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Firm Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Bygdøy Allé 2
  • Oslo
  • Oslo
  • Norway
  • 0257

Firm profile submitted by Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Haavind is one of Norway’s leading law firms and located in Oslo, Norway. Haavind traces its root back to 1893 and provides legal services to businesses, covering all aspects of commercial law.
Chairman: Pål Kvernaas
Number of Partners: 35
Number of Lawyers: 102
Languages: English, Italian, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

Banking & Finance:
3 partners and 6 fee earners based in Oslo.
Advise across the full spectrum of banking and finance law, including asset financing, project financing, acquisition financing, bonds, derivatives, trading operations, PPAs, compliance, regulatory issues, product development, insurance, UCITS and alternative investment funds.
Key Clients: ABN Amro, AIG, Apollo, Axpo, Brown Advisory, CapVest, Codan/RSA, Deutsche Bank, Henderson Gartmore, HSBC, ICG, ING Bank, Instabank, Morgan Stanley, Oaktree, Sparebank 1 SMN, Trailstone.
Contact: Hans-Christian Donjem
Tel: +47 950 54 868
E-mail: [email protected]

Construction & Offshore:
10 partners and 16 fee earners based in Oslo.
Assistance in relation to drafting of contracts, negotiations, contract discussions and litigation for a wide range of clients.
Key Clients: EMAS AMC, Heerema, Nordea, Elkem, Saint Gobain, Avinor, Tronrud Gruppen, Statkraft, Sporveien, Norwegian Public Road Administration, Statsbygg.
Contact: Johnny Johansen
Tel: +47 92 80 78 26
E-mail: [email protected]

Team of 25 based in Oslo, including 7 partners.
Experienced and well proven team for public and private cross border M&A, JVs and restructuring. Separate team for IPO/cap markets. Clients include blue chip private equity, corporates and government agencies across sectors, but focused on energy, offshore, 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.
Key Clients: Telenor, Tieto, Atea, Elkem, Spectrum, BlackRock, FSN Capital, CapVest, Oaktree.
Contact: Kjetil Hardeng
Tel: +47 48 01 22 74
E-mail: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
18 partners and 20 fee earners based in Oslo.
Haavind is particularly recognised for its litigation experience within the field of construction law, IPR, employment, real estate, renewable energy, public procurement and general litigation.
Key Clients: Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Avinor, Statnett, Ryanair, Heerema, Telenor, ICA Norge, Vattenfall, Statsbygg, Norwegian Tax Authority, Rolls-Royce Marine.
Contact: Henning Nordtvedt
Tel: +47 91 14 68 94
E-mail: [email protected]

Employment & Pensions:
With 6 partners and 10 fee earners, all based in Oslo.
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.
Key Clients: Telenor Group, Aker Solutions Group, Statoil, DNB, Adecco, Eli Lilly Group, Proffice, SEB, Hafslund, ISS Facility Services, Schibsted Group and Ryanair.
Contact: Lars Kokkvold
Tel: +47 928 81 392
E-mail: [email protected]

5 partners and 7 fee earners based in Oslo.
Covers all aspects of the renewable energy sector, including inter alia wind and hydro projects, grids and engineering, project development, concessions, land acquisitions, PPAs, financing etc., in addition to transactions and energy litigation.
Key Clients: Statnett, Statkraft, Helgeland Kraft, Skagerak Kraft, SKS, Axpo, Vattenfall.
Contact: Aksel S. Tannum
Tel: +47 900 22 765
E-mail: [email protected]

Technology, Media & IPR:
3 partners and 12 fee earners based in Oslo.
Particularly strong within technology M&A, major ITand business-processes outsourcing projects, media and IP litigation as well as food and life sciences compliance issues.
Key Clients: Telenor, Broadnet, Tieto, Atea, Storebrand, Gjensidige, Schibsted, Rolls Royce Marine, RiksTV, Get, C More Entertainment, Norgesgruppen
Contact: Leif Eirik Thrane
Tel: +47 928 81 439
E-mail: [email protected]

Real Estate:
5 partners, 3 associate partners and 12 other fee earners based in Oslo.
A true full service department, 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).
Key Clients: Storebrand Eiendomsfond KS, Aspelin Ramm Eiendom AS, Bulk Infrastructure AS, Hav Eiendom AS, Pareto Securities AS, NRP Finance AS, HIG Capital, Anthon B Nielsen Eiendom AS, Norwegian Public Road Administration, ICA Eiendom.
Contact: Jarle Holstrøm
Tel: +47 952 82 532
E-mail: [email protected]

Restructuring & Bankruptcy:
2 partners and 3 fee earners based in Oslo.
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.
Key Clients: FSN Capital, EMAS AMC Pte. Ltd, Sandvik Norge AS, ICA Norge AS, Victaulic Europe BV, Brutel AS, Herøya Næringspark AS, Oslo Probate Court (appointments as liquidator).
Contact: Ellen Schult Ulriksen
Tel: +47 975 05 432
E-mail: [email protected]

4 partners and 4 fee earners based in Oslo.
Assistance in all tax and VAT issues. In-depth experience in international tax issues. Considerable litigation experience, including before the Supreme Court.
Key Clients: BlackRock, AIG Europe Ltd, Arctic Securities, Elkem AS, Acciona Ingeniera S.A, Avinor AS, Norwegian Tax Authorities, Sporveien
Contact: Espen Nordbø
Tel: +47 4899 0055
E-mail: [email protected]