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Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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Chairman: Pål Kvernaas
Number of partners: 45
Number of lawyers: 127
Languages:English, Italian, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

Firm Overview:
Haavind is the law firm for companies and organisations going through change and digital development. It is one of Norway’s largest and leading law firms, and provides legal services to private and public sector, covering all aspects of commercial law.

Main Areas of Practice:
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Banking & Finance
Corporate M&A
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Pension
EU/EEA & Competition
Healthcare & Life Science
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Media & Entertainment
Oil & Gas
Private Equity
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Stock Exchange & Capital Markets
Taxes & Duties

Aquaculture & Fisheries:
9 partners, 9 fee earners Haavind boasts one of the most prominent practices in the sector, and within regulatory matters second to none. Its in-depth understanding of the legal framework and unique industry knowledge makes it a leading advisor. It has been external counsel for the Norwegian Seafood Federation for more than 10 years, and appointed by government ministries for making comprehensive reports on key regulatory matters.
Contact: Bjørn Sørgård
Tel: +47 970 89 528
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
3 partners , 4 fee earners
A growing team of experts consistently securing major new clients. Recognised as one of the main challengers to the established Band 1 banking practices due to participation in a number of significant recent mandates. The team has a strong portfolio of repeat banking and finance clients, and market-leading multidimensional expertise within financial regulatory matters.
Contact: Hans-Christian Donjem
Tel: +47 950 54 868
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
7 partners, 10 fee earners
Haavind advises on the whole range of capital markets transactions, including IPO’s, rights issues, private placements bond issues as well as regulatory work. It is particularly known for its work on public takeovers and has advised on some of the largest public to private transactions completed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in recent years.
Contact: Cornelius Sogn Ness
Tel: +47 906 43 417
Email: [email protected]

1 partners, 3 fee earners
Lawyers advise clients across the spectrum of competition matters including merger control, joint ventures, cooperation agreements, dominance issues and state aids. The lawyers represent clients in court and during investigations as well as in leniency processes.
Contact: Simen Klevstrand
Tel: +47 980 76 340
Email: [email protected]

13 partners, 22 fee earners The largest legal Construction team in Norway, with strong litigation capabilities. Heavily involved in a substantial number of the largest infrastructure projects in Norway, and nearly all major road projects in Norway over the last 10 years.
Contact: Johnny Johansen
Tel: +47 928 07 826
Email: [email protected]

12 partners, 15 fee earners
Experienced and well proven team for public and private domestic and cross border M&A, JVs and restructuring, with a dedicated and well reputed private equity practice serving both PE funds, infrastructure funds and specialist funds. Clients include blue chip, private equity, corporates and government agencies across sectors, but focused on energy, offshore, oil and gas, tech/telecom and real estate — all of which are backed up by sector specialist teams, making the M&A reach well beyond the core deal team.
Contact: Kjetil Hardeng
Tel: +47 480 12 274
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
18 partners, 22 fee earners
One of the largest and highest ranked, with one of the highest number of lawyers admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court. A high-end dispute group that offers a full commercial disputes service, including cross-border litigation and international arbitration. Particularly recognised for its expertise in handling large and complex disputes, especially within real estate, construction, energy electricity, oil and gas and TMT.
Contact: Henning Nordtvedt
Tel: +47 911 46 894
Email: [email protected]

6 partners, 8 fee earners
One of the leading teams, advising on the largest and most important power and grid companies in the Nordic region. Involved in the majority of the largest hydropower/wind power/electricity grid projects. Highly involved in transactions within the renewables sector; with respect to both hydropower and wind power. Particular expertise in energy related litigation.
Contact: Aksel S Tannum
Tel: +47 900 22 765
Email: [email protected]

7 partners, 10 fee earners
The team is one of the largest employment and pensions departments among Norwegian law firms. The team assists in all aspects of employment and pension law, with special focus on restructuring, downsizing, transfers of undertaking, employee terms and benefits and collective labour issues. Specialises in litigation matters and appears in several landmark cases before the Supreme Court.
Contact: Pål Kvernaas
Tel: +47 906 07 838
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
5 partners, 12 fee earners
Provides assistance within all areas of IPR. Particularly strong within IP litigation within the field of patents, unfair business practice/know how and copyright. Substantial experience within both contentious and non-contentious trademark matters.
Contact: Vebjørn Krag Iversen
Tel: +47 909 15 129
Email: [email protected]

Oil & Gas:
6 partners, 7 fee earners
The team serves the industry in all areas of required legal services with particular experience with various offshore and onshore development projects, dispute resolution, HR-related matters and transactions within the oil and gas industry.
Contact: Mikal Brøndmo
Tel: +47 936 77 222
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement:
3 partners, 4 fee earners
Multidimensional and comprehensive expertise, recognised as one of the biggest and strongest in its field. The firm has exceptional experience handling some of the largest procurement projects, and assists a wide range of suppliers in the tender process and with complaints procedures. The team also has market recognised litigation expertise.
Contact: Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim
Tel: +47 920 39 717
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
8 partners, 17 fee earners The largest and one of the highest ranked teams, covering all matters related to real estate, focusing on transactions (financing, structuring and corporate issues), real estate development and public issues (planning, land acquisitions) and infrastructure (railroads, airports, harbours etc).
Contact: Jarle Holstrøm
Tel: +47 952 82 532
Email: [email protected]

3 partners, 6 fee earners
Covers all aspects of insolvency, including debt negotiations and restructuring, creditor representation and board liability issues and litigation. Also acts on appointments from Oslo bankruptcy and probate court.
Contact: Ellen Schult Ulriksen
Tel: +47 975 05 432
Email: [email protected]

4 partners, 4 fee earners
A strong, long-standing market position in corporate tax and VAT advisory services, as well as leading specialists in tax-related litigation, including long experience before the Supreme Court.
Contact: Espen Nordbø
Tel: +47 489 90 055
Email: [email protected]

5 partners, 15 fee earners
One of few firms covering the full spectrum of TMT-related issues, and leading on the largest and most complex projects related to IT, technology, digitalisation, data protection and media. At the forefront of market developments through matters of novel and disruptive services, in an increasingly difficult regulatory landscape.
Contact: Leif Eirik Thrane
Tel: +47 928 81 439
Email: [email protected]