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Christian B. Hjort

Partner
Admitted to the Supreme Court

Christian B. Hjort has extensive experience from a wide range of civil and financial criminal cases. Over the years, Christian has represented companies and private individuals in a number of high-profile financial criminal cases involving corruption, insider trading, market manipulation, financial misconduct and tax fraud. Recent cases include defence assignments for TGS Nopec Geophysical Company ASA (exploration refund under the Petroleum Tax Act – acquittal – LB-2018-191783), the Corporate CEO of Pareto Securities AS (Fraud / market manipulation – acquittal – TOSL-2017-104565) and the CEO of Hexagon AB (insider trading in Next Biometrics ASA – acquittal – LB-2017-170796).

Christian has brought several financial criminal cases of principal interest to the Supreme Court, including the so-called “Ruter case” (HR-2014-1779-A) concerning the lower limit for corruption. He also regularly assists as an advisor and defence lawyer for companies under investigation for possible violations of pollution and working environment legislation.

Furthermore, Christian has extensive experience from various investigation processes either as an investigator or as an advisor to senior executives under investigation. In this context, he draws on his experience in business law in addition to his criminal law expertise.

2001
Admitted to the Supreme Court
1995
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort
1989
1995
Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Hjort
1988
1989
Deputy judge, Flekkefjord District Court
1988
Senior Executive Officer, Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway
1987
Research assistant, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Oslo
Education
1987
Candidate in Jurisprudence, The University of Oslo
Membership | Honoraries

The Norwegian Bar Association’s Law Committee for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Christian is highly ranked in national and international ratings, including the Financial News (Finansavisen) yearly ratings and in Who’s Who Legal.