Brækhus Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA
PO Box 1369 Vika
0161 OSLO

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Christoph Morck leads Brækhus Advokatfirma DA‘s ‘proactive‘ team, which is noted for its strength in handling cross-border transactions and investments. The group provides commercial advice to a client roster of TMT, construction, real estate and renewable energy sector companies; Morck is well known for regularly assisting German-speaking companies in Norway with a broad range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters. Other key practitioners include Stein E Hove, who garners praise for his ‘strong business understanding‘, and John Sveinsvold, who has expertise in equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Morck

Other key lawyers:

Stein E. Hove; John Sveinsvold


‘Co-operation is excellent, quick and competent. Billing is transparent.’

‘Brækhus Advokatfirma DA is professional with dedicated advocates of the highest standards.’

‘Our experience is 100 % professional.’

‘Very strong at understanding our business as a client. Proactive and seeking closure.’

‘Stein Hove: Very strong knowledge, business understanding. Perfect guidance on both strategic and tactical level.’

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Veo Oy, Veo AS

Federal Republic of Germany


Uzin Utz Norge AS

Busch Dienste GmbH

Fratelli / Megeve Investments

Nordic Hamburg Invest (HK) Ltd.

Kao Norway AS

Ostfriesische Volksbank eG


WALO International AG

PH Thorstensen Holding AS

Vennelsborg Holding AS and Øystein Hærem AS

Stigar AS

STB-EIendom AS

Work highlights

  • Acting as longstanding counsel to Capgemini Norge on a range of commercial and M&A matters.
  • Providing corporate financial advice to Finnish company VEO Oy relating to the client’s deliveries to wind farm projects in Norway.
  • Advised Austrian company Wintersteiger AG on its acquisition of Norwegian distributor Ski & Board Teknikk AS.

Norway > Employment Tier 4

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA is very experienced in assisting international and domestic companies and labour unions with the whole spectrum of employment matters. Practice head Eirin Simonsen is well-versed in advising on reorganisations, litigation and downsizing processes, with a notable focus on the retail sector. Johan Hveding has expertise in pension law and contentious employment issues. Senior associate Renate Heggelund is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Eirin Simonsen

Other key lawyers:


‘Quick and swift response. Knowledgeable. Very practical solutions and support.’

Norway > Real estate Tier 4

Litigation expert Thomas Andersen heads up Brækhus Advokatfirma DA‘s ‘very solid and competent‘ real estate practice. The group is noted for its expertise in property management and development work and expropriation matters, and regularly acts for housing companies, developers, owners and managers in mandates. Eirik Espenes is ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ on lease agreements, real estate transactions, public planning matters and residential development projects. Erling Keyser is very experienced in property law, and Fredrik Huseby is a key contact for expropriation cases.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Andersen


‘Well qualified. Pro-active, hands on and very customer friendly approach. Good understanding of customer needs. Delivery on time.’

The firm has a very solid and competent real estate department that I have had the pleasure of working with for several years. They give clear advice to their clients.’

‘Eirik Espenes is extremely knowledgeable and an outstanding discussion partner who knows the real estate industry very well.’

Key clients

Vinkl Holding AS

Røa Centrum AS

Specter Drift AS

ST1 Norge AS

Øvre Ljan Boliglag

PostNord AS

R8 Property ASA

Mestergruppen AS

Mesterhus AS

Saltdalshytta AS

Sem & Johnsen

EIE (Real Estate Agency)

Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents (NEF)

Systemhus AS

Norbohus AS

Røroshytta AS

Saltdalshytta AS

Work highlights

  • Assisting Røa Centrum AS with an ongoing commercial and residential real estate development project in Oslo.
  • Advised PostNord on its acquisition of a single purpose company as the owner for the large commercial property housing the client’s new mail terminal for southern Norway.
  • Acting for Øvre Ljan Boliglag in a principal case before the Court of Appeal concerning a £140m leasehold agreement.

Norway > Tax Tier 4

At Brækhus Advokatfirma DA, recent work for the team includes advising clients from the technology and energy sectors on VAT matters and corporate tax issues. International advisory work forms a key pillar of strength for the practice. Nils Eriksen heads up the department, and Antonio Holstad, who is well versed in international tax, is the key contact for income tax mandates.

Practice head(s):

Nils Eriksen

Other key lawyers:


‘Brækhus has the necessary size and resources to handle any and all types of tax questions and problems.’

‘Nils Eriksen has proved himself in an excellent manner. Nils has several times been very inventive and he has shown us that he possesses deep sources of knowledge and information.’

Key clients

Aker Solutions




Norsk Metalldepot




Pair Networks





BI Business School

Røa Centrum






Norway > TMT Tier 4

The ‘professional‘ team at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA is well versed in handling a wide range of complex technology transactions and IT contracts. Other notable areas of strength include disputes and public procurement mandates, particularly in relation to the development of cloud services. Practice head Christian Bendiksen is an AI specialist, Stein E Hove is ‘a great strategist and a valuable adviser‘, and Brede A Haglund is an expert in data protection and commercial contracts. Senior associate Alexander Mollan garners praise for his ‘very strong knowledge and business understanding, and perfect guidance on both a strategic and tactical level‘.

Practice head(s):

Christian Bendiksen


‘The Brækhus team is always one step ahead, ready to support their clients. Their advice is always provided in a context that makes it obvious they have deep insights into their clients’ needs.’

‘Alexander Mollan has supported our company on many occasions and has provided excellent business-value each time.’

‘Brækhus’ TMT practice is particularly competent on legal aspects related to technology and digitalisation. Its competence on procurement law, contract law, IP and privacy etc. related to ICT is excellent.’

‘A very experienced, professional, knowledgeable and customer oriented practice.’

‘The two individuals that I have worked with, Stein Hove and Christian Bendiksen, have both been very knowledgeable, experienced, professional and with deep knowledge of contracts within the Information Technology area and contract law in general.’

‘The members of this firm have always provided their services efficiently, diligently, and in a friendly manner. Their fees are also well-priced and come highly recommended in the online gambling industry.’

‘Brede Haglund and Alexander Mollan have been very helpful in steering our operations in the right direction. Both are committed, reliable and knowledgeable in their areas of practice.’

‘High knowledge, good recruiting, high diversity, actively engaged.’

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Flytoget AS

Sayfr AS

Avarn Security AS

Volvo Maskin AS

Postnord AS

Obrascón Huarte Lain S.A

Simplifai AS

Norsk Tipping

Argyll Entertainment Ltd.


Legentic AS

R8 Property AS

Eie Franchise AS

AOF (The Norwegian Study Organisation)

Kommuneforlaget AS

Cryogenetics AS

Accountor AS

Elop AS

Gaming Innovation Group

Gigantic Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising IT company Capgemini on its €100m acquisition of food producer Nortura’s IT department, as well as a master services agreement for IT services.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Simplifai on optimising its current SaaS-templates for international distribution, as well as concluding distributorship/sub-licensing agreements with US and UK companies.

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. The team includes lawyers from practices across the firm who work closely with the client to ensure that the client, the families, and the family business interests are secured.

Brækhus is collaborating with Andersen Global, Crowe, and Meritas Law Firms Worldwide in Norway. In addition, we have well-established connections with international and bilateral business clusters, embassies, and chambers of commerce in Norway.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery, Banking and Finance Frank C 957 32 757
Employment Kristine N. Slotnæ 988 67 702
TMT, Competition and EU, Public procurement Christian 918 52 246
Corporate, commercial and M&A Christoph 452 18 904
Construction Marcus C Lindstrø 452 78 981
Family Office and private law Kristin 918 84 765
Tax and VAT Nils 952 55 040
Real estate Thomas 909 00 052
Frank Aase photoMr Frank AaseFrank C. Aase is the Managing Partner at Brækhus. He is recognised…
Thomas Andersen photoMr Thomas AndersenThomas Andersen heads Brækhus’ real estate team and is an expert on…
Christian Bendiksen photoMr Christian BendiksenChristian Bendiksen is a Norwegian lawyer and British solicitor with a master’s…
Julius Berg Kaasin photoMr Julius Berg KaasinJulius Berg Kaasin primarily works with intellectual property rights (IP) such as…
Ida Brabrand photo Ida BrabrandIda Brabrand has expertise in areas including freedom of speech, media law…
Christian Engelstad photoMr Christian EngelstadChristian Engelstad is a specialist in real estate law and employment law,…
Nils Eriksen photoMr Nils EriksenNils Eriksen heads Brækhus’ tax and VAT team. He has more than…
Eirik Espenes photoMr Eirik EspenesEirik Espenes has extensive experience within real estate and construction law. He…
Toralv Follestad photoMr Toralv FollestadToralv Follestad works mainly with tax law, corporate law and real estate.…
Per Christian Grant-Carlsen photoMr Per Christian Grant-CarlsenPer Christian Grant-Carlsen has broad experience in the area of real estate,…
Brede A Haglund photoMr Brede A HaglundBrede Ajer Haglund is primarily working with commercial contracts within the technology…
Kristin Hegstad photoMrs Kristin HegstadKristin Hegstad is the head of the Brækhus division of family law…
Antonio Holstad photoMr Antonio HolstadAntonio Holstad has more than 30 years of experience with international taxation.…
Stein E Hove photoMr Stein E HoveStein E. Hove is a specialist in dispute resolution and mediation, as…
Fredrik Huseby photoMr Fredrik HusebyFredrik Huseby has extensive experience with representing landowners in expropriation cases. He…
Line Katinka Juuhl photo Line Katinka JuuhlLine Juuhl has 20 years of experience with family law and inheritance,…
Erling Keyser photoMr Erling KeyserErling Keyser has more than 20 years of experience with advisory services…
Audun Kleppestø photoMr Audun KleppestøAudun Kleppestø is specialised in insolvency and restructuring, insurance law and financing.…
Ingerid Eidesvik Lie photo Ingerid Eidesvik LieIngerid Eidesvik Lie is a specialist in real estate and has considerable…
Marcus Lindstrøm photoMr Marcus LindstrømMarcus Lindstrøm heads the Construction team at Brækhus. He specialises in dispute…
Alexander Mollan photo Alexander MollanAlexander Mollan has a three-pronged practice. His focuses primarily on technology and…
Christoph Morck photoMr Christoph MorckChristoph Morck heads the team for corporate law and finance, and he…
Kristine  Slotnæs photo Kristine SlotnæsKristine Slotnæs assists both Norwegian and international employers and employees in various…
Christian Solemslie photoMr Christian SolemslieChristian Solemslie has more than 30 years of experience as a business…
John Sveinsvold photoMr John SveinsvoldJohn Aa. Sveinsvold has more than 25 years of experience in business…
Jacob Winderen Lindegaard photo Jacob Winderen LindegaardJacob Winderen Lindegaard is a specialist in business transfers, inheritance law, probate…
Lars-Henrik Winsnes Berg photoMr Lars-Henrik Winsnes BergLars-Henrik Winsnes Berg is a specialist in construction law and dispute resolution.…
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