Ms Kristin Hjelmaas Valla > Kvale Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Kvale Advokatfirma DA
0122 OSLO

Work Department

Competition and EU.


Ms Kristin Hjelmaas Valle works primarily within competiton law. She has extensive experience and competence within all aspects of competition law assignments, including mergers and acquisitions, cartel assignments and leniency processes, dominance questions, compliance questions, assessments of different kinds of cooperation agreements and joint ventures as well as forms of distribution. In addition Hjelmaas Valla assists within the fields of i.a. public procurements, state subsidies and other EU/EEA related problems, regulatorian question within life science, telecom and energy, marketing law and administrative law.


2012 – Partner, Kvale; 2009 – 2012 Senior Associate, Thommessen; 2001 – 2009 Associate, Lawyer and Senior Lawyer, BA-HR; 2001 – Leader of the Secretariat of the Expert Committee for a new Competition Act; 1999 – 2001Adviser, The Ministry of Labour and Government Administration (the Departement of Competition Policy); 1996 – 1999 Senior Executive Officer/Adviser, The Norwegian Competition Authority


Norwegian, English and French


Norwegian Bar Association.


University of Oslo (1995 Jurisprudence); University of Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne (1996 Diplòme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in European Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > EU and competition

At Kvale Advokatfirma DA, ‘professional and service-minded‘ practice head Kristin Hjelmaas Valla is leading the advice to Norwegian publishing company Vigmostad & Bjørke in an ongoing investigation by the Norwegian Competition Authority, regarding allegations of infringement. Valla has extensive experience in assisting telecoms, life sciences, media, energy and food sector entities with cartel issues, merger clearances and distribution mandates. Robert Lund is ‘an excellent litigator‘, and has an excellent reputation for his expertise in state aid and procurement law. Intellectual property expert Marie Vaale-Hallberg has ‘solid knowledge and experience, and is very efficient‘.