Liv Zimmermann


Liv is a specialist in real estate law, with a particular emphasis on planning and building law and resolving cases of all types within this field. Is a past member of the Building Law Commission, which is drafting a proposal for new building provisions within the Planning and Building Act. She has extensive experience of working in the public sector, including time as a senior manager within Oslo City Council's Planning and Building Authority. Liv has thorough knowledge of the public administration and political decision-making processes. She has worked as an attorney at law since 2005 and has extensive experience of advising on planning processes and development projects.

Work experience

  • 2013 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2010 - 2012 Partner, Bull & Co
  • 2005 - 2010 Senior Associate/partner, Advokatfirmaet Vodal Zimmermann & Co AS
  • 2005 Senior Associate Bull & Co
  • 2004 - 2005 Drafting member of the Building Law Commission, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development/Building Law Commission
  • 1995 - 2004 Deputy Director/Departmental Director/Head of Section/Special Advisor, Oslo City Council, Planning and Building Authority
  • 1992 - 1994 Deputy Judge, the Office of the District Judge in Vinger and Odal,
  • 1989 - 1992 Senior Executive Officer/Consultant, County Governor of Oslo and Akershus


  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1989
  • Project forum for organisation and management, University of Oslo, 1988

Memberships / Honoraries

  • 2007 - Board member, Skaara Arkitekter AS
  • 2008 - 2010 Board member, Filmparken AS
  • 2008 - 2009 Board member, Norsk Filmstudio AS
  • 2002 - 2005 Member, Building Law Commission


Publications/lectures: Has given a number of lectures and taught on courses on planning and building law, administrative law and management/administration