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

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
0203 OSLO

Insurance Tier 2

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS’ insurance practice has seen substantial growth in recent years, most notably with the recruitment of group head Runar Hansen from DLA Piper in 2018 and compliance specialist Anne Helsingeng from Advokatfirmaet Hjort in mid-2019. The pair join Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen, who is a key name for insurer clients and regularly handles real estate and contract-related matters; regulatory expert Erlend Balsvik and Klemet Gaski, who assists with professional indemnity work.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality (on behalf of Revisorgruppen)

Chubb Insurance

RiskPoint (CV Starr-Lloyds Syndicate & Arch Insurance Company (Europe)


AGS Forsikring (agent for Aegis)

RIF Forsikring

The Norwegian Football Association

Norwegian Supervisory Council for Legal Practice

Intellectual property Tier 2

The IP team at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS leverages the firm’s wider media sector strength to act for a high-profile client roster including The Norwegian Film School, Filmkameratene and AGICOA. Tom Eilertsen is highly regarded for his knowledge of copyright law in the film, television, museum, theatre, music and publishing sectors; Kristin Haram Førde focuses on the technology sector, and Bente Holmvang specialises in trade mark, copyright, anti-counterfeit and design work. Clients also praise practice head and consumer goods specialist Jenny Sveen Hovda as ‘a true clients lawyer’.

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Bull & Co offers timely and practical advice at a modest rate, compared to many other firms.

Great mix of associates and senior personnel, capable of serving a wide range of legal needs. Sees the full picture while being able to pick up on the smallest details.

Jenny Sveen Hovda is a true clients lawyer. She knows the business and is able to provide value, not only in head-to-head negotiations but also in internal matters.

Rune Nordengen is thorough, precise, delivers advice quickly and is capable of quickly understanding the matter at hand.

Key clients


Amer Sports Corporation






Linfre Education


Nobel Peace Center




The Norwegian Film School

Try Reklamebyrå


Virke – The Enterprise Federation of Norway

TMT Tier 2

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS fields highly regarded practitioners in the technology and media sectors; Kristian Foss focuses on data privacy and technology start-up issues, Kristin Haram Førde handles IT and technology supply work, Stian Sørensen Schilvold is an expert in privacy law, and Tom G Eilertsen is a go-to name in the market for media companies. Clients include DXC Technology, Get TDC, Opera Software and Posten Norge. Jenny Sveen Hovda heads up the department and has been active in GDPR implementation projects, and Christopher W Husebye leads the group’s telecoms expertise.

Practice head(s):


Our contacts at the firm are always available and always give us priority when we need them. They make us feel important and almost like a friend or partner more than a client.

Bull & Co have a very pragmatic and no-nonsense way of providing legal advice.

Bull & Co is very capable, responsive and solution-oriented. I feel that we get value for money. Stian Schilvold and the other lawyers in the firm have extensive in-house experience. I think this provides an edge to their practice as they are used to providing to-the-point advice and they understand an in-house lawyer’s dilemmas and mentality. Their technology team is among the strongest in Norway.

Stian Sørensen Schilvold is our closest contact and is impeccable in satisfying our company and its needs. He has followed our company for almost 10 years and knows us so well that he has the best understanding for our way of business.

Kristian Foss is an knowledgeable, engaged and easy going attorney.

Stian Schilvold is an excellent adviser that provides to-the-point practical advice and is always available.

Stian Schilvold is well-rounded within tech law, and provides clear and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients


Data Nova

DXC Technology



Kantega (open source)

Opera Software

Otello Corporation

Posten Norge

Redpill Linpro

SAP Norway

The Norwegian Humanist Association

Vewd Software

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Public procurement Tier 3

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS has built on its traditional position as counsel for procuring entities with an increased volume of work for private sector suppliers; N3zones and DXC Technologies are key competition clients. Kirti Mahajan Thomassen heads up the competition group and focuses on the life sciences sector; the highly regarded Andreas Wahl is also a key name to note.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS’ practice ‘combines business acumen and a pragmatic legal focus’ for its client roster of small to medium-sized business. The group is particularly active in the technology, finance, oil and gas, and renewables sectors with clients including YX Norge, Bryan, Garnier & Co and Norgesnett Holding. Eivind Bergo-Eriksen leads the team, which also includes industrial technology and biotech specialist Bjarte Bogstad, M&A expert Erlend Balsvik and Saloume Djoudat, who regularly acts for clients in the oil and gas industry.

Practice head(s):


Combination of business acumen and a pragmatic legal focus. The understanding of business realities and a pragmatic legal approach makes them partners in completing complex transactions.

Exceptional professionalism, availability and solution focused.

Key clients

YX Norge

Bryan, Garnier & Co


Uno-X Forsyning

YX Norge

Norgesnett Holding


Schibsted Growth

Standard Garanti Forsikring

Strav Uteliv


Employment Tier 4

Anette Mellbye heads up the practice at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS and is highly regarded for her contractual expertise; she regularly handles termination agreements and out-of-court settlements for senior executives. Other practitioners include Kåre Bjørlo, who advises clients on downsizings, restructurings and pension issues; and Thomas Berg Nordahl, who focuses on the employment elements of insolvencies and restructurings. The group is notably active in the technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors and counts Medtronic, Keep-it Technologies and Hitachi Data Systems as clients.

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Good advice and also ready to discuss and advise over the phone, which is very useful.

The team has great competence and delivers high quality advice and assessments at a high speed. Reliable.

High level of competence regarding labour law. Availability, quick and accurate responses. Analytical and to the point discussions. Precise and structured answers.

Kåre Bjørlo is always available and gives very good advice in every case.’

Anette Mellbye is reliable and highly competent. She delivers with high quality, at a high speed and with a very relaxed yet impressive approach to both people and issues.

Key clients


Hitachi Data Systems

Keep-it Technologies

Nobels Fredssenter

Posten Norge AS/Bring

PUMA Norway

SAP Norge


Trelleborg Sealing Solutions


Medtronic Norge

Amesto Group

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…
Ms Kristin H Førde  photo Ms 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,…
Mr Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen  photo Mr 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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