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.

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

Harald Hellebust "focuses on solving the issues with a smart technical approach which also covers the important commercial aspects," say market sources, who also add that "he's a really good negotiator because he's got the high level perspective but he's also into the details."

Chambers Europe, 2018

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