Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen works with professional liability, directors' liability, insurance law and maritime law. He also provides advisory services to Norwegian and foreign insurance companies and clients, including insurance agents, regarding insurance cover, liability for damages, regulatory frameworks and agreements under private law.

Mr. Viga-Gerhardsen litigates cases before the courts of law regularly. He has also published several articles on his areas of expertise.

Mr. Viga-Gerhardsen is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent insurance lawyers by Legal 500. He is also ranked as a leading insurance lawyer in the Norwegian Financial Daily's annual lawyers survey.

Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen specialises in insurance and elicits enthusiastic client praise: "He shows great attention to detail and is able to explain difficult concepts in both a concise and comprehensible manner."

Chambers Europe, 2014


  • For almost 15 years, Mr. Viga-Gerhardsen has worked for and against insurance companies and other insurance agents, and he knows the industry well. He has litigated a number of cases before the courts of law and defended lawyers, board members and auditors against claims in the millions.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2015
  • Managing Associate, Wiersholm, 2010
  • Lawyer, Wiersholm, 2004
  • Associate, Lindh Stabell Horten, 2001-2004
  • 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