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Kristin Veierød

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Secretary Kjersti Sandsdalen

Partner

Kristin Veierød is head of Hjort’s department for TMT, Energy and Industry.

Kristin assists clients in a broad range of corporate law matters, such as contracts, clarifying legal framework conditions, board and management liability issues, and dispute resolution.

Kristin not only has extensive litigation experience; she is also an arbitration judge and has worked on various investigative inquiry assignments. Most notably, she led Hjort’s investigation in the so-called Panama papers case for the board of DNB ASA.

Kristin specializes within the practice areas of technology, media and communication, and has in-depth knowledge of the electronic communication sector, where she offer ongoing legal advice, assists in complaints and has conducted a number of landmark litigation cases.

Kristin has assisted government agencies and other public enterprises, as well as private businesses subject to regulations under public law.

Kristin has lectured and held seminars, covering a broad range of topics, including digitalization and new corporate models, the use of cloud services and regulatory framework conditions, as well as administrative law issues, specifically on legal impartiality, confidentiality, and complaints.

Work experience
2000
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
2011
2017
Managing Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
1998
2000
Corporate attorney, Telenor ASA
1192
1997
Associate / Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
Education
1992
Candidate in Jurisprudence, The University of Oslo
1990
Economic and business administration, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
Memberships

Current:

2020 – Chairman of the board of directors, Norsk Dekkretur

2018 – Chairman of the board of directors, Mentor Medier AS

2018 – Deputy member of the board of directors, Redd Barna Norge (Save the Children)

Former:

Member of the board in Nettpartner AS

Chairman of the legislative committee on business and consumer law

Board chair, Stiftelsen Ungdom og Forskning

Member, Teknologirådet (government-appointed independent advisory body on technology)

Board member, NOAH AS (waste management)

Board appointments, Telenor Programvare AS and Telenor Finans AS

Ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers Europe within the practice areas of TMT and litigation.

From Chambers:

«Kristin Veierød is highly respected for her work in the telecoms sphere, advising on regulatory and contractual matters. Clients say that “she knows telecoms regulations very well and can consistently understand our business interests in a regulatory context”»