Firm Profile > Brækhus Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA
PO Box 1369 Vika
0161 OSLO

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA stands out for its sector expertise in the TMT, IT, real estate and construction industries, and provides commercial advice as well as handling M&A transactions, due diligence processes, share and asset transactions, equity transactions, divestitures and demergers. Practice head Christoph Morck, who is admitted to both the German and Norwegian Bar, regularly assists German-speaking companies in Norway.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Morck

Other key lawyers:

Frank Charles Aase; John Sveinsvold

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Portable Multimedia Limited

Veo Oy, Veo AS

Robert Bosch GmbH

German Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

Federal Republic of Germany


Steinar & Lindberg Gruppen

PNC Bank

Terra Holding GmbH & Co KG

Nopas AS


Zecler family / Zetech S.A.

Zech Group / Cadolto

Valsoft Ltd

Nordic Hamburg Invest Ltd.

Employment Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA advises a variety of domestic clients, including several labour organisations and unions, as well as international corporations on the full range of employment matters. The team, which is headed up by Eirin Simonsen, is experienced in handling downsizings and reorganisations as well as internal investigations and contentious dismissals. Eivind Arntsen regularly advises NGOs, Johan Hveding is experienced in arbitration proceedings, and Christian Engelstad is well-versed in whistleblowing and psycho-social work environment mandates.

Practice head(s):

Eirin Simonsen

Other key lawyers:

Eivind Arntsen; Johan Hveding; Christian Engelstad

Key clients

Industri Energi



Oluf Lorentzen

Sogndal Municipal

Capgemini Norge AS

Yamaha Motors Europe

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS

Krogsveen Eiendomsmegler AS

German Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

Solidaritet Norge

Flytoget AS

Høyer Gruppen AS

Real estate Tier 4

The real estate department at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has particular strength in property development and management mandates. With clients including various housing cooperatives, the group also has expertise in assisting landowners facing compulsory acquisitions. Thomas Andersen, whose practice centres on dispute resolution and contract negotiations, jointly heads up the team alongside property development expert Eirik Espenes.

Practice head(s):

Eirik Espenes; Thomas Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Erling Keyser; Fredrik Huseby; Jan Esben Leborg; Fredrik Agerup

Key clients

Vinkl Holding AS (former BEE AS)

Jahr Gruppen AS

Røa Centrum AS

Axer Bolig AS

Sparebanken Øst

Sem & Johnsen Bolig- og Næringsmegling AS

TUI Norge AS

St1 Norge AS

Nordvik Eiendomsmegling AS

Opsahl Bolig AS

Post Nord AS

Mestergruppen AS

Tax Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA is recognised for the strength of its indirect tax practice, particularly in relation to international advisory work. The team is also active in the energy and financial services sectors. Nils Eriksen heads up the indirect tax practice, while income tax specialist Antonio Holstad is head of direct tax.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Holstad; Nils Eriksen


The tax practice of Brækhus is a solid and strong practice. Technically superb, very responsive and good in social contacts.’

Nils Eriksen is loaded with experience, technically of high quality, easy-to-go-to. Pleasant person.’

The firm is extremely knowledgeable about VAT issues in Norway, is very easy to contact, and responsive to questions. Their technical explanations are easy to read by both tax experts and non-tax experts alike.’

Members of the team have always acted with an extremely high degree of professionalism, whilst remaining friendly and approachable.’

Key clients


Activision Blizzard







BI Business School

Røa Centrum








Arval (BNP Paribas)


TMT Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has strength in negotiating complex IT contracts, specialist public procurement issues (especially relating to cloud services) and change management work. Team head Christian Bendiksen is an expert in issues relating to artificial intelligence; Stein E Hove is an IT contracts and litigation specialist, and Brede A Haglund specialises in commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Christian Bendiksen

Other key lawyers:

Stein E Hove; Brede A Haglund

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Flytoget – the Oslo Airport Express Train

Volvo Maskin AS

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS

Utleiemegler Krogsveen

SATS ASA with subsidiaries

Accountor AS

Mohawk Analytics AS

Norsk Tipping

Eie Franchise AS


Focus Software AS

Simplifai AS

Ringeriks-Kraft AS / SMARTliv AS

INELO Polska sp. z.o.o.

Cryogenetics AS

Health Tech AS / now Touchpoint Norway AS

Rubin Medical AS

Hunton Fiber AS

Semper AS

R8 Property AS

GiG Norge AS

EML Payments Ltd.

Den norske forleggerforening – the Norwegian Publishers’ Association

Kommuneforlaget AS

The Study Association (AOF)

The Norwegian Union of Leadership and Technology (HK)

The Norwegian Union of Commerce and Office Employees

Brækhus is a Norwegian law firm advising national and international clients on all core legal services, tax compliance, and accounting, ranging from general legal advice to complex transactions and disputes. Brækhus is committed to meeting the markets’ changing demand for smarter and more efficient deliveries of legal services. Our goal is to help clients reach their goals, and we provide our clients with exceptional service.

Brækhus has a strong international focus and presence, and our lawyers have in-depth experience with foreign business cultures and legal systems. For more information on Brækhus’ international capabilities, please see the international tab.

Our family office team offers legal services to families and family offices. Our family office team, which includes lawyers from practices across the firm, works closely with the client to ensure that the client, the families, and the family business interests are secured.

Brækhus is a member of Meritas, the premier global alliance of independent law firms. Meritas firms offer a full range of legal services to meet every client’s need, providing access to 7,600 first-class attorneys in more than 180 law firms in 90 countries. Brækhus is also an associated member of Crowe, a top ten global tax, auditing, and accounting network. In addition, we have well-established connections with international and bilateral business clusters, embassies, and chambers of commerce in Norway.

Please see for more information.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Antonio Holstad +47 982 06 169
Insolvency and corporate recovery, Banking and Finance Frank C Aase +47 957 32 757
Employment Eirin Simonsen +47 934 55 534
TMT, Competition and EU, Public procurement Christian Bendiksen +47 918 52 246
Corporate, commercial and M&A Christoph Morck +47 452 18 904
Construction Marcus C Lindstrøm +47 452 78 981
Family Office and private law Kristin Hegstad +47 918 84 765
VAT law Nils Eriksen +47 952 55 040
Real estate Thomas Andersen +47 909 00 052
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Frank Aase  photo Mr Frank Aase Frank C Aase is Managing Partner in Brækhus, and specializes in transactions,…
Mr Fredrik Agerup  photo Mr Fredrik Agerup Fredrik Agerup is currently working on a large project involving an extensive…
Mr Thomas Andersen  photo Mr Thomas Andersen Thomas Andersens main areas of work are construction law and real estate with…
Mr Eivind  Arntsen  photo Mr Eivind  Arntsen Eivind Arntsen has extensive experience in negotiation and dispute resolution in all…
Mr Christian Bendiksen  photo Mr Christian Bendiksen Christian Bendiksen is head of the Technology Industry & Trade department. Bendiksen…
Mr Christian Engelstad  photo Mr Christian Engelstad Christian Engelstad works mainly with real estate and labor law in addition…
Mr Nils Eriksen  photo Mr Nils Eriksen Nils Eriksen is a partner dealing with indirect taxes for multinational enterprises…
Mr Eirik Espenes  photo Mr Eirik Espenes Eirik Espenes is head of the department for real estate and construction.…
Mr Toralv Follestad  photo Mr Toralv Follestad Toralv Follestad works mainly with tax law, corporate law and real estate.…
Mr Per Christian Grant-Carlsen  photo Mr Per Christian Grant-Carlsen Per Christian Grant-Carlsen has extensive experience in real estate and litigation, with…
Mr Brede A Haglund  photo Mr Brede A Haglund Brede Ajer Haglund is primarily working with commercial contracts within the technology…
Mrs Kristin Hegstad photo Mrs Kristin Hegstad Kristin Hegstad is Head of the Family,- inheritance- and child law Department.…
Mr Antonio Holstad  photo Mr Antonio Holstad Antonio Holstad is currently head of our Tax Department. Holstad is a…
Mr Stein E Hove  photo Mr Stein E Hove Stein Hove is managing partner and specialized in litigation and dispute resolution. He…
Mr Fredrik Huseby  photo Mr Fredrik Huseby Fredrik Huseby is mainly working in the fields of real estate and…
Mr Johan Hveding  photo Mr Johan Hveding Johan Hveding has close to 20 years of experience in the area…
Mr Audun Kleppestø  photo Mr Audun Kleppestø Audun Kleppestø is specialised in insolvency and restructuring, insurance law and financing.…
 Marcus Lindstrøm  photo Marcus Lindstrøm Marcus Lindstrøm focuses on construction law, as well as on litigation and…
Mr Christoph Morck  photo Mr Christoph Morck Christoph Morck is the head of our International Desk. Morck advises international…
Ms Eirin Simonsen  photo Ms Eirin Simonsen Eirin Simonsen is the head of the department of labour law. Simonsen…
Mr Christian Solemslie  photo Mr Christian Solemslie Christian Solemslie works mainly with insolvency law and is often appointed administrator…
Mr John Sveinsvold  photo Mr John Sveinsvold John Aa. Sveinsvold works mainly in the fields of contract law and…
Mr Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg  photo Mr Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg works with contracting and dispute resolution. He regularly processes…
Number of lawyers : 53
Number of advisors : 7
Number of business support staff : 12
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