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Sveinung O. Flaaten

Partner

Partner - Admitted to the Supreme Court

Sveinung O. Flaaten is a partner in Hjort’s Real Estate and Construction Law department.

Flaaten primarily advises on corporate law issues, including real estate matters and contract negotiations. He also has comprehensive litigation experience within these practice areas.

Relevant experience

European Court of Human Rights – Protection of property rights: Sveinung O. Flaaten, Attorney at Law, successfully pleaded the case for the landowners in Lindheim and Others v. Norway in which the landowners argued that Section 33 of the Norwegian Ground Lease Act violated the property rights of landowners as protected by Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 of the Human Rights Convention, since the landowners could not demand the insertion of new conditions when leases were extended upon expiry.

Work experience
1996
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
1993
1996
Partner / Attorney, Gram, Hambro & Garman
1992
1993
Mayor, Notodden municipality
1988
1992
District Court Judge, Tinn og Heddal District Court
1984
1988
Attorney
1983
1984
Foreign associate, Sherman & Sterling, New York
1981
1983
Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Justice
1979
1981
Group secretary/legal adviser, parliamentary group of the Conservative Party of Norway
1979
1981
University lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Oslo
Education
1979
Candidate in Jurisprudence, The University of Oslo
1972
1973
Economics and history studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, USA
Memberships / Honoraries

The Norwegian Bar Association

Board member, Notodden Utvikling AS

Publications
“Plenumsdommene om tomtefeste – en oversikt og noen perspektiver” (The Supreme Court plenary session judgments – overview and comments)
Tidsskrift for eiendomsrett nr 1/2008 “Tvil” om “tvillaust” i Høyesterett” (“Doubt” about “undoubtedly” in the Supreme Court)
Tidsskrift for eiendomsrett, nr. 4/2006 “Klarhetskravet “tvillaust” i tomtefestelovens § 15″ (Principle of clarity as pertaining to “undoubtedly” in Section 15 of the Ground Lease Act)
Tidsskrift for eiendomsrett, nr. 1/2006 “Grunnlovsstridig tomtefestevedtak i Stortinget” (The Norwegian Storting adopts unconstitutional resolution on ground leases)
Tidsskrift for eiendomsrett, nr. 1/2005 “Skatt på skoginntekt” (Tax on forest income)
Tanum forlag, 1978 “Påtalemyndighetens, herunder Økokrims, brudd på straffeprosessloven” (The breaches of the Criminal Produre Act by the prosecuting authorities, including the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime)
Tidsskrift for forretningsjuss, 1995, s. 42-49 “Ytringsfrihet” (Freedom of expression)
Jussens venner, 1979, s. 312-320 Legal opinion on the coordination of pensions with effect on supplementary pensions
(1989-1990) Miscellaneous articles on legal issues in the Norwegian press