Halvard Helle


Halvard Helle. Photo.
Head of Dispute Resolution

Halvard has extensive trial experience in complex commercial, contractual and labour matters, criminal cases and arbitration. He regularly gives 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, Halvard has defended news organizations and publishing houses in landmark media, privacy and libel cases, and published the first commentary on the Norwegian Press Ethics Code.

Halvard has tried over 70 criminal and civil cases to verdict in the Supreme Court and is one of the most experienced Supreme Court litigators in Norway.


  • 2021

    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