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2021

Kluge joins CMS

Kluge Advokatfirma joins forces with the top global law firm CMS. CMS currently has 79 offices in 44 countries and employs more than 5 000 lawyers worldwide.

Two new partners in Kluge

We are very happy to welcome Knut Anders Sannes and Steffen Kvisler as new partners in Kluge. Until now, both have been partners in Pacta Advokatfirma, which will cease in parallel, and will be part of our department for real estate and construction.

Kluge has advised the Norwegian Institute on Public Health in the drafting and negotiations of contracts for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines from multiple suppliers, including Pfizer and Moderna, through the centralised EU approach on procuring vaccines.

Kluge has advised Delmar Systems

Congratulations to Delmar Systems with the acquisition of Vryhof Group from Moreld. A team from Kluge, led by Associate Partner Espen Debes, acted as Delmar’s Norwegian counsel in the transaction.

Legal 500 for 2021 has been launched, and we are proud to announce that Kluge once again are recognized as one of Norway's leading law firms. We are top ranked in Construction and Public procurement, and we are ranked as top tier (tier 2) within Dispute Resolution Employment, Oil & Gas and EU / Competition.

What will it take to build a successful new business within offshore wind and deliver on ambitious growth targets? Whether you are an established player looking to expand your business into offshore wind, or a new entrant offering technology or services in this segment, getting help to benchmark your starting point and on developing and implementing the tools and strategies to reach your market goals can be extremely useful.

Offshore wind has the potential to become Norway’s new export adventure, and we see more and more companies exploring opportunities to engage in offshore wind. Many companies have a strong technology and competence basis combined with a long track record from oil & gas, but these backbone elements are not necessarily enough to succeed in the global and rapidly developing offshore wind industry.

In a recent ruling, Borgarting Court of Appeal has concluded that a severance agreement in reality was a summary dismissal from the employer. The circumstances surrounding the negotiations and the terms and conditions of severance agreements are decisive elements in the courts’ assessment of such agreements. It is important that the employer consciously informs the employee of his/her options and provides sufficient time for the employee to reflect.

Kluge strengthens within Corporate/M&A

We are pleased to welcome Eystein Eriksrud as a new partner in Kluge. Eystein will add valuable expertise in company law, securities law, and financial law.

Two new partners in Kluge

We have the pleasure of welcoming Ole André Oftebro and Nils Kristian Lie as partners in Kluge. They will be part of our investment in employment law.