Johnny Johansen

Partner and Chair of the board

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Johnny Johansen is Chair of the Board. He specialises in arbitration and litigation, with a particular focus on construction and infrastructure. He regularly acts as arbitrator in international and domestic contract disputes and is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court.

Johnny focuses particularly on issues relating to contract law, large construction and infrastructure projects on land and offshore, as well as aquaculture and energy development.

Acting as a trusted advisor, Johnny supports clients through all phases of a case – from the contract agreement, through the development and final settlement thereafter. In recent years, Johnny has been a project manager for several of Haavind’s largest cases.

Johnny is ranked as a leading expert in dispute resolution (Band 2) and construction (Band 1) by Chambers & Partners (2021). The Legal 500 has highlighted him as a “leading individual” within dispute resolution and member of “Hall of fame” within Construction (2021). In the last years, Johnny is ranked as the country’s No. 1 lawyer in construction law in the financial daily Finansavisen’s annual lawyer survey.

Johnny Johansen is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s professional committee for contract law, is the author of several legal books and professional articles, and is regularly used as a lecturer.

Johnny Johansen is a top lawyer. He has good strategic skills in trial/trial preparations. He is number one if you need a good lawyer within the building industry.

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The Legal 500 (2021)

Johansen is also described as brilliant in mediation.

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Chambers and Partners (2021)

… has those characteristics that make everyone feel comfortable and have trust in him.

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Chambers and Partners (2021)



  • 2002-
    Advokatfirmaet Haavind
  • 1997-2002
    Regjeringsadvokaten (Office of the Attorney General)
  • 1996-1997
    Deputy Judge, Tromsø
  • 1995
    Assistant Professor, Juridisk fakultet (Faculty of Law), UiT
  • 1994
    Cand. jur, UiT


  • 2013
    Co-author in Nordtvedt et al. «Comments to NS 8407» (Universitetsforlaget)
  • 2004
    Co-author in Kolrud et al. «Comments to NS 8405» (Universitetsforlaget)