Marit E. Kirkhusmo

Partner

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Marit E. Kirkhusmo is partner at SANDS and Chair of the firm's board of directors. She is a specialized lawyer within shipping, offshore and financing and has 20 years of experience within these areas both nationally and internationally.

She assists clients in a broad variety of cases, including sale and purchase of ships, sale leasebacks, vessel construction, financing, restructuring and M&A, as well as general advisory services and dispute resolution. Kirkhusmo assists different types of clients within these areas, such as shipowners, brokers, financial institutions, insurance companies, managers and agents.

For many years Kirkhusmo was Chief Legal Counsel of a large international shipping group, the Eitzen –group, both in a period where the group experienced extensive growth and later when the group was subject to restructuring. From the position as Chief Legal Counsel she gained considerable commercial experience as well as practical knowledge from restructurings.

She was member of the board of directors of GIEK – the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency.

2017 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Partner
2014 - 2016

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS

Partner
2012 - 2014

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Lawyer
2005 - 2012

Camillo Eitzen & co ASA

General Counsel
2005

Norweigan Shipowners Association

Lawyer
1998 - 2004

Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS

Lawyer
1997

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.,
1993 - 1994

Nordic Institute of Maritime law, University of Oslo

Research Assistant,

MarIus nr. 228.

«The legal position of the crew when employed by a associated company of the shipowner”:
2008 -

The Norwegian Maritime Association

Member of nomination committee
2022 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Chairman of the board
2019 - 2022

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Board member
2020 -

TECO 2030 ASA

Board member
2020 -

Source Energy AS

Board member
2017 - 2021

Støperigata Holding AS

Board member
2017 - 2021

Støperigata Offshore AS

Board member
2014 - 2021

GIEK – The Norwegian Export Credit Agency

Board member