Kristin Veierød > Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
Universitetsgata 7
Oslo, 0164
Norway
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Work Department

TMT, Intellectual Property, EU and Competition, Dispute Resolution

Position

Kristin Veierød is head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Public sector departments at Hjort.

Veierød assists clients within a broad spectrum of corporate law situations, such as those connected with entering into contracts, clarification of lawful guidelines, board and management responsibility and dispute resolution.

Veierød not only has extensive litigation experience, she also has experience as an arbitration judge and with various investigative inquiry assignments. Most notably, in 2016, she led Hjort’s investigation for DNB ASA’s assignment in the so-called Panama-Papers case.

Veierød specialises within technology, media and communication practice areas, and has in-depth knowledge of the eco-sector, where she has provided ongoing counseling, assisted in complaints and litigated a number of principal litigation cases.

Veierød has many years of experiences related to public procurement due to her assistance to government agencies and other public enterprises. As well as private actors that are subject to the regulation of public law. She has also assisted a number of private businesses for the purpose of clarifying regulatory guidelines, including issues regarding inspection and sanctions, as well as public business with various types of legal and regulatory work.

Veierød has experience as a lecturer through seminars at Hjort and with clients. Her lectures have covered a broad spectrum topics, including digitalization and new corporate models, the use of cloud services and regulatory guidelines, as well as administrative law issues related to legal impartiality, confidentiality, and complaints.

 

Career

  • 2011 – 2017 Managing Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2000 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1998 – 2000 Group counsel, Telenor ASA
  • 1992 – 1997 Associate/Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA

Languages

English, Norwegian

Memberships

Board member in Redd Barna Norge (Save the Children)

Education

  • 1992 Law degree, University of Oslo
  • 1990 Economics and business administration graduate, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

Kristin Veierød heads up the dispute resolution team at Advokatfirmaet Hjort, which is well known for its expertise in civil litigation, professional liability issues and financial crime matters. The group is representing the Norwegian Pensioners’ Association before the Borgarting Court of Appeal, Eidsivating Court of Appeal and Agder Court of Appeal in ongoing litigation brought against the state concerning the reform of pensions. Alex Borch specialises in employment litigation, and Frode Innjord is well regarded for his expertise in civil litigation; both practitioners are admitted to appear before the Supreme Court. Nils Christian Langtvedt focuses on white-collar crime cases, commercial litigation and arbitration.

Norway > TMT

Led by telecoms expert Kristin Veierød, the TMT department at Advokatfirmaet Hjort is well known for its strong capabilities in handling telecoms mandates, and regularly advises on technology projects within the energy sector; data protection and privacy work also features in the group’s workload. Monica Syrdal specialises in media law, acting for Norwegian and international clients in the space. Eivind G. Moe is a key contact for outsourcing, contractual and technology work.

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