Mr Karl Even Rygh > Wiersholm > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Shipping and Offshore, Banking and Finance, Contract law


Partner Karl Even Rygh works with shipping and offshore transactions, in particular newbuilding and conversion projects, sale & purchase of vessels and sale & lease back transactions. Mr. Rygh’s advisory services focus on all participants in the shipping and offshore industry. Mr. Rygh also assists in all kinds of contracts within shipping, including charterparties, CoAs, management agreements, joint ventures and pool agreements.


Partner, Wiersholm, 2018, Managing Director, Nordisk Defence Club, 2014, Advokat, Nordisk Defence Club, 2007, Associate/Senior Associate, Thommessen, 2000


Master of Laws (LL.M) in Shipping law, King’s College, Univeristy of London,2004, Cand. jur., University of Oslo,2000

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Wiersholm regularly advises foreign and Norwegian operators and oil services contractors on offshore construction matters. The team is increasingly involved in development and project execution mandates, including tenders, contractual issues and negotiations in the shipbuilding sector. Newbuilding projects are primarily handled by practice co-head Karl Even Rygh, while fellow co-head Helge Morten Svarva is a key name for contentious work. Sondre Dyrland is also singled out; according to clients ‘there are no other lawyers who have a deeper understanding of carbon capture and storage‘.

Norway > Maritime law

Wiersholm‘s shipping and offshore department is well regarded for its transactional and ship finance work, which is carried out by practice heads Karl Even Rygh and Kristine Hasle , respectively. The team also handles new-build and conversion projects, restructurings, sales and purchases and marine insurance work. Christian Hauge is an expert litigator, arbitrator and mediator, particularly for clients in the shipping and oil industries. Erik Blaker is highly regarded for his longstanding knowledge of arrest, salvage and collision claims.