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Maritime law (including insurance)
‘One of the top law firms for shipping and offshore law’, Simonsen VogtWiig comprehensively spans wet and dry matters. ‘One of the leaders in the shipping community’, Frithjof Herlofsen is frequently involved in the group’s highest-profile litigation matters such as a recent Court of Appeal success for Norsk Hydro. Ingar Fuglevåg is also well regarded for litigation, and Bergen-based Adrian Moylan excels at transactions. ‘Very professional’ senior lawyer Lars Musæus has ‘excellent knowledge of the maritime industry’.
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS provides ‘excellent’ advice to underwriters and shipowners on wet and dry matters. ‘Very knowledgeable’ team head Stephen Knudtzon is representing Gard and Teekay Shipping in litigation regarding a collision. Other clients include Norwegian Hull Club and Jo Tankers. Olav Vikøren focuses on transactional work for shipbrokers and private equity firms.
Wikborg Rein has excellent ‘industry knowledge’ across its Norwegian and international offices. The ‘solid, calm and trustworthy’ Anders Færden is ‘excellent at handling insurance matters involving technical aspects’, and is representing North of England P&I Club and its member in a precedent-shaping coverage dispute. Praised for his ‘excellent interpersonal skills’, Morten Lund Mathisen heads the firm’s wet shipping team, which also includes Gaute Gjelsten, who is recognised as ‘a leader at handling claims relating to pollution and wreck removal’. Trond Eilertsen is recommended for shipping transactions.
Advokatfirmaet BA-HR DA’s clients include Skuld P&I Club, Aker Oilfield Services and Hurtigruten. ‘Excellent’ senior lawyer Mats Sæther has developed a strong reputation in salvage disputes and, along with Tarjei Thorkildsen, recently successfully represented the claimants in the high-profile Njord B case. Geir Gustavsson and Rolf Johan Ringdal are recommended for transactions.
Wiersholm provides ‘business-oriented advice’ to clients in wet and dry disputes. The ‘experienced’ Erik Blaker is ‘an excellent litigator’. Nicolas Brun-Lie and Erling Lind are ‘very experienced and commercial in their approach’.
DLA Piper’s team head Runar Hansen handles shipping disputes as part of his broader litigation practice.
Under the leadership of Christian Steen Eriksen, Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA has continued to build a significant standalone maritime practice in addition to its oil and gas expertise. Senior assistant Kristian Lindhartsen is advising the Jinhui group of companies in arresting assets in Norway owned by Grand China Logistics pursuant to an arbitration award.
Advokatfirma Ræder DA has a focus on wet shipping under the ‘dedicated and trustworthy’ Jon Andersen. As well as standard wet matters such as groundings and collisions, the team is also a leading destination for cargo matters.