Karoline Røvik Zeiner works with general business law and specialises in real estate and planning and building law. She possesses special expertise in the area of real estate development (residential and commercial properties) and assists real estate developers and landowners at all stages of the development process – option agreements, contracts, transactions, regulation, plot structuring, securing of rights (parking, roads etc.), registration of land, choice of organisational structure, sectioning, establishment of joint ownerships/residents’ associations/investment properties etc.

Karoline’s expertise includes advice related to commercial lease agreements/tenancy law, housing law (housing cooperative and owner-tenant law), as well as construction contracts. Among other things, she has assisted several joint ownerships in cases concerning division and merging of joint ownerships.

Karoline has also in recent years specialised in sustainability, in particular in relation to the real estate sector, and assists with, e.g., ESG adaptations in lease agreements, advice related to regulations on reuse, applications in relation to the Norwegian Environment Agency in connection with recycling and more.

Karoline is often in court and has considerable experience with dispute resolution. Her litigation experience also includes interim injunctions/freezing orders and land reallocation cases.

Karoline mainly assists commercial clients, both Norwegian and international.

Furthermore, Karoline holds a real estate licence and can undertake settlement commissions for property transactions. Karoline regularly gives courses and lectures related to her areas of specialisation, including courses on the EU taxonomy, and gives lectures for the Centre for Continuing Legal Education (JUS), Advokatenes HR, the Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents, NBBL, Eiendomsadvokatene, etc.


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2023 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2020 - 2022 Partner, Dalan Advokatfirma DA
2015 - 2020 Lawyer / Senior Lawyer, Dalan Advokatfirma DA
2013 - 2015 Lawyer, HELP Forsikring AS
2011 - 2013 Associate, HELP Forsikring AS
2011 Master of Laws, University of Oslo
2005 Human Rights Studies, Lund University, Sweden
2004 Peace and conflict studies, Lund University, Sweden