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Linn Kvade Rannekleiv new partner in Arntzen de Besche

It is a great pleasure to welcome Linn as a new partner in Arntzen de Besche as of 1 September 2020. She will join our Dispute Resolution department and will contribute to the development of one of Norway’s leading dispute resolution groups.

Linn has broad experience within the fields of litigation, arbitration, dispute resolution and general counselling, and has been involved in several principal decisions by the District Courts, Court of Appeals and the Norwegian Supreme Court. 

Linn is experienced in handling large and complex claims and disputes, mainly related to professional liability, directors’ liability and various insurance claims. She has particular experience with auditors’ liability, and has defended auditors for about 10 years.

In relation to insurance claims, she has been working with a wide range of claims including coverage disputes and defence claims in relation to professional liability, directors and management liability, financial lines, product liability, travel insurance and business interruption insurance. She assists both Norwegian and international insurance companies, insurance intermediaries and reinsurers.

Further, Linn has handled a number of claims on behalf of both Norwegian and international financial institutions, and has assisted international law firms when dealing with claims in Norway. She has represented and been involved in a number of class actions on behalf of both Norwegian and international clients.

Linn was part of Wiersholm’s litigation team for eight years, and the last two years before she joined Arntzen de Besche she has been assistant head of the litigation department in DLA Piper.  

In 2020, Linn is ranked within insurance by both the Legal 500 (Rising star) and the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers’ survey.

- I chose Arntzen de Besche because it is an interesting firm that focus on litigation and dispute resolution, says Linn Kvade Rannekleiv. The firm has a strong profile on professional and directors’ liability, and I hope that with my experience I can contribute to strengthening the litigation team even further. 

- We are proud that Linn joins us as a partner in Arntzen de Besche, says Andreas Nordby, Head of the Dispute Resolution department. Linn has expertise, experience and a market position with Norwegian and foreign insurance companies which will benefit our clients. With the recruitment of Linn, we will further strengthen our academic environment within professional liability/directors’ liability and insurance – two areas where we expect increased activity in the years to come.