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Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > The Legal 500 Rankings
Norway > Insurance Tier 2Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS fields a highly experienced team of experts in insurance law regulation and acts for a diverse client portfolio which includes sector leading financial institutions, insurance brokers, and global insurance and logistics companies. Practice head Runar Hansen is distinguished in the field of insurance law and liability legislation, while Klemet Gaski has notable expertise in handling professional malpractice cases, particularly D&O liability claims and auditors’ liability issues. Einar Heiberg and Anders Evjenth are also noted for their expertise in professional liability matters; Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen is also active in the practice.
Other key lawyers:
‘Team with very good skills.’
‘They have the experience and understanding with respect to insurance from a law perspective better than any other law company in Norway.’
Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality
Norwegian Supervisory Council for Legal Practice
The Norwegian Football Association
- Assisted an insurance company with a reinsurance dispute regarding interpretation of a clause in the reinsurance contract relating to Covid-19.
- Acted for AIG Europe in a coverage dispute over a large D&O claim.
- Defended the directors of the board of a Norwegian power company in a large insurance claim.
Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ team has an established track record in handling domestic and cross-border M&A work. Technology transactions have been especially prominent in the group’s recent workload; Stian Sørensen Schilvold is a key name to note in this area. Department head Saloume Djoudat has expertise in advising on M&A deals, and Bjarte Bogstad regularly advises clients from highly regulated industries on joint ventures and mergers and demergers. Senior associate Elisabeth Hoffmann is a key contact.
Other key lawyers:
Stian Sørensen Schilvold; Bjarte Bogstad; Elisabeth Hoffmann; Eivind Bergo-Eriksen
‘Bull & Co provides expertise in various areas, while still having the advantages of a medium-sized law firm, such as partner availability.’
‘Our main contact person, Bjarte Bogstad is a service-minded, knowledgeable and likeable professional.’
‘Elisabeth Hoffmann – exceptional skills, efficient and to the point.’
‘Availability, commitment and ability to address legal issues with a business understanding.’
‘Eivind Bergo-Eriksen seems to be the stand-out M&A-person in their M&A department.’
EMS Seven Seas Holding
Key Assets Group
Nova Consulting Group
Schibsted eCommerce and Distribution
- Acted for OTT company Vewd on its sale to Xperi Holding Corporation.
- Assisted Fasadgruppen Norden with the acquisition of nine companies in the construction industry.
- Acted for Norwegian advertising company TRY on its sale to Ferd Capital.
Norway > Construction Tier 3Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS’ construction team advises both builders and contractors on real estate developments, commercial projects, and road maintenance and tunnel projects. Bjørn Erik Mørkved and Thor Wessel jointly lead the practice, which is trusted by clients involved in residential and commercial construction projects.
Bjørn Erik Mørkved; Thor Wessel
Other key lawyers:
‘Bull & Co was very forthcoming on our request to help immediately with the legal side of a large and complex construction issue. They hit the ground running, made sure to get all the facts by scheduling interviews with the relevant people and did so in a professional and polite manner. It felt reassuring to seek help from Bull.’
‘The case was handled by Thor Wessel and Runar Hansen. Both have been immediately available for contact, and more importantly, they have been excellent at informing us when there was an evolution that we needed to be aware of.’
Arkitekt Nils Haugrud
Betonmast (and subsidiaries)
Østlandske Vei og Betong
- Advising Swiss Marti Tunnelbau regarding the construction of a water supply plant for the city of Oslo, with significant claims and counterclaims.
- Assisting HENT AS in a comprehensive dispute with the Municipality of Oslo (UBF) involving a vast number of claims and counterclaims following the construction of Hasle skole (a primary school in Oslo).
- Assisting HENT AS in a dispute following the high-profile construction project “Dovrekvartalet” in Lillestrøm outside Oslo.
Norway > Intellectual property Tier 3At Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, the team acts as counsel to Puma on the its intellectual property rights and counterfeit issues. The group is also regularly instructed by consumer goods and media sector companies on trade mark, copyright, domain name and design mandates. Lisa Digernes, who heads up the practice, focuses on international contractual matters, and Rune Nordengen is a key contact for IP litigation. Tom G Eilertsen specialises in assisting media clients, and Bente Holmvang has an excellent reputation for her expertise in marketing law. Jenny Sveen Hovda left the firm in 2022, moving in-house.
Other key lawyers:
‘Makes you feel that you are in very professional hands.’
‘The team offers high-quality, effective advice. They are business oriented and give practical advice and assistance. I am very satisfied with the work I get from Bull & Co.’
‘I would like to highlight to work from Bente Holmvang and Rune Nordengen. The partner duo collaborates in an efficient manner and are great to work with.’
‘Very knowledgeable and competent team. Always available and they respond quickly.’
‘Bente Holmvang. Holmvang is very competent and manages the team well. Always available and gives good advice and input during the process. Holmvang knows the legislation very well and possible challenges and creates trust and certainty in the process.’
‘I find them unique in the way they conduct their business, their skills and knowledge as well as in their honesty and strategic understanding. I am very pleased with them.’
‘Lisa Digernes is just amazing. She is very skilled and is very intelligent in the way she approaches each obstacle and she makes you see things in a way that makes you understand things better. I have used her several times now and have recommended her to others. I recommend her for her skills as a lawyer, in her efficiency in getting things done, negotiations skills as well as in her integrity which is very important to me.’
Old Irish Pub Norway
Norway > TMT Tier 3Film and TV work form the backbone of Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ TMT practice, which is widely recognised for its excellent track record in assisting a solid roster of media and entertainment sector clients. Department head Lisa Digernes has extensive experience in IP matters, and Stian Sørensen Schilvold has expertise in personal data issues and technology transactions. Kristin Haram Førde is singled out for her strength in outsourcing, cybersecurity, digitalisation and cloud computing matters. Jenny Sveen Hovda left the firm in February 2022.
Other key lawyers:
Kristin Haram Førde; Stian Sørensen Schilvold; Kristian Foss; Jan Morten Evertsen; Tom Eilertsen
‘Overall, Bull & Co possesses a deep understanding of Information Security and GDPR, and the implications that those have on everyday business. They are really good at understanding our needs down to a detailed level. Add to that friendly and service minded and well-connected employees, as well as facilitating the more practical aspects like secure document transfers to/from our partners.’
‘I would like to mention Kristian Foss. Very competent, very service minded and very good at understanding our business needs. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Kristian and he has been key in ensuring our focus on information security and our ambition to reach a high level of maturity in this field.’
International Sámi Film Institute
- Assisting Norwegian software developer Aize with contractual matters and GDPR issues.
- Advising Nordic production company Monday Media on all legal matters relating to the client’s TV productions.
- Acting as the main external legal adviser for Norwegian IT infrastructure company Atea, assisting the client with data privacy and contractual matters.
Norway > Employment Tier 4Headed up by Anette Mellbye, the employment practice at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS assists technology, media, healthcare, and life sciences companies with pension law matters, termination agreements, reorganisations and transfers of undertakings. Mellbye is well known for handling cross-border employment mandates, while Kåre Bjørlo advises on restructuring issues. Jørgen Burdal was promoted to partner in January 2023.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team has been excellent in giving clear and concrete advice in this area. They are fast working and the expertise is also on a very high level.’
‘The team has the ability to see solutions instead of problems, and be very clear on advice. Very easy to get in contact with.’
Fire Fighting Systems
- Represented telecoms company Netel in a cross-border investigation concerning compliance issues within employment law.
- Advising Aprila Bank on employment agreements.
- Acting as longstanding employment law counsel to Posten Norge.
Norway > Tax Tier 4Einar Heiberg heads up the tax department at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, which continues to act for construction, technology and real estate clients on a range of transactional matters. Morten Fjermeros is ‘excellent in real estate taxation‘ and regularly handles indirect tax and VAT work. Restructuring mandates are prominent in Jan Martin Fjellestad‘s workload.
Other key lawyers:
‘Bull & Co has a high level of expertise.’
‘Einar Heiberg always delivers high quality.’
‘Morten Fjermeros is excellent for property/real estate taxation.’
Den norske veterinærforening
The shareholders of Stenseth & RS Holding
- Advised Fasadgruppen Norden on the tax aspects of the acquisition of nine construction companies, in five separate transactions.
- Advised the shareholders of Stenseth & RS Holding on the tax aspects of the sale of an 80% stake to AF Gruppen.
Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > Firm Profile
Bull was founded in 1864. Our lawyers are experts within business law and private legal matters. We put together multidisciplinary teams tailored to the size and character of each assignment. This enables you to draw on our broad expertise and experience—with a responsible partner at the helm.
We also offer special services such as Lawyer as a Service, emergency assistance for cyberattacks, and Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a Service.
Through our international networks, we have access to local legal expertise worldwide.
Our core values
We take ownership of tasks with enthusiasm and aim to bring out the best in ourselves to deliver good service and client experiences, as well as develop the firm and each other further. We are curious and create the best solutions and results when we work together. We take pleasure in success experienced by our clients, colleagues, and our own firm.
Our goal is to provide advice that is clear, honest and practical, so that we create value for our clients. We invest time in understanding the clients’ needs and challenges, and we bolster our clients and each other by sharing our knowledge proactively and generously. By collaborating closely, in-house and externally, we seek to resolve challenges in the best possible way.
We are open to change and dare to challenge established practice to try out new methods, principles, and business models. Our decisions are based on creating value long-term, and selfish interests must yield to the needs of the firm as a whole. Although it may be difficult, we say what we mean when this is in the firm’s best interest.
Our aim is to create an equal, inclusive and diverse work environment. We listen to and respect different perspectives and points of view and aim to understand before we act. One of the pillars of the business is to deliver quality in all aspects, and therefore, we strive to give each other honest and constructive feedback.
It is important to make time for family and leisure activities, as we believe this makes us better advisers, lawyers, and individuals.
Equality and diversity
Equality and diversity are key to Bull’s core values. We strive to recruit employees and develop a corporate culture characterised by a good balance between the genders and a reasonable age distribution. We will work against any arbitrary discrimination on the basis of religion or belief, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, age, political opinion, etc. Bull shall be an inclusive and diverse workplace, where all employees are given the same opportunities for personal and professional growth.
|Banking and finance||Haakon I. Haraldsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 901 26 241|
|Construction||Bjørn Erik Mørkvedemail@example.com||+47 419 16 642|
|Corporate and M&A||Saloume Djoudatfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 900 77 769|
|Dispute resolution||Randi Bullemail@example.com||+47 971 70 905|
|Dispute resolution||Runar Hansenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 908 95 006|
|EU and competition||Andreas C. Wahlemail@example.com||+47 916 24 345|
|Electricity, nuclear and renewable||Erlend Balsvikfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 934 90 713|
|Employment and HR||Anette Mellbyeemail@example.com||+47 934 33 682|
|Family and inheritance law||Anne-Sofie Rolfsjordfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 934 97 470|
|Insurance||Runar Hansenemail@example.com||+47 908 95 006|
|Film, entertainment and media||Lisa Digernesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 477 72 116|
|Insolvency and corporate recovery||Kristoffer Aasebøemail@example.com||+47 995 23 554|
|Intellectual property and TMT||Lisa Digernesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 477 72 116|
|Patents||Rune Nordengenemail@example.com||+47 951 07 590|
|Real estate development, leasing, planning and building law||Anders Evjenthfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 901 86 418|
|Real estate sale and purchase, liability actions||Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensenemail@example.com||+47 934 80 256|
|Tax||Einar Heibergfirstname.lastname@example.org||+47 932 23 602|
|Mr Erlend Balsvik||Erlend Balsvik has extensive experience in transactions and corporate restructuring, especially within…||View Profile|
|Mr Kåre Bjørlo||Kåre Bjørlo assists with issues and matters within employment and real estate…||View Profile|
|Mr Bjarte Bogstad||Bjarte Bogstad primarily works with transactions (M&A), company law, and contracts. He…||View Profile|
|Mr Jørgen Burdal||Jørgen Burdal works primarily within the field of employment law and has…||View Profile|
|Ms Lisa Digernes||Lisa Digernes provides advisory services and enforcement and clarification of rights within…||View Profile|
|Ms Saloume Djoudat||Saloume works primarily with M&A, contract law, risk analysis, negotiations and dispute…||View Profile|
|Mr Tom G Eilertsen||Tom Eilertsen works mainly with intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis…||View Profile|
|Mr Jan Morten Evertsen||Jan Morten Evertsen has extensive experience with contract negotiations in connection with…||View Profile|
|Mr Jan Martin Fjellestad||Jan Martin Fjellestad’s main expertise lies within taxation, company law, and transaction…||View Profile|
|Mr Morten Fjermeros||Morten Fjermeros has extensive experience within the various areas of tax law,…||View Profile|
|Mr Kristian Foss||Kristian Foss assists with technology agreements and privacy issues. This includes agreements…||View Profile|
|Mr Runar Hansen||Runar has more than 30 years’ experience as an adviser to international…||View Profile|
|Ms Kristin Haram Førde||Kristin Haram Førde provides legal advice within technology and privacy. Throughout her…||View Profile|
|Mr Einar Heiberg||Einar Heiberg has extensive experience within the practice areas of tax law…||View Profile|
|Ms Bente Holmvang||Bente Holmvang focuses on commercial law, with a particular emphasis on intellectual…||View Profile|
|Ms Anette Mellbye||Anette Mellbye has broad legal experience, especially within employment law, intellectual property…||View Profile|
|Mr Bjørn Erik Mørkved||Bjørn Erik Mørkved works with construction law with a main focus on…||View Profile|
|Mr Rune Nordengen||Rune Nordengen assists with commercial law issues, particularly relating to marketing and…||View Profile|
|Mr Finn Olav R Elde||Finn Olav Elde’s practice involves transactions and company law, as well as…||View Profile|
|Mr Stian Sørensen Schilvold||Stian Sørensen Schilvold works within technology law and transactions. Within technology law,…||View Profile|
|Mr Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen||Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen works primarily with negotiations and dispute resolution and…||View Profile|
|Mr Thor Wessel||Thor Wessel has broad expertise within Norwegian and international contract law and…||View Profile|