Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen works mainly with insurance law, auditors', board members' and lawyers' liability, in addition to transportation law.

In addition to litigation, he provides advisory services to Norwegian and foreign insurance companies, insurance intermediaries and insurance customers on insurance cover, liability for damages and regulatory framework.

Hans Kenneth's speciality is complex local and international insurance and transportation disputes.

He has also published several articles on insurance law which have been referred to by the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Hans Kenneth is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent insurance lawyers by Legal 500. He has also for many years in a row been ranked as the number one up and coming Norwegian insurance lawyer in the Norwegian Financial Daily's annual lawyers survey.

"Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen leads Wiersholm’s ‘top-notch’ team, which ‘understands the market better than most’ across marine, non-marine and professional liability insurance."

Legal 500, Insurance, 2018


  • For over 15 years, Hans Kenneth has worked for and against insurance companies and other insurance agents, and he knows the industry well. He has litigated a large number of cases before the courts of law and has defended lawyers, board members and auditors against claims in the millions in addition to litigating insurance and transportation disputes of principal nature.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2015
  • Managing Associate, Wiersholm, 2010
  • Lawyer, Wiersholm, 2004
  • Associate, Lindh Stabell Horten, 2001-2004
  • Current head of the Norwegian Bar Association Insurance Law committee
  • Current head of the Norwegian JUC Insurance Network
  • Former lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School and the University of Oslo in insurance law


  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 2001

Board Memberships

  • The Norwegian Bar Association's law committee for insurance law, chairman