Brækhus Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA
PO Box 1369 Vika
0161 OSLO

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 3

Julius Berg Kaasin attracts praise for his ‘excellent commercial understanding‘ and leads the growing intellectual property practice at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA. With significant in-house experience from the retail and technology industries, Kaasin is well-placed to advise on the full range of IP matters, with notable emphasis on trade secrets issues. The group handles all aspects of IP work, including copyright, industrial property rights, and patent litigation, collaborating closely with the firm’s technology department. At associate level, Karna Fog and Ingvild Aarskog are the key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Julius Berg Kaasin

Other key lawyers:


‘Highly competent, proactive and we were involved well along the way.’

‘Speedy and timely response.’

‘A commercial approach to trade mark practice.’

‘Julius Berg Kaasin has an excellent commercial understanding following his time in-house.’

‘Strong competence and capabilities regarding IP legislation. Proactive counselling concerning IP matters to secure customers interest. Good understanding of business risks accompanied by appropriate pragmatism based on customers business activities makes Brækhus a trusted business partner.’

‘Julius Berg Kaasin is proactive and efficient in both his communication and in the way he follows up on various enquiries. His ability to give a precise, yet effective case presentation with outlined alternatives and clear recommendations based on the dialogue makes him an appreciated member of the Brækhus team.’

‘They are very much on their toes and willing to assist.’

‘Julius Berg Kaasin is very nice and committed.’

Key clients

Bbhugme AS


Flytoget AS

Galleri F15

G2 Ocean

Legentic AS

Nille AS

Princess-Gruppen AS

Skeidarliving Group AS

Start Medical AS

Stokke AS

Postnord AS

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Flytoget in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Tellmann Executive Advisors.
  • Advising shipping giant joint venture G2 Ocean on IP prosecutions and contentious matters, including the management of its IP portfolio.
  • Advised Stokke AS on IP and related law matters such as unfair competition and marketing law, as well as transactional IP and other commercial law matters.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA fields an ‘extremely efficient and effective team‘, which advises on the full range of corporate, M&A and finance transactions. Practice head Christoph Morck, whose ‘knowledge of Norwegian legal issues is outstanding’, is a cross-border expert, and frequently advises foreign companies on their establishment, business and investments in Norway. The group also includes John Sveinsvold, who is a corporate and commercial expert.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Morck

Other key lawyers:


‘Extremely efficient and effective team. Time saving and trilingual (Norwegian, English and German). Finetuned and eloquent communication. Trust building and pleasant to work with.’

‘Great support and amazing work speed!’

‘The practice is fast footed and professional, with good people to work with. Documentation, strategy and legal advice are reliable and to the point.’

‘Our experience with Brækhus is that they always seek the right expertise from the right person so that challenges and problems can be highlighted quickly. This means that the right solutions are chosen in a short time.’

‘Especially for German companies, this law firm is a must.’

‘The team has made our contracting process a success. Christoph Morck was a great win for us, his competencies and knowledge of Norwegian legal issues is outstanding and was a key factor for the creation of our two companies in Norway with our Norwegian partners. He takes care of all open questions and provides us with all answers.’

‘We have worked with the partner Christoph Morck who is both sharp and experienced, with high quality levels of details and overall advice.’

‘The collaboration with Christoph Morck has been very good. He is committed, follows us up as a client and is knowledgeable. He put together a very skilled team in a short time, and followed up with us after the last case was resolved.’

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Recreate (Prev. R8 Property ASA)


Veo Oy, Veo AS

Federal Republic of Germany

Busch Dienste GmbH

Kao Germany GmbH

Uzin Utz Norge AS

BPW Hofstad AS

WALO International AG

Wintersteiger AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted Swiss Diabetes Venture Fund SCSp, SICAV-RAIF as lead investor with its investment in Glucoset AS, a med tech start-up company that develops tools for accurate and continuous glucose monitoring in intensive care units, to reduce patient mortality and hospital costs.
  • Assisted PropTech1 Fund I GmbH & Co. KG (as pre-seed lead investor) and Styx Urban Investment GmbH & Co KG (as co-investor) with their investment in Proptly AS, a digital consultancy and software company that develops solutions in ​​”prop tech”.
  • Assisted Axopar Boats Oy with legal due diligence prior to its investment in Evoy AS, a company which develops and commercialises innovative electrical systems for maritime purposes.

Norway > Employment Tier 4

The employment team at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA assists with a wide range of employment-related matters and is ‘excellent in litigation and disputes‘. Practice head Kristine Slotnæs advises both employers and employees on mandates spanning personnel issues, restructurings, downsizings and disputes. The group also includes Torbjørn Stokke, who has extensive knowledge of the legal areas relating to cross-border mobility for companies and individuals, and Ida Brabrand, who assists with whistleblowing matters and cases involving media law.

Practice head(s):

Kristine Slotnæs

Other key lawyers:


‘A very nice, friendly, cooperative and resolutive team. They are always willing to help and support you in your cases, propose alternative ideas and solutions, and be honest and clear about your situation.’

‘Professional and highly competent lawyers, covering employment law and the company law required. They are excellent in litigation and disputes.’

‘Kristine Slotnæs is our reference lawyer in employment matters and is highly recommended. She always conducts deep assessments and proper research for the cases. She focuses on the topics and provides a broad overview of the possible options and solutions, while being open and honest about the company’s situation.’

‘Whenever I have a question, Kristine Slotnæs makes sure I am connected with lawyers in Brækhus who have the competence I need. She is very professional and highly competent in her field. She provides excellent service and availability.’

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Yamaha Motors Europe

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS

German Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

Flytoget AS

Norway > Real estate Tier 4

Core areas of focus for the growing real estate team at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA include expropriation cases, regulatory matters, and zoning and planning law. Under the leadership of Thomas Andersen, the team regularly acts for landowners in expropriation disputes, and also acts for developers and real estate companies on transactions and development projects. Other key individuals include the ‘always attentiveKaroline Rørvik Zeiner, recommended for planning and building law matters, and Ingerid Eidesvik Lie, who takes point on contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Karoline Zeiner Røvik; Ingerid Eidesvik Lie; Eirik Espenes; Benedicte Krogh Grimstad


‘Fantastic people (particularly Karoline Zeiner Røvik), highly capable and really understand the needs of their clients.’

‘Karoline Zeiner Røvik demonstrates unique knowledge, is always attentive, and makes herself available. As a client, you feel valued and cared for which is critical when you are facing complex legal issues. She is a great person.’

‘Very helpful.’

‘Very hands-on, straight to the point, and efficient.’

‘Personal attention and quick responses.’

‘Responsiveness, friendly and effective towards clients.’

‘Thorough in their considerations. Good legal analysis. Capable in understanding their client’s needs and commercial interests.’

Key clients

Recreate (Prev. R8 Property ASA)

PostNord AS

Røa Centrum AS

Øvre Ljan Boliglag

Specter Drift AS

ST1 Norge AS

Mestergruppen AS

Mesterhus AS

Askerlia Fellesråd

Saltdalshytta AS

Sem & Johnsen

Erla Eiendom

EIE (Real Estate Agency)

The Norwegian Real Estate Agents Association (NEF)

Zeiner Eiendom AS

Follohus AS

Tenhold Gruppen

Opsahl Bolig AS

Fossum Terrasse Borettslag

Bærum Vekst AS

Hamang AS

A.F. Eiendom AS

Work highlights

  • Acted for St1 Norge AS in the Court of Appeal against The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, concerning the compulsory acquisition of an energy station situated north of Bergen.
  • Assisting with compulsory acquisition/government procurement of approximately 250 properties along the new highway E 18 from Oslo to Sandvika.
  • Assisted with real estate transactions in connection with PostNord’s acquisitions of single purpose companies and properties, where PostNord has established and will establish new terminals.

Norway > Tax Tier 4

The tax practice at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has ‘a wealth of experience‘ in a variety of tax issues, and is particularly strong in indirect tax and international advisory work in the renewables, digital economy and construction sectors. Practice head Nils Eriksen is an international indirect tax specialist, and Antonio Holstad and Torbjørn Stokke both specialise in individual income tax and global mobility mandates. The group also includes Toralv Follestad, who leads the corporate tax and tax litigation teams, Maren Mikkelsen, who is a national and international VAT and customs specialist, and international personal tax expert Hjørdis Larsen.

Practice head(s):

Nils Eriksen


‘Knowledgeable staff with a wealth of experience.’

‘Efficient, reliable, competent.’

‘Very experienced and effective advice on various taxes and sales taxes.’

‘Torbjørn Stokke is recommended.’

Key clients

Norsk Edelmetall AS


Aker Solutions




Fred. Olsen & CO




Norwegian Business School BI

Vysus Group


Breen capital (trading) Ireland limited

Bifrost og Draupne AS

LELY Services B.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Aker Solutions with global mobility and individual income tax in several jurisdictions, including tax return filing for employees, appeals, payroll reporting, compliance and social security reporting.
  • Acting for Norsk Edelmetall in a VAT and Customs Controversy case.

Norway > TMT Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has a TMT practice, which clients praise for its ‘extremely high level of expertise, insight and experience‘; the group primarily focuses on emerging tech issues, complex IT contracts, privacy work and dispute resolution. Practice head Stein E Hove assists with matters relating to IT contracts and litigation, and Brede A Haglund leads the data protection team. Tech specialist Alexander Mollan is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Stein E Hove

Other key lawyers:


‘An extremely high level of expertise, insight and experience that we as clients can capitalise on. Not least very quick responses to inquiries.’

‘Completely unique competence and experience.’

‘Stein Erik Hove is an outstanding lawyer/partner with the ability to put together high-performing teams.’

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Flytoget AS – the Oslo Airport Express Train

Sayfr AS

Avarn Security AS

Tata Consultancy Services

Nille AS

Volvo Maskin AS

Obrascón Huarte Lain S.A

HydroScand AS

Postnord AS


Simplifai AS


Argyll Entertainment Ltd.


Legentic AS

Recreate ASA

Eie Franchise AS

The Norwegian Study Organisation (AOF)

Kommuneforlaget AS

Cryogenetics AS

Elop AS

BPW Hofstad AS

Digiflow AS

Rubin Medical AS

Altinget AS

Statens vegvesen

Solid Media AS

Rift Labs

Gamesys Group


IMI Hydronic Engineering

Skyfri Group

Add + Space

Reitan Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Flytoget AS with all contract reviews and contract management work in connection to the implementation of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).
  • Assisted Capgemini Norge AS with its participation in the MAST (Military Use of Cloud Services) tender held by the Norwegian Armed Forces.
  • Assisting Sayfr with software development agreements, helping to improve the gamification of its training routines and the automated learning/analysis modules in the software.

Brækhus is one Norway’s most internationally renowned mid-sized law firms, boasting a team of 80 skilled and dedicated professionals. We provide full-service legal, tax and tax compliance services to large and mid-sized domestic and international clients across all sectors, addressing all possible challenges our clients face when establishing or performing business in Norway. Our approach emphasizes close collaboration with our clients, aiming to deliver the best legal and tax advice and top-notch customer experiences.  

With well-established ties to international networks, alliances, and cooperation partners, we are equipped to support our clients across the globe. We accompany our domestic clients abroad and assist them in conducting business across borders. For many of our international clients looking to establish operations in Norway, Brækhus serves as a one-stop-shop, providing a single point of contact for tax, tax compliance, legal, valuation and other relevant matters. 

Our strong international team consists of lawyers and advisors with extensive international experience and native or advanced proficiency in several European languages. Their deep insights and understanding of local markets conditions in key European jurisdictions differentiates us from our competitors.  

At Brækhus all employees are co-owners of the firm. We prioritize putting our people first because we believe that outstanding customer experiences are primarily achieved by cultivating skilled, motivated, and engaged employees willing to go the extra mile. 

Brækhus’ sector-focused approach reflects our in-depth knowledge of, and significant experience in main sectors such as construction, IT, real estate, manufacturing, renewables and E-commerce. Further, we are one of the few Norwegian law firms with a comprehensive service offering for family offices and high-net-worth individuals and families. 

Our core areas of practice include corporate and M&A, tax and VAT, global mobility and immigration, family and inheritance law, employment law, construction, IP, real estate law, real estate transactions, technology, corporate law, and dispute resolution. Our expertise has earned us recognition as a leading firm in our respective practice areas

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Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, Commercial and M&A Christoph Morck +47 452 18 904
Family Office and Private Client Jacob W. Lindegaard +47 997 04 626
IP Julius Berg Kaasin +47 922 64 831
Construction Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg +47 412 18 157
Employment Lars Kristian Nørgaard +47 930 50 905
Tax and VAT Nils Eriksen +47 952 55 040
TMT Stein E. Hove +47 412 11 395
Real Estate Thomas Andersen +47 909 00 052
Photo Name Position Profile
Thomas Andersen photo Thomas Andersen Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Julius Berg Kaasin photo Julius Berg Kaasin Partner/Lawyer – IPR
Ida Brabrand photo Ida Brabrand Partner/Lawyer – TMT
Christian  Engelstad photo Christian Engelstad Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Nils Eriksen photo Nils Eriksen Partner/Lawyer – Tax and VAT
Eirik Espenes photo Eirik Espenes Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate
Toralv Follestad photo Toralv Follestad Partner/Lawyer – Tax and VAT
Kim Fosshaug photo Kim Fosshaug Partner/Lawyer – Tax and VAT
Per Christian Grant-Carlsen photo Per Christian Grant-Carlsen Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Brede A Haglund photo Brede A Haglund Partner/Lawyer – TMT
Kristin Hegstad photo Kristin Hegstad Partner/Lawyer – Family Office
Antonio  Holstad photo Antonio Holstad Partner/Lawyer – Tax and VAT
Stein E. Hove photo Stein E. Hove Stein E. Hove is a specialist in dispute resolution and mediation, as…
Erling Keyser photo Erling Keyser Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Audun Kleppestø photo Audun Kleppestø Audun Kleppestø is specialised in insolvency and restructuring, insurance law and financing.…
Benedicte Krogh Grimstad photo Benedicte Krogh Grimstad Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Ingerid Eidesvik Lie photo Ingerid Eidesvik Lie Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Marcus Lindstrøm photo Marcus Lindstrøm Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Alexander Mollan photo Alexander Mollan Partner/Lawyer – TMT
Christoph Morck photo Christoph Morck Partner/Lawyer – Corporate, M&A
Lars Kristian Nørgaard photo Lars Kristian Nørgaard Partner/Lawyer – Employment
Ninja Roede photo Ninja Roede Partner/Lawyer – Construction, Real Estate
Karoline  Rørvik Zeiner photo Karoline Rørvik Zeiner Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Kristine N. Slotnæs photo Kristine N. Slotnæs Partner/Lawyer – Employment
Christian Solemslie photo Christian Solemslie Partner/Lawyer – Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Company Law
Torbjørn Stokke photo Torbjørn Stokke Partner/Lawyer – Tax and VAT
John Sveinsvold photo John Sveinsvold Partner/Lawyer – M&A
Petter Sverstad Eriksen photo Petter Sverstad Eriksen Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
Jacob Winderen Lindegaard photo Jacob Winderen Lindegaard Partner/Lawyer – Family Office
Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg photo Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg Partner/Lawyer – Real Estate and Construction
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Number of business support staff : 16
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