Firm Profile > Kluge Advokatfirma AS > Oslo, Norway

Kluge Advokatfirma AS
0117 OSLO

Construction Tier 1

Kluge Advokatfirma AS' clients praise it as 'unique due to its strategic and practical approach, which it combines with excellent legal expertise and mastery at handling clients to ensure they always receive the right advice'. The team excels in real estate development and infrastructure projects; recent mandates include acting for Implenia Norge in a dispute relating to the development of a road tunnel, and representing Bane Nor in multiple claims relating to the Norwegian national railway infrastructure. Oslo group head Espen Nyland is 'an exceptional strategist', Grethe Gullhaug, who leads the Stavanger team, is 'a very sharp lawyer', and associate partner Samuel Skrunes heads the Bergen group. Litigator Lars Ivar Nyland and infrastructure specialist Arild Skage are also key names to note.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Kluge Advokatfirma AS' clients 'always feel like they are well looked after' thanks to its 'unique capability to look at cases from all angles and find excellent strategies to make sure all weak points are covered'. Key sector expertise for the department includes the construction, IP, oil and gas, tax and public procurement industries; it recently acted for Neodrill in an IP dispute against Equinor (formerly Statoil) relating to exploration technology, and represented NRK in litigation relating to workforce reductions and the outsourcing of TV production services. Christian Galtung leads the group, which also includes Steffen Asmundsson and Amund Noss.

Employment Tier 2

As 'a renowned firm with a proven track record' in the oil and gas sector, Kluge Advokatfirma AS fields 'a highly professional team, which always seeks to find the optimal solution'. The group is led by Marco Lilli in Oslo, Johan Krabbe-Knudsen in Stavanger and Nina Gundersen Sandnes in Bergen; Anders Stenbrenden, who is 'an honest, calm and knowledgeable individual', is also noted. The group's client roster includes Neptune Energy, which it assisted with the employment aspects of its acquisition of VNG Norge; MRC Global Norway, which it advised on a major downsizing; and CHC Helikopter Services, which it acted for on the outsourcing of its ground handling operations.

Oil and gas Tier 2

Kluge Advokatfirma AS 'provides excellent advice' and fields 'a strong team for upstream oil and gas work' under the leadership of the 'genuinely brilliantAudun Stornes and Thomas Abrahamsen, who is 'particularly good at getting the deal done'. In a recent highlight, Stornes and Abrahamsen led advice to Neptune Energy Norge on its acquisition of VNG Norge. Other work includes assisting Repsol Norge with its purchase of participating interests in the Visund field on the NCS and acting for Faroe Petroleum on development projects in the Njord hub area. Olav Hasaas and litigator Amund Noss are also recommended.

Banking and finance (including shipping finance) Tier 3

With notable experience in the project financing space, Kluge Advokatfirma AS' department is led by Atle DegréPetter Schmidt and Thomas Rieber-Mohn in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen respectively, and includes the highly regarded Snorre Haukali. The group's recent highlights include Linn Hoel Ringvoll acting for a consortium consisting of AF Gruppen and John Laing Group on the financing elements of a proposed road PPP; Degré and Ringvoll assisting Kameo with regulatory matters; and Degré advising Avinor and Sjømatterminalen on the financing and development of an entity owning a seafood terminal at Oslo Airport. Marine Harvest, Øglænd Industrier Holding and Faroe Petroleum Norge are also clients. Dag Thomas Hansson joined from DLA Piper in 2019.

Capital markets Tier 3

Atle Degré heads the Oslo-based group at Kluge Advokatfirma AS and Per Kristian Ramsland leads the team in Stavanger. The department focuses on the energy sector and also counts Kameo and Avinor as clients; Degré advised the latter on the establishment of its €1.5bn euro medium-term note programme.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

With a strong base in Stavanger, Kluge Advokatfirma AS' practice is led by Per Kristian Ramsland and counts Snorre Haukali and Thomas Abrahamsen as key practitioners, while Frode Olsen and Stig Even Jakobsen are the contacts in Oslo. The department focuses on the oil and energy, construction, real estate and public sectors; it recently advised Øglænd System Group on its sale to Hilti, assisted Techinvent with its sale to Yokogawa Electric and handled Odfjell Drilling's sale of its shares in Robotic Drilling Systems to Nabors Industries.

EU and competition Tier 3

Noted for its public procurement strength, Kluge Advokatfirma AS's team has 'strong competencies and excellent skills' and is led by Gro Amdal and Arne Torsten Andersen, who head the public procurement and competition teams respectively. Clients also single out managing partner Bjørnar Alterskjær due to his 'in-depth knowledge of state aid law, which makes him an obvious choice in the market'; Robert Lund and Torstein Arendt are also names to note. The department recently assisted Sykehusbygg with the procurement issues relating to a new-build hospital project and represented Bane Nor in a claim brought by Skanska following the awarding of contracts for the Follo Line Project.

Real estate Tier 3

Kluge Advokatfirma AS is 'easy to work with' and is praised by clients for its 'exceptional market knowledge and professional integrity' across its Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger offices led by Naja Dannow, Inger Hygen and Petter Schmidt respectively. The group handles the full range of issues surrounding property developments with recent work including advising Hafrsby on a residential development project in Stavanger, and assisting Drammen Helsepark with the development of commercial, education and health services connected to the new Drammen hospital.

Tax Tier 3

At Kluge Advokatfirma ASFrode Olsen and Amund Noss lead the tax advisory and tax litigation groups respectively. Olsen advised Akershus Fylkeskommune on the tax aspects of the structuring of the ownership of its transportation infrastructure and Noss represented Total E&P Norge in a tax dispute relating to the delayed delivery of LNG from the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Eirik Jensen retired and Anders Heieren joined from Arntzen de Besche in 2019.

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Kluge Advokatfirma AS' client base encompasses companies experiencing financial distress and market difficulties; it acted for Bane Nor on the restructuring of Societa' Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua, assisted former bondholders of Crudecorp with bankruptcy issues and advised AF Gruppen on Submet Construction's insolvency. Hans Ingvald Stensholdt is the key contact in Oslo and Per Kristian Ramsland handles work out of the Stavanger office.

Intellectual property Tier 4

Kluge Advokatfirma AS 'never stops looking for solutions' and is 'persistent in its approach' under the leadership of Thomas Rieber-Mohn. Other names to note include associate partners Kyrre Tangen Andersen, who can 'immediately see the big picture and the main point', and the 'pragmaticStian Oddbjørnsen. Recent work includes representing Norsk Tipping in a trade mark dispute and acting for the University of Oslo in a preliminary injunction against researchers accused of scientific misconduct relating to the publication of research articles based on stolen data.

Contact: Managing partnerBjørnar Alterskjær (

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Snorre Haukali
Capital markets Atle Degré
Construction Espen Nyland
Construction Grethe Gullhaug
Corporate/M&A Per Kristian Ramsland
Dispute resolution/litigation Christian Galtung
Dispute resolution/litigation Steffen Asmundsson
Employment Johan Krabbe-Knudsen
Employment Nina Gundersen Sandnes
Employment Marco Lilli
Oil and gas Audun Stornes
Oil and gas Olav Hasaas
Oil and gas Thomas Abrahamsen
EU and competition and managing partner Bjørnar Alterskjær
EU and competition Gro Amdal
Insolvency and corporate recovery Per Kristian Ramsland
Insolvency and corporate recovery Hans Ingvald Stensholdt
Intellectual property Thomas Rieber-Mohn
Real estate Naja Dannow
Offshore construction and shipbuilding Thomas Abrahamsen
Shipping Snorre Haukali
Tax Frode Olsen
Tax Amund Noss
TMT Torstein Arendt
Construction Samuel Skrunes
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Thomas Abrahamsen  photo Mr Thomas Abrahamsen
Mr Bjørnar Alterskjær  photo Mr Bjørnar Alterskjær
Ms Gro Amdal  photo Ms Gro Amdal
Mr Arne Torsten Andersen  photo Mr Arne Torsten Andersen
Mr Torstein Arendt  photo Mr Torstein Arendt
Mr Steffen Asmundsson  photo Mr Steffen Asmundsson
Mr Geir Even Asplin  photo Mr Geir Even Asplin
Ms Naja Dannow  photo Ms Naja Dannow
Mr Atle Degré  photo Mr Atle Degré
Mr Reid Fiskaa  photo Mr Reid Fiskaa
Mr Christian Galtung  photo Mr Christian Galtung
Ms Grethe Gullhaug  photo Ms Grethe Gullhaug
Ms Nina Gundersen Sandnes  photo Ms Nina Gundersen Sandnes
Mr Olav Hasaas  photo Mr Olav Hasaas
Mr Snorre Haukali  photo Mr Snorre Haukali
Mr Øystein Henriksen  photo Mr Øystein Henriksen
Ms Inger Hygen  photo Ms Inger Hygen
Ms Belinda T Ingebrigtsen  photo Ms Belinda T Ingebrigtsen
Mr Stig Even Jakobsen  photo Mr Stig Even Jakobsen
Mr Christian Wille Kaisen  photo Mr Christian Wille Kaisen
Mr Harald Kobbe  photo Mr Harald Kobbe
Mr Johan Krabbe-Knudsen photo Mr Johan Krabbe-Knudsen Partner
Mr Marco Lilli  photo Mr Marco Lilli
Mr Robert Lund  photo Mr Robert Lund
Mr Nicolai René Nielsen  photo Mr Nicolai René Nielsen
Mr Amund Noss  photo Mr Amund Noss
Mr Espen Nyland  photo Mr Espen Nyland
Mr Lars Ivar Nyland  photo Mr Lars Ivar Nyland
Mr Stian Oddbjørnsen  photo Mr Stian Oddbjørnsen
Mr Frode Olsen  photo Mr Frode Olsen
Mr Tarjei Pedersen  photo Mr Tarjei Pedersen
Mr Knut Prestvik  photo Mr Knut Prestvik
Mr Per Kristian Ramsland  photo Mr Per Kristian Ramsland
Mr Thomas Rieber-Mohn  photo Mr Thomas Rieber-Mohn
Mr Petter Schmidt  photo Mr Petter Schmidt
Mr Trond Selvikvåg  photo Mr Trond Selvikvåg
Mr Arild Skage  photo Mr Arild Skage
Mr Samuel Skrunes  photo Mr Samuel Skrunes
Mr Anders Stenbrenden  photo Mr Anders Stenbrenden
Mr Hans Ingvald Stensholdt  photo Mr Hans Ingvald Stensholdt
Mr Kjetil Stensvik  photo Mr Kjetil Stensvik
Mr Audun Stornes  photo Mr Audun Stornes
Mr Jostein Sundvor  photo Mr Jostein Sundvor
Mr Reidar Sverdrup  photo Mr Reidar Sverdrup
Mr Kyrre Tangen  photo Mr Kyrre Tangen
Mr Olav Todnem  photo Mr Olav Todnem
Mr Odd R Tvedt  photo Mr Odd R Tvedt
Number of lawyers : 130
Other offices : Bergen
Other offices : Hamar
Other offices : Stavanger