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Advokatfirma Kogstad Lunde & Co
FRIDTJOF NANSENS PLASS 9
0160 OSLO
Norway

Norway > Insurance Tier 1

Boutique firm Advokatfirma Kogstad Lunde & Co ‘knows the insurance industry very well‘ and is home to a ‘highly experienced and specialised team‘. The department provides advice to a high-profile client roster of international and national companies on the whole spectrum of insurance work. Terje Marthinsen, who leads the personal injury and employers’ liability team, is ‘an excellent lawyer and strategist‘, and is regularly instructed in D&O and professional indemnity claims. Trond Werner Lunde is ‘a stand out senior partner‘ and is highly regarded for his ‘towering profile in Norwegian insurance law, with all-round knowledge.’ Group co-head and health insurance expert Claus Krag Brynildsen is ‘very knowledgeable‘ and has ‘vast experience‘. Newly promoted partner Karoline Stenberg is ‘up and coming, always well prepared, and very open and direct‘.

Practice head(s):

Trond Werner Lunde; Terje Marthinsen; Claus Krag Brynildsen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Trond Werner Lunde is a great managing partner. He makes clients feel connected to the firm, prioritized and valued.’

‘Terje Marthinsen is accessible and solution oriented and showed excellent analytic skills.’

‘Kogstad Lunde has for years performed on the highest level within insurance law in Norway. The depth of knowledge among the team members is second to none in Norway.’

‘Terje Marthinsen might be the most knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Norway, including litigation on the matter.’

‘First class knowledge, great availability, cost effective and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Terje Marthinsen – excellent lawyer with broad experience and cost effective advice. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Excellent team for insurance coverage and defence work.’

‘Karoline Stenberg deserves a special mention as she has been most helpful to our company the last year, tackling various challenging legal matters with ambition, thoroughness and efficiency.’

Key clients

Hedvig AB

Tryg Forsikring

Protector Forsikring

Gjensidige Forsikring

If

AIG Europe

Fremtind Forsikring

KLP

The Norwegian Auditors’ Association

The Norwegian Government/Attorney General/The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation

Eika

Frende Skadeforsikring

Frende Liv

Jernbanepersonalets Bank og Forsikring

Knif Trygghet Forsikring

The Norwegian Government / The National Complaint Board for Health Services

Byggmesterforsikring

Pareto

Landkreditt Forsikring

Skogbrand Forsikring

Zurich Insurance

Norsk Hussopp Forsikring

Bane Nor

HCC International Insurance Company PLC

Faver AS

Ly Forsikring

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice to Protector, which holds both the building insurance and the liability insurance for the owner of Grenfell Tower, regarding all legal and strategic assessments, discussions and decisions arising from the tragedy.
  • Successfully defended Hvitserk & Eventyrreiser in the highest claim for compensation for a bereaved family ever presented in Norway.
  • Acting as mutual counsel for Frende Insurance and If in an ongoing potential NOK2bn recourse claim against a car manufacturer, concerning a car which caused a fire in a car park at Stavanger Airport.

Norway > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Boutique firm Advokatfirma Kogstad Lunde & Co ‘has a great deal of experience and know-how in handling litigation and insurance matters‘. Insurance disputes are the sole focus of the practice, which is jointly led by tort law expert Trond Werner Lunde and Terje Marthinsen, who has expertise in marine insurance, energy insurance, and professional liability matters. Associate Tor Morten Austerheim acts on personal injury mandates and product liability matters.

Practice head(s):

Trond Werner Lunde; Terje Marthinsen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Trond Werner is approachable, speaks several languages, is responsive to the issues and nuances of each matter, is very knowledgeable about the law and the practice of law, not only in Norway, but also throughout Scandinavia, which makes him very well connected, everyone knows him. He is certainly a guarantee for me that all the matters I entrust to him will be perfectly handled.’

A good depth of experience.’

‘I would like to commend Trond Werner Lunde for his thoroughness, strategy and dignified conduct in litigation and its preparations. We also want to emphasize the accuracy and efficiency of Tor Morten Austerheim in claims handling and litigation. KLCO is a strong team we are proud to work with.’

‘Kogstad Lunde’s unique knowledge in general insurance law, tort law in general (and particularly within personal injuries), insurance fraud and litigation makes the firm able to provide cost effective advice and assistance. Always available, thorough and a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Terje Marthinsen has excellent knowledge within insurance law, tort law and litigation. Able to identify the legal issues and resolve them. Always available and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Well regarded in the insurance and related market in the UK and Scandinavia. They are our go to law firm in Oslo for insurance and dispute resolution.’

‘KLCO has an unique way of customizing legal advice to each client at a speedy rate. Expedient quality advice throughout. Always have their clients’ best interest in mind and provide creative and good solutions to usually what is unchartered legal territory.’

‘Terje Marthinsen is always available, with a stand out work ethic and commitment beyond comparison.’

Key clients

Hedvig Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring

Protector Forsikring

Gjensidige Forsikring

If

AIG Europe

Fremtind Forsikring

KLP

The Norwegian Auditors’ Association

The Norwegian Government/Attorney General/The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation

Eika

Frende Skadeforsikring

Frende Liv

Jernbanepersonalets Bank og Forsikring

Knif Trygghet Forsikring

The Norwegian Government / The National Complaint Board for Health Services

Byggmesterforsikring

Pareto

Landkreditt Forsikring

Skogbrand Forsikring

Zurich Insurance

Norsk Hussopp Forsikring

Bane Nor

HCC International Insurance Company PLC

Faver AS

Ly Forsikring

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to Protector (which possesses both the building and liability insurance of the owner of Grenfell Tower) concerning all legal and strategic decisions, assessments and discussions.
  • Successfully defended Hvitserk & Eventyrreiser AS in a case involving the highest claim for compensation to a bereaved family presented in Norway.
  • Representing Frende Insurance and If (as the insurer of the car and the insurer of the building) in a recourse claim worth NOK2bn against a car manufacturer, following a car fire in a car park at Stavanger Airport.

The firm: Advokatfirma MNA Kogstad Lunde & Co was formed in 1995 by Eivind Kogstad and Trond Werner Lunde, and has since been a medium-sized boutique firm that has provided specialist insurance law services to Norwegian and international insurers. All partners and employed lawyers have been recruited from the insurance industry.

From the beginning, the firm has been known to have some of the most respected legal minds within their field, and at the same time it is known for being practical, commercial, approachable and “down to earth”.

Within the field of insurance law, the firm solely represents insurance and reinsurance companies (or their customers). The firm is now representing more than 40 different Norwegian and international insurers.

Kogstad Lunde & Co is Kennedys’ associated office in Norway. Kennedys is a rapidly growing international law firm with 32 offices around the world and 16 associated offices and consists of more than 1,700 people. Kennedys has expertise in insurance / reinsurance law and liability and is recognised by leading industry directories and commended by clients around the world.

In addition to Kennedys UK and Kennedys DK in Copenhagen, the firm has an especially close cooperation with the law firms NorelidHolm in Stockholm and Castrén & Snellman in Helsinki. The firms work together to provide a seamless legal service in Scandinavia and beyond.

In 2012 the partners in Kogstad Lunde & Co established FaVer AS (Fact Verification, www.faver.no) – which is now Norway`s leading independent environment providing investigative services to the insurance industry.

Areas of practice: Kogstad Lunde & Co assists and advises on all aspects of insurance law, tort law and litigation, including both private and corporate insurance, policy wording, coverage advice and advice on compliance matters. We handle both small and big scale claims, including personal injury, professional indemnity, product liability, recall, subrogation and fraud.

Our expert advice is based on a deep understanding of the insurance market in our region.

The partners at Kogstad Lunde & Co have an average of more than 20 years of experience working as attorneys specialized within insurance law and dispute resolution. Consequently, our firm has a broad network, which gives the firm the possibility of providing clients with direct, swift and “tailor made” advice taking into account the market situation, market standards and special corporate issues, beside – of course – the highest level of specialized legal insurance advice.

The fact that all the lawyers at Kogstad Lunde & Co have worked almost solely with insurance and dispute resolution throughout their entire careers gives them a unique opportunity of sharing experience, expertise and know-how.

Several of the largest insurance companies in Norway have used our partners as teaching supervisors for their own employed claims handlers and attorneys.

We act as counsel for the Norwegian Government / the Attorney General in the appeal courts in cases involving the National Insurance. We also act as counsel for the Norwegian Government / the Patients’ Injury Compensation Board and the National Complaint Board for Health Services.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Contractors' All Risk Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
Professional indemnity Trond Werner Lundetwl@klco.no+47 23 35 88 15
Professional indemnity Terje Marthinsentm@klco.no+47 23 35 88 25
Personal injury Terje Marthinsentm@klco.no+47 23 35 88 25
Personal injury Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
Insurance Claus Krag Brynildsencb@klco.no+47 23 35 88 19
Insurance Jan Aubertja@klco.no+47 23 35 88 24
Maritime insurance and Transportation Jan Aubertja@klco.no+47 23 35 88 24
Maritime insurance and Transportation Claus Krag Brynildsencb@klco.no+47 23 35 88 19
Fraud Trond Werner Lundetwl@klco.no+47 23 35 88 15
Fraud Claus Krag Brynildsencb@klco.no+47 23 35 88 19
Compliance Trond Werner Lundetwl@klco.no+47 23 35 88 15
Compliance Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
Dispute resolution Terje Marthinsentm@klco.no+47 23 35 88 25
Dispute resolution Trond Werner Lundetwl@klco.no+47 23 35 88 15
Product liability Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
Property damage Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
Life and health insurance Claus Krag Brynildsencb@klco.no+47 23 35 88 19
Life and health insurance Jan Aubertja@klco.no+47 23 35 88 24
Employers' liability Terje Marthinsentm@klco.no+47 23 35 88 25
Employers' liability Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
Aviation Terje Marthinsentm@klco.no+47 23 35 88 25
Environmental liability Trond Werner Lundetwl@klco.no+47 23 35 88 15
Environmental liability Jan Aubertja@klco.no+47 23 35 88 24
Directors' and officers' liability and white collar crime Trond Werner Lundetwl@klco.no+47 23 35 88 15
Directors' and officers' liability and white collar crime Claus Krag Brynildsencb@klco.no+47 23 35 88 19
Corporate liability Erik Fjeldstadef@klco.no+47 23 35 88 06
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Jan Aubert photo Mr Jan AubertAttorney at law – Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway –…
Mr Tor Morten Austerheim photo Mr Tor Morten AusterheimAttorney at law Tort law Insurance law Damages for personal injury Professional…
Miss Kristine Bjerke photo Miss Kristine BjerkeAttorney at law Damages for personal injury Insurance law Tort law Contract…
Mr Claus Krag Brynildsen photo Mr Claus Krag BrynildsenAttorney at law – Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway –…
Mr Nicolai Dammyr photo Mr Nicolai Dammyr• Insurance law • Tort law • Construction law • Real Estate…
Mr Erik Fjeldstad photo Mr Erik FjeldstadPersonal injury insurance, alle sectors Professional liability Insurance law Tort law Personal…
Miss Lene Hesselberg photo Miss Lene HesselbergGeneral insurance law Tort law Contract- and agreement law Family law and…
Mrs Tone Lenvik photo Mrs Tone LenvikInsurance law Tort law Damages for personal injury Occupational illness/injury compensation•Social security…
Mr Trond Werner Lunde photo Mr Trond Werner LundeAttorney at law / Senior Partner / Founder Insurance law Professional indemnity…
Mr Per Kristian Lundkvist photo Mr Per Kristian LundkvistDamages for personal injury, all sectors Insurance law Tort law Social security…
Mr Terje Marthinsen photo Mr Terje MarthinsenAttorney at Law / partner Specialist areas: Head of the personal injury…
Mr Stig Norby photo Mr Stig NorbyAttorney at law Damages for personal injury Insurance law Tort law Social…
Mrs Karoline Stenberg photo Mrs Karoline StenbergAttorney at Law / Partner Insurance law Tort law Professional liability Contract-…
Mrs Annika Wedde photo Mrs Annika WeddeInsurance Law Tort Law Consumer law Contract- and agreement law

ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Our ethical guidelines are based on the Code of Conducts from the Norwegian Bar
Association (RGA).

In accordance with these guidelines, we act in an ethical, fair and professional manner in all contact with others.

Appropriate to our size, nature and operational risk we have an environmental policy that address energy consumption, emissions to air, land and water – and management of hazardous materials and waste.

As a part of our CSR efforts, we work pro bono in cases or situations where it is
considered that people have been victims of injustice.

Our lawyers held honorary posts and participate in non-profit contexts, and support
The Faculty of Law and law students in different relevant ways. Additionally we
administer The Norwegian Insurance Law Association.

We provide financial support to e.g The Salvation Army, The Norwegian Air
Ambulance Foundation and The Church City Mission.


CLIENT: Lars Fritzø, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive

COMPANY/FIRM: Jernbanepersonalets Bank and Insurance

TESTIMONIAL: The lawfirm Kogstad Lunde &Co has been our main and preferred legal supplier in all fields of business and legal matters for 25 years.
That is how it has been and will be.”

 

CLIENT: Anders Trosvik, Director of Claims

COMPANY/FIRM: Eika Insurance AS

TESTIMONIAL: «Eika forsikring is most satisfied with the services received by KLCO. They have the right attitude when it comes to balancing common sense/customer value vs hard core juridical intent”

 

CLIENT: Fredrik Messel, Claims Director

COMPANY/FIRM: Protector Insurance ASA

TESTIMONIAL: For more than 10 years we have liad tite pleasure of using Kogstad & Lunde’s services. When it comes to handling legal issues related to claims Kogstad &Lunde has an extensive competence and profound experience. In the court room we together have had several successful cases!”