Harald Hellebust works mainly with transactions, including purchase and sale of businesses for buy-out funds and industrial players. His main areas of expertise are company law and contract law. Mr. Hellebust was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2008.

Mr. Hellebust is a popular lecturer, including at the annual company law conference in Stavanger. He is also always a part of Wiersholm Summer School, and every year he is a very popular coach in contract law and thesis writing for law students.

Harald Hellebust is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on mergers and acquisitions by Chambers Europe/Global, Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey.

Harald Hellebust is widely revered by peers and clients alike, with one source describing him as "creative, commercially oriented and service-minded. He goes the extra mile and always has the ability to stay in until the last round".

Chambers Europe 2017

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2010
  • Partner, DLA Piper/DLA Nordic, 2005-2010
  • Lawyer, Lindh Stabell Horten DA, 2002-2004
  • Associate, Lindh Stabell Horten DA, 2000-2002


  • Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2008
  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 2000