Øyvind Kraft

Position: Attorney-at-law / Partner

Phone: (+47) 91 87 87 19

E-mail: oyvind.kraft@wla.no

Areas of Expertise

Øyvind Kraft works primarily with general corporate law, litigation, negotiation, real estate and issues involving public authorities. He specializes in water resources and energy law, compulsory purchases and appraisement, power development, small hydro power, wind power, electrical installations, licensing, real estate law, land consolidation and legal matters associated with physical therapy businesses. Øyvind Kraft has long and extensive litigation experience in all courts. He has right of audience before the Norwegian Supreme Court.


Partner, Wahl-Larsen Advokatfirma AS since 1992
Partner, Advokatfirma Hodneland & Co. ANS 1990-1992
Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS 1987-1989
Attorney, Central Union of Marine Underwriters 1986-1987
Deputy judge, Sarpsborg District Court 1984-1986
Legal consultant, Bærum Municipality, bygningsetaten 1982-1984
Legal consultant, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate 1981-1982


Right of audience before the Norwegian Supreme Court 2004
Law degree, University of Oslo 1980
Licence to practice 1986

Core Competency

Energy Law
Hydro power, wind power and electrical systems
Expropriation and valuation
Real estate law, including land consolidation
Planning and construction law
Contract law
Legal advice to physiotherapists
Dispute resolution and litigation


Scandinavian languages and English