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Construction law

From his previous position as in-house lawyer in the construction industry, as well as litigating a wide range of construction disputes, Ole Christian Hyggen is highly specialized within construction law. Services cover:

  • Contract drafting

  • Contract and tender reviews

  • Assistance to joint ventures and consortiums

  • Advising in public building law

  • Public-private partnership contracts (PPP)

  • Changes and dispute handling during the construction phase

  • Reviews and advising related to final statement/invoice

  • Litigation risk analysis, reviews, and strategic advising

  • Negotiations and dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation

  • Establishment of branches or subsidiaries in Norway for international companies in the construction industry


Contract law

Ole Christian Hyggen advises on all manner of commercial contract law issues. Typical services cover:

  • Contract drafting and reviews

  • Assessment of valid and void contracts

  • Contract interpretation

  • Remedies for breach of contract

  • Challenging unfair contract terms

  • Negotiations

  • Contract enforcement and dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration

Fast eiendom

Real estate

Ole Christian Hyggen may assist with applications for permits, modification requests and appeal applications under the Norwegian Planning and Building Act, compliance with public building regulations, rental contracts, real estate development, transactions, and Norwegian property law. Services may include:

  • Lodging appeals under the Planning and Building Act

  • Assessment of responsibility and liability under public regulations

  • Drafting and reviewing real estate contracts

  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Offentlige anskaffelser

Public procurement

Ole Christian Hyggen has particular experience in assisting suppliers in public procurements within the construction industry. Advising may include:


  • Quality control of tender documents

  • Requests for access to documents

  • Legal assessment of rejections of bids or tenderers

  • Appeals against the contracting authority’s decision

  • Appeals to the Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA)

  • Claims for compensation

  • Litigation

Tvisteløsning og prosedyre

Dispute resolution and litigation

Ole Christian Hyggen has considerable experience in litigation within his areas of expertise. He has litigated a wide range of cases from smaller real estate disputes to large construction disputes. He also has specific experience from and knowledge about liability insurance disputes within the construction industry, typically under the standard terms NS 8401 and NS 8402. Services may include:

  • Legal risk assessment

  • Strategic advising

  • Mediation

  • Negotiating out of court settlements

  • Arbitration and litigation

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