Mr Andreas Meidell > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
Ruseløkkveien 38, 0251 Oslo
PO Box 1484 Vika
NO-0116 Oslo
Andreas Meidell photo

Work Department

Insurance; Shipping; Dispute Resolution


Mr Meidell works mainly on commercial insurance claims and coverage issues, such as marine/energy insurance, property and liability insurance, cargo insurance, as well as reinsurance. He is also a frequent litigator and appointed arbitrator in Norwegian and international arbitrations. He is also a member of The Norwegian Maritime Law Association (CMI). Mr Meidell heads Thommessen’s practice area of Insurance.


2010-Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2005-2010 Lawyer, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2005 Admitted to the bar; 2003-2005 Associate, (part-time), Advokatfirma Kluge; 2002-2004 Associate Professor, Doctor of Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen; 1998-2002 Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen; 1996-1998 Associate, Bergen office, Wikborg Rein


English; French


Norwergian Bar Association


2003-Doctor of Laws, University of Bergen; 1996-Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Bergen; 1994-Law studies, Faculté du Droit, Aix-en-Provence, France

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Andreas MeidellAdvokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS has an established and well-regarded insurance practice that acts regularly on behalf of life and non-life insurance clients on issues including marine, energy and cargo insurance mandates. The team has broad experience in representing insurers and reinsurers in major international arbitration proceedings, and also has notable knowledge of war risk and pension insurance, marine insurance and professional liability issues. Andreas Meidell heads up the practice and has expertise in commercial insurance claims and litigation, while managing associate Henrik Fabian Torgrimsby advises on coverage issues and infrastructure projects. Henrik Hagberg excels in the oil services and shipping sectors, and Tore Mydske handles financial regulatory work.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Led by the ‘amazingKristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik, the dispute resolution team at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS is highly regarded for assisting banking clients with a wide range of commercial and insolvency litigation. Post-M&A disputes, contentious insurance matters and construction claims are key pillars of strength for the group. Henning Harborg is ‘an excellent lawyer – very analytical and pragmatic, yet clear in his advice‘, and is a key contact for white-collar crime mandates. Andreas Meidell focuses on insurance disputes, with established expertise in the maritime sector. Stig Berge handles professional liability cases and corporate litigation, and Eirik W Raanes is ‘a brilliant lawyer and a tremendously experienced litigator‘, while Audun Stornes advises oil and gas clients on contentious work. Managing associate Henrik Møinichen is also a key contact.

Norway > Maritime law

Praised for its ‘exceptional qualities and excellent commercial understanding’, the shipping group at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS draws on the firm’s banking and finance, insolvency, and M&A departments to provide a cross-practice, multidisciplinary offering. Acting primarily for shipowners, banks and bank syndicates, the team advises on some of the largest transactions in the Norwegian shipping market; the group also has an active litigation practice. The team is co-led by shipping cross-border and dispute resolution expert Henrik Hagberg, and ‘exceptional professional’ Mads Haavardsholm. Andreas Meidell mainly focuses on commercial insurance claims and coverage issues, while Hans Olav Lindal has extensive experience in corporate restructurings and refinancings related to maritime organisations.