Rising Stars

Dispute resolution in Norway


BAHR is home to ‘a dedicated and utterly professional dispute resolution team, with a fantastic ability to transform complex factual and legal issues into a understandable language‘. Led by contractual litigation expert Atle Skaldebø-Rød, who is also highly regarded for his experience in arbitration proceedings, the group counts commercial litigation as a key driver of work, with insolvency disputes, post-M&A issues and contentious shareholder mandates prominent in the team’s workload. The practice has a strong focus on the oil, insurance, pharmaceuticals and onshore and offshore construction sectors. Managing partner Thomas K. Svensen focuses on energy sector arbitration and litigation, while Jan Jansen is well known for his expertise in tax litigation, and Sam E. Harris regularly advises on mediation, onshore construction disputes and post-merger litigation.

Practice head(s):

Atle Skaldebø-Rød

Other key lawyers:

Jan Jansen; Thomas K. Svensen; Sam E. Harris


‘Atle J. Skaldebø-Rød is very sharp, intelligent, prepared, professional, delivered much-needed local guidance and provided excellent results.’

‘Ability to make complex issues straightforward and focus on the key areas.’

‘Jan Jansen is very capable. Eyes on the target.’

‘Always well prepared.’

‘Sam Harris gives very good advice.’

‘Advice was clear.’

‘A dedicated and utmost professional dispute resolution team, with a fantastic ability to transform complex factual and legal issues into a understandable language. Such ability ultimately benefits us as client in court proceedings.’

‘If its possible to win, they will do.’

Key clients


Sognekraft AS

AINMT Holdings AB and Ice Group Scandinavia Holdings AS

Asset Buyout Partners AS/Åsane Næringspark AS

Steen & Strøm AS/Økern Sentrum ANS

Future Production Holding

OMV (Norge) AS

Coast Seafood AS

Huritgruten Coastal AS

Work highlights

  • Representing Sval Energi AS in a $4.1m dispute with Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd concerning a contractual fee.
  • Assisted DNB Bank with a NOK450m damages claim arising from alleged wrongful payments made to one of the client’s customers from the government.
  • Successfully acted for Sognekraft AS in a post-M&A dispute concerning the termination of a share purchase agreement.

Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS

At boutique firm Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS, commercial litigation expert Emanuel Feinberg leads the advice to Greenpeace regarding an ongoing claim brought against the Norwegian state concerning licenses for petroleum in the Barents Sea; the case has been brought before the European Court of Human Rights. Department head Anders Ryssdal is a highly regarded arbitrator, and Nils-Henrik Pettersson has an excellent track record in handling litigation pertaining to professional liability, oil and gas, real estate, construction and corporate law. Senior lawyer Anne-Sofie Stigum and associate Marie Skonseng are also noteworthy names in the group.

Practice head(s):

Anders Ryssdal

Other key lawyers:

Nils-Henrik Pettersson; Emanuel Feinberg; Anne-Sofie Stigum; Marie Skonseng


‘Availability of partners with high efficiency.’

‘Glittertind and the team are unique. They are always available and ready to help me in any way necessary. The team is versatile and has good knowledge.’

‘Emanuel Feinberg is a unique lawyer with a broad band of expertise.’

‘Efficiency and ability to go behind the facts and use them constructively.’

Key clients

Blommenholm Industrier AS

Viking Venture AS

Trygge Barnehager AS

Ryde Technology AS

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Föreningen Greenpeace Norden

World Wide Fund for Nature

Metallco AS

Green Party

Deloitte Norge AS

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Blommenholm Industrier against a minority shareholders’ claim.
  • Successfully represented Ryde Technology before the Supreme Court in a dispute with Trondheim municipality relating to a ban on rental scooters.

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ ‘dedicated‘ team is ‘excellent in dispute resolution‘ and provides ‘a solution-oriented approach at all stages, combined with a refined commercial understanding of complex cases‘. Practice head Henning Nordtvedt is recognised for his expertise in advising on disputes pertaining to infrastructure and construction matters, and Johnny Johansen has ‘an easy-going style combined with very good qualifications and understanding of litigation‘. Mikal Brøndmo counts international disputes and arbitration work as key areas of strength, while Goud Fjellheimstands out for excellency in dispute resolution and he will always bring extra skills to a tax dispute‘, and Rasmus Asbjørnsen is ‘a highly qualified litigator‘. Other key practitioners include Arve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik and Pål Martin Abell.

Practice head(s):

Henning Nordtvedt

Other key lawyers:

Johnny Johansen; Arve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik; Rasmus Asbjørnsen; Goud Fjellheim; Mikal Brøndmo; Pål Martin Abell


‘Haavind has an excellent group of lawyers in the Dispute Resolution practice. This team is fully focused to provide the best possible legal advice on an immediate basis. All in all, Haavind is the firm to trust.’

‘Johnny Johansen is full of energy.’

‘Arve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik is an extremely experienced dispute resolution attorney, solid and decisive, with good strategic skills in the litigation arena.’

‘It is always an extremely “well-tuned” team, where all players pull in the same direction.’

‘They make the client feel well taken care of. They try different angles to solve issues and cases.’

‘Rasmus Asbjørnsen is always hands-on and available, being an easy-to-work-with guy. He is highly competent and experienced, always giving you clear advice when required. He has a strong strategic mind and is enthusiastic.’

‘Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim is always well prepared, and can handle any challenges a case will raise. He presents every case in an easy, understandable way, clear and logical. He has a realistic opinion about all cases, and gives clear advice.’

‘Pål Martin Abell is quick to familiarise himself with difficult issues and large amounts of documentation in a short time. He is also a person who is extremely good at asking the right questions in trial. This is the lawyer you want to have on your side in a court case.’

Key clients

Telenor ASA

Norway Post

Norwegian Public Roads Authorities

Sparebank 1 Finans Nord-Norge AS

Storebrand ASA

Axactor SE

GK Norge AS

Fosen Vind DA

Nortura SA

Work highlights

  • Represented e-commerce company Netthandelsgruppen’s shareholders in a dispute with potential investors, concerning investment in the company.

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

Per Magne Ristvedt and Halvard Helle jointly lead Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s team, which attracts praise for its ‘strong strategic thinking and extensive knowledge about dispute resolution and arbitration‘. Cross-border work forms a core pillar of the practice, and the group is highly regarded for its expertise in handling prominent international arbitration mandates alongside a wide spectrum of contentious work. The ‘focusedTrond Sollund is a key name for offshore and oil and gas sector disputes, and Halvor Manshaus is sought after for his expertise in media and technology litigation. Sigurd Holter Torp handles complex white-collar crime matters, and Sven Eriksrud focuses on contractual disputes, while construction and real estate expert Erlend Holstrøm is ‘a solid litigator‘. In May 2022, Marie Nesvik moved to Wikborg Rein.

Practice head(s):

Per Magne Ristvedt; Halvard Helle

Other key lawyers:

Sven Eriksrud; Halvor Manshaus; Trond Sollund; Sigurd Holter Torp; Erlend Holstrøm


‘Highly experienced team which is willing to dive even into the most complex topics to support their client. You get the most excellent value for your money.’

‘Trond Sollund and Halvor Manshaus are extremely well organised, detail oriented, well connected, and experienced. We would and will work with them again in the future.’

‘Efficient and to the point in all matters, no time or resources wasted.’

‘Trond Sollund has the ability to present the case in a simple and easy to understand way, enabling the court to focus on the important and core matters.’

‘Valued clear advice, both legal and commercial.’

‘Erlend Holstrøm is a solid litigator.’

Key clients

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Oslofilialen NUF

KF Entreprenør AS

Devico AS

Polaris Media ASA

SJI Equities Ltd

Subsea Smart Solutions AS and Subsea Solutions AS

Rottefella AS & Madshus AS

GoldenTree Asset Management LP

Pesquera Azul AS

Verdens Gang AS (VG)

Dagens Næringsliv AS (DN)

Norwegian Bar Association

Transocean Offshore

Bremnes Seashore

Work highlights

  • Acting for SJI Equities as former shareholders of RenoNorden ASA in an ongoing liability claim.
  • Defended Verdens Gang AS in the Supreme Court in a dispute concerning the right of the media to use and publish photographs collected in the course of investigative journalism.
  • Acted for GoldenTree Asset Management LP in litigation concerning a PIK loan.

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Led by ‘very skilled‘ litigator Christian Reusch, the team at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig ‘quickly grasps the legal issues involved in complex disputes and works very well together under pressure‘. The group is acting for Prime Capital in an ongoing cross-border contractual dispute with a Norwegian lawyer concerning an investment in a windmill park. Based in the Bergen office, Kristoffer Larsen Rognvik regularly appears before the Supreme Court in a range of multi-jurisdictional disputes, and acts as counsel to shipping, oil and gas and marine sector clients. Anette Fjeld focuses on tax litigation, while senior associate Therese Sætre Løfsgaard is a key name for damages and contractual litigation. In 2022, Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy, Ørjan Salvesen Haukaas and associate Marie Bjørk Myklebust departed to DLA Piper.

Practice head(s):

Christian Reusch

Other key lawyers:

Anette Fjeld; Kristoffer Larsen Rognvik; Therese Sætre Løfsgaard


‘Christian Reusch does good work.’

‘I would especially recommend Christian Reusch as an outstanding legal adviser with an impressive and extraordinary performance. We are very satisfied with the services and focus we received.’

‘They deal with disputes in a very calm and measured way, even when things get heated. Strongly recommend them.’

Kristoffer Larsen Rognvik is a very safe pair of hands for disputes, he is very measured and considered in his approach. There is no doubt that all aspects of the dispute have been considered and that the best course of action has been found when his advice is provided.’

‘The dispute resolution team has outstanding capabilities in court. Individual strengths are used collectively in the team. There is good cooperation across partners and not separate “partner-led silos”.’

‘Anette Fjeld is well organised, well spoken and well prepared.’

Key clients

Andøya Vind AS

Bank Norwegian AS

Coop Norge SA


Entercash Ltd.

European Gaming & Betting Association

Gjensidige Forsikring

Frøiland Bygg AS

The Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries (NHO Luftfart)

Norsk Butikkdrift AS

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Prime Capital AG

Prime Scandic SARL

Rheinmetall Norway AS and Rheinmetall AG

Rolls Royce Marine

Skarpnes AS

Trannel Inc



Ullevål Universitetssykehus HF


Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Led by the ‘amazingKristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik, the dispute resolution team at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS is highly regarded for assisting banking clients with a wide range of commercial and insolvency litigation. Post-M&A disputes, contentious insurance matters and construction claims are key pillars of strength for the group. Henning Harborg is ‘an excellent lawyer – very analytical and pragmatic, yet clear in his advice‘, and is a key contact for white-collar crime mandates. Andreas Meidell focuses on insurance disputes, with established expertise in the maritime sector. Stig Berge handles professional liability cases and corporate litigation, and Eirik W Raanes is ‘a brilliant lawyer and a tremendously experienced litigator‘, while Audun Stornes advises oil and gas clients on contentious work. Managing associate Henrik Møinichen is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik

Other key lawyers:

Henning Harborg; Eirik W Raanes; Andreas Meidell; Stig Berge; Audun Stornes; Henrik Møinichen


‘Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik is good at listening and understands the issue needing attention.’

‘Henning Harborg: very good advocate.’

‘First-class litigators.’

‘Eirik W Raanes is an outstanding litigator – amazing in court.’

‘The approach was extremely structured and thorough.’

‘All individuals in Thommessen’s team are easy to work with, very professional and skilled.’

Andreas Meidell has strong expertise in litigation.’

‘Eirik W Raanes has a wealth of experience and will not stop until he knows every detail of the case. He is exceptionally good at identifying the issues at hand so to simplify and make it comprehensible. He will also provide candid feedback with regard to alternative solutions.’

Key clients


Deloitte AS

Ernst & Young AS

PricewaterhouseCoopers AS


ING Bank N.V

Telenor ASA

Storebrand ASA

Equinor ASA

BW Group Limited

BW LPG Limited

The Norwegian Ministry of Transport / The Norwegian Public Road Administration (NPRA)

Westcon Yards AS

Directors/shareholders of RenoNorden

Firda Seafood Group AS

MDE Group AS/MDE Personell AS

TGS Nopec Geophysical Company ASA

The bankruptcy estate of Alpha Insurance A/S


Norxe AS

Intervet International BV

Zimmer Biomet Norway AS

Pareto Securities AS

Songa Corp.

Assuranceforeningen Gard (gjensidig)

Lyse Produksjon AS

Samsung Electronics Nordic AB

Gasum Oy


Søylen Eiendom AS

Tryg Forsikring

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Norwegian Hull Club

Navigators Holdings (UK) Ltd

Bane Nor SF

Kesko Corporation

Orkla ASA

Norgesgruppen ASA

Eika Gruppen AS

Koppernæs AS

DAF Trucks Deutschland GmbH

Haugaland Kraft AS


Kimek AS

Cap Vest

MSG Aviation AS

Markel International Ltd

Stadyard AS


Vestland fylkeskommune (Vestland County Council)

Promenaden Management AS


Eksportfinansiering Norge (Export Finance Norway)

QBE Insurance


The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket)

Borgestad ASA / Borgestad Properties AS

Work highlights

  • Defending DAF Trucks Deutschland GmBH and DAF Trucks N.V. against a damages claim brought by Posten Norge AS and subsidiaries arising from the long-running trucks cartel case.
  • Acted for Alba Forvaltning AS, Odden Forvaltning AS and Faros Forvaltning AS in a shareholder’s dispute against Blommenholm Industrier.
  • Representing insurers QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd, Chubb European Group SE and Navigators Lloyds Syndicate 1221 in a dispute involving a NOK1.7bn claim brought against two former directors of Norske Skogindustrier ASA, arising from alleged negligence in connection with the company’s debt restructuring.


At Wiersholm, the team provides advice to Deutsche Bank regarding ongoing liability claims arising from the enforcement in Norway of a UK ruling against Sebastian Holding; Olav Perland, who is well regarded for his strength in financial and corporate litigation, leads on this matter. Perland co-heads the department with international arbitration expert Stephan Jervell and Thomas G Naalsund, who is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court and has experience in assisting oil and gas sector entities with contentious mandates. Other key practitioners include firm managing partner Morten Goller, who advises on contentious public procurement, tax, competition, contract and construction matters; IP and TMT expert Magnus Hellesylt; and Magnus Nordøy Snellingen, who has expertise in insurance litigation. Managing associate Odin Breidvik is ‘an excellent lawyer and litigator‘.

Practice head(s):

Thomas G Naalsund; Stephan Jervell; Olav Perland

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Hellesylt; Morten Goller; Magnus Nordøy Snellingen; Odin Breidvik


‘Good preparation and involvement.’

‘Strong appearance in court, and excellent litigation handling.’

Key clients

Equinor ASA


International Business Machines AS (IBM)

Sparebank 1

AIG Europe Limited

AF Gruppen ASA

Skanska Norge AS


Danske Bank AS

Coop Norge SA

Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk AS (NTE)

Veidekke ASA


Yara International ASA

Bertel O. Steen AS


Kistefos AS

Multiconsult ASA

Rimfrost AS and Rimfrost Technologies AS

Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended DNV against a liability claim worth more than NOK15bn, arising from the total loss of the Norwegian Navy frigate KNM Helge Ingstad in November 2018.

Wikborg Rein

The team at Wikborg Rein stands out as ‘very strong in arbitration‘, and is highly regarded for its strength in advising on a broad range of complex disputes; contractual disputes have been prominent in the group’s recent caseload. Ola Nisja, the firm’s global head of disputes, is ‘an exceptional lawyer‘ with an excellent track record in handling arbitration proceedings, contractual litigation and contentious construction matters; he jointly heads up the team with Marie Nesvik, who joined from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt in May 2022. Kaare Andreas Shetelig is ‘very strong‘ in public sector disputes, post-M&A and transfer pricing litigation, and Ola Haugen is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court. Jørgen Vangsnesbrings authority and experience‘ to contentious technology and administrative work, while senior lawyer Ane Vilnes is praised as ‘an up and coming litigation star‘. Oddbjørn Slinning joined from SANDS in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ola Nisja; Marie Nesvik

Other key lawyers:

Kaare Andreas Shetelig; Ola Haugen; Jørgen Vangsnes; Oddbjørn Slinning; Ane Vilnes


‘Ola Nisja is probably the leading arbitration lawyer in Norway. He acts in both domestic and international arbitrations and is known for always delivering extremely high quality work, both as counsel and arbitrator.’

‘Highly competent team, able to manage everything from minor to high risk/high complexity international disputes. Gives clients the confidence they need to pursue their claims.’

‘Jørgen Vangsnes is an exceptionally skilled lawyer.’

‘Top of the pop in Norway. Very strong in arbitration and value litigation.’

‘Ane Vilnes must be mentioned as an up and coming litigation star.’

‘Jørgen Vangsnes brings authority and experience to the matter.’

Key clients

AB Volvo

Telenor ASA


The Ministry of Defence (including The Norwegian Armed Forces)

Norgesgruppen ASA

Naftogaz of Ukraine


Vy (formerly NSB)


Work highlights

  • Representing ferry operator company Fjord1 in a dispute with the Norwegian Government, involving issues of compensation arising from changes to net loss contracts.
  • Acted for the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority in a dispute concerning the valuation of 93 acres of land in Drammen for the construction of a hospital.

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche‘s dispute resolution team is ‘very talented and has solid expertise in commercial litigation, in particular shareholder disputes, professional and directors’ liability cases and insurance disputes‘; the group is also ‘very service minded and delivers high-quality advice‘. Department head Eivind Landmark Tandrevold is well known for his expertise in post-M&A disputes and contentious insurance matters, and Vidar Riksfjord is ‘a brilliant and experienced lawyer with a great level of knowledge and confidence – he knows the law‘. Andreas Nordby ‘has an analytical approach combined with strong practical experience, and really stands out with his ability to dive into details in complex matters and to present it to the court in a persuasive manner‘. Terje Granvang is ‘an excellent litigator, who has extensive experience with directors’ and professional liability cases‘, and also has expertise in arbitration proceedings. Senior associate Tobias Behncke is ‘a very talented lawyer‘.

Practice head(s):

Eivind Landmark Tandrevold

Other key lawyers:

Terje Granvang; Vidar Riksfjord; Andreas Nordby; Tobias Behncke


‘Wide knowledge of matters, and a dedicated and effective team. Great value and asset for us as a company.’

‘Vidar Riksfjord is extremely knowledgeable.’

‘Andreas Nordby is a brilliant litigator and has great negotiation skills.’

‘Arntzen de Besche has a solid position in dispute law. They are highly service-minded and have unique overall insight and knowledge with a very professional and result-oriented approach.’

‘Strong attention to details and good legal understanding.’

‘Vidar Riksfjord has always been well-prepared, accurate and knowledgeable both on commercial and legal matters.’

‘Top knowledge and quick responses on all requests.’

‘Vidar Riksfjord is extremely sharp, to the point, and effective.’

Key clients

Norges Banks Pensjonskasse


Veidekke Entreprenør AS


Ferd AS

H. Stoll GmbH & Co KG

Lloyds Insurance Company (Lloyds of London) / C.J. Coleman

DNO Norge AS

Vroon Containers B.V.

Eviny AS

Chubb Insurance

Tryg Forsikring

Overføringsavtalens Sikringsordning

Vatne Property AS

Work highlights

  • Representing the former directors of Spiro Medical in a directors’ liability claim concerning alleged misleading information in connection with a capital increase.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to TINE and Diplom-IS relating to a damages claim arising from the long-running truck cartel case.

CMS Kluge

The ‘strong‘ team at CMS Kluge is highly regarded for its expertise and ‘extensive legal knowledge‘ in infrastructure and construction litigation, with commercial claims, financial services disputes, and contentious IP matters other key strengths for the group. Practice head Christian Galtung focuses on administrative litigation, and Steffen Asmundsson is ‘a very knowledgeable and reflective lawyer with a distinctly analytical mind‘. Mediation and arbitration matters are prominent in Asle Bjelland‘s workload, while Amund Noss specialises in contentious tax work, and Hans Ingvald Stensholdt is a key contact for insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):

Christian Galtung

Other key lawyers:

Steffen Asmundsson; Amund Noss; Asle Bjelland; Hans Ingvald Stensholdt


‘Asle Bjelland is extremely well prepared and has a unique ability to focus on the important parts of a case.’

‘They have a human touch in their performance that makes them easy to work with.’

‘CMS Kluge’s dispute resolution team is solution oriented, highly competent and realistic. They are also very easy to cooperate with and they understand the broader picture.’

‘Steffen Asmundsson has a humble approach towards clients and counterparties, but he is able to strike hard whenever it is needed. His focus on the details challenges the clients to turn over every stone, but he is also solution-oriented and pragmatic.’#

‘Steffen Asmundsson is a very knowledgeable and reflective lawyer with a distinctly analytical mind. He invites discussions and input to ensure that all details in the case come to light. Based on this, he gives good advice for further progress in the case.’

Key clients


Alto Invest AS

Ballista AS

Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. and CVL Corp.

Coop Klepp Sa

Dolphin Jærhagen AS

Financial Funds AS

Fortis Petroleum Norway AS


Gustav Thrane-Steen Eiendom AS

Hafslund E-CO Vannkraft Innlandet AS

Hestkamben AS

Investec Bank plc

Kongsberg Maritime AS

NEE-kreditorene AS

Neodrill AS

Pescara Invest AS

Petfor Invest AS

Q Capital AS

Trafalgar AS

Work highlights

  • Representing Fortis Petroleum Norway in ongoing litigation concerning the Norwegian tax regime for petroleum exploration.
  • Representing a foreign sovereign state in litigation before the Norwegian courts concerning a compensation claim and concurrent professional liability claim arising from an alleged termination of a purchase contract for a prominent building in central Oslo.
  • Representing Petfor Invest AS and Hestkamben AS in litigation against the tax authorities concerning the interpretation of the EFTA agreement and the treaty’s implications on Norwegian tax law.

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort‘s dispute resolution department is ‘dedicated, hands on, very experienced and skilled in court‘. The team has expertise in handling high-profile financial crime mandates, and regularly assists with professional liability matters and a range of civil litigation. Practice head Kristin Veierød is well known for her expertise in arbitration proceedings and acting for private and state-owned entities in commercial litigation, and white-collar crime law expert Nils Christian Langtvedt is a highly regarded practitioner. Frode Innjord is well known for appearing before the Supreme Court, and Alex Borch ‘combines high competence in legal issues with the ability to present the cases efficiently in court‘. Aslak Førde specialises in real estate and construction litigation.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Veierød

Other key lawyers:

Nils Christian Langtvedt; Frode Innjord; Alex Borch; Aslak Førde


‘The team put in hard work, and I felt that they were really invested in getting the best possible outcome for me. They were always available.’

‘They managed my expectations well.’

‘The team’s strength was the ability to quickly get an overview of a complex case, and then move forward to lay out a strategy within a short period of time.’

‘The team has a combination of experience and insight that compliments them, and work very well together.’

‘The professional expertise combined with the human openness and good guidance.’

‘Very dedicated and realistic. Excellent in court.’

‘The team was very good to work with, they knew litigation and seemed very confident and calm during the whole process. They also listened carefully to clients’ input, and came with good advice that we as the client benefited from.’

‘Aslak Førde is very friendly, service minded and highly competent. He managed to strike the right balance between efficiency and thoroughness.’

Key clients


Edison International S.p.A


Peab AS

Barco NV and Barco Fredrikstad AS

Finnmark Estate Agency

Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Boreal AS

Mo Industripark AS


Norsk sykepleierforbund

The Norwegian Pensioners’ Association (Pensjonistforbundet)

The bankruptcy estate of M3 Anlegg

Mosseregionens Eiendomsutvikling AS

Den Norske kirke

IdHair A/S

Work highlights

  • Acting for Finnmark Estate Agency in a dispute regarding ownership of uncultivated land in Karasjok municipality.
  • Assisted Edison International with a damages claim against Danske Bank arising from a €14m CEO fraud.

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Per Conradi Andersen heads up the dispute resolution team at Kvale Advokatfirma DA, which is well known for its solid track record in advising on a broad range of commercial litigation. The group continues to handle shipping claims, contentious telecoms work and corporate mandates, and Andreas Stang Lund is very experienced in assisting oil and gas, real estate, consumer products, financial services and public sector companies with litigation. Lilly Kathrin Relling is a key contact for cross-border mandates, and senior associate Alexander Daae is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Per Conradi Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Stang Lund; Alexander Daae; Lilly Kathrin Relling


‘Knowledgeable, hands on, fast responses and very service minded.’

Key clients


Danske Bank


EIka Gruppen


Holship Norge

MAN Truck & Bus

Norsk Hydro


Rockville Technologies


Telia Norway

West Oil Tools


Mylan Healthcare





The Norwegian Authors’ Union


Selmer‘ team stands out for its ‘high level of knowledge‘ across a broad spectrum of contentious matters, and is widely recognised for its strong capabilities in real estate disputes, arbitration proceedings, contractual litigation and technology mandates, to name a few areas. Department head Fredrik Lilleaas Ellingsen has ‘a deep understanding of the law combined with an out-of-the-ordinary ability to understand complicated cases‘. Christian Steen Eriksen is very experienced in assisting international and domestic financial institutions and corporate companies with large oil and gas disputes. Litigator Carl Roberts and Ole Christian Borge, who handles regulatory mandates, are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Lilleaas Ellingsen

Other key lawyers:

Christian Steen Eriksen; Carl Roberts; Ole Christian Borge


‘Very dedicated and very much present and focused.’

‘At Selmer it is all about the people who work there. Very strong lawyers in multiple fields.’

‘Fredrik Ellingsen is one of Norway’s best dispute lawyers. A deep understanding of the law combined with an out-of-the-ordinary ability to understand complicated cases. When Fredrik speaks in court, everyone listens.’

‘They were always available and highly committed and very easy to work with.’

‘Carl Roberts and the team were responsive, insightful and easy to work with as our client’s Norwegian counsel on a recent matter. They had a good eye for important detail in review of draft documents, and provided advice on Norwegian law issues in a clear and client-friendly manner.’

‘Carl Roberts was able to manage a complex arbitration case and, based on a very deep legal understanding, come forward with a solid basis for our claims.’

Key clients

Felleskjøpet Agri





Scandic Hotels


Voi Technology Norway

Work highlights

  • Acting for Scandic Hotels in a dispute against Nordkapp Municipality regarding the right to carry out certain business activities on the North Cape plateau.

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA

At Advokatfirmaet CLP DA, the team successfully represented Skeie Technology in a recourse claim dispute, which arose from litigation against the Norwegian Government regarding a claim under a parent guarantee. The client roster includes technology, oil and gas, construction and real estate companies. Practice co-heads Egil Jarslett and Kyrre Eggen and associate Hogne Huus-Hansen are key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Egil Jarslett; Kyrre Eggen

Other key lawyers:

Hogne Huus-Hansen


‘The team complements each other perfectly and together delivers exceptional service.’

‘Kyrre Eggen is a highly experienced litigation lawyer who is 100% dedicated to his clients. He is fully committed to our case and has provided us with outstanding legal advice. He communicates clearly.’

‘Kyrre Eggen is the star of the team. Professional and delivers with quality.’

‘Very strong team, able to focus on all details without missing the picture.’

‘Kyrre Eggen – clever and able to find the right angle and focus point of any case.’

‘Egil Jarslett – very good discussion partner with the ability to see the case from a top down view.’

Key clients


Skeie Technology

SpareBank 1 Gruppen

Fortum Oyj

Recover Nordic Group


Viking Venture


Alliance Venture

Agder Energi



Verdane Capital

Stykket Invest

Credo Partners



Skanska Norge AS


Hofseth International AS

Flying Elephant

Tribe / First Hotels

Induct AS


AGC Equity Partners

British American Tobacco


Strategic Value Opportunities Fund, L.P.

Floatel International AB.

Work highlights

  • Acting for AGC Equity Partners Investment Management and AGC Maritime Yield Fund I in a complex dispute with multiple banks and Solstad Offshore ASA concerning the financing and possible restructuring of subsea oil vessel Normand Maximus.
  • Representing Forsta Bidco AS and the company’s owners in a dispute against the successors of the late Erik Martin Vik, alleged former owner of international software company Confirmit ASA, concerning the validity of a forced sale.

DLA Piper

The dispute resolution team at DLA Piper is highly regarded for its expertise in multi-jurisdictional litigation, and is equally strong in handling complex arbitration work. Key sector strengths for the group include the construction, real estate, insurance and technology industries; department head Helge Neraal is singled out for his expertise in contentious construction matters, while Hans Christian Brodtkorb is a key contact for infrastructure litigation, and Are Hunskaar advises on professional liability matters, construction disputes and insurance litigation. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy, Ørjan Salvesen Haukaas and associate Marie Bjørk Myklebust from Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig in 2022, and Mohsin Ramani from Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Helge Neraal

Other key lawyers:

Are Hunskaar; Hans Christian Brodtkorb; Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy, Ørjan Salvesen Haukaas; Marie Bjørk Myklebust; Mohsin Ramani


‘Devoted, informative and dedicated to the task.’

‘Ørjan Salvesen Haukaas is a steady and intelligent soul. In the cases we have had together he has been able to see legal solutions that are not intuitive, and he is definitely a steadfast person in the cases he is working with.’

‘DLA Piper is commercial and understands the clients’ business. It provides excellent and clear advice.’

‘Helge Neraal quickly absorbs the complex problems in a construction contract or conflict, and swiftly provides great legal advice. He is also very practical about potential business impacts of the different options. He is a great sparring partner in our difficult cases.’

‘Fast and useful delivery.’

‘Tage Brigt Skoghøy: Quick to respond to questions and see the relevant problems and to suggest strategies. Very strong in presenting the case, the law and relevant questions before the courts.’

Key clients

Allianz Re

Investec Bank

Credit Suisse

Marti Group


Beazley Group

Navigators/the Hartford


Lloyd’s of London


Zurich Insurance

Liberty Specialty Markets

Aspen Insurance

Sichuan Road Bridge Group

Munich Re

Credit Agricole







Møller Mobility Group




Alfa Blue Ocean

Microchip Technology Norway

Work highlights

  • Representing Valkyrien Utvikling and Fram Realinvest in a final settlement dispute arising from the construction and rehabilitation of a shopping centre in Oslo.
  • Advising an automotive company on multiple individual damages claims.
  • Advising IT company Nordlo Haugesund and its board members on multiple customer claims arising from a cyber-attack.

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS‘ ‘very strong dispute resolution team‘ has a solid track record in handling construction litigation. The group provides ‘strategic advice‘ on a broad spectrum of contentious matters to prominent Norwegian entities. Practice head Line Wefald and Øystein Myre Bremset are sought after for their expertise in litigation, while Anders Myhre focuses on contract and construction law.

Practice head(s):

Line Wefald

Other key lawyers:

Anders Myrhe; Øystein Myre Bremset


‘We found them very user-friendly and they dealt very well with our clients.’

‘Dedicated, client focused, extremely high skills.’

‘Grette has a very strong dispute resolution team, and they cover all areas for our business. The team has the ability to give strategic advice adapted to each case and the client interests.’

Key clients


Elektro-Kontakten AS

Småkraft Utbygging AS

Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap ASA

Bravida Norge AS

If Skadeforsikring NUF

Oceanteam ASA

Selvaag Bolig ASA

Alento AS

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to HENT AS regarding proceedings arising from a dispute over the termination of a construction contract.
  • Representing electrical contractor Elektro-Kontakten AS before the Supreme Court in a dispute arising from the construction and rehabilitation of a school building in Oslo.
  • Representing construction company Alf Brekken & Sønner AS in a dispute with Veidekke Entreprenør AS arising from an infrastructure project in Lofoten.

Advokatfirma Kogstad Lunde & Co

Insurance disputes form the sole driver of work for the ‘very experienced and to-the-point‘ team at boutique firm Advokatfirma Kogstad Lunde & Co. The ‘always well-prepared‘ group is jointly led by Terje Marthinsen, who garners praise for his ‘very good insight‘, and Trond Werner Lunde, who has expertise in litigation and tort law. Karoline Stenberg handles professional liability and recourse claims.

Practice head(s):

Trond Werner Lunde; Terje Marthinsen

Other key lawyers:

Karoline Stenberg


‘An experienced and very competent team with the client’s commercial interests always in mind. Very good availability both with partners and younger lawyers and deliveries are made as promised/requested.’

‘Excellent in all aspects of dispute resolution, both in case preparation phase and in court.’

‘The people are very reliable. They have a high level of competence in their field of expertise. Always available and fast feedback from the team.’

‘Outstanding knowledge and performance.’

‘Terje Marthinsen is a knowledgeable insurance lawyer and always takes on cases in the best possible way.’

‘High performance law firm with custom-made solutions.’

‘Terje Marthinsen goes above and beyond to serve his clients.’

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring

Protector Forsikring

Gjensidige Forsikring



Sandefjord kommune

Alta kommune

Frende Skadeforsikring

Stavanger kommune

Haugesund kommune

Hedvig AB

AIG Europe

Fremtind Forsikring

The Norwegian Auditors’ Association

The Norwegian Government/Attorney General/The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation

The Norwegian Government / The National Complaint|Board for Health Services


Frende Liv

Jernbanepersonalets Bank og Forsikring

Knif Trygghet Forsikring



Talgø MøreTre

Landkreditt Forsikring

Bane Nor

HCC International Insurance Company PLC

Ly Forsikring

Faver AS

Drangedal kommune

Orkland kommune

Work highlights

  • Representing Eika Forsikring in a case concerning alleged insurance fraud, involving questions raised regarding the rules governing limitation in the Norwegian Insurance Act.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Frende Insurance and If (as the insurer of the car and building respectively) in a NOK2bn recourse claim against a car manufacturer, following a car fire in a car park at Stavanger Airport.
  • Acting for Tryg Insurance in a cross-border product liability claim spanning Norway, Ukraine and Belgium.


White-collar crime expert Hege Birkeland Ersdal jointly heads up the practice at SANDS with Christian Kjellby Nesset, who is well versed in handling insurance disputes and contractual disputes. The aquaculture, construction, shipping, finance and retail industries are other key sector strengths for the team. Senior partner Morten Steenstrup is a highly regarded practitioner in the disputes space, and Morten Hugo Berger and Caterina Gaeta are also key names to note. Oddbjørn Slinning moved to Wikborg Rein in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Hege Birkeland Ersdal; Christian Kjellby Nesset

Other key lawyers:

Morten Hugo Berger; Morten Steenstrup; Caterina Gaeta

Key clients

AF Gruppen

AKVA Group


American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association

Chubb Insurance

CNH Industrial N.V.; and Iveco



Hybrid Minds


Johnson Controls

LB Samarbeidet AS

National Association of Private Kindergartens

Norsk Stein AS

OOIOT AS/Cypod Solutions AS/George Ezzat

Protector Insurance


Retriever Norge





Zurich Insurance