Sunniva Viken

Sunniva Viken works in our intellectual property and TMT practice. She is specialised in intellectual property law and marketing law.

Mari Verling

Caroline Eriksen

Caroline Eriksen started as an associate in Kvale in 2015.

She has previously worked as Claims & Collection Manager in Euler Hermes where she was in charge of the Damage and Debt Collection Department of the Company, including handeling insurance cases, various legal assistance to the company and their customers within the area of bankruptcy law, contract law, company, insurance law, and compliance in the Norwegian branch of the company. She has also worked as a lawyer at Gjensidige where she primarly worked with recourse claims.

Caroline is working in the restructuring, insolvency and investigations department of Kvale. Her main fields of work is bankruptcy estates, forced liquidations, debt negotiations, restructuring and investigations.

Caroline had several internships during her studies

Caroline obtained her license to practice law in 2017.

Anette Plassen

Anette Plassen er tilknyttet Kvales avdeling for arbeidsrett og pensjon. Hun arbeider i tillegg med eiendomsrettslige problemstillinger. Anette har mastergrad i rettsvitenskap fra Universitetet i Oslo, og tok valgemner på fransk ved Université Aix-Marseille, blant annet innenfor internasjonal økonomi og kjøpsrett. Hun har også kompetanse innenfor utlendingsrett og menneskerettigheter.

Anders Nadheim

Anders Nadheim started as an associate in Kvale in 2016 after completing his law degree at the University of Bergen. He works in our restructuring, insolvency and investigation department and covers bankruptcies, forced liquidations, debt negotiations, restructuring and investigations.


Stine Eriksrød

Stine Eriksrød has extensive experience of dealing with legal disputes in the areas of real estate and construction, liability (corporate, professional, board and product), general contract law and damages claims. She specialises in disputes concerning the purchase and sale of real estate and disputes arising during real estate projects or after contract execution.

Stine litigates cases before the district and appeal courts on behalf of consumers, construction clients, consultants and contractors, and assists private parties and businesses with proceedings before different complaints bodies. Stine also has substantial experience of company and bankruptcy law and the administration of estates from working as a bankruptcy and restructuring project manager for several years. This knowledge has allowed Stine to become a trusted legal adviser on a broad range of commercial disputes.

Stine obtained her license to practice law in 2015. 

Preben Berge Helverschou

Preben Berge Helverschou is part of our oil, gas and shipping group. He primarily advises clients in negotiations and disputes within offshore, shipping and marine insurance.

He has particular experience advising clients and handling disputes related to charterparties and other contracts of carriage, inter alia within the OSV-segment.

Helverschou also has experience advising clients with arrests, interlocutory matters, asset securing, and litigation.  

Pernille Brusdal

Pernille Brudal has over seven years’ experience as an associate at Kvale. She primarily advises on restructuring and insolvency, employment law and pensions.

Pernille specialises in corporate and group restructurings, advising both creditors and debtors on issues related to financial agreements, provision of security and legal charges in particular. She also deals with insolvency matters and has administered a number of estates in bankruptcy.

Further, Pernille has extensive employment-law experience from regularly advising on collective and individual employment matters. She advises both employers and employees, and is often engaged to manage downsizing processes. Pernille advises on all phases and aspects of employment relationships, from signature of an employment contract to amendment of work responsibilities, working hours, sick leave follow-up, whistleblowing and bonus schemes, as well as negotiation of severance packages, assessment of grounds for dismissal and workforce reductions.

Pernille’s broad combination of specialisms enables her to provide expert assistance to undertakings needing to make significant financial, structural and workforce changes.

Pernille is a regular speaker on financial and employment-related topics. She has also authored a number of articles in the employment field in recent years, including on employee dismissal and social dumping. She received her practising certificate in 2014.

Lilly Kathrin Relling

Lilly Relling works in our oil, gas and shipping department. She assists clients, both Norwegian and international, in commercial law, and has substantial experience advising participants within the shipping- and offshore industry.

She has broad experience advising on carrying out contracts, including charter parties, fabrication contracts and other commercial agreements. Relling also has experience from the ordinary court and arbitration, including substantial experience with arrests and other asset securing.

Lilly is a member and National Representative of the global lawyers and in-house counsels network AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)

John Paulsen

John Paulsen works primarily with litigation and disputes within Kvale’s oil and gas sector and cases in regards to building and construction. He has extensive experience within this field and assists both small and large enterprises and private entrepreneurs and clients.