DLA Piper boosts Norway with dual GC hire

DLA Piper has boosted its Oslo office with the hire of two general counsels.

Fredrik Lykke, general counsel at Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor, joins as a corporate partner. Hans Christian Brodtkorb joins as a partner in the real estate and construction group from NCC Construction.

Brodtkorb said DLA’s Oslo office would expand further due to the shear amount of work: “We will definitely grow in the real estate and construction department. There is far too much work for the lawyers here.”

Lykke’s practice will focus on M&A deals, international joint ventures and capital markets work in the telecoms industry, whereas Brodtkorb is a specialist in real estate development and PPP projects.

Brodtkorb said: “I set up the legal department at NCC three years ago, and now it’s up and running I wanted to have a new challenge.”