Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen


Klaus Henrik Wiese Hansen. Photo.
Klaus Henrik is specialized in insurance and reinsurance, financial markets legislation, pensions and asset management.

He advises domestic and international insurers, insurance intermediaries, asset managers, investment banks, credit institutions, financial enterprises, various types of fintech companies and industry players. His assistance includes establishment of life- and non-life insurance companies and pension funds, regulatory assistance, product development, transactions and restructuring of finance businesses, claims and litigation, in addition to recourse and cost-reduction tuning. He also advises commercial companies and trade unions in matters related to insurance and pensions, including M&As.

He is a trusted advisor to CEOs and top management of many of his clients. He litigates regularly before Norwegian courts and is admitted to the Supreme Court.

He has authored a number of books and articles within insurance, pensions, banking and financial regulatory matters.

Klaus Henrik is ranked among Norway’s leading lawyers within financial regulatory, insurance & reinsurance and pensions, including by Legal 500, IFLR 1000, PLC Which Lawyer and is praised as a "standout practitioner" and "regulatory expert". He has consecutively been ranked among Norway´s top 10 insurance lawyers. Further, he has been chairman of the control committee in a life insurance company and holds positions as chairman of the board and member of the board in several regulated companies. He has formerly worked as a lawyer in BAHR and as a partner with Steenstrup Stordrange (SANDS).


  • 2022

    Recommended, Insurance - Legal 500
  • 2022

    Leading Individual, Fintech - Chambers and Partners
  • 2022

    Highly regarded, Financial Services Regulatory - IFLR 1000


  • 2000

    Cand.jur, University of Oslo


  • Various publications in national and international magazines and newspapers re. pensions, asset management, insurance, fund management and financial regulatory issues
  • 2005, 2007, 2012, 2014

    Pensjonsordninger - regnskap og skatt (den norske Revisorforening 0g den norske Aktuarforening) – author of chapter 2
  • 2003

    Kollektive og individuelle pensjonsavtaler, Peter Hammerich og Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen, Gyldendal Akademisk