Marte Roen

Marte Kapstad Roen is part of our oil, gas and shipping group. She represents Norwegian and international clients in regards to shipping and marine insurance matters. Marte specialises on contractual issues, including shipbuilding contracts, supply contract, and charter parties.

She has previously worked a Legal Counsel in Wärtsilä, a global leader within technology for the marine and energy market. Marte also has experience from being a Legal Counsel (secondment) in a leading service company within the oil and gas sector.

Marte is a member of JUS – academic committee for shipping and offshore, and has previously been a board member and chair of Young CMI – Norway. She is also taking an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (the “Blue MBA”) at Copenhagen Business School.

Jonas Benkow

Stephanie Brungot

Stephanie Brungot is a senior associate based at our Aalesund office, and a part of our banking and finance team, as well as our department for insolvency and restructuring. She regularly advises both debtors and creditors, including banks, on matters regarding transactions and corporate financing, including the drafting and reviewing of loan and security documentation, assessment of financial structures, and issues relating to collaterals and guarantees. Stephanie also advises on a wide range of matters relating to corporate law, and has advised on corporate acquisitions and disposals.

Stephanie has in-house experience as legal counsel at Nordea Bank, where she worked with a broad range of various corporate and private customers, with emphasis on corporate matters. In addition to legal advice in general bank related issues, she also assisted with reviewing and (re)drafting loan agreements, guarantees and other security documents. She also has experience from SANDS as an associate from August 2016 until she started in Kvale in 2020.

Stephanie is a regular speaker on matters within her field, and also acts as counsel in court proceedings.

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.

Sunniva Viken

Sunniva Viken works in our intellectual property and TMT practice. She is specialised in intellectual property law and marketing law.

Mari Verling

Kristin Trovåg

Kristin Trovåg started as an associate in Kvale in 2016 after completed her master’s degree in law from the University of Bergen. She works in our restructuring, insolvency and investigation department and covers bankruptcies, forced liquidations, debt negotiations, restructuring and investigations.

During her studies Kristin has had several trainee assignments in different business law firms. She has written a master’s thesis on Employment Law and EEA law, with the title “The relationship between § 14-12 of the Employment Protection Act and the Directive 2008/104/EC Art. 4”.  (“Forholdet mellom aml. § 14-12 og direktiv 2008/104/EC art. 4.”).

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.

Anette Plassen

Anette Plassen is an associate in our employment and pension team. She also works with real estate matters.


Anders Nadheim

Anders Nadheim started as an associate in Kvale in 2016 after completing his law degree at the University of Bergen. He works in our restructuring, insolvency and investigation department and covers bankruptcies, forced liquidations, debt negotiations, restructuring and investigations.