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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Shipping, Offshore construction and shipbuilding


Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen works mainly on assignments within the shipping- and offshore sector, including litigious matters. He has particular extensive experience with shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts. Ellingsen also has substantial experience with public procurement processes.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS 2013; Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2012-2013; Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2005-2012; Associate Attorney at Law, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2002-2005.


Norwegian and English.


Practising Certificate 2004; Cand. Jur (law degree), University of Oslo 2001; Studies at University of Nottingham 2000.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Christian Reusch heads the department at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig following his recruitment from the Attorney General's office. The practice excels in the shipping, aviation, technology, real estate, construction and competition sectors; clients include Symphony Ventures and Kruse Smith Entreprenør. Reusch and Peter Simonsen are acting for the latter in an arbitration relating to the renovation and expansion of an apartment complex. Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen is a key name for shipping and public procurement disputes, and Egil Horstad and Kristoffer Larsen Rognvik are also recommended.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Clients praise Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig's 'solution-oriented and to-the-point' team, which 'combines strong professionalism with friendliness and an ability to find good solutions'. Department head and expert in abuse of dominance work and cartel investigations Jan Magne Langseth is 'creative and looks at things from different angles to find the best possible solution', public procurement specialist Anders Thue is 'a valuable sparring partner with an excellent business mindset', Karin Fløistad has 'great knowledge' and Mona Søyland is 'one of the most experienced Norwegian lawyers in competition law'. Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen is a key name for public procurement issues in the shipping and offshore sectors, and Tor Stokke regularly handles technology procurements. The group recently represented Fosenlinjen in a dispute against AtB seeking damages for lost profits following AtB's procurement of ferry services, handled the competition aspects of Telia's acquisition of TDC and Gets' activities in Norway, and advised St1 Group on its acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Marine.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig's client base encompasses shipowners, ship financiers, yards, investors and oil companies, including Seatankers Management Company, Offshore Merchant Partners and DVB Bank. In a recent highlight, Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen advised Yara Norge on the development of an autonomous cargo solution system including the world's first autonomous vessel. Other work includes Gunnar Espeland assisting Aker BP with its involvement in the Snadd subsea field development. Erlend Lous leads the group, which also includes Jan Vablum and Christine Rødsæther; Rødæther's 'experience, practical approach and timely responses are highly valuable'.

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