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

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
Universitetsgata 7
Oslo, 0164
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Work Department

Electricity and Renewable Energy


Kristin Bjella is head of Hjort’s Energy and Environmental Law department. Bjella works with litigation, dispute resolution and negotiations, as well as M&A, and within the industries of energy and natural resources, and real estate. Her expertise includes administrative law, contract law, company law, expropriation law, as well as regulatory law within the energy field.

Bjella is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before the Norwegian courts. She was member of the commission for the Norwegian Civil Procedure Act and the Arbitration Act. She is experienced in arbitration, both as an arbitrator and counsel. In 2018, she acted as counsel for Finnmarkseiendommen before the Supreme Court in plenum, regarding right to land and natural resources in Finnmark.


  • 2011 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2008 – 2010 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Bjella AS
  • 2000 – 2007 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
  • 1996 – 2000 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vislie, Ødegård & Kolrud
  • 1992 – 1996 Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Vislie, Ødegård & Kolrud
  • 1991 – 1992 Deputy Judge, Lier, Røyken og Hurum District Court/Drammen District Court
  • 1988 – 1991 Senior Executive Officer/Legal Adviser, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice


English, Norwegian


  • Deputy chair of the board, Troms Kraft AS
  • Deputy chair of the board, the Radium Hospital Foundation
  • Leader of the Norwegian Bar Association’s expropriation law committee


  • 2006 Arbritator education, recommended by the Danish Bar and Law Society and the Norwegian Bar Association
  • 1981 Basic course in sociology, University of Oslo
  • 1987 Law degree, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy

(Leading individuals)

Kristin BjellaAdvokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort ‘has a high level of expertise in electricity and renewable energy‘. Kristin Bjella, who heads up the practice, specialises in renewable energy law, and advises on hydropower, wind power and grid development projects, concession and electricity grid regulation, and transactional mandates. Corporate law expert Jørn Uggerud acts as longstanding counsel to Gassnova regarding carbon capture and storage matters, and also advises on offshore wind projects. Other key practitioners include Ola Hermansen and associate Sjur Gabrielsen. Morten Fjermeros moved to Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS in January 2021.