Fisheries and Aquaculture

Haavind has Norway’s leading team within fisheries and aquaculture law, with extensive experience and expertise.

The fishing and aquaculture industry is developing rapidly. Our lawyers have specialist expertise in all parts of fisheries and aquaculture law and other relevant areas of law for fisheries and aquaculture businesses. We provide accurate advice with real value to all industry players; aquaculture companies, fisheries businesses, manufacturers and suppliers throughout the value chain.

The law firm has strong industry knowledge and legal expertise. The lawyers cover all subject areas and always respond at short notice.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

For several decades, Haavind’s lawyers have assisted several of the major players in the industry with regulatory and commercial legal issues.

Our lawyers have also assisted the authorities with impact assessments and reports in critical areas of the industry, both as lawyers and as employees in public administration.

Haavind is a permanent legal advisor for the industry organisation Sjømat Norge. Our team is top-ranked in Band 1 in Chambers and Tier 1 in Legal 500. Both Ida Espolin Johnson and Bjørn Sørgård are ranked as Leading Individuals in Legal 500. Haavind is the only law firm with two people ranked as Leading Individuals in this area of law. Bjørn Sørgård is ranked in Band 1 and Ida Espolin Johnson in Band 2 in Chambers. Both have also been ranked in the top 10 in Finansavisen’s annual lawyer ranking for years, and Christopher Rønbeck is ranked as up and coming.

Unique knowledge to the seafood industry. Legal, practical and personal knowledge, as well as a contact network in the industry.

Legal 500, 2023

We assist with

  • Regulatory advice
  • Application processes and appeals
  • Contract workRestructuring and reorganisation
  • Transactions, including purchases/sales, issues and stock market listings
  • Organisation of businesses, organisation of ownership and cooperation agreements
  • Restructuring and reorganisation
  • Legislative work
  • Contact with authorities
  • Tax law
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Competition law and EU/EEA legal issues
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Litigation