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Asle Bjelland


CMS Kluge Advokatfirma AS
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English

Asle Bjelland is mainly working with dispute resolution, specializing in energy, industry and infrastructure. He has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer within dispute resolution and litigation in all courts and in arbitration. Also, he has previously been a judge and is regularly used as a mediator and arbitrator. Bjelland has extensive experience in complex projects, both within offshore development, hydropower, industry, infrastructure and construction. He has assisted a large number of major public and private players, both nationally and internationally.

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Relevant experience

  • 2019 - Partner, CMS Kluge Advokatfirma AS (prev. Kluge Advokatfirma AS)
  • 2018 - 2019 District Court Judge
  • 2012 - 2018 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen
  • 2006 - 2012 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Mageli
  • 2001 - 2006 Lawyer, Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs)
  • 1996 - 2001 Associate, Legal department, Norsk Hydro ASA
  • 1998 - 1999 Legal Counsel, Norsk Hydro (UK) Limited, London
  • 1996 - 1997 Military service, Norwegian national defense high command (FO), legal department
  • 1994 - 1995 Legal adviser, Nordic Institute of Maritime Law/Kværner
  • 1992 - 1993 Research Assistant, Department of Petroleum law, University of Oslo
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Awards & Rankings

Asle Bjelland recommended by Legal 500 within Dispute resolution and Oil and gas.

Asle Bjelland is highly regarded for his expertise in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Legal 500, 2022

emea recommended lawyer 2022



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  • 2005 Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 1995 Cand. jur., University of Oslo
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