The admission of Kalsaas and Aadahl will strengthen Kluge's position within energy, construction and the public sector. Both started as associates in Kluge and have advanced in the firm all the way to partnership.
Joar Kalsaas started as an associate in Kluge in 2012 and has for several years developed very good expertise especially within construction and energy. Within oil and gas, he has extensive experience in assisting both suppliers and oil companies. He has had various secondments at operating companies. Kalsaas also advises clients within construction, including especially contractors in major construction projects, where he is involved during the execution phase, and with dispute resolution.
Fredrik Aadahl started as an associate in Kluge in 2011. Aadahl is specialized within construction law and public procurement and has extensive experience with complex construction projects. He assists both public and private clients in all project phases, from procurement to contract execution, negotiations and dispute resolution. Aadahl has for several years taught at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, and is regularly appointed as supervisor and examiner within his areas of expertise.
Marte Thorsby comes from the position as CEO of IFPI Norway (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), where she was employed for 14 years. IFPI represents the world's leading music producers, including Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music, and IFPI's main task is to secure the producers' commercial rights in all relevant markets. As a partner in Kluge, Thorsby's main focus will continue to be on working for and with IFPI, but now based on a strongly established legal environment. At the same time, Thorsby's long experience from the field of intellectual property law and her broad commercial approach and industry knowledge will make her a key resource within Kluge's focus and investment in the IPR market in general. Thorsby has previously also worked in the law firm Grette's IPR department.
We wish all three a warm welcome to the partnership from 1 January!