Arne Gunnar Aas

Partner - Admitted to the Supreme Court

Arne Gunnar Aas advises on criminal law, family, inheritance and probate law, labour law, real estate issues, psychiatric health care and the law of damages. He regularly lectures on criminal law at mandatory courses for advocates.

Work experience

  • 2009-present Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2007-2009 Local adviser focusing on human rights in Moldova, employed by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice - the "Styrkebrønn" project
  • 1981- Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1980-1981 Deputy Judge, Hol District Court
  • 1977-1980 Police prosecutor, Asker og Bærum police district
  • 1977 Executive Officer, Norwegian Maritime Authority


  • 1977 Law degree, University of Oslo
  • Course as future defence counsel at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands

Memberships / Honoraries

  • From August 2015 member of The Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Permanent defence counsel at Oslo District Court, Borgarting Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court
  • Member of the human rights committee of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Member of the specialist committee for criminal law and procedure