS

Svevia Norge AS

Optimera AS

Nexans High Voltage USA Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Sotra Link Consortium with all aspects of its tender to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) for the construction and operation of a road infrastructure PPP project.
  • Acting as sole legal adviser to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on its ongoing full-scale carbon capture and storage project.
  • Representing Veidekke Entreprenør AS in an ongoing dispute against its subcontractor Alf Brekken og Sønner AS, relating to the construction of part of the transnational E10 highway in Lofoten.

Wikborg Rein

Jointly led by contract law expert Marius Egeberg and litigation specialist Ola Nisja, Wikborg Rein‘s ‘responsive‘ team has an established track record in acting for real estate developers and large construction companies in contentious work. The group has also been kept busy advising on a range of construction projects. Kristoffer Lerum is the name to note in the Bergen office, and senior lawyer Lars Erik Schjeide handles contractual matters and disputes arising from onshore projects.

Practice head(s):

Marius Egeberg; Ola Nisja

Other key lawyers:

Kristoffer Lerum; Lars Erik Schjeide

Testimonials

Lars Erik Skjeide supports us in a professional and timely manner. He is well organised and always well-prepared to discuss matters at hand.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a very solid team, and ensure that their advice is tailored to our needs and straight to the point with a very good strategic understanding. Very good value for money.’

‘Marius Egeberg and Lars Erik Schjeide are both excellent lawyers, and provide swift and precise legal assistance in highly complex matters, and one of their many strengths is their ability to focus on the important details.’

Key clients

Entra ASA

Storebrand

BundeBygg

The municipality of Oslo

Calanus

Øgreid Eiendom

Kvia Entreprenør

Ineo Eiendom

Base Gruppen

Novaform

Work highlights

  • Advising BundeBygg on the ongoing NOK2bn construction project at Meierikvartalet in Lillestrøm.
  • Advising Base Property on all aspects of the NOK1bn Knud Holms gate 8 building project in Stavanger.
  • Representing Entra in a dispute with a contractor relating to the ongoing refurbishment of the Law Faculty building in Oslo.

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ practice has significant expertise in construction disputes relating to infrastructure, housing and hospitality projects, and regularly represents clients in the public and private sectors. Bjørn Erik Mørkved is ‘technical and highly responsive‘, and jointly leads the department with Thor Wessel, who acts for domestic and international contractors and builders.

Testimonials

‘Always available and professional.’

‘Very flexible.’

‘Very happy with the technical and highly responsive Bjørn Erik Mørkved. Hard working.’

‘Bjørn Erik Mørkved handles all my issues as they were his own.’

Key clients

Arkitekt Nils Haugsrud

Betonmast

Byggaksess

Marti Tunnelbau

Mesta

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring

PNC Norge

Ramira

Sichuan Road & Bridge Group

Sparebank 1 Forsikring

Storgaten 1A

Søren Yran

Østlandske Vei og Betong

Work highlights

  • Represented a prominent contractor in a final settlement dispute relating to the construction of a spa resort.
  • Acting for Betonmast Oslo in a complex dispute relating to the construction/remodelling of Clarion Hotel The Hub in Norway.
  • Representing Swiss tunnel contractor company Marti Tunnelbau in a dispute regarding whether the client as contractor bears the contractual risk towards the builder for public authorities’ clarification of applicable regulations regarding the project.

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

The team at Advokatfirmaet Hjort stands out for its ‘high efficiency‘, and is well known for handling construction projects, real estate transactions, and contentious mandates. Liv Zimmermann heads up the practice. Aslak Førde is ‘a highly skilled litigation lawyer‘ and regularly advises on construction disputes, as well as contract negotiations. Senior associate Aleksander Bergby Henriksen is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Liv Zimmermann

Other key lawyers:

Aslak Førde; Aleksander Bergby Henriksen

Testimonials

‘High quality of both partners and associates. High efficiency in delivering their legal support. Fair price level. Highly recommended.’

‘Aslak Førde is to the point and a highly skilled litigation lawyer. Aleksander Henriksen must be recognised as up and coming in the market. A pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Avinor AS

Røa Utvikling AS

Peab AS

Location Holding

LPO Arkitekter AS

Midtre Romerike Avløpsselskap – MIRA IKS

Verkis HF

Glomar Holding AS and subsidiaries

Peritus Entreprenør AS

Keller Geoteknikk AS

Oslo Entreprenør AS

Trysilhusgruppen AS

Fokus Bygg Entreprenørforretning AS

Heggedal Terrasse AS

Thorendahl AS

AF Håndverk AS

Kubera AS

Implenia Norge AS

DnB AS

Handelsbanken AS

Hallgruppen AS

Statnett

Stian Brenden Maskinservice AS

Enviro Entreprenør AS

Anlegg og Granitt Salten AS

Troms og Finnmark fylkeskommune

Construction City Cluster

Roar Jørgensen AS

Overhalla Betongbygg AS

Betongelementforeningen

Work highlights

  • Acting for Peab AS in an ongoing dispute with Horten municipality related to the building of ‘Sentrum school’.
  • Represented M3 Anlegg AS, the client’s bankruptcy estate, and DNB in a settlement dispute concerning the award of a contract relating to the construction of the Ryfylketunnelen.
  • Advising Heggedal Terrasse AS, the developer of the Heggedal Terrasse project, on multiple contractual matters.