Mr Mads Haavardsholm > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Shipping; Oil Service; Oil and Gas


Mr Haavardsholm works primarily with contract negotiations and transactions towards clients in the shipping, oil service and oil & gas sectors. He regularly advices companies with charterparty negotiations and disputes, sale and purchase of drilling rigs and vessels, field developments and construction projects, newbuilding and IMR contracts, as well as all types of service and supplier contracts.


2015 Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2012 Senior Lawyer, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2010-2012 Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2009-2009 Associate, London office, Thommessen; 2009-2009 Deputy Judge, Sandefjord City Court; 2009-2009 Secondment, London office, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP; 2008 Admitted to the bar; 2006-2009 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen


English; Swedish; Danish


Norwegian Bar Association


2006 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Maritime law

(Next Generation Partners)

Mads HaavardsholmAdvokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ shipping practice is home to a ‘strong‘ team, which is ‘always available and gives good advice‘. The group leverages the expertise of its M&A, banking and insolvency departments in order to assist clients with the whole spectrum of shipping and maritime matters. Mads Haavardsholm handles restructurings, transactions, shipbuilding contracts and the sale and purchase of vessels, and oil and gas expert Henrik Hagberg is well versed in advising across a broad range of non-contentious and contentious work in the sector, with a particular focus on marine-related insurance matters.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ offshore construction and shipbuilding department is praised for its ‘deep industry knowledge‘. Shipowners, shipyards, rig-owners, supplier companies and contractors are included in the firm’s client base, and complex transactional mandates and restructurings remain prominent in the team’s workload. Pål Lieungh ‘has excellent negotiations skills driven by his commercial mindset and hands-on approach‘; he jointly leads the practice with Henrik Hagberg and Mads Haavardsholm. Construction expert Jacob F Bull advises on offshore oil and gas and renewable energy projects.