Christian Kjellby Nesset

Christian Kjellby Nesset


Nesset heads the insurance section of the dispute resolution and regulatory practice.

He is a seasoned litigator with many years' experience of resolving disputes in the Norwegian courts and in arbitration. Nesset is working within the field of insurance law and tort, contract law, insurance regulatory issues and project management. He advices insurers on complex claims often of high value. He regularly advises in relation to professional liability, D&O, product liability, M&A-insurance, transport, marine and business interruption claims. He advices Norwegian and international companies with contract drafting, negotiations and ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilled as planned.

He litigates regularly before Norwegian courts. Before joining SANDS, Christian worked in another international lawfirm, and as Head of Claims with one of Norways largest insurers.

Nesset was ranked among Norway's leading lawyers within the category "Insurance" in the Up and Coming list for the Norwegian financial newspaper Finansavisen in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Legal 500 2018 recommends “Christian Kjellby Nesset, who ‘understands the technical issues’, heads the ‘highly professional’ department at SANDS”. Legal 500 2019 recommends  “The effective and highly competent' department at SANDS acts for insurer and policyholder clients…”  

In addition to his legal education, Nesset holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Christian is an external examiner for master students at University of Bergen and University of Oslo.

Contact information

T: +47 22 81 46 70
M: +47 419 16 656
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Secretary: Rose Marie Avestruz

Dispute resolution and litigation Insurance Banking and finance law
2007 MBA management control NHH
2005 Bar exam
2003 Cand. jur., Universitetet i Bergen

International Baccalaureate