Halvard Helle

Halvard Helle

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Halvard has extensive trial experience in complex commercial, contractual and labour matters, criminal cases and arbitration. He regularly gives advise 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, Halvard has 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.


  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500


  • 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.