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Norway is considered one of the world’s most affluent countries, with one of the highest levels of income per capita in the world, according to the World Bank and the IMF. The Norwegian economy has long been based on the exploitation of natural resources, such as hydropower, minerals and fish. The 1960s saw the emergence of the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Today, Norway is the world’s third largest exporter of gas. It is also among the world’s leading producers and exporters of fish and seafood. Norway has an open economy, based on extensive trade. The country currently has a population of just over five million people. CMS is based in Norway with the Norwegian full-service business law firm Kluge.

About CMS Kluge

CMS Kluge is a full-service Norwegian law firm with 53 partners and over 200 employees, established in 1923, with offices in Norway’s capital Oslo, in the energy hub Stavanger and in Norway’s second largest city, Bergen. Kluge is one of Norway’s fastest growing law firms, with a strong presence in the Norwegian business and legal community and a strong position within the energy, construction, infrastructure and public sectors.

We add value to our clients by combining a sector approach, deep industry insight and its top ranked legal qualifications to each and every matter.

 What CMS Kluge’s clients say:

“Impressed by their thorough and proactive follow-up and the quality of their work.”
“Unique due to its strategic and practical approach, which it combines with excellent legal expertise and mastery at handling clients to ensure they always receive the right advice.”
“Unique capability to look at cases from all angles and find excellent strategies 
to make sure all weak points are covered.”
“A highly professional team, which always seeks to find the optimal solution.”

CMS Kluge’s team advises on all major fields of business law. It is recognized in Legal500 and Chambers & Partners in all practice areas:

  • Legal500 ranked within Construction, Public procurement, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Oil and gas, Capital Markets, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Banking and finance, EU and competition, Insolvency and corporate recovery, Intellectual property, Real Estate, and Tax. 
  • Chambers ranked within Competition/Antitrust; Public procurement, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual property, Real estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, TMT and Tax.


CMS Kluge supports clients in Norway and international companies with business interests in Norway. We also provide a platform for legal advice across the Nordic region. 

Key contacts

Bjørnar Alterskjær
Managing partner
T +47 932 25 542
[email protected]
Knut Prestvik
Partner, Chairman of the Board
T +47 900 75 225
[email protected]
Olav Hasaas
Partner, Head of Corporate and Energy
T +47 951 09 562
[email protected]

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