Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
Universitetsgata 1
Oslo, 0164

Norway > Employment Tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Hjort is singled out as ‘a quality firm‘, representing clients from a broad range of sectors on pensions issues, collective agreements, reorganisations and whistleblowing claims, among others. Practice head Jens Kristian Johansen is an experienced litigator and generally assists with commercial matters with a focus on collective and individual employment law. The group also includes Anne Marie Due, who is a pension law specialist and an expert in investigations relating to whistleblowing cases; fellow litigator Einar Engh, and tariff expert Christopher Hansteen, who is highly experienced in employment investigations. Alex Borch, who represents both employers and employees in severance negotiations and dispute resolution, and personal data law and GDPR expert Claude Lenth are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Jens Kristian Johansen


‘Hjort is a quality firm.’

‘Hjort’s lawyers have great knowledge about all relevant industries and are great advisers when new regulations are coming up.’

‘A team of great competence.’

‘The team is flexible and available. Easy to talk to and always service minded.’

‘Anne Marie Due is an excellent all around practitioner.’ 

‘Alex Borch has very strong legal skills.’

‘Christopher Hansteen has exceptional legal skills, and he is uniquely strong in his field of employment law. He also has a tactical mindset.’

‘Claude Lenth is the leading Norwegian expert on regulations regarding working life and GDPR. He has great experience and is a great adviser that understands the problems right away and comes up with good solutions.’

Key clients

Tromsøysund sokn

Forbundet for ledelse og teknikk

Tietoevry Norway AS

Sweco Norge

Industri Energi

Menon Economics

Den Norske Kirke (The Norwegian Church)

Link Mobility Group

Hallgruppen AS

Protector Forsikring ASA

KA Kirkelig arbeidsgiverorganisasjon (Christian Workers Organisation)

PRA Group Europe

YS Stat

Noble Drilling A/S

Vektor Consulting AS

Capus AS

Rana Gruber ASA

Zenitel Norway AS

Hempel A/S

Odfjell Technology AS

Odfjell Drilling AS

Force Technology AS


Avinor AS

Norske Skog ASA

Norsk Sykepleierforbund


Entur AS

International Property Investments AS


Coor Service Management

Nationaltheatret AS


Knowit AS

House of Control AS

Implenia Norge AS


Blå Kors Norge


Work highlights

  • Representing Tromsøysund parish in a principal pension case before the Norwegian Supreme Court, which will set precedent in terms of pension schemes.
  • Assisted Industri Energi in a complex employment case concerning wage claims from around 675 employees against about 80 offshore companies.
  • Assisted Tietoevry with the completion of 5 major downsizing matters, that impacted over 600 employees.

Norway > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Fielding a ‘brilliant and dedicated‘ team of experienced litigators, Advokatfirmaet Hjort has a strong track record in advising governmental entities, public sector clients, and domestic and international corporations on the full range of contentious mandates. Practice head Kristin Veierød specialises in contract, administrative and public law disputes in the telecoms sector, while Nils Christian Langtvedt takes point on white-collar crime cases. The ‘simply outstanding’ Frode Innjord is an extensively experienced litigator with particular expertise in real estate and construction disputes; Aslak Førde is another key name for contentious construction cases. Anne Marie Due, Alex Borch and Christopher Hansteen handle contentious employment law matters, another core pillar of work for the group.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Veierød


‘The collaboration within the firm was outstanding. They knew exactly what type of resources they had to put on my cases.’

‘I recommend Anne Marie Due and Kristin Veierød.’

‘Brilliant and dedicated, communicates well and delivers every time.’

‘Alex Borch is very competent, effective and efficient.’

‘Experienced procedural lawyers with key competence in disputes and subject expertise who provide security that the legal dispute is resolved in the best interests of the client.’

‘Christopher Hansteen goes the extra mile to ensure a good solution for his clients. He can provide top-notch advice on complex matters.’

‘Frode Innjord is simply outstanding. He has a special gift in presenting the most complex facts and legal issues in a simple and educational way. Behind that is a lot of work and engagement and taking pride in delivering a great job to the client.’

‘Frode Innjord stands out in a positive way on every aspect of the work he does for us regarding dispute resolution.’

Key clients

Finnmark Estate Agency

Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Boreal AS



Edison International S.p.A

Mo Industripark AS

Barco NV and Barco Fredrikstad AS

IdHair A/S

Unio and Norsk Sykepleierforbund

Peab AS

M3 Anlegg bankruptcy estate

Mosseregionens Eiendomsutvikling AS

The Norwegian Pensioners’ Association (Pensjonistforbundet)

Den Norske Kirke

Repsol Norge AS

Bio Recycling A/S

Strandkanten Pluss II AS

Work highlights

  • Acted for DNB ASA in a major financial dispute case addressing the matter of differentiation between a bank’s duty to refuse customers based on anti-money laundering provisions and a bank’s duty to provide financial services.
  • Assisted Bio Recycling in a major contract dispute with a matter value of NOK40m.
  • Assisting Selvaag Bolig ASA in an extensive commercial dispute with a condominium in Tromsø regarding alleged errors and omissions.

Norway > Energy Tier 2

Acting for wind farm operators, local authorities, power companies and grid operators, Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s renewable energy team handles the full range of regulatory, operational and contentious mandates. Practice head Kristin Bjella has significant expertise in grid development projects, regulations, and concessions and also handles contentious mandates concerning human rights, land acquisitions, and expropriation issues. Jørn Uggerud takes point on M&A in the renewable energy sector and also handles green hydrogen and ammonia production projects, carbon capture and storage work, and offshore wind developments. Also in the core team are seasoned litigator Frode Innjord and Kenneth Høgevold, who stands out for his district heating expertise.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Bjella


‘Hjort is one of very few Norwegian law firms with in-depth knowledge of the district heating sector in Norway.’

‘Very good knowledge and much experience in energy law, advice in relation to license validity, administrative law, human rights.’

‘Kristin Bjella and Frode Innjord – Both: high competence and availability, nice form.’

‘I recommend Kenneth Høgevold.’

‘The renewables team at Hjort has some individuals that have long experience advising within the renewables sector.’

‘Kristin Bjella has long experience from the renewables sector in Norway, and has been engaged in a variety of cases within this sector.’

Key clients

Nordix Data AS

Å Energi group

Energiselskapet Hardanger group

Source Galileo Norge AS

Statkraft SF

Fosen Vind DA

Roan Vind DA

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Borg CO2 AS

Hydropower AS

Svabo Industrinett AS

NODES Market

Carbonor AS

Statnett SF

Aneo AS

Sogn og Fjordane Energi AS with subsidiaries

Volda Kommune

Norsk Fjernvarme

Work highlights

  • Advised Source Galileo Norge AS and Odfjell Oceanwind AS in connection with the joint ventures with Kansai and Ingka related to Utsira Nord offshore wind project, and with Kansai related to the Goliatvind offshore wind project.
  • Advising Fosen Vind DA and Roan Vind DA on all legal matters, including mediation and negotiations, related to the question of license for continued operation of the wind farms in Fosen.
  • Acting for Svabo Industrinett AS, the owner of the power grid within an industrial park in the north of Norway, Mo Industripark, in ongoing proceedings before regulatory authorities regarding flicker problems in the power grid.

Norway > Construction Tier 3

The ‘brilliantAslak Førde oversees the construction team at Advokatfirmaet Hjort, which stands out for its expertise in contentious mandates. Førde, whose broad practice spans both contract and construction matters, works primarily with contentious matters, representing contractors, builders, suppliers and developers in a range of disputes. Also in the core team are seasoned litigators Finn Magne Prydz and Ailu Gaup Stadigs. The team also includes managing associates Aleksander Bergby Henriksen and Julie Kjeldseth, who assist with contract negotiations and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aslak Førde


‘Hjort has a strong construction law team. Competent lawyers well-versed in construction law who understand the industry.’

‘Aslak Førde is a brilliant litigation lawyer. Trustworthy and efficient. Aleksander Bergby Henriksen must also be mentioned as a strong talent within the business.’

‘Julie Kjeldseth shows solid knowledge of the industry and delivers great work.’

‘We are very satisfied with the legal and factual work and assessments of lawyer Ailu Gaup Stadigs.’

‘Very effective lawyer who gives me exactly what I need and does not “overdo” things. Very quick response every time I have a new topic I want to discuss.’

Key clients

Troms og Finnmark fylkeskommune

Peab AS

Store Landfall AS

Oslo Entreprenør AS

Avinor AS

Mekonomen AS

Trysilhusgruppen AS

Verkís HF

Ullensaker kommune

Gjemnes kommune

Steinar Myhre AS

Implenia Norge AS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

Norsk Wavin AS

Hellerudhaugen Eiendomsutvikling AS

Danfo AB

Nedre Romerike Vann- og Avløpsselskap IKS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Troms and Finnmark Fylkeskommune with a major legal dispute raising several questions regarding the interpretation of construction contract agreements.
  • Acting for Store Landfall AS in a dispute with the turnkey contractor in connection with the development of residential and commercial premises in Drammen as a result of alleged unforeseen ground conditions.

Norway > EU and competition Tier 3

Under the leadership of the ‘stand-outMonica Syrdal, Advokatfirmaet Hjort has demonstrable strength in regulatory issues and contentious competition matters, with a solid track record in litigating cartel cases, price-fixing litigation, and abuse of dominant position mandates. Syrdal takes point on contentious competition mandates and investigations for clients in the media and telecoms sector, while Heddy Ludvigsen is the name to note on the state aid front.

Practice head(s):

Monica Syrdal

Other key lawyers:


‘Hands-on, in-depth understanding of our industry.’

‘Always top service. Grasps what is needed to investigate and proactively makes us aware of possible pitfalls or opportunities that lie within the legal framework. Partner Monica Syrdal is a stand-out with great skills and services for the assistance we seek.’

‘Advokatfirmaet Hjort impresses us with being to the point and keeping a practical focus. They have a good understanding of our business and work efficiently to provide valuable advice.’

‘Heddy Ludvigsen, public procurement and competition law: Solid advice, professional, quick response, easily available. Monica Syrdal, competition law: very competent, practical focus, quick response, to the point.’

‘Skillful and with high competence within the legal area that is important to us (EU-law within the railway area). Good service in every way.’

‘Hjort covers several of our needs and Monica Syrdal always finds someone who can contribute to the team. High quality in deliveries. They always show up. Listens if we have objections and is good at learning and listening.’

‘Monica Syrdal has particularly high qualities. She is always on and delivers extremely well in all contexts. She draws on others if she knows they can contribute and works well with others.’

Key clients


Polaris Media ASA


Avinor AS

Bokbasen AS

Nordea AS

Bane NOR


Sopra Steria

Norsk Dekkretur

Work highlights

  • Representing Bokbasen in the so-called “Bokbasen” case which concerns an illegal information exchange case in the Norwegian publishing industry.
  • Represented Bane NOR (which operates the Norwegian railway infrastructure) in a dispute with Flytoget (the main operator transporting passengers to and from the main airport in Oslo) and the Norwegian Railway Authority regarding competition law principles of non-discrimination with respect to fees.
  • Advised Avinor AS on the state aid notification of a new airport in Mo i Rana.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 3

Monica Syrdal leads Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s intellectual property team, which routinely assists clients in the telecoms and media sectors, with a notable focus on copyright-related issues. Syrdal is the key contact for clients in the media industry, assisting with copyright, trade mark, and regulatory issues. Working alongside her is Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen, a seasoned litigator with a solid track record in advising on contentious IP matters. At managing associate level, Øivind K. Foss attracts praise for his contentious trade mark and domain name expertise.

Practice head(s):

Monica Syrdal


‘Good communication. Fast and good follow-up. Professionally solid.’

‘Quick responses, honest advice and very efficient.’

‘Øivind Foss is very skilled in trade mark and domain name disputes and is very good at understanding his clients business and also cutting to the core of the problem. This means that he gives really valuable advice.’

Key clients


Telia AS

HBO Nordic AB


Harmonie Norge AS

Kabel Norge

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Barco NV

Fifty AS

Avinor AS

Dassault Systémes

IdHAIR Company A/S

Bokbasen AS

Ghost Fishing Solutions AS

Thermtech AS

VKR Holding A/S

BirdDog Australia Pty. Ltd.

Aero Club

TourCompass AS

Landsforbundet av Motorhistoriske Kjøretøyklubber

Tid & Kontroll AS

Ping4Help AS

Natt&Dag AS

Work highlights

  • Representing Barco NV (Belgium) and Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) in a major international lawsuit filed – matter value upwards of NOK500m.
  • Represented in two domain name disputes against Danish competitor Online Comet ApS.
  • Successfully assisted IdHair with securing evidence against Frends under the Norwegian Dispute Act chapter 28.

Norway > Public procurement Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises large public authorities and private sector bidders on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters within the utilities, aviation, real estate, construction, and renewable energy sectors. Practice head Heddy Ludvigsen provides public procurement advise to ministries, large Norwegian municipalities, various public entities and private bidders. Aleksander Bergby Henriksen has experience handling the full life cycle of public procurement matters, with a particular focus on disputes, acting for public entities and private suppliers. Harald Fosse left the team to join Marstrand Advokatfirma AS in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Heddy Ludvigsen

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is strong. They are skilled in procurement law, and combine their expertise with a practical approach. They provide valuable and to the point advice and show a very good understanding of our business. They cooperate with in-house counsel in a good way.’

‘Partner Heddy Ludvigsen is an experienced and skilled public procurement lawyer. She has a very good understanding of our business and is service minded. She cooperates closely with in-house counsel and is valued for her practical approach and solid advice.’

‘Senior associate Aleksander Bergby Henriksen is a very good public procurement lawyer. He is efficient and skilled, and he keeps a practical approach. He works very well with in-house counsel.’

‘The team was led by Heddy Ludvigsen, who throughout the process was professional and adaptable. She quickly understood the case and was very precise about the information she needed to provide sound advice.’

‘Heddy Ludvigsen is always service minded and offers solid advice.’

‘They offered the competence we needed and could deliver in a short period of time.’

Key clients

Avinor AS

Avinor Flysikring AS


Vestfold og Telemark Revisjon IKS

Work highlights

  • Advising Avinor AS on various public procurement matters.
  • Acted for Bodø Pensjonskasse in a matter before the Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA) which was settled in grand jury.
  • Acted for a large public energy company in a complaint from a contractor in a procurement for a framework contract.

Norway > Regulatory, compliance and investigations Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort‘s interdisciplinary team advises on crisis prevention and management, investigations, ESG issues, and compliance matters for businesses in the public and private sectors, with Transparency Act-related compliance an area of recent growth for the group. Kristian Brandt heads up the practice and has a solid track record leading major investigations; the ‘excellent’ Anne Marie Due, Kristin Veierød, who primarily acts for clients in the public sector, and criminal law expert Christian B. Hjort are other names to note in this space.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Brandt


‘Anne Marie Due is excellent especially when comes to quality, efficiency and communication.’

‘The team is efficient and work in a timely fashion.’

‘The individuals are competent, easy to work with, and smart and receptive. We have had a good dialogue and they are responsive.’

‘Christian B. Hjort is able to give precise advice at a high level on complicated cases related to investigations.’

‘Experienced partners with broad competence within multiple legal areas. The company delivers top quality and they are a trusted adviser on international assignments.’

‘Christian Hjort is a valuable adviser and an important legal resource for us. He is extremely experienced, and we use him a lot to give advice on both domestic and international assignments. He delivers excellent work. I would also like to highlight Kristin Veierød’s broad competence that we have used extensively. We have also used Anne Marie Due. She has broad experience within labour law and has been an important adviser for us in that regard.’

Key clients


Festspillene i Bergen

Statkraft AS

Asker og Bærum brann og redning IKS

Salmonor AS

Institutt for Energiteknikk


Work highlights

  • Acted for Riksrevisjonen in a high-profile investigation relating to the Members of the Parliament, ensuring it is conducted in accordance with relevant legislation and best practice policies.
  • Advised Salmonor on an extensive CEO investigation that entailed an extensive and detailed report that was submitted to the board.
  • Assisted Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) with compliance matters in producing internal guidelines on personal data retention.

Norway > TMT Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises on the full range of TMT work and has particular expertise in telecoms and media mandates. As a telecoms expert, practice head Kristin Veierød also assists with matters relating to IT and tech, and Monica Syrdal advises broadcaster and content distributors on both traditional and online media distribution platforms, particularly in the audio-visual media sectors. The group also includes Eivind Grimsø Moe and Petter Enholm, who both specialise in tech law and contracts, and Sunniva J. Øyen, who is a specialist in matters at the cross-section of privacy and employment law.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Veierød; Monica Syrdal

Key clients

Telia Company

Polaris Media





Norges Televisjon

Sopra Steria


Kabel Norge


Institutt for Energi teknikk

Bodø Pensjonskasse

IKT Norge

Work highlights

  • Representing the Norwegian Consumer Council in relation to the complaint against Grindr’s use and sale to third-party marketers of the personal data of the applications users.
  • Advising the Mekonomen group in relation to its acquisition of an automated warehouse solution for a new national warehouse solution.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The transactions team at Advokatfirmaet Hjort is ‘always available and very competent‘, and advises on a host of matters in the technology, energy, renewables and aviation sectors. Practice head Thomas Alnæs is highly experienced in M&A, tax structuring and company law, and also handles cross-border transactions. The group also includes Christian Dahl Aaser, who specialises in the offshore and energy sector; and ‘excellent‘ M&A and international capital markets expert Vegard André Fiskerstrand, who joined the team from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt in February 2023. Helene Eng is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Alnæs


‘A refreshing and light-footed alternative to the well-established firms of the Norwegian market.’

‘Always available and very competent. Highly flexible teams that combine relevant areas of law as the case evolves.’

‘Hands-on practitioners with solid and commercial knowledge of corporate law and transactions.’

‘I am impressed by the dedicated interest each person of the team has shown. They work well together and the atmosphere is very amicable.’

‘Thomas Alnæs and Christian Dahl Aaser have gone out of their way to assist us in the M&A process.’

‘Christian Aaser is commercial, pragmatic and always seems to find a solution on even the most challenging negotiations.’

‘Thomas Alnæs is very solution oriented and combines vast M&A experience with in-depth knowledge of tax law.’

‘Vegard Fiskerstrand is an excellent lawyer within company law and securities law and impresses with his detailed knowledge and overview of these legal areas.’

Key clients

Sopra Steria

AAP Aviation

Lava Oslo AS

Bokbasen AS

Partrederiet Nyvoll Senior ANS

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners



Novamont S.P.A/ Biobag AS

Odfjell Technology ASA



MECA Norway AS


Batteriretur AS


Ramfoss Kraftlag

Odfjell Drilling ASA

Statnett SF

Ingersoll Rand Inc

Nebb Holding AS


Vidju Holding AS

Sandton Capital Partners, L.P.

Sandton Credit Solutions Master Fund V, LP

Fenix Outdoor

Lovlundlaks AS

Reach Capital LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Sopra Steria, a European IT company listed in Paris, with the acquisition of shares in Marin IT AS.
  • Assisted NEBB Holding AS with the sale of all shares in NEBB Engineering AS (including subsidiaries), including a reinvestment in the private equity backed buyer.
  • Assisted Ingersoll Rand Inc with the acquisition of all shares in K. Lund Offshore AS (including its subsidiaries).

Norway > Real estate Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Hjort acts for property developers, contractors, landowners and investors, advising on the full range of real estate matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Liv Zimmermann leads the team and has expertise in planning, building and property law, acting for both private and public sector developers and owners. On the contentious side, Frode Innjord takes point on real estate litigation concerning land use, planning, and taxation, ably assisted by associate Rune Mykkeltvedt. Jan Gudmund Aanerud and Kristian Korsrud are the key names for development matters; Korsrud joined the team from Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Liv Zimmermann


‘The team works very hard to help their clients also when under time pressure. Their degree of service is high. They seem knowledgeable and aim to find good and reasonable solutions.’

‘We have worked closely with Liv Zimmermann over several years. She is efficient, knowledgeable and has experience from several different areas in real estate which is an asset.’

‘I am very pleased with the people, the collaboration, and their knowledge.’

‘I am very pleased with their professionalism in relation to the assignments they have had for our company. This applies especially to Liv Zimmermann. She has assisted in a very professional manner.’

‘The whole process felt professional and streamlined, with skilled attorneys and excellent collaboration across different fields of expertise.’

‘Our lawyer was adept at playing “devil’s advocate.” She asked critical questions and prompted us to reflect deeply on our own case. This resulted in us feeling much more confident about our case, and there were never any surprises during negotiations with the opposing party.’

‘Jan Gudmund Aanerud has a strong legal understanding in several areas within real estate. He is thorough, has professional weight, and uses this to his advantage in negotiations. He is also very tenacious, which leads to good results in negotiations. Communicates well with his client.’

‘Rune Mykkeltvedt: Strong legal understanding. Quickly familiarises himself with issues. Provides quick and good feedback. Communicates well with his client. Trustworthy person who creates trust.’

Key clients

Ringsaker kommune

Finnmarkseiendom (Finnmarkkuopmodat) FeFo

Peab Eiendomsutvikling AS

Agdesidens Rederi A/S

KLP Eiendom AS

Moeco AS


Asker municipality

Strandkanten pluss II AS (Selvaag Bolig ASA)

Work highlights

  • Advising KLP Eiendom AS on a sustainable property development.
  • Acted for Selvaag Bolig ASA in an extensive dispute with a condominium in Tromsø. The condominium has submitted a claim for alleged errors and omissions.
  • Assisted Urmaker Bjerke AS with negotiations and entering into a new lease agreement with Promenaden Management AS for a new office and retail space centrally located in central Oslo.

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.

Kristin Veierød (chairman of the board)
Anne Marie Due (managing partner)
Christopher J Helgeby (general manager)
Elise Vevang Rogstad (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

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
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
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
Wills and probate Karen Margrethe Bugge
Real Estate Kristian Korsrud
Construction and Contract law Ailu Gaup Stadigs
Corporate M&A Vegard André Fiskerstrand
Corporate M&A Christian Dahl Aaser
Photo Name Position Profile
Christian Dahl Aaser photo Christian Dahl Aaser Christian Dahl Aaser has extensive experience in assisting both Norwegian and international…
Thomas Alnæs photo Thomas Alnæs Thomas Alnæs leads the corporate and M&A practice area at Hjort. He…
Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen photo Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen As a partner, with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Rolf Chr.…
Mariann Andersen photo Mariann Andersen Mariann Andersen is a managing associate and works within the practice areas…
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 specializes in employment law and dispute resolution. Alex assists both…
Sigve Braaten photo Sigve Braaten Sigve Braaten is a partner in Hjort’s real estate and construction law…
Kristian Brandt photo Kristian Brandt Kristian Brandt heads our industry and trade practice area. Brandt has comprehensive…
Anne Marie Due photo Anne Marie Due Anne Marie Due the managing partner at Hjort and a member of…
Helene Eng photo Helene Eng Helene Eng works primarily with corporate law and transactions. She assists clients…
Einar Engh photo Einar Engh As a partner with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Einar Engh…
Vegard André  Fiskerstrand photo Vegard André Fiskerstrand Vegard André Fiskerstrand is a partner and specialises in capital markets transactions,…
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Aslak Førde photo Aslak Førde Aslak Førde works primarily with legal issues relating to real estate and…
Øivind K. Foss photo Mr Øivind K. Foss Øivind K. Foss has many years of experience within dispute resolution, litigation…
Else Bugge Fougner photo Else Bugge Fougner As a partner with admittance to the Norwegian Supreme Court, Else Bugge…
Sjur Obrestad  Gabrielsen photo Mr Sjur Obrestad Gabrielsen Sjur Obrestad Garbrielsen is a managing associate and specializes in energy and…
Christopher Hansteen photo Christopher Hansteen Partner Christopher Hansteen specialises in employment law, trade union law, civil servant…
Aleksander Bergby Henriksen photo Mr Aleksander Bergby Henriksen Aleksander Bergby Henriksen has expertise in contract law and public procurement, as…
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 Frode A. Innjord is a partner in our Real Estate and Construction…
Jens Kristian Johansen photo Jens Kristian Johansen Partner Jens Kristian Johansen is a specialist in individual and collective employment…
Kristian  Korsrud photo Kristian Korsrud Kristian Korsrud has 20 years of experience with real estate development and…
Nils Christian Langtvedt photo Nils Christian Langtvedt Nils Christian Langtvedt is a partner in Hjort’s industry and trade 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 partner and specializes in public procurement law. She assists…
Eivind G. Moe photo Eivind G. Moe Eivind Grimsø Moe specializes in business law, with expertise in commercial contracts.…
Finn Magne  Prydz photo Finn Magne Prydz Finn Magne Prydz is a partner and works with real estate and…
Ailu Gaup Stadigs photo Ailu Gaup Stadigs Ailu Gaup Stadigs specializes in construction and contract law and has extensive…
Monica  Syrdal  photo Monica Syrdal Monica Syrdal works with a combination of EEA/competition law and intellectual property…
Jørn A Uggerud photo Jørn A Uggerud Jørn A. Uggerud has over 30 years of experience with contractual, corporate…
Jørn A. Uggerud photo Jørn A. Uggerud Jørn A. Uggerud  has over 30 years of experience with contractual, corporate…
Kristin  Veierød photo Kristin Veierød Kristin Veierød is chairman for the board of directors at Advokatfirmaet Hjort,…
Liv  Zimmermann  photo Liv Zimmermann Liv Zimmermann specializes in planning and construction law. Liv has over thirty…
Number of lawyers : 95
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Norwegian Bar Association
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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

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.