Mr Kristian Lindhartsen > Kvale Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Kvale Advokatfirma DA
0122 OSLO

Work Department

Maritime lae, oil, gas and renewable energy


Mr Kristian Lindhartsen has a wide background in maritime law; with emphasis on marine insurance disputes, including cover disputes and direct action matters. Lindhartsen is an experiences litigator, and is experienced both from ordinary courts and arbitration proceedings, including arrest and other asset securing, as well as international jurisdiction issues.


2017 – Partner, Kvale; 2013 – 2016 Partner, Kyllingstad Kleveland; 2010 – 2012 Senior Lawyer, Kyllingstad Kleveland; 2007 – 2010 Associate/Senior Associate, Thommessen; 2007 Holman Fenwick Wilan (secondment), London; 2005 – 2007 Lawyer, Gard (UK) Ltd., London; 2004 – 2005 Claims Executive/Lawyer, Gard AS, Arendal


Norwegian and English


The Norwegian Bar Association


2003 Cand.jur., University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

Kvale Advokatfirma DA‘s dispute resolution expertise spans telecoms disputes, patent and IP litigation, employment issues and shipping claims. Department head Per Conradi Andersen is very experienced in arbitration work, and has an established track record in advising on contentious construction, renewable energy, corporate and technology mandates. Andreas Stang Lund focuses on public law, oil and gas, financial services, real estate and consumer products litigation, and Kristian Lindhartsen is a key contact for marine insurance litigation. Senior associate Alexander Daae is also a key name to note. Anne Marie Sejersted moved to Wiersholm in mid-2021.

Norway > Maritime law

Kvale Advokatfirma DA‘s practice is split between handling public law matters, including governmental aspects pertaining to the shipping industry, as well as sanctions, and also private law work, including marine contracts, charterparties and insurance matters. Practice head Kristian Lindhartsen has expertise in marine insurance matters, and advises charterers and shipowners on collisions and charterparties. Corporate lawyer Jostein Moen regularly advises on shipping-related transactions and restructurings, while Lilly Kathrin Relling is praised for her disputes expertise.