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Firm Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Firm Profile

Oslo

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

Firm profile submitted by Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Chairman: Johnny Johansen
Number of Partners: 37
Number of Lawyers: 111
Languages: English, Italian, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian


Haavind traces its roots back to 1893 and is one of Norway’s largest and leading law firms. It provides legal services to private and public sector, covering all aspects of commercial law.



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, financial restructuring, PPAs, compliance, license applications, regulatory issues, product development, insurance, UCITS and alternative investment funds, implementation issues related to EU directives, regulations and guidelines within the financial sector.
Contact: Hans-Christian Donjem
Tel: +47 950 54 868
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
4 partners and 7 fee earners based in Oslo.
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]

Competition/Antitrust:
Team of 10 lawyers, of which 4 working mainly with competition law. 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]

Public Procurement:
Core team of 10 lawyers based in Oslo, of whom 4 mainly/ solely work with public procurement matters.
Haavind’s public procurement team is recognised as one of the biggest and strongest in its field. The team assists both clients and suppliers in all stages of the procurement process.
Contact: Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim
Tel: +47 920 39 717
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
Team of 25 based in Oslo, including 7 partners.
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 and 22 fee earners based in Oslo.
Haavind is particularly recognised for its litigation work within the field of construction, offshore, IPR, media and technology, employment, real estate, renewable energy and public procurement in addition to a substantial general litigation practice.
Contact: Henning Nordtvedt
Tel: +47 911 46 894
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
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 labor issues.
Contact: Pål Kvernaas
Tel: +47 906 07 838
Email: [email protected]

Electricity:
5 partners and 7 fee earners based in Oslo.
Covers all aspects of the renewable energy sector, including inter alia wind and hydro projects, grid projects, engineering, project development, concessions, land acquisitions, PPAs, financing etc., in addition to transactions and energy litigation.
Contact: Aksel S. Tannum
Tel: +47 900 22 765
Email: [email protected]

Oil & Gas:
A core team of 4 partners and 8 fee earners is serving the industry on all areas of required legal services.
The team has 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]

Intellectual Property:
4 partners and 10 fee earners based in Oslo.
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]

Real Estate:
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).
Contact: Jarle Holstrøm
Tel: +47 952 82 532
Email: [email protected]

Construction:
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.
Contact: Johnny Johansen
Tel: +47 928 07 826
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring/Insolvency:
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.
Contact: Ellen Schult Ulriksen
Tel: +47 975 05 432
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
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.
Contact: Espen Nordbø
Tel: +47 489 90 055
Email: [email protected]

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