Mr Hans Henrik Kværne > Arntzen de Besche > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Arntzen de Besche
PO BOX 2734
0204 OSLO
Hans Henrik Kværne photo

Work Department

Commercial Property


Partner. Kværne primarily assists clients on matters relating to real property rights, company law and contract law. He advises leading actors in the property sector in connection with property transactions and property companies. He has extensive experience with the establishment, structuring and financing of syndicated property projects both in Norway and abroad.

In addition, Kværne works on matters relating to the day-to-day management and operation of real property, particularly those relating to tenancy issues, development projects and dispute resolution. On several occasions, he has been appointed as arbitrator, particularly in disputes relating to real property. He also assists in negotiations and the structuring of complex contracts.

Kværne is a dedicated advisor, who is keen to learn about and understand each client. He emphasises clear communication and his extensive experience of most property-related issues enables him to quickly find the solutions that best meet his clients’ needs and wishes.


2001-Partner, Arntzen de Besche;
1991-2000 Partner/Attorney, Advokatfirmaet de Besche & Co;
1987 Trainee, Healy & Baillie, New York;
1985-1991 Attorney, Advokatfirmaet de Besche & Co.


Norwegian, English


Norwegian Bar Association


1984 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo
1983 University of North Dakota Laws School, Elective courses as part of the Norwegian degree

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Real estate

(Hall of Fame)

Hans Henrik KværneArntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche advises on the full range of real estate matters, including lease agreements, residential and commercial project development work, regulatory matters and tax and VAT issues. The team reports an uptick in joint venture mandates within the real estate sector, and has also been kept busy handling large transactions involving substantial portfolios; private equity work is another core area of strength for the practice. Hans Henrik Kværne is a highly regarded practitioner, and department head Thomas Øslebø specialises in handling large-scale residential and urban development projects. The ‘pragmaticEilif S Koch is an ‘excellent negotiator‘. Other key names to note are Trondheim-based Erlend Solberg and senior associate Erlend Husebye Haug.