Haavind is one of Norway’s leading law firms. The firm is located in central Oslo and provides legal services to businesses, covering all aspects of commercial law. Haavind is a full-service law firm with several of the largest companies in Norway, as well as public sector, as clients.
Our goal is to create added value for our customers by offering legal advice of the highest quality combined with comprehensive industry knowledge. That is why we organise our teams by sector and specialisation.
Legal expertise is a means – not an end in itself.
Haavind has more than 100 lawyers providing guidance and assistance to important business clients, both in Norway and internationally. There are two principles that are central to our work: Our clients always come first and every problem has a solution.
Legal 500 and Chambers, the prestigious guides to the legal profession, confirmed Haavind’s position as one of the most trusted law firms and several of our lawyers are individually ranked.
Our legal expertise
Our industry knowledge
Our business understanding
Vision, values and culture
Our vision is to be solution-oriented and inspiring.
In order to achieve this, we have developed a corporate culture based on the values of commitment, skill, friendly cooperation and a sense of humour. This culture characterises us and the way in which we cooperate while distinguishing us from our competitors. When we recruit new employees, it is crucial that they have values and attitudes that are in accordance with our own.
Ethics is normally explained as the doctrine about moral, in other words the doctrine about right and wrong. In our society as general, we distinguish between public ethics and code ethics for different professions.
The Norwegian Bar Association has developed a code of conducts that have been ratified as a regulation by the Ministry of Justice. These code of conducts have to be followed by all Norwegian lawyers. The continued integration of the European Union and European Economic Area, have also made necessary in the public interest the statement of common rules, which includes all lawyers from the European economic area. You may find these rules by using this link: CCBE-Code of Conduct for European lawyers. Norwegian lawyers, who are involved with cross border activities within the European Economic Area, are bound by the CCBE-Code of Conduct.
Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS has put in place further internal guidelines governing procedures on sensitive issues, such as professional investments, whistle blowing, conflicts of interests etc. We require that all our employees are aware of the fundamental principles of the firm, and that they are familiar with the ethical dimensions of the legal services which we provide.
An ethical committee consisting of three partners has the superior responsibility concerning our compliance with the mentioned rules of professional conduct.