Tonje Liavaag

Tonje Liavaag work in our employment and pensions department. She also has experience working for our tax department, with focus on business sector taxation and personal taxation. 

Liavaag has substantial knowledge with administrative handling of complaint cases, and she possesses competence with procedures before the courts.

She obtained her license to practice law in 2011.




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. 

Siri Terese Berge

Siri Terese Berge is attached to the oil, gas and energy department of Kvale and works mainly with counselling, negotiations and dispute resolutions in connection with oil and offshore projects.

Siri has experience in counselling in connection with entering into and implementation of contracts, hereunder for example charter parties, fabrication contracts and EPC(I) contracts.

Siri obtained her license to practise 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 Brusdal’s main fields of work are banking and finance, employment law and pensions. Pernille works with issues relating to financial agreements, guarantees and mortgages, both on the creditor and the debtors side. She is also working with issues relating to insolvency and has experience in bankruptcy proceedings.

Pernille has good competence in employment law issues. In January 2015 she published the book Oppsigelser på 1-2-3 in collaboration with Partner Nicolay Skarning, and together they hold lectures related to the topic.

Pernille obtained her licence to practice law in 2014.

Marit Aaberg

Marit Aaberg specializes in EU/EEA and competition law with experience in regulations governing public procurement and state aid. She assists public principals with the implementation of procurement and suppliers with participation in tenders. She also assists parties in disputes for KOFA and the courts.

Marit has broad experience in the field of state aid rules, and advices public and private sector. She assists parties in cases involving ESA, in addition to giving lectures and courses within the regulations for public procurement and public aid.

Aaberg acts as a legal advisor in a variety of sectors and industries, including real estate, energy, IT/telecommunications, the health sector and transportation industry.


Mads Dahl Karlstad

Mads Dahl Karlstad is a part of our oil, gas and shipping-department. He primarily advises clients on a wide range of shipping and offshore related matters, as well as renewable energy matters. Mads acts for public and private companies, and works with some of the biggest companies in the above mentioned industries.

Mads has substantial experience with preparation and completing agreements, including charter-parties, contract of carriage, fabrication contracts, EPC(I) contracts, drilling contracts, water fall lease agreements and agreements with property owners. He also advices on insurance matters, including marine insurance.

Mads also assists with transactions and disputes.

He obtained his license to practice law in 2015. 


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)

Kaia Bugge Fougner

Kaia Bugge Fougner specialises in intellectual property law, marketing law and competition law. She has a broad IP law practice encompassing copyright, protection and enforcement of trademarks and design rights, and the development of contracts and IP strategies. Kaia has extensive marketing law experience, including from cases raising advertising and good business practice issues, particularly in connection with copycat products. Kaia also has thorough competition law experience.

Kaia speaks regularly at conferences and seminar, has served as an external examiner at the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen, and is the author of several publications.

Kaia has previously worked as a deputy judge at Sandefjord District Court, as a legal examiner at the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights and as general commercial counsel for a multinational company. She was granted a Norwegian licence to practise in 2010.

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.