Runar Hansen


Mobile: +47 908 95 006

Main work areas

Runar Hansen is one of the country’s most distinguished lawyers in the fields of insurance law and professional liability, as well as the logistics and transport industries. He is head of Bull’s specialist teams within insurance and liability as well as logistics.

Runar has 30 years of experience as an adviser to major international and national insurance companies, financial institutions, brokers, insurance agents and claims adjusters. He has been admitted to the Supreme Court since 2005 and has litigated a large number of cases in Norwegian courts, including arbitration cases. Runar has also worked on international fraud and corruption cases.

The ranking agency The Legal 500 (2020 edition) gives Runar a Leading Individual ranking. In the domestic market, Runar ranks as number 7 in Norway in the Insurance category in the most recent peer review for lawyers and law firms in Finansavisen (national business newspaper).

Professional experience
Partner, Bull & Co, 2018–
Partner, DLA Piper 1995–2018
Deputy judge, Trondenes circuit court 1989–1990
Senior executive officer, Legal department, The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway 1987–1988

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo, 1987

Posts (past and present)
External examiner for master theses, University of Oslo
Former member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Expert Committee for sea, air and other transport law
Many years as board member of the insurance company RIF Forsikringsservice AS (RIF: Association of Consulting Engineers)
Wide range of honorary posts within various sports

Norwegian Bar Association
Norwegian Insurance Association

Scandinavian languages
English and German conversation