Partner - Admitted to the Supreme Court
Kristin Bjella is head of Hjort’s department for energy and environmental law. Kristin works with litigation, dispute resolution and negotiation, as well as M&As. Her practice areas are the energy, natural resources and real estate industries. Her expertise includes administrative law, contract law, company law, expropriation law, as well as regulatory law in the field of energy.
Kristin is admitted to the Supreme Court and regularly conducts cases before Norwegian courts. She was a member of the expert committees drafting the proposal for the Norwegian Dispute Act and the Arbitration Act. She is experienced in arbitration, both as an arbitrator and counsel. In 2018, she acted as counsel for Finnmarkseiendommen before the Supreme Court in a plenary session on the right to land and natural resources in Finnmark.
In 2020, Bjella was ranked in the elite “Leading individuals” list in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020-guide.
Memberships / Honoraries
2016- Leader of the Energy and Environment department at Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
2013 Deputy Chair of the Board, Troms Kraft AS
2007 Deputy Chair of the Board, the Radium Hospital Foundation
Leader of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Expropriation Law Committee
Legal 500 – Electricity and Renewable energy
Chambers Europe – Energy: Electricity
2015 The Expropriation Act with commentary, Erik Keiserud and Kristin Bjella
2007 The Arbitration Act with commentary, co-author
2001 Municipal companies and undertakings, co-author
2001 The Water Resources Act, co-author
1986 Inter-municipal companies, (Interkommunale ansvarlige selskaper), Inst. for privatretts publ.