Wiersholm admits two new partners

Georg Abusdal Engebretsen and Hans Augun Parmann take up their duties as partners in Wiersholm as of 1 January 2019.

We are proud to announce Mr. Engebretsen and Mr. Parmann as new partners in our firm. Both of them have spent most of their careers in Wiersholm and started their employment with us in 2007 and 2010, respectively.

Mr. Engebretsen has been an employee of Wiersholm since he started out as an associate in 2007 following his studies in Norway and England. He became a senior associate in 2011 after a period of leave as an assistant judge in Eiker, Modum and Sigdal District Court from 2010 to 2011. He has been a managing associate with Wiersholm since 2015.

Mr. Engebretsen specialises in assisting Norwegian and international enterprises in investigations and compliance. He has extensive experience from the full range of compliance matters and in-depth knowledge of the practical steps to be taken during the various phases involved. Highly dedicated to the field of compliance, he is a prominent figure in the compliance community and regularly appears as a public speaker. He is also one of the initiators of Oslo Compliance Forum. Furthermore, Mr. Engebretsen is an experienced litigator.

Mr. Parmann started his career in Wiersholm as an associate in 2010 following studies in Norway and the US and employment with the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Norwegian Ombudsman. He was promoted to senior associate in Wiersholm in 2011 and managing associate in 2014. Mr. Parmann has a licence to practice law both in Norway and in the US (New York).

Mr. Parmann's core areas of expertise are litigation, dispute resolution and contract law, with particular emphasis on dispute resolution within the field of construction law (both onshore and offshore). Mr. Parmann regularly handles large and complex matters for both Norwegian and international clients and has comprehensive experience from all the normal courts of law, arbitration (Norwegian and international), negotiations and mediation.

Mr. Parmann is a skilled project manager and excels as a team builder within Wiersholm.