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Advokatfirmaet Hjort
AKERSGATEN 51
PO BOX 471, SENTRUM
0105 OSLO
Norway

Employment Tier 1

Headed up by Lars Styren, the employment practice at Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises on all aspects of employment law and acts for a variety of clients, including telecoms businesses, banks and energy companies; it is also a key name for unions and governmental entities. Anne Marie Due and Alex Borch  are experienced in employment litigation, and Claude Lenth specialises in non-compete and pension matters, while Jens Kristian Johansen focuses on individual and collective employment law. Einar Engh regularly acts for the National Federation of Trade Unions and Christopher Hansteen assists with human rights issues.

Practice head(s):

Lars Styren

Other key lawyers:

Alex Borch; Anne Marie Due; Jens Kristian Johansen; Claude Lenth; Einar Engh; Christopher Hansteen

Key clients

DnB Asset Management AS and DNB Næringsiendom AS

Intec Pumper

Nordic Retail Group

Oreon Pharma

Residio

Novo Nordisk

Ringnes

Statoil ASA

Norsk Hydro ASA

Siemens AS

Utleiecompagniet AS

Entreprenørservice AS

Agasti Holding AS

Statskog SF, Statnett SF

Juristforbundet (the Norwegian Association of lawyers)

Svensk Filmindustri Kino AS

Boreal Norge AS

Odeon AS

Espira Gruppen AS

Garmin

Samlerhuset Norge AS

Alexander Mann Solutions Ltd

NHO / Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

RHI Normag AS

Gassnova

Norwegian Soccer Coach Association

Agder Energi

Opplysningsvesenets fond

Hafslund ASA

Maersk Drilling Norge AS

Samskip

Dispute resolution Tier 2

With ‘effective and efficient teamwork’, Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s practice is led by Kristin Veierød, who is notably active in the telecoms sector and counts Telenor as a key client. The group includes three practitioners admitted to appear before the Supreme Court; Frode Innjord specialises in civil litigation, and Anne Marie Due and Alex Borch focus on employment mandates. Beyond civil litigation, the department also acts in financial crime cases including tax evasion work, corruption claims and insider trading disputes; Nils Christian Langtvedt is a key contact in this space. The team is also highly regarded for its professional liability expertise.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Veierød

Other key lawyers:

Frode Innjord; Nils Christian Langtved; Anne Marie Due; Alex Borch; Øivind K. Foss

Testimonials

‘Advokatfirmaet Hjort has unique competence in the regulation of the electronic communications market and the electronic communications Act. The team has also very good collaboration skills.’

‘Very experienced team, capable of handling large and complex disputes. Always responsive.’

‘Working with Hjort’s lawyers we were pleasantly impressed by the excellent and effective teamwork. Hjort’s lawyers are very well prepared from a technical point of view. They proved to be able to handle difficult cases and situations such as preparing for a witnesses to testify. We also appreciated the strong ability to manage a difficult practice, offering punctual and effective solutions.’

‘Hjort’s lawyers, in particular Mr. Nils Christian Langtvedt and Mr. Øivind K. Foss, have an excellent knowledge of spoken and written English, high technical preparation and a great ability to select favourable and strong arguments and put forward their arguments in a very efficient way.’

Key clients

Siemens AS

Nordox AS

GSE Design & Build

Kruse Smith Entreprenør AS

HAB Construction AS

Boreal Norge

DNB Bank AS

Stavanger Arbeiderparti

Karsten Moholt

Statoil ASA

Statnett SF

Finnmarkseiendommen

Telenor Norge AS / Telenor ASA

Agder Energi Vannkraft

Electricity and renewable energy Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Hjort handles a wide variety of energy transactions, and is particularly well-regarded for its regulatory expertise in issues including the expropriation of land in wind and hydroelectric power projects, concessions, decarbonisation issues, and transport and energy trading concerns. Other core areas of expertise for the practice span indigenous law issues arising from project developments, organisational requirements for energy companies and IT and digitalisation work. Team lead Kristin Bjella has broad experience in wind, hydropower and grid projects; transactional and tax expert Morten Fjermeros and technology specialist Kristin Veierød are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Bjella

Other key lawyers:

Morten Fjermeros; Kristin Veierød

Key clients

Agder Energi group

Statnett SF

Sogn og Fjordane Energi AS

Energiselskapet Hardanger group

Gassnova SF

SFE Produksjon AS

SFE Nett AS

Mirova Eurofidem 4 S.L.P

NODES Markets and NODES Tech

Fred. Olsen Renewables

Siemens Gamesa

Salten Kraftsamband

Public procurement Tier 2

The public procurement team at Advokatfirmaet Hjort is singled out for advising large public authorities (including Avinor AS) and suppliers (including Siemens Mobility, Siemens Healthcare and Bombardier) on public procurement matters. A significant element of the group's workload consists of handling complaints before the Complaints Board and courts. Heddy Ludvigsen heads up the department and focuses on PPP work. Silje Grimseth Ullebust  moved to Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Heddy Ludvigsen

Key clients

Avinor AS

Avinor Flysikring AS

Bodø Kirkelige Fellesråd

Asker Municipality

Hobøl Municipality

Fredrikstad Municipality

Agder Energi AS

Construction Tier 3

Under the leadership of Liv ZimmermannAdvokatfirmaet Hjort's construction practice predominantly acts in real estate and construction litigation. The group also provides advice in relation to real estate transactions and construction projects, with particular emphasis on acting for contractor clients.

Practice head(s):

Liv Zimmermann

Key clients

Avinor AS

Røa Utvikling AS

Peab AS

Asker municipality

Skanska Norge AS

HAB Construction AS

Kruse Smith AS

High Street Shopping AS

LPO Arkitekter AS

Risa AS

Midtre Romerike Avløpsselskap – MIRA IKS

SGP Finans AS

Verkis HF

EU and competition Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort has notable expertise in competition law, state aid work and public procurement matters, and leverages its Brussels office on EU law cases relating to unfair commercial practices, criminal proceedings and market manipulation matters. The team, which is led by Monica Syrdal and Heddy Ludvigsen, stands out for its experience in abuse of dominance cases. Syrdal works with clients in the media and communications sectors, while Ludvigsen focuses on the aviation, healthcare, construction, ports and public sectors.

Practice head(s):

Monica Syrdal; Heddy Ludvigsen

Key clients

Telenor

Nordea

Agder Energi

Kabel Norge

Avinor AS

Gassnova SF

Asker Municipality

Fredrikstad Municipality

Intellectual property Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort has a strong presence in the media and telecoms sectors, frequently acting on copyright matters, and is recognised for its litigation expertise. The team is experienced in issues concerning block chain technology and IP management work as well as contracts relating to patent, copyright and marketing law. Practice head Monica Syrdal specialises in collective licensing mandates and online transmissions of audio-visual content, while Rolf Trolle Andersen and Nils Christian Langtvedt are focused on patent rights and IP disputes respectively.

Practice head(s):

Monica Syrdal

Other key lawyers:

Rolf Trolle Andersen; Nils Christian Langtvedt 

Key clients

Kabel Norge

Telenor ASA

IdHair A/S

VKR Holding A/S

Goodiebox A/S

Augusto International AS

Asian Food Import AS

Infomedia Norge AS

Oil States International, Inc and Oil States Industries (UK) Limited

Samlerhuset Norge AS

Barco NV

Ruter AS

TMT Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort focuses its practice on key telecoms and media clients, in addition to work in the energy and public sectors. It also demonstrates strong capabilities in litigation and data protection. The team is jointly led by telecoms expert Kristin Veierød and media specialist Monica Syrdal. Technology and contracts expert Eivind G. Moe was promoted to the partnership in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Veierød; Monica Syrdal

Other key lawyers:

Claude A. Lenth; Eivind G. Moe

Key clients

Telenor ASA

Kabel Norge

Amnesty International

Epidemic Sound AB

Agder Energi Nett

Altibox AS

Espira AS

Norges Televisjon AS

Salten Kraftsamband AS

Difa AS

Avinor AS/Avinor Flysikring AS

DEFA AS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Hjort has a particular focus on core sectors including the energy, biotech, pharmaceuticals and technology industries. The group is also a key name in the market for public sector clients, and regularly provides strategic advice as well as handling M&A transactions. Thomas Alnæs, who focuses on the technology and research-driven industries, heads up the team and has extensive private equity experience.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Alnæs

Other key lawyers:

Rolf Trolle Andersen; Sigve Braaten; Morten Fjermeros

Key clients

Gassnova SF

OSM Aviation Ltd

MECA Norway AS

Space Norway AS

Anonymous Content LLC

Barco NV

Trondheim Havn

Bergen Havn

Kamic Group AB

ISS AS

Interflora

Niras AS

JKS Norway AS

Permira

Triple P

Fluxys NV

Real estate Tier 4

Singled out for its litigation expertise, Advokatfirmaet Hjort is also active in advising clients on non-contentious real estate and construction matters, including real estate transactions. With a client base consisting of  a number of notable contractors, the group has additional experience in advising on complex construction projects. Practice head Liv Zimmermann is an expert in planning and building law. Kristian Korsrud departed for Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in mid-2020.

Practice head(s):

Liv Zimmermann

Other key lawyers:

Frode Innjord; Sveinung Flaaten; Frank Almås; Aslak Førde

Key clients

Avinor AS

Røa Utvikling AS

Peab AS

Asker municipality

Skanska Norge AS

HAB Construction AS

Kruse Smith AS

High Street Shopping AS

LPO Arkitekter AS

Risa AS

Midtre Romerike Avløpsselskap – MIRA IKS

SGP Finans AS

Verkis HF

Tax Tier 4

At Advokatfirmaet Hjort, the group's transactional expertise spans corporate tax, shareholder tax, property tax, VAT, other indirect taxes and customs charges; and also leverages the firm’s dispute resolution expertise to act in tax litigation, regularly acting for clients against the tax authorities. Morten Fjermeros and Sigve Braaten jointly head up the team, which also includes Thomas Alnæs, who leads the firm’s transaction department.

Practice head(s):

Morten Fjermeros; Sigve Braaten

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Alnæs

Key clients

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

Drammen municipality

Etan Holding AS

Fredrikstad municipality

Ironstone AS

Innherredsveien 14 ANS

Asker og Bærums Budstikke AS

Ramfoss Kraftlag

The firm was originally established in Oslo in 1893. The largest part of the firm’s business consists of advisory services and other legal assistance to companies, organisations and the public sector. In addition, the firm serves a number of private clients.

Our corporate clients are drawn from a variety of sectors and industries, and we are frequently retained by the country’s largest companies to represent their interests both in and out of court.

Contacts
Kristin Veierød (Chairman of the Board)
Anne Marie Due (Managing Partner)
Christopher J Helgeby (General Manager)
Christian Grande (Head of Marketing)

A common thread throughout all of our practice areas is our strong and acknowledged litigation experience. Representing private individuals, public authorities and private businesses has been at the heart of Hjort’s business since the start. Accordingly, despite undertaking wide-ranging corporate and commercial assignments, Hjort still works extensively in the private client (family, inheritance and probate) and criminal-law sectors. Hjort’s lawyers regularly appear as publicly appointed defence counsel at all three court levels. No other commercial law firm in Norway has such a broad range of practice. We have a long tradition of representing individuals in human rights cases, and support a number of charities every year through direct financial support and/or pro bono work.

Our aim is to “reflect the society we are a part of”. Accordingly, we recruit on the basis of professional skill, personality and integrity, irrespective of gender. This is one reason for our longstanding high percentage of female lawyers and partners. We encourage our staff opportunities to participate in political life and to support the development of the law and healthy legal custom and usage. We do this by participating in various committees and commissions, publishing articles on legal topics, and authoring feature articles and comment pieces.

Eco-lighthouse certification
Hjort is Eco-lighthouse-certified (Miljøfyrtårn). This means that our business meets strict requirements related to waste disposal, sustainable purchasing, energy efficiency, HSE and the working environment. Eco-lighthouse is a national environmental certification system run by the Miljøfyrtårn Foundation. The foundation was established in 2003 by central undertakings from trade and industry and the public sector. More information about the Eco-lighthouse certification scheme can be found at www.eco-lighthouse.org.

Collaboration with Amnesty
Hjort has a long tradition of representing individuals in human rights cases. This is an important part of our history and our corporate social responsibility.

Hjort often supports charitable objectives and projects. In 2014, we entered into a collaboration agreement with Amnesty International Norway which we have renewed every year since then. Amnesty’s neutral political position and general advocacy for “freedom, equality and justice for all” coincide well with the lawyer’s fundamental task of promoting justice and preventing injustice, which lies at the heart of our firm. In 2019 and 2020, we are supporting Amnesty’s project focused on sustainability in supply chains.

Hjort and Amnesty also collaborate on internal and external seminars to promote greater awareness, understanding and knowledge of Amnesty’s human rights work.

Other charitable objectives
Hjort has supported the free legal advice service Advokatvakten for a number of years, and regularly makes financial contributions to initiatives and organisations such as the University of Oslo’s Human Rights Week, the Norwegian Association of Disabled People and the Norwegian Red Cross.

Department Name Email Telephone
Construction and Contract law Aslak Førde
Construction and Contract law Finn Magne Prydz
Construction and Contract law Frank Almås
Corporate investigation and inquiries Kristian Brandt
Corporate and M&A Rolf Trolle Andersen
Dispute resolution Alex Borch
Dispute resolution Frode A Innjord
Economic crime Christian B Hjort
Economic crime Henrik Boehlke
Economic crime Pål Sverre Hernæs
Economic crime Svein Holden
EU and competition Heddy Ludvigsen
Insolvency and corporate recovery Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen
Intellectual property Monica Syrdal
IT and telecom Kristin Veierød
IT and telecom Eivind Grimsø Moe
Labour and employment Anne Marie Due
Labour and employment Einar Engh
Labour and employment Claude A Lenth
Labour and employment Jens Kristian Johansen
Labour and employment Lars Fredrik Styren
Media and protection of privacy Claude A Lenth
Media and protection of privacy Monica Syrdal
Labour and employment Christopher Hansteen
Renewable energy Kristin Bjella
Real estate and property Liv Zimmermann
Tax law Sigve Braaten
Transaction Jørn Uggerud
Transaction Nils Christian Langtvedt
Transaction Thomas Alnæs
Wills and probate Ramborg Elvebakk
Wills and probate Sicilie Tveøy
Wills and probate Lars Christensen
Construction Harald Fosse
Photo Name Position Profile
 Arne Gunnar Aas  photo Arne Gunnar Aas As a Partner with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Arne Gunnar…
 Frank Almås  photo Frank Almås Frank Almås specialises in contract and construction law and litigation. He has…
 Thomas Alnæs  photo Thomas Alnæs Partner Thomas Alnæs works primarily with corporate advice, transactions and incentive-based transactions…
 Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen  photo Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen As a partner, with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Rolf Chr.…
 Kristin Bjella  photo Kristin Bjella Kristin Bjella is head of Hjort’s Energy and Environmental Law department. Bjella…
 Henrik Boehlke  photo Henrik Boehlke Henrik Boehlke  is a partner in Hjort’s Criminal Law department. Boehlke primarily…
 Alex Borch  photo Alex Borch Alex Borch is a partner in Hjort’s employment law department. Alex assists…
 Sigve Braaten  photo Sigve Braaten Sigve Braaten is a partner in Hjort’s transactions department. Sigve works with…
 Kristian Brandt  photo Kristian Brandt Kristian Brandt is a partner in Hjort’s Public Adminstration Law department. Brandt…
 Anne Marie Due  photo Anne Marie Due Anne Marie Due the managing partner at Hjort and a member of…
 Einar Engh  photo Einar Engh As a partner with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Einar Engh…
 Aslak Førde  photo Aslak Førde Partner, Aslak Førde, works primarily with legal issues relating to real estate…
 Morten Fjermeros  photo Morten Fjermeros Partmer, Morten Fjermeros, works mainly with transactions, tax law and dispute resolution…
 Sveinung O. Flaaten  photo Sveinung O. Flaaten As a partner with admittance to The Norwegian Supreme Court, Sveinung O.…
 Else Bugge Fougner  photo Else Bugge Fougner As a partner with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Else Bugge…
 Christopher Hansteen  photo Christopher Hansteen Partner Christopher Hansteen specialises in employment law, trade union law, civil servant…
 Pål Sverre Hernæs  photo Pål Sverre Hernæs Pål Sverre Hernæs is a partner in Hjort’s Criminal Law department and…
 Christian B. Hjort  photo Christian B. Hjort Christian B. Hjort is a partner in Hjort’s Criminal Law department. Hjort…
 Svein Holden  photo Svein Holden Svein Holden is a partner in Hjort’s Criminal Law department. Holden primarily…
 Frode A. Innjord  photo Frode A. Innjord As a partner with admittance to The Norwegian Supreme Court, Frode A.…
 Jens Kristian Johansen  photo Jens Kristian Johansen Partner Jens Kristian Johansen is a specialist in individual and collective employment…
 Nils Christian Langtvedt photo Nils Christian Langtvedt Nils Christian Langtvedt is a partner in Hjort’s transactions and M&A department,…
 Claude A. Lenth  photo Claude A. Lenth Claude A. Lenth is a partner in Hjort’s Employment Law department. With…
 Heddy Ludvigsen  photo Heddy Ludvigsen Heddy Ludvigsen is a partner in Hjort’s European and competition law department.…
 Erling Olav Lyngtveit  photo Erling Olav Lyngtveit Partner – Admitted to the Supreme Court
 Eivind Grimsø Moe  photo Eivind Grimsø Moe Eivind Grimsø Moe is a partner in Hjort’s Communication, Media and Technology…
 Finn Magne Prydz  photo Finn Magne Prydz Finn Magne Prydz is a partner in Hjort’s real estate and construction…
 Monica Syrdal  photo Monica Syrdal Monica Syrdal is a member of Hjort’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications department.…
 Jørn A. Uggerud  photo Jørn A. Uggerud Partner, Jørn A. Uggerud, has more than 20 years’ of experience within…
 Kristin Veierød photo Kristin Veierød Kristin Veierød is head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Public…
 Liv Zimmermann  photo Liv Zimmermann Liv Zimmermann heads Hjort’s real estate and construction law department, specialising in…
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Hjort | Diversity

Our aim is to be a reflection of our society. It is therefore we recruit on the basis of professional skill, personality and integrity, irrespective of gender and background. Our high percentage of female lawyers and partners sets us apart from many other law practices. We encourage our lawyers to engage themselves in politics and to support the development of legislation and proper law practices. We do this by participating in various committees and commissions, as well as publishing articles on legal topics and themes.

Brief facts:

  • One-third of our partners are women.
  • Since its establishment, the role of managing partner has always been held by a woman.
  • We also consider it important to have a diversity of types of assignments, clients and professional areas

Hjort | Environment

Hjort is Eco-lighthouse-certified (Miljøfyrtårn). This means that our business meets strict requirements related to waste disposal, sustainable purchasing, energy efficiency, HSE and the working environment. Eco-lighthouse is a national environmental certification system run by the Miljøfyrtårn Foundation. The foundation was established in 2003 by central undertakings from trade and industry and the public sector. More information about the Eco-lighthouse certification scheme can be found at www.eco-lighthouse.org.

Hjort | Amnesty

Hjort has a long tradition of representing individuals in human rights cases. This is an important part of our history and our corporate social responsibility.

Hjort often supports charitable objectives and projects. Since 2014, we have had a collaboration agreement with Amnesty International Norway. Amnesty’s neutral political position and general advocacy for “freedom, equality and justice for all” coincide well with the lawyer’s fundamental task of promoting justice and preventing injustice, which lies at the heart of our firm. In 2019 and 2020, we are supporting Amnesty’s project focused on sustainability in supply chains.

Hjort and Amnesty also collaborate on internal and external seminars to promote greater awareness, understanding and knowledge of Amnesty’s human rights work.