Are Hunskaar > DLA Piper > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
0114 OSLO

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Norway > Insurance

DLA Piper stands out in the market for its reinsurance and professional liability experience and counts a range of insurers and reinsurers as clients; Munich Re, AIG and Tryg are notable examples. Practice head Alexander Plows is dual-qualified in the UK and Norway and handles financial services, D&O, professional indemnity and warranty and indemnity insurance claims. The group also fields associate partner Camilla Wollan, who focuses on regulatory mandates, particularly cross-border financial services work; and litigators Are Hunskaar and associate partner Beate Vesterås . Lead lawyer Linn Kvade Rannekleiv is a specialist in auditors’ liability claims. Hugo-A. B Munthe-Kaas joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS in 2020.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Corporate and white-collar crime expert Berit Reiss-Andersen heads up the practice at DLA Piper, which recently separated out its dispute resolution group into a standalone department. The team leverages the firm’s global network to handle cross-border mandates and also excels in construction, insurance, professional negligence, technology, IP and energy disputes. Alexander Plows is a key contact for insurance work, Arne Engesæth focuses on alternative dispute resolution, Johan Ratvik handles insolvencies, and Are Hunskaar is a construction expert.

Norway > Construction

DLA Piper has ‘outstanding flexibility and availability’ across construction projects and disputes at a national and international level under the leadership of Are Hunskaar. Other noteworthy individuals include Arne Engesæth, who focuses on offshore mandates; and litigator Hans Christian Brodtkorb. In a recent highlight, the group acted for Hent in a dispute against Sporveien relating to the final settlement for Hent’s construction of a new subway station in Oslo; other key clients include Veidekke, AIG and Cowi. Kjell-André Honerud departed to consultancy Marstrand and Bjørn Erik Mørkved joined Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS in late 2019.