Construction and offshore

Construction and offshore

Haavind has one of Norway’s largest and most highly qualified legal teams within the construction and offshore field. The team represents clients in a wide range of projects, i.a infrastructure, real estate, energy, aquaculture etc.


Our lawyers offer a combination of excellent legal knowledge and in-depth sector-specific insight and commercial awareness.

“They have extensive experience in handling complex and high-value disputes, which is easily seen in their preparations, pleadings and especially in the hearing. They are well-prepared and far better prepared than their competitors at presenting the case in the hearing. They not only understand the law, but they are also willing to learn the facts in depth in order to present this in Court in a convincing way.”

“The team is very professionally skilled, quick with feedback and always gives good and realistic suggestions for solutions.”

“Very dedicated, systematic approach and strong knowledge of the law and business.”

Legal 500 (2021) – Tier 1

Haavind has for years been a Tier 1 firm within construction, ref both Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners law firms and lawyer rankings. We have lawyers individually ranked both in the “hall of fame” and as “leading individuals” in this area of expertise. In the national rankings yearly published in Financial Daily we have for several years, both as a law firm and as individuals, been ranked on top by our peers in other law firms.

We assist clients throughout all project phases, providing expert advice as the project proceeds forward to ensure foreseeability and reduces the risk of disputes.

Clients turn to us for advice regarding, e.g.:

  • Drafting and quality assurance of contracts
  • Contract negotiations
  • Organization of collaborations/joint ventures
  • Ongoing advice during the entire project execution phase
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Dispute resolution (mitigation, arbitration and litigation)
  • Internal and external seminars within the construction and offshore field

Based on our history and our experience in handling construction and offshore projects in general, we know that these projects are particularly exposed to conflicts and disputes. Haavind has represented construction and offshore clients in a huge variety of court and arbitration disputes over many decades. Our lawyers are highly skilled and very well trained to handle all kinds of huge and complex construction and fabrication disputes in court.

In our construction and offshore group, 9 out of 10 partners are admitted to appear before the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Sharing knowledge is also important to us. The lawyers in our construction and offshore team have written and published commentaries to several key Norwegian standard contracts, e.g. NS 3430 (1994), NS 8405 (2004) and NS 8407 (2013). Our lawyers are regularly appointed as arbitrators both in ad-hoc and in institutionalized international arbitrations. We are also frequently asked to speak at international conferences and forums, on private clients and public entities’ seminars and on various branch and business events.