Ms Kristine Hasle > Wiersholm > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Shipping and Offshore


Kristine Hasle is a banking and finance lawyer with particular focus on the shipping/offshore and energy sectors. She regularly assists borrowers, lenders, investors and arrangers, domestically and internationally. Ms. Hasle has extensive experience with international and cross border financings and transactions, including sale and leaseback transactions. Her practice further includes advice and documentation in restructuring matters. Ms. Hasle also has experience with acquisition financing and general transactions/M&A work.


Partner in Wiersholm 2017,  Managing Associate in Wiersholm 2012, Senior Associate in Wiersholm, 2009, Associate in Wiersholm 2005


The Norwegian Bar Association, WISTA Norway, member, 2017


Cand. jur., Universiy of Oslo, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Wiersholm frequently assists debtors, banks and bondholders with restructurings in an ‘outstanding‘ manner, with sector-specific knowledge of the shipping, offshore and aviation industries. Group head Ståle Gjengset focuses his practice on advising industrial companies, financial institutions and investment banks on matters relating to financial restructurings, M&A and capital markets transactions. The team also includes Kristine Hasle, who is highly experienced in finance transactions and restructurings; debt financing expert Atle Gabrielsen; and Petter Thomren Moltu, who focuses on debt capital markets, banking and finance, and restructuring mandates. Ingrid Tronshaug joined the team in 2023 from Kvale Advokatfirma DA, and brings with her expertise in insolvency and restructuring law with a focus on bankruptcies.

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

(Leading individuals)

Kristine Hasle  –Wiersholm

Fielding a ‘highly competent‘ team of lawyers, Wiersholm has a solid track record in assisting both domestic and international clients across several industries, including the shipping and offshore, energy, seafood, and real estate sectors, on the full range of finance matters. Practice head Atle Gabrielsen is ‘one of the best’ and stands out for his debt financing expertise on both the borrower and lender side. On the shipping finance front, Kristine Hasle is the key contact, with extensive expertise in cross-border financings and sale and leaseback transactions; she is ably assisted by Kristian Wangsfjord. Petter Thomren Moltu, described as a ‘class act,’ assists lenders and borrowers in the renewables and energy sectors on acquisition financings, cross-border restructurings, and debt capital markets transactions. Audun Dahle-Nedrelid joined the team in March 2024 from BAHR, and Kaare P. Sverdrup left the team in 2023 and is now at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Under the joint leadership of Karl Even Rygh and Kristine Hasle, the interdisciplinary offshore construction and shipbuilding practice at Wiersholm draws on experts from various practice areas across the firm to provide a full-service offering with notable strength in dispute resolution, including acting in international arbitration proceedings; Christian Hauge is a key name here. Field development and project execution feature heavily in the group’s workload, with the team regularly acting for both international and domestic oil services contractors operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Sondre Dyrland takes point on offshore construction matters, while associate Mattias Grieg ably assists with transactional work in this space.

Norway > Maritime law

Karl Even Rygh and Kristine Hasle jointly lead Wiersholm’s ‘excellent’ maritime team, which is routinely instructed by domestic and international ship and rig owners, service companies, and financial advisers on the full range of contentious and non-contentious mandates. On the transactional side, Rygh handles newbuilding and conversion projects and sale and leaseback work, while Hasle takes point on shipping and offshore-related restructuring work. Marine insurance is a notable area of expertise for the group, with ‘strategically sound’ litigator Christian Hauge acts for shipowners, insurers, and classification societies in major litigation and arbitration proceedings.