Mr Trond Hatland > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Bergen, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
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Work Department

Fishery and Aquaculture; Incsurance; M&A and Corporate Law; Employment; Dispute Resolution


Mr Hatland has litigated numerous cases on all levels of the Norwegian judicial system, and in arbitration. Furthermore, He has litigated and won cases before the European Court of Human Rights. In addition He is the trusted advisor for both private and public clients and is appointed as litigator for the National Disciplinary Board for lawyers.


2007 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway; 2005- Partner, Bergen office, Thommessen; 2001-2004 Senior Associate, Bergen office, Thommessen; 1999-2001 Lawyer, Bergen office, Thommessen; 1999 Admitted to the bar; 1997-1999 Associate, Bergen office, Thommessen; 1996-1997 Army Legal Service Officer, The Royal Norwegian Navy, The Royal Norwegian Navy




Norwegian Bar Association


1989-1996 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Bergen

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ team is ‘very experienced in dispute resolution‘, with established expertise in commercial litigation, post-M&A disputes and construction claims. The practice has a particularly strong offering for banking clients, and recent instructions for the group include high-profile insolvency litigation and insurance disputes. Department head Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik focuses on contractual disputes concerning IT, construction, oil and energy projects. Henning Harborg is ‘an excellent advocate with good instincts‘, and Eirik W Raanes is ‘an excellent litigator‘. Andreas Meidell excels in the insurance sector, and Trond Hatland and Stig Berge are also key names to note.

Norway > Employment

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ practice has ‘high competence with complex employment law matters‘ and ‘delivers a high-quality service every time‘. Stein Kimsås-Otterbech leads the ‘always available, dedicated and effective‘ team, which has notable strength in advising oil and gas sector clients on the full range of employment law issues. Trond Hatland leads the employment team in Bergen, and is regularly instructed on contentious employment mandates. Tron Dalheim is ‘a very experienced employment lawyer, who combines clear advice with a calm and professional style‘. At managing associate level, Ingrid Cathrine Nielsen handles cross-border employment work, transfers of undertakings, redundancies and individual terminations, and Håkon Bergehas high integrity and a solution-oriented focus‘. Senior associate Alexandra Refsnes is also a name to note.