Bjarte Bogstad primarily works with transactions (M&A), company law, and contracts. He has significant expertise within incorporation of companies, shareholders’ and investment agreements, cross-border transactions, due diligence, mergers and demergers, joint venture and co-operation agreements, and other related corporate matters. He advises Norwegian and international companies throughout the entire transaction process.

In addition to the above, Bjarte has extensive sector experience especially within technology/IP and within industry, commerce and service, finance and insurance, where he assists Norwegian and international clients with their legal matters, including regulatory matters and dispute resolution.

Recent seminars held for clients include company law and contract issues such as: Liability of the Board of Directors, shareholder conflicts, investment and shareholders’ agreements, incentive schemes (including earn-out), and exit planning. Bjarte is also an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Awards and rankings

The ranking agency The Legal 500 recommends him within Commercial, corporate and M&A and notes that he "regularly advises clients from highly regulated industries on joint ventures and mergers and demergers." Satisfied clients state that 'Our main contact person, Bjarte Bogstad is a service-minded, knowledgeable and likeable professional.' (2023)IFLR 1000 has ranked him Highly regarded six years in a row.


  • 2019
    Seminar: Harvard Negotiation MasterClass, Harvard Law School
  • 2017
    Course: Sector Leadership MasterClass, Harvard Law School
  • 2017
    Course: Sale and Purchase Agreements, SPA (Redcliffe)
  • 2014
    Course: Private Equity & Management Buyouts (Redcliffe)
  • 2014
    Course: Selling a Company (Redcliffe)
  • 2012
    Chairman of the Board Program
  • 1996
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Bergen

Work experience

  • 2012–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 2009–2012
    Partner, Vogt&Wiig
  • 2008–2009
    Partner, Advokatfirmaet Bjarte Bogstad
  • 2002–2008
    Partner, Advokatene Geirr Jakobsen & Bjarte Bogstad
  • 2000–2002
    Associate Consultant, Bain & Company Inc.
  • 1997–2000
    Associate, BA-HR