Halvard Helle

Halvard Helle

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

I have extensive trial experience in complex commercial, contractual and labour matters, criminal cases and arbitration. I regularly give advice to businesses and executives on litigation and appeals work, compliance and regulatory matters and white-collar crime cases.

As a former reporter and foreign editor of a Norwegian national newspaper, I have defended news organisations and publishing houses in media, privacy and libel cases, and published the first commentary on the Norwegian Press Ethics Code.

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About Halvard


  • Lawyer Tried over 55 cases to verdict in the Norwegian Supreme Court.
  • Lawyer Tried over 60 cases to verdict in all Appeals Courts in Norway.


  • 2016

    International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, London School of Economics

  • 1990

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo


  • 2016

    Commentary on the Norwegian Press Ethics Code, Halvard Helle and Vidar Strømme


  • Public defender:in the Norwegian Supreme Court since 2012.
  • Head of the legislative committee:for criminal law and criminal procedure of the Norwegian Bar Association since 2017.