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Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
Universitetsgata 9
NO-0164 Oslo
PO Box 6604 St. Olavs plass
NO-0129 Oslo
Norway

Norway > Insurance Tier 2

Bull & 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.

Practice head(s):

Runar Hansen

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Agder Energi Nett AS

AGS Forsikring

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality

Axa XL

Chubb Insurance

Codan Forsikring

Gjensidige

If

Norwegian Supervisory Council for Legal Practice

RiskPoint AS

RIF Forsikring

Schibsted AS

The Norwegian Football Association

Work highlights

  • 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.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 2

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ practice stands out for its ‘very strong IP competence‘ and fields an ‘intelligent, creative, pragmatic and very service-minded‘ team. Led by the ‘very knowledgeableJenny Sveen Hovda, the group provides ‘fast and tailor-made advice‘ to clients from a broad range of industries on copyright, design, domain name, and trade mark issues. Rune Nordengen stands out as ‘a very respected and highly esteemed anti-counterfeiting‘ practitioner, and regularly acts on contentious mandates. Bente Holmvang specialises in marketing law, and Tom Eilertsen focuses on advising media and entertainment companies on copyright matters.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Sveen Hovda

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Booking.com

Cassina

IKEA

Joymo TV

Lego

MatPrat

Magseis Fairfield

Nobel Peace Centre

Norn Studio

Nortura

Puma

Swims

Try Reklamebyrå

Varier Furniture

Vestre

Work highlights

  • 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 2

Bull & 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 pragmaticStian 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.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Sveen Hovda

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

ATB-Nett

Atea

DXC Technology

International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI)

Keylane

KLP

Maipo Film

Monday Media

Nordic Semiconductor

Opera Norway

Paradox

Posten Norge

Pullman Management

Qvisten Animation

SAP Norway

Schibsted Group

Sony Music

Spætt Film

Vewd Software

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Wilhelmsen IT Services

Work highlights

  • 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.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Led by Saloume Djoudat, the team at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS has notable strength in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, and regularly acts for clients in the retail, technology, media, renewables and construction sectors. Key practitioners in the group include Finn Olav R. Elde, Bjarte Bogstad, who has significant expertise in cross-border work, mergers and demergers and joint ventures, often focusing on venture capital and private equity issues, and Stian Sørensen Schilvold, who is very experienced in acting for TMT companies.

Practice head(s):

Saloume Djoudat

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

1242 Apps

BMO Entreprenør

Fasadgruppen Norden

FINN.no

Infobric

Lyfstone

Mapei

Nova Consulting Group

Opera

Schibsted Tillväxtmedier

Shortcut

Sixty

Viva Labs

Uno-X Forsyning

ØkonomiBistand

Work highlights

  • 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 3

Bull & 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.

Practice head(s):

Bjørn Erik Mørkved; Thor Wessel

Testimonials

‘Always available and professional.’

‘Very flexible.’

‘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.’

Key clients

Arkitekt Nils Haugsrud

Betonmast

Byggaksess

Marti Tunnelbau

Mesta

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring

PNC Norge

Ramira

Sichuan Road & Bridge Group

Sparebank 1 Forsikring

Storgaten 1A

Søren Yran

Østlandske Vei og Betong

Work highlights

  • 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 Swedish 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 4

Bull & 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.

Practice head(s):

Jørgen Burdal

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Amesto Group

Aprila Bank

Fellesforbundet

N3Zones Group

Oustøen Country Club

Posten Norge/Bring

SAP Norge

Stadler Bussnang

SYNLAB Group

Work highlights

  • 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 4

The 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.

Practice head(s):

Einar Heiberg

Testimonials

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.’

Key clients

BMO Entreprenør

Fasadgruppen Norden

NHST Media Group

Orkla Health

Pharmatech

Tinfos

Work highlights

  • 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 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.

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 shall be an inclusive and diverse workplace, where all employees are given the same opportunities for personal and professional growth.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Haakon I. Haraldsenhih@bull.no+47 901 26 241
Construction Bjørn Erik Mørkvedbem@bull.no+47 419 16 642
Corporate and M&A Saloume Djoudatsd@bull.no+47 900 77 769
Dispute resolution Randi Bullrbb@bull.no+47 971 70 905
Dispute resolution Runar Hansenrh@bull.no+47 908 95 006
EU and competition Andreas C. Wahlacw@bull.no+47 916 24 345
Electricity, nuclear and renewable Erlend Balsvikegb@bull.no+47 934 90 713
Employment and HR Jørgen Burdaljb@bull.no+47 977 97 601
Family and inheritance law Anne-Sofie Rolfsjordasr@bull.no+47 934 97 470
Insurance Runar Hansenrh@bull.no+47 908 95 006
Film, entertainment and media Lisa Digernesld@bull.no+47 477 72 116
Insolvency and corporate recovery Kristoffer Aasebøkaa@bull.no+47 995 23 554
Intellectual property and TMT Lisa Digernesld@bull.no+47 477 72 116
Patents Rune Nordengenrn@bull.no+47 951 07 590
Real estate development, leasing, planning and building law Anders Evjenthae@bull.no+47 901 86 418
Real estate sale and purchase, liability actions Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensennhj@bull.no+47 934 80 256
Tax Einar Heibergeinar.heiberg@bull.no+47 932 23 602
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Erlend Balsvik  photo Erlend Balsvik Company law Transactions (M&A) Option schemes and co-ownership Corporate governance and board…
Kåre Bjørlo  photo Kåre Bjørlo Kåre Bjørlo is a highly seasoned adviser and litigator who focuses on…
Bjarte Bogstad  photo Bjarte Bogstad Transactions (M&A), company law and contracts. Bjarte Bogstad is primarily working with…
Jørgen Burdal photo Jørgen BurdalJørgen Burdal works primarily within the field of employment law and has…
Lisa Digernes photo Lisa DigernesLisa Digernes provides advisory services and enforcement and clarification of rights within…
Saloume Djoudat  photo Saloume Djoudat Saloume works primarily with M&A, contract law, risk analysis, negotiations and dispute…
Tom G Eilertsen  photo Tom G Eilertsen Intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on copyright, specialising in the…
Jan Morten Evertsen photo Jan Morten EvertsenJan Morten Evertsen has extensive experience with contract negotiations in connection with…
Jan Martin Fjellestad photo Jan Martin FjellestadJan Martin Fjellestad’s main expertise lies within taxation, company law, and transaction…
Morten Fjermeros photo Morten FjermerosMorten Fjermeros has extensive experience within the various areas of tax law,…
Kristian Foss  photo Kristian Foss Main work areas: IT-law delivery and outsourcing agreements data protection/privacy open source…
Runar Hansen  photo Runar Hansen Runar Hansen is one of the country’s most distinguished lawyers in the…
Kristin Haram Førde photo Kristin Haram FørdeKristin Haram Førde provides legal advice within technology and privacy. Throughout her…
Einar Heiberg photo Einar HeibergEinar Heiberg has extensive experience within the practice areas of tax law…
Bente Holmvang  photo Bente Holmvang Bente Holmvang’s focus is on commercial law, with a particular emphasis on…
Bjørn Erik Mørkved photo Bjørn Erik MørkvedBjørn Erik Mørkved works with construction law for residential and commercial projects.…
Anette Mellbye  photo Anette Mellbye Anette Mellbye has broad legal experience, especially within employment law, intellectual property…
Rune Nordengen photo Rune NordengenRune Nordengen assists with commercial law issues, particularly relating to marketing and…
Finn Olav R Elde photo Finn Olav R EldeFinn Olav Elde’s practice involves transactions and company law, as well as…
Stian Sørensen Schilvold photo Stian Sørensen SchilvoldStian Sørensen Schilvold works within technology law and transactions. Within technology law,…
Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen  photo Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen Nils Henrik Varmann Jørgensen works primarily with negotiations and dispute resolution and…
Thor Wessel photo Thor WesselThor Wessel has broad expertise within Norwegian and international contract law and…
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