Firm Profile > Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > Oslo, Norway

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
0203 OSLO

Insurance Tier 2

Leveraging its expertise in international insurance, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS handles insurance claims, liability issues and advisory work. Recent mandates include defending Chubb in an overseas D&O claim, as well as providing regulatory advice to Standard Garanti Forskirig relating to an operations license. The practice is led by experienced practitioner Runar Hansen, who handles advisory and litigation work for insurance clients; Anne Helsingeng is also recognised for her expertise in restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy law.

Practice head(s):

Runar Hansen

Other key lawyers:

Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen; Anne Helsingeng; Erlend Balsvik

Key clients

AGS Forsikring

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality

Axa XL

Chubb Insurance



Norwegian Supervisory Council for Legal Practice


RIF Forsikring

The Norwegian Football Association

Intellectual property Tier 2

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS provides ‘intelligent, thorough and creative legal advice on unfair competition, trade mark, design and copyright matters’ as well as marketing law and fair use issues. The practice is focused on the TMT sector and, in particular, the media and entertainment fields, with large domestic film production companies on the client roster as well international players from the music industry. Rune Nordengen currently heads up the practice. Bente Holmvang focuses on anti-counterfeiting issues, and Tom Eilertsen specialises in the music and film industries. Jan Morten Evertsen and Lisa Digernes joined from Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Sveen Hovda; Rune Nordengen

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Digernes; Tom Eilertsen; Jan Morten Evertsen; Bente Holmvang


Lawyers have a broad knowledge base.’

The flexibility and working capacity they show is really important for international working (in different time zones), particularly when needing answers at any time of the day. Their communication skills are a big advantage compared to others.’

Passionate lawyers, prompt service, intelligent, thorough and creative legal advice on unfair competition, trade mark, design and copyright matters. A pleasure to work with.’

Jan Morten Evertsen knows the industry and issues to deal with.’

Bull & Co offers support in all activities related to brand enforcement. They maintain close contact with all authorities and offer a seamless transfer of all information. The entire firm is a highly esteemed partner.’

Rune Nordengen shines with great commitment and support in every respect. Further, he maintains excellent relations with all authorities, so that the handling of the cases goes smoothly.’

Lisa Digernes has a profound understanding of the art market and industry players. Digernes has, with her personal interest and engagement in the arts, built up a strong and rare set of capabilities as a particularly skilled legal adviser. She delivers purposeful and thorough work at all levels, having mastered managing the balance between discretion and information in her extensive network. She is fast, tidy and reliable, as well as a very positive, pleasant and exciting member of the team. No other legal advisers can offer similar expertise.

Key clients


Amer Sports Corporation



International Sámi Film Institute



Monday Media, including Monday Production, Teddy TV & Feelgood

Nobel Peace Centre






Subway International BV

The Norwegian Film School

Try Reklamebyrå

Varier Furniture


Virke – The Enterprise Federation of Norway

TMT Tier 2

The TMT team at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS is recognised for its specialist experience assisting media and entertainment sector clients, while also attracting complex mandates from significant technology and telecoms clients. The practice's expertise in TV and film was significantly strengthened by the arrival of Jan Morten Evertsen and Lisa Digernes from Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS in early 2020. Rune Nordengen is head of the group, which also includes IT specialist Kristian Foss, IP expert Tom G Eilertsen and telecoms contracts specialist Christopher W Husebye.

Practice head(s):

Rune Nordengen; Jenny Sveen Hovda

Other key lawyers:

Kristian Foss; Tom G Eilertsen; Christopher W Husebye; Kristin Haram Førde; Stian Sørensen Schilvold; Jan Morten Evertsen; Lisa Digernes


‘I have had a close and satisfying collaboration with Lisa Digernes. She has been efficient and very helpful.’

‘Lisa Digernes has a unique experience from both the US and Norway which makes her able to provide legal counsel that spans across borders.’

Key clients


Data Nova

DXC Technology



Monday Productions, Teddy TV, Feelgood


Nordic Semiconductor

Opera Norway

Otello Corporation


Posten Norge

Redpill Linpro

SAP Norway

Schibsted Group

The Norwegian Humanist Association

Vewd Software

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS handles both domestic and cross-border M&A, primarily focusing on advising small and medium-sized enterprises; clients also include start-ups and larger businesses. Other areas of work include capital raisings and shareholder agreements. Notable sector strengths are in the technology, renewables, retail, private equity and venture capital industries. Team lead Eivind Bergo-Eriksen has significant expertise in the family care and investment banking industries. Other key names include Erlend Balsvik, technology and media specialist Stian Sørensen Schilvold, and Bjarte Bogstad.

Practice head(s):

Eivind Bergo-Eriksen

Other key lawyers:

Erlend Balsvik; Stian Sørensen Schilvold; Bjarte Bogstad


‘Highly skilled, very experienced and easy to work with.’

‘Lead partners have highly relevant networks bringing in the resources needed to speed up the process, and the leadership skill to put it all together for the whole run.’

‘They demonstrate willingness to really understand our uniqueness and diversification so that the effort put into the whole process becomes worthwhile.’

‘Erlend Balsvik is a very knowledgeable specialist who supports, challenges and guides the processes.’

Key clients


Avarn Security

Avaxo Holding

Bryan, Garnier

Fredrikstad Energi

Dossier Solutions



Schibsted Group


Uno-X Forsyning

YX Norge


Public procurement Tier 3

Life sciences expert Kirti Mahajan Thomassen leads Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS' public procurement department. The team regularly advises procuring entities, and also acts for private sector suppliers. Andreas Wahl is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Kirti Mahajan Thomassen

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Wahl

Employment Tier 4

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS regularly acts for domestic companies and institutions, including several unions, as well as international corporations, with particular knowledge of the technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Anette Mellbye heads up, the team which is experienced in pension matters, collective bargaining agreements, transfers of undertakings, employee agreements and working time regulations. Kåre Bjørlo and Thomas Berg Nordahl have experience in reorganisations, restructurings and downsizing projects.

Practice head(s):

Anette Mellbye

Other key lawyers:

Kåre Bjørlo; Thomas Berg Nordahl

Key clients

Amesto Group

Aprila Bank


Colosseum AS


Hitachi Data Systems

Keep-it Technologies

Medtronic Norge

N3Zones Group

Nobels Fredssenter

Posten Norge/Bring

PUMA Norway

SAP Norge


Stadler Bussnang


Bull & Co 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 Serviceemergency 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

  • engagement
  • courage
  • respect
  • generosity

We take ownership of tasks with enthusiasm and aim to bring out the best in ourselves to deliver good service and customer 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 customers, colleagues and our own company.

Our goal is to render advice that is clear, honest and practical, so that we create value for our customers. We invest time in understanding the customers’ needs and challenges, and we bolster our customers 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 company’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 people.

Board and management
The firm’s board of directors consists of Tom G. Eilertsen (Chairman), Saloume Djoudat, Stian Sørensen Schilvold, Anette Mellbye and Klemet Gaski. Chief operating Officer (COO) is Tine E. Wærsten.

The partner meeting is the company’s annual general meeting.

Equality and diversity
Equality and diversity are key to Bull Co’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, marital status, age, political opinion, etc. Bull & Co shall be an inclusive and diverse workplace, where all employees are given the same opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Haakon I. Haraldsen +47 901 26 241
Corporate and M&A Eivind Bergo Eriksen +47 959 32 649
Dispute resolution Randi Bull +47 971 70 905
Dispute resolution Runar Hansen +47 908 95 006
EU and competition Andreas C. Wahl +47 916 24 345
Electricity, nuclear and renewable Erlend Balsvik +47 934 90 713
Employment and HR Anette Mellbye +47 934 33 682
Family and inheritance law Sunniva L. Wahl +47 916 62 270
Insurance Runar Hansen +47 908 95 006
Film, entertainment and media Tom G. Eilertsen +47 907 92 550
Insolvency and corporate recovery Thomas B. Nordahl +47 472 89 363
Intellectual property and TMT Jenny S. Hovda +47 936 91 555
Intellectual property and TMT Kristian Foss +47 970 62 655
Patents Rune Nordengen +47 951 07 590
Real estate development, leasing, planning and building law Kristoffer Aasebø +47 995 23 554
Real estate sale and purchase, liability actions Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen +47 934 80 256
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Erlend Balsvik  photo Mr Erlend Balsvik Company law Transactions (M&A) Option schemes and co-ownership Corporate governance and board…
Mr Eivind Bergo-Eriksen  photo Mr Eivind Bergo-Eriksen Eivind has broad experience in advising during entity mergers, sales and acquisitions,…
 Kåre Bjørlo  photo Kåre Bjørlo Kåre Bjørlo is a highly seasoned adviser and litigator who focuses on…
Mr Bjarte Bogstad  photo Mr Bjarte Bogstad Transactions (M&A), company law and contracts. Bjarte Bogstad is primarily working with…
Ms Saloume Djoudat  photo Ms Saloume Djoudat Saloume works primarily with M&A, contract law, risk analysis, negotiations and dispute…
Mr Tom G Eilertsen  photo Mr Tom G Eilertsen Intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on copyright, specialising in the…
 Kristin H Førde  photo Kristin H Førde Kristin’s main focus is on data protection law and contract law. Her…
Mr Kristian Foss  photo Mr Kristian Foss Main work areas: IT-law delivery and outsourcing agreements data protection/privacy open source…
Mr Runar Hansen  photo Mr Runar Hansen Runar Hansen is one of the country’s most distinguished lawyers in the…
Ms Anne Helsingeng  photo Ms Anne Helsingeng For many years, Anne has been the lawyer in charge of high-profile…
Ms Bente Holmvang  photo Ms Bente Holmvang Bente Holmvang’s focus is on commercial law, with a particular emphasis on…
Mr Christopher W Husebye  photo Mr Christopher W Husebye With more than 15 years experience in advising in commercial law, Christopher…
Ms Anette Mellbye  photo Ms Anette Mellbye Anette Mellbye has broad legal experience, especially within employment law, intellectual property…
Mr Thomas B Nordahl  photo Mr Thomas B Nordahl Thomas works primarily with insolvency and restructuring, as well as HR/employment law,…
 Stian Sørensen Schilvold  photo Stian Sørensen Schilvold Stian primarily focuses on technology law, where his main expertise is within…
Ms Jenny Sveen Hovda  photo Ms Jenny Sveen Hovda Jenny Sveen Hovda’s areas of specialization include intellectual property rights, marketing law,…
 Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen  photo Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen Nils Henrik focuses primarily on real estate law, contract law, insurance law,…
Mr Andreas Wahl  photo Mr Andreas Wahl Andreas’ main focus is on M&A, technology contracts, public procurement and IT.…
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