Every year, Norway's law firms are assessed and ranked on the basis of interviews with the firms' clients and competitors. In 2016, as in previous years, Hjort is recommended as a leading practitioner within a variety of legal fields. In addition, several of the firm's lawyers have been singled out for particular mention.

Global Chambers

Below we have listed some of the comments from the different rating agencies.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2018

“For more than twenty years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession. Our reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of our research.” 

Hjort is top-ranked in the following fields of practice:

  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Employment 

 Hjort is recommended in the following fields of practice:

  • Competition/Antitrust 
  • Energy: Electricity 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Real Estate: Construction
  • TMT 
  • Tax

Individual rankings:

See Chambers Europe 2018 for more detailed information.


Chambers and Partners Global 2019

Chambers Global 2019

Dispute Resolution - Norway

Frode Innjord is a prominent litigator, celebrated for his broad practice covering all aspects of civil and corporate disputes. A seasoned Supreme Court lawyer, he advised Finnmarkseiendommen on a cross-border real estate ownership dispute.

Alex Borch is a professional liability specialist. He assisted Mørk Engebretsen Invest with an NOK8.7 million professional negligence claim against its former lawyer. Clients are quick to highlight his key strengths, citing "security, honesty, effectiveness and predictability."

Else Bugge Fougner lends considerable litigation expertise to especially complex commercial and white-collar criminal disputes. She is renowned for her unparalleled knowledge of the Norwegian justice system, having previously served as Norwegian Minister of Justice.

Erik Keiserud is a hardened and accomplished litigator and has been active of late on defending high-profile individuals in criminal cases. His deep experience emanates from a long-standing "brilliant career." 


Intellectual property - Norway

Clients describe Monica Syrdal of Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA as "friendly," "fair" and "proactive." She handles IP concerns arising in the media and technology sectors.


 Legal500 2018

The Legal 500 2018

“Published for over twenty years, the Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries”.

Hjort has once again strengthened its position in rankings: .

Advokatfirmaet Hjort is top-ranked in the categories:

  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment

Advokatfirmaet Hjort is recommended in these fields of practice by Legal 500: 


Individual rankings by Legal 500

Commercial, Corporate and M&A:


Dispute resolution:

EU and competition:

Electricity, nuclear and renewable:


Intellectual property


Real estate: