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Erik Blaker

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Work +47 210 210 58
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Wiersholm

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Maritime and transportation Law, Insurance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner Erik Blaker is a specialist in maritime law, transport law, insurance law, and the law of torts and litigation. He is admitted to the Supreme Court.

Career

Partner at Wiersholm, 2004 Partner, Lindh Stabell Horten, 2000-2004 Partner, Sander, Truyen & Co., 1990-2000 Attorney, the Central Association of Marine Underwriters, 1980-1990, manager of the legal department from 1987

Education

Admitted to the Supreme Court, 1994 Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1977


Norway

Insurance

Within: Leading individuals

Erik Blaker - Wiersholm

Within: Insurance

With¬†'a strong regulatory sense and practical understanding of the insurance sector', clients praise¬†Wiersholm¬†as¬†'among the best in the field'. The department assists with non-marine insurance, marine insurance and regulatory mandates, with recent examples including its defence of CHC Helikopter Service in claims relating to a helicopter accident in Bergen and acting for AIG as liability insurer in claims relating to the bankruptcy of Terra Securities. Team head¬†Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen¬†'has good insight into the industry and how it operates',¬†Erik Blaker¬†has 'valuable strategic capabilities', and¬†Kjersti Tr√łbr√•ten¬†is a key name for regulatory work.

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Maritime law

Within: Leading individuals

Erik Blaker - Wiersholm

Within: Maritime law

Wiersholm¬†is 'efficient and experienced when it comes to shipping transactions' and 'provides sound and professional advice' to a client base of ship owners, rig owners, shipping banks, financial advisers and service companies; examples include Hurtigruten, Siem Industries and Golden Ocean Group.¬†Karl Even Rygh¬†and¬†Kristine Hasle √ėverby¬†jointly lead the group; √ėverby recently assisted Ship Finance International with its acquisition of four container vessels on long-term charters and advised Hurtigruten on a bond issuance to repurchase and upgrade two vessels.¬†Christian Hauge¬†focuses on contentious work and¬†Erik Blaker¬†handles insurance-related matters.

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