Kristian Lindhartsen

Partner / Chairman of the Board


Kristian Lindhartsen has a wide background in maritime law; with emphasis on marine insurance disputes, including cover disputes and direct action matters.

He also advises shipowners and charterers on operational issues, hereunder issues related to charterparties and other contracts of carriage, commercial agreements, collisions and other marine casualties.

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.

He also works with vessel related transactions, particularly with sale/leaseback transactions of ships


Legal 500 EMEA


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


Law degree, University of Oslo