Ms Ellen Schult Ulriksen > Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
Haakon VIIs gate 10
PB 359 Sentrum

Work Department

Insolvency and restructuring
Banking and finance


Partner Ellen Schult Ulriksen heads Haavind’s restructuring and insolvency practice team.

Ulriksen is a court-appointed trustee in bankruptcy and has handled many of the largest and most complex matters in Norway in recent years – including for companies operating on a global scale – which benefited from her considerable experience of cross-border insolvency issues. She regularly represents debtors and creditors in many of Norway’s most complex restructuring proceedings.

Ulriksen is one of very few practitioners to be appointed to lead proceedings under the new temporary Act on Reconstruction which was introduced to remedy the financial distress caused by Covid-19.

Ulriksen is a board member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s legal committee on the legal area of Bankruptcy, Debt Negotiations and Security. She is also a board member of the Norwegian Legal Education Association (“JUS”) for the legal areas of Bankruptcy, Debt Negotiations and Security. She is a recognised speaker within her area of law, both domestic and abroad. Her peers have voted Ulriksen to a 6th place in the 2020 rankings performed by the Norwegian Financial Daily’s law firm review.



Advokatfirmaet Haavind


Advokatfirmaet Thommessen

2006 – 2007

Deputy Judge, Oslo Bankruptcy Court


Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Cand. jur, UiO

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Ellen Schult UlriksenAdvokatfirmaet Haavind AS

At Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS, the ‘excellent‘ team stands out for its ‘high level of expertise‘ in handling large-scale bankruptcy mandates, and has been kept particularly busy assisting clients from the transport, retail, and construction sectors with high-value restructuring work. Practice head Ellen Schult Ulriksen is ‘very knowledgeable and has a practical approach which is very valuable‘. Banking and finance expert Hans-Christian Donjem assists private equity houses and financial institutions with restructurings, and senior lawyer Karianne Evje Skiaker is ‘very good at identifying the relevant problems to be addressed, and finding good practical solutions‘. Senior lawyer Christoffer Baisgård is ‘very responsive‘ and regularly advises on bankruptcy proceedings.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Ellen Schult Ulriksen and M&A expert Bjørn Olav Torpp share leadership of the practice at Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS, which garners praise for its ‘deep industry and commercial understanding, and provides practical advice‘ on complex, high-profile transactions, large M&A deals, private equity work and joint ventures. The client roster includes aquaculture, technology, real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas and energy companies. Kjetil Hardeng is highly regarded as ‘a very experienced and skilled M&A lawyer‘, while managing partner Preben Brecke specialises in private equity work, and Bård Sandstad focuses on oil and gas and offshore matters. At senior lawyer level, Ragnar Gundersen Koffeld is a noteworthy name.