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

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
AKERSGATEN 51
PO BOX 471, SENTRUM
0105 OSLO
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 > TMT

Advokatfirmaet Hjort leverages its strong litigation expertise to handle TMT disputes with notable expertise in the telecoms and media sectors; the practice also handles technology projects in the energy and telecoms sector and has in-depth knowledge of privacy regulations and personal data protection issues. Department head Kristin Veierød has notable knowledge of telecoms regulation and counts Telenor as a key client; and Monica Syrdal focuses on the media sector and acts for broadcasters and content distributors involved in traditional media platforms and online content distribution. Claude Lenth is recommended for data protection mandates.

Norway > EU and competition

Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s key areas of expertise encompass state aid work, procurement issues and free movement matters with particular experience in dominance-related mandates; the group also leverages the firm’s wider litigation strength to handle competition disputes. Monica Syrdal and Heddy Ludvigsen jointly lead the practice; Syrdal assists clients in the media and communications sector while Ludvigsen’s sector expertise spans the aviation, healthcare, fishery and public sectors. Kristin Veierød also contributes to the practice and acts for telecoms clients in abuse of dominance and pricing matters.

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy

Advokatfirmaet Hjort leverages its contentious strength to act in energy disputes; the team is also active in transactional work, particularly grid operations, and contractual issues, public procurement matters, security mandates and public law. The practice also has niche expertise in the reindeer industry and the rights of the Sami people as they relate to the development of energy projects in Northern Norway, and also advises on the digitalisation of the energy sector and the expropriation of land for power projects. Kristin Bjella heads up the practice, which also includes transactional experts Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen and Jørn Uggerud, and digitalisation specialist Kristin Veierød.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Alongside its notable civil litigation expertise, Advokatfirmaet Hjort is a key name in the market for criminal cases and regularly handles white-collar crime matters including tax evasion, corruption and insider trading work. The group is also recommended for professional liability issues; it recently acted for Sparebank 1 SR-Bank in a dispute against its former lawyers. Key contacts in the practice include Alex Borch, Frode Innjord and Kristin Veierød; Borch is singled out for his employment law expertise; Innjord handles civil litigation and Veierød is an expert in claims in the electronic communication field. Clients also praise managing partner and employment expert Anne Marie Due, and white-collar expert Nils Christian Langtvedt. Anders Myhre joined Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in 2020.