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

Kvale Advokatfirma DA
0122 OSLO
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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 > Maritime law

Marine insurance expert Kristian Lindhartsen leads the shipping practice at Kvale Advokatfirma DA, which advises on a broad range of issues including charter parties and marine contract law, pollution law, marine litigation, restructuring matters and transactional work. Lasse Hagen is the key contact for contentious mandates, Jostein Moen focuses on shipping transactions and restructurings, and senior lawyer Lilly Kathrin Relling handles commercial matters. Gry Bratvold joined the group in mid-2019 from Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS, and Snorre Nordhus moved in-house at Aker Energy.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Per Conradi Andersen heads up the department at Kvale Advokatfirma DA, which is singled out for its expertise in the offshore and energy sectors with a client roster including Holship Norge, Dong E&P Norge and Statoil. The practice also recently acted for Standard P&I in a dispute with Grad and Stolt Nielsen relating to a fatal ship collision. Andersen is also active in IP, construction and corporate disputes; Jens Brede focuses on the oil and gas sector, Andreas Stang Lund has notable strength in the financial services, consumer products and real estate sectors; and Kristian Lindhartsen handles marine insurance disputes. Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer is also recommended for IP litigation.