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

Kvale Advokatfirma DA
0122 OSLO
Kristin Hjelmaas Valla photo

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

Kvale Advokatfirma DA is a key name in the market for clients in the telecoms, media and technology sectors and recently acted for e-book distributor VB Bok in a complaint against Cappelen Damm before the Norwegian Competition Authority; the group also acts for energy and natural resources, and life sciences companies including Pfizer and Bunker Oil. The ‘highly professional and intelligentKristin Hjelmaas Valla leads the practice and handles merger clearance work, cartel issues, dominance matters and compliance mandates; while Henrik Svane is singled out for his litigation experience and expertise in the life sciences, food and beverage sectors.