Bjørn Åge Hamre has a broad background in corporate law with a great deal of experience in contract law, restructuring and insolvency in particular.

Bjørn Åge assists companies in connection with restructuring processes and negotiations, including transactions to secure businesses and reduce creditor losses. He also assists Norwegian and foreign companies, including banks and other creditors, in strategic decisions to safeguard their creditor interests. Since the Norwegian Restructuring Act was passed in 2021, Bjørn Åge has been involved in several of the restructuring cases instituted in Norway, advising both companies undergoing restructuring and creditors.

Bjørn Åge is regularly appointed by the District Court as trustee of a bankruptcy estate, and over the past ten years he has been trustee in some of the largest bankruptcies in western Norway. He also has extensive experience in consulting on contract issues and regularly assists clients in negotiations and contract drafting. Bjørn Åge is a member of the Norwegian Advisory Council on Bankruptcy. The Council issues statements on questions of principle relating to administration of estates and is a permanent advisory body to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in the development of legislation in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. In addition, it draws up guidelines that are followed by Norway’s courts and trustees.

Bjørn Åge Hamre has provided excellent service and achieved the desired outcome.

- Chambers and Partners

Matched by few in theoretical capabilities, and adds value to any process he’s involved in.

- Legal 500

Work Experience

2022 - (today) Member of the Norwegian Advisory Council on Bankruptcy
2013 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2012 - 2013 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig
2007 - (today) Various arbitrator assignments
2006 - 2011 Associate and Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig
2004 - 2006 Assistant judge, Bergen District Court
2004 Teaching and examiner assignments, The Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
2001 - 2004 Legal secretary of The Norwegian Advisory Council on Bankruptcy
2001 - 2004 Senior executive officer, Civil Affairs Department, Ministry of Justice and Public Security
2001 Adviser, Department of Justice and Construction, County Governor in Hordaland


2001 LL.M. (Master of Law - Dispute Resolution), Bond University
2000 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo