Appointment of legal expert lay judges

A recurring issue in contract negotiations is often whether to include an arbitration or litigation clause in the event of a dispute. On 12 July, a consultation paper was released, proposing certain changes in the Dispute Act as a part of their evaluation of the Act. Read more.


Hustadkalk won dispute in the Supreme Court

On 11th September 2018, the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled in a case between Hustadkalk and Visnes Landowner Association. Hustadkalk successfully claimed that it as part of its limestone extraction in the municipality of Eide was entitled to also exploit eclogite in the Visnes deposit. The case concerned contract interpretation, mineral law principles, basic property law and human rights provisions regarding protection of property (ECHR P1-1). Read more.