Growth in demanding times

In Kvale, we combine a strong performance culture with a strong collaborative culture to create the best results. Delivery of first-class legal assistance is created through close cooperation both internally and externally with customers, partners, counterparts, courts and public authorities.

The corona pandemic has put our business to the test. We have throughout remained committed to maintaining business as usual making sure that our customers feel that we are still present for them. And where our deliveries are still practical and solution-oriented contributions to our customers reaching their strategic and commercial goals.

This period has confirmed the importance of taking good care of all our employees . From a hectic working day with more than 100 employees in offices in Oslo and Ålesund, we have for several months run a business where everyone has been working from home but continued to cooperate and deliver excellent services.

It has been a period of unprecedented learning and the use of digital working tools has surged.  We have not furloughed any of our people, and we have no intentions of reducing our number of employees.  We will continue to take good care of our people.

So far in 2020 we have welcomed more than 25 new professionals to our firm, and we continue to grow.  Our number of talented lawyers will soon exceed 100. We have hired a number of new partners who strengthen our capabilities in many practice areas and we have established a new office in Ålesund.  The western coast of Norway is widely recognized as a strong and innovative cluster with businesses that serve global markets.  Our ambition is to build the strongest legal environment available to our clients.

We have  seen a strong growth in revenue in 2020.  By close of the first half year, we are ahead of budget and our goal is to grow by 25 to 30 % compared to 2019.  Demanding times for businesses will continue to challenge us in the times ahead, and we are building a top tier practice in Distressed M&A.

Our employees are our most important resources and we continue to invest in our talented people. We already have one of the highest number of female partners in business law firm in Norway, and we are proud to confirm that the development of our talent continue.

Our talented colleagues Anja Flo Lauvik, Pernille Brusdal and Siri T Berge move up to senior lawyers from 1 July and Anette Plassen becomes a senior associate. We are proud of their achievements.

This has been an unusual and remarkable year.  We look forward to continue working together with you and to achieve great results together.

Our best wishes for the summer holidays to our clients and business partners.  Stay safe!