Mr Mikal Brøndmo > Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
0101 OSLO

Work Department

Dispute resolution
Construction and offshore
Oil and offshore


Mikal Brøndmo specialises in arbitration and litigation, with a special focus on complex and international disputes.

He has provided advice to a considerable number of Norwegian and foreign clients in respect of complex and high-value disputes before state courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

He advises on disputes within a wide range of legal areas, and he has especially experience from representing parties in international construction and energy disputes (both oil & gas and renewables), including offshore wind disputes subject to ICC and GMAA. His extensive experience also includes disputes concerning shipbuilding contracts, defence contracts, distribution contracts, insurance and post M&A.

Brøndmo assists in all stages of a dispute – from early case assessments and claim letters to settlement negotiations, mediation and proceedings before courts and arbitral tribunals to enforcement proceedings.

Brøndmo also acts as an arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations, such as under rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and in ad hoc arbitration. Furthermore, Mikal is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo teaching contract law and civil procedure.



The Swedish Arbitrator Training Program, run by the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)


English Legal Methods, University of Cambridge

2005 –

Advokatfirmaet Haavind


Ministry of Justice, Legislative department


Cand, jur, UiO

2004 –
Lecturer, faculty of law, UiO

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Oil and gas

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ oil and offshore practice is widely recognised for handling contractual matters, transactional mandates and contentious work for an established client base of major contractors. M&A expert Bård Sandstad heads up the transactional side of the practice, while Christopher L. Sveen leads the offshore and construction group; Sveen also brings expertise in restructurings. Mikal Brøndmo is the key name for arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ team ‘has a unique knowledge of the offshore industry, and experience in the challenges the industry meets in their operations and in their contracts.’ Shipbuilding work continues to be a growing area of instruction for the group. Arbitrator and litigator Mikal Brøndmo is the main name for handling offshore construction and shipbuilding disputes, and is well versed in advising on contractual matters within the sectors. Practice head Christopher L. Sveen stands out for providing ‘unique strategic advice‘ to a client roster of oil and gas companies, and Bård Sandstad regularly assists oil and gas, shipping and offshore clients with M&A mandates. At senior associate level, Martine Linge Johnsen is active in offshore contractual and regulatory work, while Silje Helene Bakkevig Dagsland and Sarah-Ann Kvam focus on shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts.

Norway > Construction

Led by Henning Nordtvedt, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ team has ‘very good knowledge of the construction industry‘, with established expertise in construction litigation. The ‘very skilledArve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik focuses on handling litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from construction projects. The group is also strong in advising clients from a broad range of sectors on large infrastructure projects, and is sought after by large and medium-sized contractors. Other key names in the practice include the ‘outstandingJohnny Johansen and Mikal Brøndmo, ‘a very experienced lawyer in the construction industry‘ who specialises in international construction disputes.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ dispute resolution team ‘offers a unique combination of deep industry insight, and experienced and clever dispute-related strategic thinking‘. Commercial disputes form the core pillar of the practice, which is headed up by construction contractual litigation expert Henning Nordtvedt. Johnny Johansen is recognised for his expertise in construction and real estate arbitration and litigation. Arve Martin Hyldmo Bjørnvik ‘is superb in any dispute‘, and Mikal Brøndmo is very experienced in international energy and construction disputes, and regularly handles arbitration mandates. Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim and Rasmus Asbjørnsen are also key names to note.