Tofte Hald is the largest law firm in Southern Norway, with 35 lawyers, four associates, and eight administrative employees, in addition to a managing director.

Our offices are in new and modern premises in Baneheia Park in Kristiansand and the city square in Arendal.

Tofte Hald is the result of the merger between Kristiansand-based law firm Tofte AS and Hald & Co DA in Arendal. Tofte Hald carries on the legacy and history of two of Southern Norway’s largest and most respected legal law firms.

Before the merger, Tofte was the largest law firm in Southern Norway, with 29 employees. The firm was formally established in 2009 after a merger between the law firms AdvokatRådhuset DA and Advokatfirma Tofte & Co DA. In 2021, the firm was converted into a limited liability company (AS).

Hald has roots dating back to World War II and has retained its name after Anders Hald, a partner in the firm from 1980 to 2012. Before the merger with Tofte, Hald had grown to 19 employees.

Tofte Hald provides legal assistance to a considerable number of public clients, large, medium-sized, and small businesses, as well as private clients.

At Advokatfirma Tofte Hald, we assist most industries in all areas of business law. Our lawyers also participate in negotiations and represent clients in a substantial number of cases before the courts. Several of our lawyers are admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Advokatfirma Tofte Hald is affiliated with the Eurojuris Norway network. Eurojuris Norway is one of the country’s largest networks of law firms, consisting of 17 independent law firms spread across the country. Through this affiliation, the firm has access to the expertise of all other offices when needed.

In addition to the national network, Eurojuris Norway is linked to Eurojuris International, constituting an international network of approximately 600 law firms, recruited among Europe’s leading law firms, with over 6,000 lawyers.

Environment and Social Responsibility

Diversity, equality, inclusion

At Tofte Hald, we actively work towards an equal, inclusive, and diverse work environment that reflects the diversity in our society.
We believe that a good balance of gender, age, and diversity are advantages that make our services better and our culture richer. Our employees are our most valuable resource, and we work towards creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can develop themselves, both professionally and socially, and have the opportunity to balance work and family life.
At Tofte Hald, investing time and resources in quality work and actively striving for continuous improvement is essential.

ISO Certification

We are ISO 9001 certified to ensure efficiency and accuracy in the execution of legal services and to provide our clients with the confidence that their legal needs are being taken care of reliably and professionally. Our certification ensures our clients that we have implemented quality assurance systems and documentation and continuously monitor and improve all our internal processes.

Eco-Lighthouse Certification

At Tofte Hald, we want to be drivers of sustainable solutions. Environmental work is essential to demonstrate our commitment to the community as a responsible law firm.
By implementing environmentally friendly practices, reducing our carbon footprint, and supporting initiatives that promote environmental protection, we care for the planet and inspire our clients, employees, and future employees to follow our ambitions and become part of the positive change towards a more sustainable future.


At Tofte, we believe that good collaboration in business networks is essential to expand our knowledge and strengthen our professional development. Through active engagement in business networks, we can share knowledge, best practices and latest industry insights, thus improving our ability to solve complex legal issues and meet our clients’ unique needs.

We are active in several business networks in the Agder region and are proud to be one of the main partners of the Business Association in the Kristiansand region.