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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort's department is led by¬†Rolf Trolle Andersen, whose expertise encompasses traditional corporate law, contract issues, regulatory matters and liability work.¬†Other key names include¬†J√łrn Uggerud,¬†Morten Fjermeros,¬†Sigve Braaten¬†and¬†Liv Aandal. The group has notable expertise in the energy and real estate sectors; it recently assisted Gassnova with the reorganisation of a carbon capture test facility and advised Metallco Holding on multiple acquisitions. Agder Energi, Space Norway and Telenor are also clients.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort focuses on handling construction disputes for its contractor client base; it recently represented Aker municipality in a final settlement dispute relating to the construction of a nursing home and acted for Skanska Norge in a final account dispute concerning the extension of a highway. Anders Myhre leads the team and is an expert in onshore construction contracts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†has 'exceptionally broad competences in Norwegian law' and is 'very hands on, business oriented and able to quickly find the best solutions to settle disputes'. The group is active across various sectors and also handles criminal cases; recent work includes acting for Patrus in a damages claim pertaining to allegations of a breach of a non-compete agreement, representing Statnett in the Supreme Court against several municipalities in a dispute relating to the valuation of property tax for power transmission lines, and acting for Finnmark Estate Agency in a Supreme Court case concerning the scope of collective rights of use to land owned by the client.¬†Alex Borch¬†heads the team,¬†Kristin Veier√łd¬†focuses on electronic communication-related work,¬†Frode Innjord¬†has 'a unique way of presenting a matter in court' and¬†Anders Myhre¬†is a specialist in construction and public procurement matters. Senior attorney¬†Nils Christian Langtvedt¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Schj√łdt AS¬†in 2018.

Leading individuals

Frode Innjord - Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Next generation lawyers

Nils Christian Langtvedt - Advokatfirmaet Hjort

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

With 'good communication skills' and 'an ability to quickly find a solution',¬†Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†covers the full spectrum of competition issues with notable expertise in dominance-related issues, competition litigation, public procurement and state aid issues. Department head¬†Monica Syrdal¬†regularly assists clients in the media and communications sectors; Telenor and Kabel Norge are examples. The team also recently assisted Avinor with issues relating to awarding contracts and represented Nordea Bank in proceedings brought by the ESA for suspected breaches of competition law. Other key practitioners include¬†Kristin Veier√łd,¬†Heddy Ludvigsen¬†and new arrival¬†Silje Grimseth Ullebust, who joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2018.

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Electricity and renewable energy
Electricity and renewable energy - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†stands out for its contentious expertise; it recently represented Statnett in the Supreme Court in a dispute against several Norwegian municipalities relating to the calculation of property tax for electricity grids. Recent non-contentious work includes advising Agder Energi Nett on the public procurement of its new advanced metering system, assisting Hardanger Energi with its reorganisation, and handling Gassnova's reogranisation.¬†Kristin Bjella¬†leads the department, which also includes transactional specialist¬†J√łrn Uggerud¬†and the 'excellent'¬†Morten Fjermeros.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†handles the full spectrum of employment law issues with notable expertise in contentious work. It recently defended Petrus in a claim pertaining to alleged damages based on a breach of a non-compete agreement by a former employee following the company's purchase of Hotel Alstor, acted for the Norwegian Nurse Association in a claim against the municipality of Oslo alleging that its refusal to pay pensions for work performed by part-time nurses that exceeded their fixed working hours was a breach of the Gender Equality Act, and represented Boreal Sj√ł in a case against Finnmark County municipality relating to the costs for public defined benefit plans.¬†Einar Engh¬†leads the department, which also includes¬†Alex Borch,¬†Claude Lenth,¬†Anne Marie Due¬†and¬†Jarl Borgvin D√łrre¬†as key practitioners.

Leading individuals

Alex Borch - Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Claude Lenth - Advokatfirmaet Hjort

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

At Advokatfirmaet Hjort, Monica Syrdal leads the team and is the key contact for copyright issues; she advised Kabel Norge on a revision to the Norwegian copyright legislation, and acted for M-Brain in a copyright infringement claim. Other mandates include representing Toyota Norge in three marketing disputes relating to comparable advertising issues, and handling a dispute for Royal Streaming relating to fees for licensed music. Rolf Trolle Andersen is also a key name to note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†stands out for its contentious expertise with recent work including acting for Selvaag Bolig in a dispute connected to a development project in Troms√ł relating to the lack of parking spaces provided, and representing Malthus Uniteam in lease agreement claims; Kristian Korsrud¬†led the matters. Planning and zoning expert¬†Liv Zimmerman¬†heads the group,¬†Liv Aandal¬†is noted for her transactional work and¬†Sveinung Flaaten¬†handles ground lease work.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†focuses on contentious TMT work, particularly in the telecoms and media spaces. Clients include Kabel Norge, which it assisted following revisions to Norwegian copyright legislation; M-Brain, which it acted for in a dispute relating to the use of newspaper articles for media surveillance services; and Telenor Norge, which it acted for in a case against the state following an order forcing it to repay allegedly illegally high network access prices to TDC.¬†Kristin Veier√łd¬†leads the practice,¬†Monica Syrdal¬†acts for international broadcasters and content distributors and¬†Claude Lenth¬†handles data protection and privacy matters.

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