Kvale with strong results in The Legal 500

Kvale is honored to once again receive very strong results in The Legal 500’s latest published ranking of the best law firms and most prominent lawyers in the category “Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020”. As many as 37 of our lawyers received individual rankings this year. The Legal 500 is considered to be a leading global ranking agency in the legal field and is known for having the most accurate survey methodology.

Once again, Kvale is ranked as a Top Tier Firm in the following categories:

  • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Oil and gas

In addition to this, Kvale is recognized in the following 10 practice areas:

  • Dispute resolution – Tier 2
  • Electricity and renewable energy – Tier 2
  • EU and competition – Tier 2
  • Intellectual property – Tier 2
  • Maritime law – Tier 2
  • Offshore construction and shipbuilding – Tier 2
  • TMT – Tier 2
  • Banking and finance (including shipping finance) – Tier 3
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A – Tier 3
  • Employment – Tier 3

In last year’s ranking, Kvale had three partners in the “Leading Lawyers” category, and they are this year joined by two new partners; Kristin Hjelmaas Valla (EU and competition) and Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer (Intellectual property).

Tom Hugo Ottesen (Insolvency and corporate recovery), Jens Brede (Offshore construction and shipbuilding and Oil and gas) and Anne Marie Sejersted (Intellectual property) maintain their rankings as leading lawyers in their practice areas. The same goes for Jon Skjørshammer (Insolvency and corporate recovery) who recently joined as a partner in Kvale. Tom Hugo is also recognized in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, reserved for lawyers who over a longer period of time have received exceptionally good reviews from their clients.

Partner Gry Bratvold (Oil and gas) is ranked for the first time in the “Next Generation Partners” category, where our partners Stine Snertingdalen and Robert Jensen (Insolvency and corporate recovery) also maintain their ranking from last year.

Partner Carl Christian Marthinussen (Commercial, Corporate and M&A) and senior lawyer  Lilly Kathrin Relling (Maritime law) are well-deserved new additions to this year’s list.