Mr Olav Fr Perland > Wiersholm > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Capital Markets, Company Law, Restructuring and Insolvency, Contract Law


Partner Olav Fr. Perland works mainly with dispute resolution and providing advisory services in company, securities and contract law. He has particular experience with liability cases, including directors’ liability, professional liability and liability for misrepresentation. Perland is the head of and a lecturer in the subjects “Company Law 2 – Transactions, Stock Exchange and Securities Law” in the master study of business and economics and “Securities Law” in the bachelor study of finance, both at BI Norwegian Business School. He is also the author of several articles on his areas of practice. Olav Fr. Perland has a Ph.D from the University of Bergen with the thesis ”Manager/underwriter liability – Investment firms’ liability in connection with placement of shares”.


Partner at Wiersholm since 2008 Doctoral Scholar, BI Norwegian Business School, 2003-2007 Joined Wiersholm in 1999 Deputy Judge, Oslo City Court, 1997 Lawyer, Thommessen Krefting Greve Lund AS, 1996-1999


Ph.D, University of Bergen, 2009 Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insurance

The key strength of Wiersholm’s insurance practice lies in its extensive knowledge of insurance law and regulatory issues. The firm regularly acts on behalf of policyholders and insurance companies on a wide range of insurance matters and assists clients with matters involving the Norwegian and foreign supervisory authorities. The team also has competencies in insurance litigation and arbitration proceedings and often represents major international clients in industry leading liability dispute settlements.  The team is jointly led by recently promoted partner Magnus Nordøy Snellingen, regulatory expert Kjersti Trøbråten and litigator Olav Fr Perland; shipping specialist Christian Hauge is also an active member of the team. Former group head Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen moved to an in-house role in 2022.