Property Development

Property development is a field with intricate and complex issues within the jurisdiction of real estate law. We provide competent and practical advice to owners and property developers relating to zoning plans, contract negotiations, property structure, transactions, and disputes in result-oriented processes to ensure, highlight, and realize value in real estate.

Our lawyers have broad expertise and extensive experience in the development of real estate and have in-depth industry knowledge and an extensive network of contractors, developers, and consultants. We emphasize practical and cost-effective high quality advice with a focus on end results. We assist in the identification and handling of risk throughout the entire development chain, from unbroken ground to finished product. We regularly litigate general disputes and expropriation appraisement.

If necessary, we can also offer interdisciplinary collaboration with our lawyers that have expertise in other fields, e.g., tax and VAT. In this way our clients always receive the best available expertise.

We assist with:

  • The investigation and definition of development potential
  • All aspects of buying and selling property and real estate companies
  • Zoning plans and building projects
  • Agreements between landowners and municipalities
  • Developer contracts and consultancy agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Plot lease
  • Property structure, e.g. dividing/joining of property and sectioning
  • The establishment and organization of real estate- and residential companies
  • Property law, e.g. judiciary registration and easements/rights of use
  • Neighbour relations
  • Roads, water, waste and other infrastructure
  • All aspects of legal proceedings and expropriation appraisements
  • Brokerage services and settlement


Eirik Espenes
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 988 36 840
Thomas Andersen
Advokat | Partner
Mobile : +47 909 00 052
Erling Keyser
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 922 13 539