Mr Runar Hansen > Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Insurance and liability


Runar has more than 30 years’ experience as an adviser to international and national insurance companies, brokers, and insurance agents. Runar also assists insureds, organizations, and business associations in connection with handling insurance cases and insurance schemes.

He has handled a number of major insurance and reinsurance disputes, especially within liability insurance, including directors’ liability (D&O) and product liability, as well as crime, real estate, travel, commodity, cyber, construction, and project insurance, in addition to claims related to financial lines. He has also often been engaged as so-called “monitoring counsel”, both for Norwegian companies involved in disputes abroad and for foreign companies in Norway.

Runar has handled a large number of directors’ and professional liability cases, especially for lawyers, insurance brokers, auditors, claim settlement companies, etc. He has also assisted in numerous claims and recourse cases within most types of casualtyinsurance.

Within the transport sector, he assists business organizations, as well as international and domestic large and medium sized forwarding agents and logistics companies.

He has also litigated a significant number of cases before Norwegian courts, including several arbitration cases. Runar has been admitted to appear before the Supreme Court since 2005.


Partner, Bull & Co, 2018–
Partner, DLA Piper 1995–2018
Deputy judge, Trondenes circuit court 1989–1990
Senior executive officer, Legal department, The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway 1987–1988


Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Runar HansenBull & Co Advokatfirma AS

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.