Mr Christopher Sveen > Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
0101 OSLO

Work Department

Oil and offshore
Construction and offshore
Corporate M&A


Partner Christopher L Sveen is a trusted advisor to the oil- and offshore and related industries and is a frequently used advisor and negotiator in both domestic and cross-border matters, transactions and disputes.

He has extensive domestic and international experience from the establishment, execution and completion of oil and gas projects, large industry facility projects and various other complex supply- and construction matters. Sveen also has extensive experience in acquisitions, divestments and restructuring of corporations.

He has acted as a strategic and commercial advisor to the executive management and board of directors of numerous businesses within the oil and gas and infrastructure industry and serves as a strategic advisor to the Norwegian oil-services contractor’s assembled under The Federation of Norwegian Industries. Sveen headed the negotiations for the contractors for the new Norwegian standard offshore contracts – NTK15/NF15 – and has been central as a co-drafter and moderator in the establishment of the new Norwegian Conditions for Purchase (NIB 16). Sveen is also Norway’s representative in the legal working groups developing and managing the Orgalim industry contracts and publications (such as S 2012 and SI14) and the associated Nordic terms and conditions (such as NL17 and NLM 19).

He is currently involved, inter alia, in various initiatives involved in electrifying the Norwegian Continental Shelf and preparing the Norwegian oil and offshore industry for the transition to renewables and CO2-neutral solutions.


2017 –

Advokatfirmaet Haavind

2014 – 2016

Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma

2009 – 2014

Aker Solutions, Senior Vice President and General Counsel

2002 – 2009

Advokatfirmaet BA-HR

1999 – 2002

Kvaerner ASA

Master of Laws (LL.M.), UiO

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

(Leading individuals)

Christopher L. SveenAdvokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ team ‘has a unique knowledge of the offshore industry, and experience in the challenges the industry meets in their operations and in their contracts.’ Shipbuilding work continues to be a growing area of instruction for the group. Arbitrator and litigator Mikal Brøndmo is the main name for handling offshore construction and shipbuilding disputes, and is well versed in advising on contractual matters within the sectors. Practice head Christopher L. Sveen stands out for providing ‘unique strategic advice‘ to a client roster of oil and gas companies, and Bård Sandstad regularly assists oil and gas, shipping and offshore clients with M&A mandates. At senior associate level, Martine Linge Johnsen is active in offshore contractual and regulatory work, while Silje Helene Bakkevig Dagsland and Sarah-Ann Kvam focus on shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts.

Norway > Oil and gas

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ oil and offshore practice is widely recognised for handling contractual matters, transactional mandates and contentious work for an established client base of major contractors. M&A expert Bård Sandstad heads up the transactional side of the practice, while Christopher L. Sveen leads the offshore and construction group; Sveen also brings expertise in restructurings. Mikal Brøndmo is the key name for arbitration and litigation proceedings.