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

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
Universitetsgata 7
Oslo, 0164
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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

Advokatfirmaet Hjort‘s practice demonstrates ‘excellent employment law knowledge‘, and focuses on advising an employer-side client base encompassing the oil and gas, retail, construction, energy, manufacturing and banking sectors, as well as assisting governmental entities and unions. Litigator Lars Styren heads up the department, and Jens Kristian Johansen is very experienced in handling individual and collective employment law matters. Christopher Hansteen ‘provides top of the line legal advice‘ on pensions matters, and Claude Lenth ‘is an excellent lawyer to work with, providing fast and hands-on advice on all aspects of employment law‘. Firm managing partner Anne Marie Due is a key name for whistleblowing cases, and Alex Borch is highly regarded.