Stian Berger Røsland

Partner, LawyerOslo

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Stian Berger Røsland


Stian is a member of the real estate team and has broad experience from the intersection between law, administration and politics. In his work as a lawyer, he assists both in planning and regulation processes and in complex construction matters. He also works with development agreements, an area in which he has also litigated before the courts. As a former Governing mayor and former head of the finance department in the City of Oslo for a total of eight years, he led the work on the development of the municipal plan and has first-hand knowledge and practical experience related to this area. Stian is regularly used as a speaker, preferably on topics at the intersection of law, administration and politics.He has been a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's committee on planning law and regulatory matters since 2021, and was appointed committee chair from 2024.

Work experience

Partner, Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2016 - 2018
Associate/Senior Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
2009 - 2015
Governing mayor of Oslo – Oslo Counsil
2007 - 2009
Vice mayor/Head of the finance department in Oslo – Oslo Counsil
2007 - 2007
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Raeder DA


Master of Laws – University of Oslo


The fulfilment of zoning plan regulations and conditions, and the rules of public procurements. Is a development agreement in itself a public procurement?