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Christopher L. Sveen

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Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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Oil and offshore


Christopher is partner in the oil and offshore group. He is a trusted advisor to the oil and offshore industries and a frequently used advisor and negotiator in both domestic and cross boarder matters, transactions and disputes. Christopher has over time acted as a strategic and commercial advisor to the executive management and board of directors of numerous businesses within the oil and offshore industries. Through his previous roles in (former) Kvaerner, the law firm BA-HR, and as general counsel in Aker Solutions, he has obtained extensive domestic and international experience from the establishment, execution and completion of oil and gas projects, large industry facility projects and various other complex supply- and construction matters. Christopher is also specialized in acquisitions, divestments and restructuring of corporations and in the establishment and implementation of various corporate governance and legal compliance programs. Christopher is frequently used as a speaker at conferences and in seminars.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS (2017-), Partner, Kyllingstad Kleveland advokatfirma DA (2014-2017), Chief Legal Officer, Aker Solutions ASA (2009-2014), Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet BAHR (2002-2009), In-house counsel, Kvaerner ASA/Aker Kvaerner ASA/Kvaerner Warnow Werft GmbH (1999-2002).


Scandinavian languages, English


Cand. jur, University of Oslo (1998)


Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS' 'unique' practice 'consistently performs at its best and develops great trust between itself and its clients' with notable emphasis on contractors and oil services companies; Aibel, CGG and Kv√¶rner are among its clients. Litigator¬†Mikal Br√łndmo, who is¬†'a great professional with excellent experience in the field',¬†and¬†Christopher L. Sveen, who handles transactional work and has 'an extensive background in the field that places him well in the industry', jointly head the team. Br√łndmo and associate partner¬†Kristine Hyldmo¬†represented Westcon Yards in a dispute relating to delays surrounding a ship conversion into a tender support vessel.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

With 'broad and in-depth knowledge of contracts for the NCS',¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†is 'able to see the different viewpoints in complicated issues'. In a recent highlight, team co-head¬†B√•rd Sandstad¬†advised Seacrest Capital Group and Bangchak on their investment in Okea and acquisition of producing interests in the Draugen and Gj√ła fields; other work includes group co-head¬†Mikal Br√łndmo¬†and associate partner¬†Kristine Hyldmo¬†representing Westcon Yards in a dispute relating to a tender support vessel and Sandstad assisting Fortis Petroleum with the restructuring of its NCS activities.¬†Johnny Johansen¬†and¬†Christopher L. Sveen¬†are also key names to note.

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