Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile
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PO Box 6604 St. Olavs plass
Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > The Legal 500 Rankings
Norway > Insurance Tier 2Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ practice is home to a team of ‘experts within insurance’. Department head Runar Hansen is ‘one of the absolute best lawyers within Norwegian insurance law‘, and regularly represents large insurance and financial services companies in litigation. Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen is recognised for his expertise in handling liability issues, and Erlend Balsvik focuses on regulatory matters.
‘Excellent insurance understanding and the potential conflicts among different parties as clients, insurers and brokers.’
‘Runar Hansen is one of the most experienced insurance lawyers in Norway. Solution-orientated and very pleasant to work with. Excellent record for dispute solutions.’
‘Always try to find reasonable agreements among parties involved.’
‘Runar Hansen is one of the absolute best layers within the Norwegian Insurance law. Both in court and outside.’
Agder Energi Nett AS
Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality
Norwegian Supervisory Council for Legal Practice
The Norwegian Football Association
- Successfully represented media company Schibsted Trykk in a professional liability dispute with Willis Towers Watson.
- Represented Agder Energy Nett in a dispute with Norway-based insurance company Tryg, regarding power grid damage caused by heavy snowfall.
- Represented Finnair in a passenger refund rights claim.
‘Professionals are highly skilled and always reachable.’
‘Very precise and helpful.’
‘Always focused on the client’s commercial goals. A pleasure to work with.’
‘Jenny Sveen Hovda: Very knowledgeable, creative, and pragmatic in trade mark prosecution and litigation matters; knows what the client wants. Good knowledge in IT and data protection. A pleasure to work with.’
‘Service oriented, hard working people, solid competence.’
‘Advice is straightforward and clear. Always fast and friendly, and will adhere to given budgets.’
Nobel Peace Centre
- Acting as counsel to Vestre on all legal issues concerning the complete range of intellectual property matters.
- Advising TRY and GroupM on all legal issues concerning copyright, trade marks, and marketing law.
- Advising Varier Furniture on all IPR issues regarding design and production matters.
Norway > TMT Tier 2Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS is perhaps best known in the TMT space for its strength in handling film and TV work for entertainment and media sector clients; Jan Morten Evertsen and the ‘very practical and pragmatic‘ Stian Sørensen Schilvold are regularly sought out for their expertise in these sectors. Telecoms and technology mandates are also prominent in the group’s workload; Kristian Foss‘ expertise spans outsourcing, cybersecurity and data privacy issues, and Kristin Haram Førde has extensive experience in cloud computing and digitalisation matters. Department head Jenny Sveen Hovda handles e-commerce mandates, IP issues and marketing law matters. Lisa Digernes ‘has excellent knowledge which she shares generously, and she always finds a solution to any problem’. Tom G Eilertsen is singled out for his IP expertise.
Other key lawyers:
‘Good for film and rights connected to film production.’
‘Kristian Foss is a very competent, pragmatic lawyer. His previous in-house background puts him in a great position to understand the needs of the customer. He provides high-quality advice against a fair price. He is very good at managing difficult negotiations and disputes.’
‘Kristian Foss leads the way.’
‘The team here is probably one of the strongest teams in Norway when it comes to technology law. A number of the lawyers have relevant in-house experience within this field and are very helpful in providing not only commercial but product development related advice for business. We have used them extensively in the areas of privacy law, cloud and software licensing, intellectual property and governance matters.’
‘Stian Schilvold – an all round great lawyer, he is particular skilled at supporting in-house related matters. His broad knowledge of different practice areas allows him to solve a broad range of legal and commercial challenges. Would recommend without hesitation.’
‘Lisa Digernes is a Norwegian and US qualified attorney and really well skilled in tackling cross-Atlantic related matters within several practice areas.’
‘A designated team who drives and leads their respective fields, but still well aligned across the team. Always a can do approach, being practical and not after complicating matters further, but how to resolve and support.’
International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI)
Wilhelmsen IT Services
- Advising Wallenius Wilhelmsen on all matters relating to the client’s digitalisation program.
- Advising Maipo Film on contractual negotiations and production agreements.
- Assisting Norwegian film production company Paradox with legal matters relating to the production of one of the first TV series in Norway for HBO Europe.
‘The firm provides solid knowledge and counsel at reasonable prices.’
‘Likeable professionals that are skilled, service-minded and down-to-earth.’
‘Fast and professional at a reasonable price.’
‘Bjarte Bogstad is very professional and always quick to answer.’
‘Pragmatic, efficient, focused on the main issues.’
Nova Consulting Group
- Advising BMO Entreprenør on the sale of 100% of the company’s shares to Endúr.
- Advising Økonomibistand on the sale of 100% of the company’s shares to Equip Capital.
- Advising Fasadgruppen Norden on the acquisition of four companies in the construction industry.
Norway > Construction Tier 3Bull & 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.
‘Always available and professional.’
‘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.’
Arkitekt Nils Haugsrud
Sichuan Road & Bridge Group
Sparebank 1 Forsikring
Østlandske Vei og Betong
- 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.
Norway > Employment Tier 4Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ department has established strength in advising clients from the healthcare, technology and life sciences sectors on a wide range of mandates, encompassing collective bargaining agreements, restructurings and reorganisations, employment contracts, pension issues and temporary lay-offs. Senior associate Jørgen Burdal leads the team, in which Anette Mellbye and Kåre Bjørlo are key practitioners.
Oustøen Country Club
- Advising N3Zones on the full range of employment law issues.
- Acting as longstanding employment law counsel to Posten Norge.
- Advising Amesto AccountHouse on a range of employment law matters, including contractual negotiations.
Norway > Tax Tier 4The tax group at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS was bolstered by the arrival of Morten Fjermeros from Advokatfirmaet Hjort and Einar Heiberg from Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS in early 2021. Heiberg heads up the practice, which advises clients from a range of industries, including the construction, real estate and technology sectors, on transactional work, corporate tax matters, and litigation. Jan Martin Fjellestad, who ‘has extensive experience in complex tax technical issues‘, is another key practitioner.
‘Delivers at the right time what has been agreed on; professional and correct. High quality work every time.’
‘High degree of service.’
‘Morten Fjermeros and Einar Heiberg are considered very knowledgeable in their field of work.’
‘High competence in tax rules and regulations.’
‘Good at indirect tax.’
‘Morten Fjermeros has extensive experience and high competence on tax regulations in combination with a problem solving approach.’
‘Morten Fjermeros is an excellent tax lawyer.’
NHST Media Group
- Advised BMO Entreprenør on the tax aspects of the sale of a 100% stake in the company to industrial company Endúr.
- Advising Fasadgruppen Norden on the tax aspects of the acquisition of four construction companies, in three separate transactions.
- Representing Orkla Health in a case brought against the Norwegian Directorate of Taxes, concerning the assessment of special duties.
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.
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|