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Hans Christian Brodtkorb

Chairman of the Nordic Board

Hans Christian Brodtkorb has insight in handling international projects and cross border legal proceedings, both through work for international clients and as a consequence of his role as a part of the management team in one of the largest law firms in the world.

Brodtkorb has extensive knowledge of the building and construction industry. He assists several of the largest construction companies in Norway in contract negotiations, legal assistance to projects, dispute resolution and legal proceedings. Brodtkorb also serves as strategic advisor for the corporate management in leading companies within the construction industry in Norway. His experience ranges from large international infrastructure projects (e.g PPP) to smaller and medium sized projects (housing and commercial).

Hans Christian Brodtkorb is specialized within partnering contracts and has served as student supervisor and external examiner at the University of Bergen and The Norwegian School of Management. He is a sought after lecturer in construction law. He also has experience in real estate, especially tenant law and property development. Hans Christian Brodtkorb is an experienced litigator and handles large legal proceedings both within construction and real estate.

He also has experience in real estate, including rental property, in addition to property development and planning law. Hans Christian is an experienced litigator and handles ongoing major litigation both in real estate and construction. He is highly ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers.



    • Sources highlight Hans Christian Brodtkorb 's noteworthy experience in the construction sector. He acts on domestic and cross-border cases, often involving infrastructure projects. He is knowledgeable in tender issues and final account claims. Chambers & Partners, 2019
    • Hans Christian Brodtkorb has extensive experience in construction law in Norway, with particular expertise in disputes. He also regularly handles cross-border negotiations. Clients describe him as "very skilled, a good adviser in strategic questions, clear and comes straight to the core point." Chambers & Partners, 2018
    • Hans Christian Brodtkorb is an experienced litigator who specialises in construction disputes as well as being equally adept in cross-border contract negotiations. He boasts an impressive array of clients and has recently been active assisting on contract negotiations for several major infrastructure projects. Chambers & Partners, 2017
    • Hans Christian Brodtkorb's clients include international retail heavyweights and local construction giants. He advises on transport and commercial projects and often defends clients' interests in disputes. Sources say: "He says what he means and he's good to fight when you need it." Chambers & Partners, 2016


    • Lov og Rett 6, 2014: “Kan byggherren kreve erstattet anslåtte utbedringskostnader”
    • Entreprenørforeningen Bygg og Anleggs (EBA) utgivelse 2014: ” Veileder for samspillsentreprise med kontraktsbestemmelser “
    • Entreprenørforeningen Bygg og Anleggs (EBA) utgivelse 2012: “Veileder om partnering med kontraktsbestemmelser 2012.”
    • Byggeindustrien 2009: “Fikk rett, men ingen erstatning
    • Byggeindustrien 2009: “Risikoen for uklare kontraktsbestemmelser”
    • Byggeindustrien 2007: “Partnering – muligheter og fallgruver”

    Prior Experience

    • 2017 - , Chairman of the Nordic Board, DLA Piper 
    • 2013 - 2017, Country Managing Partner, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
    • 2006 - , Partner, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
    • 2003 - 2006, Legal director, NCC Construction AS
    • 1999 - 2003, Lawyer, Lindh Stabell Horten DA
    • 1999, Project Lawyer, Veidekke ASA

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Registered with Den Norske Advokatforening (The Norwegian Bar Association)
    • The Norwegian Construction Law Association