Christian Sønsteby

Christian is a senior associate in the Ålesund office and a member of our corporate team with experience across a range of industrial sectors. He acts for shareholders and advises both senior management and boards of directors. Christian graduated from King’s College London in 2015 with a master’s degree in Law (earning an LL.M. with distinction) and joined Kvale as a senior associate in 2016 after four years with another commercial law firm in Norway.

Christian has advised on corporate acquisitions, disposals, corporate governance and restructurings. He also advises on a wide range of issues relating to commercial contracts. He is particularly experienced in negotiating and drafting cross-border manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements.

Representative experience:

He is the primary advisor on domestic and international commercial supply agreements for several major industrial actors within various manufacturing industries.

Christian was admitted to the bar in 2018 and is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association.

He also spent several years working as an online editor and reporter at TV 2 Norway’s national news desk and has gained experience as a general assignment reporter in the national tabloid newspaper VG.

Ane Bergo

Ane Bergo is affiliated with Kvales department for labor law and pensions, and building and construction.

As a lawyer and former deputy judge, Ane has considerable experience in labor law and dispute resolution. She regularly assists companies and employees with HR counseling and personnel matters, and has good expertise in negotiation and litigation for the courts.  Ane also has extensive experience in litigation in real estate, general contract law and compensation. Furthermore, Ane has broad expertise in general administrative law. Ane has independent legal responsibility for litigation and is also part of a team in major cases.

Ane received her lawyer’s license in 2015.

Ingrid Wulff Stenersen

Ingrid Wulff Stenersen is an Senior Associate in our Employment and pension team.

Mari Verling

Caroline Eriksen

Caroline Eriksen started as an associate in Kvale in 2015.

She has previously worked as Claims & Collection Manager in Euler Hermes where she was in charge of the Damage and Debt Collection Department of the Company, including handeling insurance cases, various legal assistance to the company and their customers within the area of bankruptcy law, contract law, company, insurance law, and compliance in the Norwegian branch of the company. She has also worked as a lawyer at Gjensidige where she primarly worked with recourse claims.

Caroline is working in the restructuring, insolvency and investigations department of Kvale. Her main fields of work is bankruptcy estates, forced liquidations, debt negotiations, restructuring and investigations.

Caroline had several internships during her studies

Caroline obtained her license to practice law in 2017.

Stine Eriksrød

Stine Eriksrød has extensive experience of dealing with legal disputes in the areas of real estate and construction, liability (corporate, professional, board and product), general contract law and damages claims. She specialises in disputes concerning the purchase and sale of real estate and disputes arising during real estate projects or after contract execution.

Stine litigates cases before the district and appeal courts on behalf of consumers, construction clients, consultants and contractors, and assists private parties and businesses with proceedings before different complaints bodies. Stine also has substantial experience of company and bankruptcy law and the administration of estates from working as a bankruptcy and restructuring project manager for several years. This knowledge has allowed Stine to become a trusted legal adviser on a broad range of commercial disputes.

Stine obtained her license to practice law in 2015.

Siri Terese Berge

Siri Terese Berge is an senior associate in our oil, gas and energy team and works primarly with counselling, negotiations and dispute resolutions in regards to energy and offshore projects.

Siri has specialises on contractual issues, including charter parties, fabrication contracts and EPC(I) contracts.

Siri obtained her license to practise law in 2015.


Preben Berge Helverschou

Preben Berge Helverschou is part of our oil, gas and shipping group. He primarily advises clients in negotiations and disputes within offshore, shipping and marine insurance.

He has particular experience advising clients and handling disputes related to charterparties and other contracts of carriage, inter alia within the OSV-segment.

Helverschou also has experience advising clients with marine casualties, arrests, interlocutory matters, asset securing, and litigation.

Preben obtained his license to practice law in 2013.

Pernille Brusdal

Pernille Brudal has over seven years’ experience as an associate at Kvale. She primarily advises on restructuring and insolvency, employment law and pensions.

Pernille specialises in corporate and group restructurings, advising both creditors and debtors on issues related to financial agreements, provision of security and legal charges in particular. She also deals with insolvency matters and has administered a number of estates in bankruptcy.

Further, Pernille has extensive employment-law experience from regularly advising on collective and individual employment matters. She advises both employers and employees, and is often engaged to manage downsizing processes. Pernille advises on all phases and aspects of employment relationships, from signature of an employment contract to amendment of work responsibilities, working hours, sick leave follow-up, whistleblowing and bonus schemes, as well as negotiation of severance packages, assessment of grounds for dismissal and workforce reductions.

Pernille’s broad combination of specialisms enables her to provide expert assistance to undertakings needing to make significant financial, structural and workforce changes.

Pernille is a regular speaker on financial and employment-related topics. She has also authored a number of articles in the employment field in recent years, including on employee dismissal and social dumping. She received her practising certificate in 2014.

Lilly Kathrin Relling

Lilly Relling works in our oil, gas and shipping department. She assists clients, both Norwegian and international, in commercial law, and has substantial experience advising participants within the shipping- and offshore industry.

She has broad experience advising on carrying out contracts, including charter parties, fabrication contracts and other commercial agreements. Relling also has experience from the ordinary court and arbitration, including substantial experience with arrests and other asset securing.

Lilly is a member and National Representative of the global lawyers and in-house counsels network AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers).