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Ulf Underland, American lawyer, specializing in the field of General Business Law, International Transactions. Member of Arntzen, Underland & Company.


Underland, Ulf was born on February 2, 1928 in Ski.


University of Oslo (Law Degree, 1953, Candidate of Jurisprudence). Spoken languages: The Scandinavian languages, English, German and French.


He took the cand.jur. degree in 1953, and was hired in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was stationed in Paris, Bangkok and Vienna before being promoted to assistant secretary in 1967. In 1971 he became a barrister with access to work with Supreme Court cases, and became a partner in the law firm Arntzen, Underland & Co, today named Arntzen de Besche.

He is best known as the defender of Arne Treholt in 1984–1985, together with Jon Lyng and Andreas Arntzen. He resided in Ski. He died in November 2012.


  • Other Work

    • Co-Author: "Company Trade and Tax Law in Norway," (1978). Practice: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1954-1971).


Member: The Norwegian Bar Association.