Asle Bjelland > CMS Kluge > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

CMS Kluge
0117 OSLO

Work Department

Energy, oil & gas, Production & offshore, Construction, Dispute resolution


Dispute Resolution/litigation expert, specializing in energy, industry and infrastructure. More than 20 years of experience as a lawyer within resolution and litigation in all courts and in arbitration. Previously been a judge and is regualary used as a mediator and arbitrator.


2019-YDT Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma, 2018-2019 District Court Judge, 2012-2018 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen, 2006-2012 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Mageli, 2001-2006 Lawyer, Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), 1996-2001 Associate, Legal department, Norsk Hydro, 1998-1999 Legal Counsel, Norsk Hydro (UK) Limited, London, 1996-1997 Military service, Norwegian national defense high command (FO), legal department, 1994-1995 Legal advisor, Nordic Institute of Maritime Law/Kværner, 1992-1993 Research Assistand, Department of Petroleum law, University of Oslo




2005 Admitted to the Supreme Court, 1995 Cand.jur, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

CMS Kluge‘s department is led by ‘outstanding litigatorSteffen Asmundsson, who focuses on public law and contract law disputes. Construction and infrastructure litigation forms a key pillar of the practice, and the team fields expertise in contentious IP mandates, commercial and administrative claims, and financial services litigation. Christian Galtung ‘is extremely professional, and stays calm and gets thoroughly acquainted with all issues‘. Amund Noss is a key contact for tax litigation, while Asle Bjelland is highly regarded for his expertise in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Norway > Oil and gas

CMS Kluge‘s ‘extremely flexible‘ and ‘highly responsive‘ team stands out for its ‘excellent knowledge of the E&P industry and associated legislation‘. The department continues to be kept busy advising oil and gas companies on green shift matters, alongside a steady workflow of contentious issues, transactions and contractual mandates. The practice is jointly led by E&P transactional expert Olav Hasaas in Oslo and Stavanger-based Siv Madland, who is active in M&A matters. Also in Stavanger, Camilla Grytten is noted for her expertise in regulatory work, and Oslo-based Asle Bjelland is a key name for dispute resolution.