Mr Stephen Knudtzon > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
0116 OSLO
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Work Department

Shipping; Oil Service; Construction


Mr Knudtzon’s practice includes legal advice with emphasis on maritime and oil service related matters, including contractual law, insurance law, negotiations and litigation. He also acts as an arbitrator and mediator in disputes resolution. He is a member of the legal committee of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and is also Chairman of Buksér & Berging AS and the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Gard and SG Finans AS. Knudtzon is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.


1993- Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1991 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway; 1986-1993 Partner, Lund & Co ANS; 1984-1985 Fred. Olsen & Co, Lawyer; 1981-1982 Deputy Judge, Indre Follo tingrett; 1979 Admitted to the bar; 1976-1986 Lawyer, Nordisk Skibsrederforening; 1974 Research Assistant, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo


English; French; Dutch


Norwegian Bar Association


1978- Traineeship, Advokatkontor i London, New York og San Francisco; 1976- Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo; 1973 Government authorised translator between Norwegian and Dutch, both in The Netherlands and Norway

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insurance

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ ‘thorough and skilled‘ team is led by Andreas Meidell, who is arguably ‘one of the best lawyers in Norway for insurance matters‘ and has ‘an impressive ability to keep up with the details‘. The department handles the full spectrum of corporate insurance work with notable strength in marine insurance; it recently acted for Norwegian Hull Club in a claim following a collision in the Gulf of Mexico and represented SwissMarine and Gard in a recourse direct action against Skuld. Other noteworthy individuals include Henrik HagbergTrond HatlandStephen Knudtzon and managing associate Hugo-A. B Munthe-Kaas.

Norway > Maritime law

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With ‘good business understanding and in-depth knowledge of the industry‘, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS ‘consistently delivers high-quality work‘ and clients single out group head Mads Haavardsholm, who is ‘always reachable and is a professional team player‘. The department recently acted for Norwegian Hull Club in litigation relating to a cover claim following a collision in the Gulf of Mexico, and assisted Cargow Investments with the sale and leaseback of four new vessels. Other key names include the highly regarded Stephen Knudtzon, insurance specialist Andreas Meidell and Henrik Hagberg.