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Kenneth Høgevold


Kenneth works primarily within the energy and trade sectors, with expertise in contract law and M&A

Kenneth has participated in several major license transactions. In February 2016, he had a central role in a major wind power transaction.

He has also provided legal advice to several different companies within the energy sector, including oil companies, district heating companies, network companies and offshore suppliers. The focus has been particularly on contract advice, particularly within gas sales and transport, as well as other types of downstream agreements.

Kenneth Høgevold assists clients primarily in the energy and trade sectors with advisement, transactions and disputes. He has experience in both oil and gas industries, renewable energy and new and traditional trade sectors. Kenneth is also one of the country’s leading legal experts on district heating.

Kenneth specialises in contract advisement. His client portfolio consists of assisting  major energy and trade actors in negotiations on continuing contracts, as well as the establishment of new contracts. He has experience in assisting with adaptation to major crises that affect the parties’ obligations in existing contracts..  For instance, he assisted with issues arising from COVID-19 pandemic and sanctions in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

Within energy regulatory issues, Kenneth has expertise not only in district heating, but also  in network regulation, including questions about licences, connection obligations and construction contributions. He has assisted clients with advice related to the connection of new power-intensive industry, complaints against NVE and RME, and advice related to local energy production from solar cells in commercial buildings.

Kenneth also has substantial experience with transactions in the energy field. He has assisted clients with several large license transactions in oil and gas, in addition to transactions in wind and hydropower.

Kenneth has experience with large process assignments, and is a particularly valuable resource in contract disputes involving complicated engineering issues.

Professional experience
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort
CMS Kluge Advokatfirma AS
Intern, Kluge Advokatfirma
Intern, Torkildsen, Tennøe & co
Master of Laws, The University of Oslo
Scientific assistant, department for petroleum and energy law, Nordic Institute for Maritime Law, University of Oslo.
Subjects within political science and engineering, NTNU, Trondheim

Kenneth Høgevold is recommended by Legal 500 in the category Electricity and renewable energy.

“Senior associate Kenneth Høgevold ‘has a quick grasp of complex issues”- Legal 500

“I have worked with Kenneth Høgevold. He has shown a quick grasp of complex issues, how they might be linked to other possible issues and is able to see the whole picture. He works independently and is able to propose solutions with good reasoning for meetings with the counter party. I especially appreciate his willingness to be available for a phone call at any time and to get the work done, no matter how late at night or how difficult the counter party is.”- Legal 500, testimonials