Christopher Hansteen > Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
0105 OSLO
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Work Department

Employment Law


Partner Christopher Hansteen specialises in employment law, trade union law, civil servant law, pension law and litigation. He also has considerable experience working with human rights law issues. Christopher Hansteen is admitted to the Supreme Court and he has comprehensive experience as a litigator. He has assisted enterprises, employers and employees in all business sectors, and is a frequent lecturer and author of books and articles on collective and individual employment law. He has been a member of the board of the Norwegian Employment Law Association and of several human rights organisations.


2020 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
2014 – 2020 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Grette DA
2000 – 2014 Attorney, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1998 – 2000 Deputy judge, Sunnmøre district court (Ålesund)
1995 – 1998 Attorney, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1994 – 1995 Associate, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1992 – 1994 Consultant/Senior Executive Officer, the Price Directorate/the Norwegian Competition Authorities




Member of the drafting committee of the publication “Arbeidsrett”

Board member of Human Rights House Foundation

Member of the Norwegian Bar Association


2011 Admitted to the Supreme Court
1995 Law practicing certificate
1992 Cand. jur., University of Oslo
1988 Intermediate subjects in socio-economy, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

Headed up by Lars Styren, the employment practice at Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises on all aspects of employment law and acts for a variety of clients, including telecoms businesses, banks and energy companies; it is also a key name for unions and governmental entities. Anne Marie Due and Alex Borch  are experienced in employment litigation, and Claude Lenth specialises in non-compete and pension matters, while Jens Kristian Johansen focuses on individual and collective employment law. Einar Engh regularly acts for the National Federation of Trade Unions and Christopher Hansteen assists with human rights issues.