Fisheries and Aquaculture law

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 areas of fisheries and aquaculture law, as well as in all other areas of law relevant for the industry. This allows us to provide accurate advice with real value to all players in the industry – both aquaculture companies, fishing companies, fish processing companies, and suppliers throughout the value chain.

Bjørn Sørgård and Ida Espolin Johnson are well known and highly regarded. They both stand out with their experience, knowledge and understanding of the industry.

Legal 500, 2022

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

Our lawyers have also been retained to provide reports regarding regulation of the industry to government ministries. Haavind has for a number of years been the external legal counsel for the Norwegian Seafood Federation (Sjømat Norge).

A strong team with great insight into our industry and its legal framework.

Legal 500, 2022

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