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Christian Hauge

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Insurance, Maritime and transportation Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Contract Law


Partner Christian Hauge works on the areas of shipping and offshore, with emphasis on litigation and dispute resolution in maritime law, contract law and the law of damages. Because of his previous experience from Wiersholm's departments for mergers and acquisitions, and trade and industry, he covers a wide range of business law, including company law, contract law and administrative law.


Partner at Wiersholm, 2013 Secondment at Ince & Co in London, 2004 Joined Wiersholm, 2001


Cand. jur., University of Bergen, 2000



Within: Construction

As a key name in the market for construction projects,¬†Wiersholm¬†also excels in construction litigation and public procurement-related work. In a recent highlight, practice head¬†Ronny Lund¬†represented Veidekke in claims against its subcontractor Alf Brekken og S√łnner relating to the construction of part of the transnational E10 highway in Lofoten. Other clients include AF Gruppen Norge, Skanska Norge, Multiconsult, Thales Norway and Equinor (previously Statoil).¬†Helge Morten Svarva, petroleum expert¬†Sondre Dyrland¬†and litigator¬†Christian Hauge¬†are also key practitioners.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Wiersholm 'handles big lawsuits in an impressive way' for a client roster that includes AIG Europe and IBM; the team acted for the latter in a dispute against the Norwegian Public Roads Administration relating to its cancellation of a contract for the delivery of a new IT solution for toll road payments. Other work includes representing CHC Helikopter Service in two Supreme Court cases relating to the application of seniority in redundancies and a compensation claim relating to a previous judgment relating to its compulsory retirement age, and acting for AF Gruppen Norge in a final account dispute with the municipality of Oslo regarding the construction of an underground water storage facility. Ronny Lund, the 'very skilled' Olav Perland and Christian Hauge jointly lead the group, which also includes public procurement expert Morten Goller and the highly regarded Magnus Hellesylt.

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Maritime law

Within: Next Generation Partners

Christian Hauge - 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.¬†Atle Gabrielsen¬†was a new arrival from¬†Arntzen de Besche.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Wiersholm excels in the offshore construction space, particularly contentious mandates; it recently defended DNV in a claim brought by Grieg relating to defective rudders for new-build ships. Hurtigruten, Avance Gas and Golden Ocean Group are also clients. Litigator Helge Morten Svarva leads the department, which also counts Christian Hauge, contract specialist Ronny Lund and Karl Even Rygh, who joined from an in-house position in 2018, as key practitioners. Erling Lind and Lynne Skajaa joined Ro Sommernes Advokatfirma DA in 2018.

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