Bjarne Kvam

Bjarne Kvam is master of laws from UiB (University of Bergen) in 2007 and became Ph.D. of laws in 2014. He started his legal career as a lector and associate professor at UiB before becoming deputy judge and later acting judge in Bergen district court for three years. He joined HLT in February 2018. With his experience as a judge, Kvam strengthens HLTs litigation team. Kvam did his Ph.D. on privacy law, but he also works broadly within HLTs other fields of expertise, with a main focus on litigation/dispute resolution, real estate, construction (public and private), corporate law and labour law.

Fields of expertise

Litigation and dispute resolution
Privacy law
Real Estate
Money claims
Corporate law
Labour law
Contract law

Work experience

2018– Associate, HLT Advokatfirma AS, Bergen
2017-2018 Acting judge, Bergen District Court
2015-2016 Deputy judge, Bergen District Court
2013-2015 Lector/Associate Professor, UiB
2009-2013 Research Fellow, UiB
1988-2009 Journalist, Bergens Tidende


2014 Ph.D. of Laws, UiB2007 Master of Laws, UiB
1985 Social economics (60 ECTS), UiB
1981 Certificate of completed apprenticeship as carpenter


2014 The use of information in the police sector. Book, Gyldendal Akademisk
2014 ABC of general criminal law. Book, Cappelen Damm
2014 Is the Personal Data Act in conflict with the EEA-law? Article, Lov & Data
2012 Is the Data Protection Authority’s interpretation of the law too restrictive? Article, Lov og Rett
2010 Technology as a precondition for the legal state. Article, Retfærd
2009Norway’s criminal law cooperation with the EU heading into troubled waters. Article co-written with Annika Suominen, Lov og Rett
2008Norway and Schengen – a weakened cooperation against crime. Book, Cappelen Damm Akademisk