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    Jan-Erik Nielsen

    Jan-Erik Nielsen

    Jan-Erik Nielsen has long experience and considerable expertise within most of the real estate related areas of law.

    These include the conversion into sections of residential and commercial properties, establishing investment properties, questions of housing law as they relate to owner occupied housing associations and housing cooperatives, the renting of both commercial and residential properties, contract law relating to housing and commercial property etc. Furthermore, Jan-Erik has extensive experience of dispute resolution and legal procedure, and is often asked to act as an arbitrator. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway.

    Work experience

    • Partner, Dalan advokatfirma DA, 2014
    • Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS, 2000–2014
    • Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Hauge, 1998–2000
    • Administrative director, OBOS, 1995–1998
    • Head of legal dept., OBOS, 1987–1998
    • Principal officer, Ministry of industry, 1985–1987
    • Deputy judge, Oslo Probate Court, 1984–1985
    • Executive officer / Higher executive officer, Ministry of industry, 1980–1984


    • Chair of board, Boligbygg Oslo KF, Oslo municipality, 2014-2017
    • Board member, Melahuset AS, from 2016
    • Previously chaired board of several housing cooperatives and condominiums
    • Chaired Housing law committe, Center for Continuing Legal Education, 1992–2008
    • Member, The Norwegian Bar association’s real estate law committee, 2006–2009
    • One of two authors of the book “Eiendomsprosjekter – en praktisk juridisk håndbok” (Cappelen Damm 2009. Revised edition 2015)
    • Frequently holds lectures on topics related to property law