Kvale is a leading Norwegian commercial law firm founded in 1985. In the beginning, the firm’s main focus was the petroleum and energy business. Today, Kvale, with a total of 50 lawyers, has evolved into a top tier firm that provides services within all areas of business law.
Renewable Energy & Environmental Technology
The development and growth of renewable energy and new environmental technology solutions is vital for the global future. Kvale, therefore, considers it of great importance to be one of the leading Norwegian law firms within this business segment. The firm’s staff has in-depth knowledge of the industry and its needs, and combined with a strong focus on theoretical skills this provides it with a unique position to obtain effective and goal-orientated results for the firm’s clients.
Legal Services that Cover All Activities for Renewable Energy Companies
Kvale’s M&A and corporate law team has been assisting energy companies for many years, and are recognized for doing top quality work. A key factor is to assure the firm’s clients that the team is well versed with trends and developments in the energy sector.
Real estate and administrative law competence is drawn upon in connection with the acquisition of land and application for permits.
Kvale has in depth knowledge of the applicable environmental acts and regulations, and has extensive experience in assisting companies in their correspondence with public authorities, impact analysis, discharge permits, and compensation for environmental damage. The firm’s wide experience from offshore and onshore construction projects is utilized when providing advice in projects involving building of production facilities.
Kvale’s work for the energy industry, within petroleum (oil and gas) and power production (hydropower and solar electricity) has given the firm the necessary basis for providing advice within all areas of energy production – including sales and transportation agreements. Kvale’s lawyers have been involved in hydroelectric power, wind power, and solar energy projects.
Both Kvale’s tax team and competition and EU law team have assisted several energy companies within relevant areas, such as tax optimization, state support and public procurement.
Kvale has a very strong reputation within dispute resolution and litigation. A number of the firm’s lawyers have represented its energy clients in large arbitration and court cases.
Kvale’s Way of Working
When Kvale is given an assignment, the firm evaluates, in close cooperation with the client, the challenges of the case. Kvale sets up a team with dedicated lawyers, covering all the relevant legal areas involved, but the firm is also cautious that resources are only drawn upon when needed. Kvale is recognized as being highly cost efficient and still able to handle the most comprehensive matters within the set deadline. The firm is dedicated to top service and high quality, and this has resulted in top rankings within several areas by leading rating bureaus.