Marit E. Kirkhusmo

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Marit E. Kirkhusmo 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.

Kirkhusmo is member of the board of directors of GIEK – the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency.

She is recognized in Legal 500 within the areas «Maritime Law» and «Banking and Finance».

Expertise areas

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”:
2020

Legal 500 “Maritime Law"

“Practice head Marit Kirkhusmo is singled out for her financing expertise”. “Knowledgeable, efficient and very responsive lawyers, always willing to go the extra mil for the objectives and stands out for its professionalism, expert knowledge and dedication.
2020

Legal 500 “Banking and Finance (including shipping finance)

Finansavisens advokatundersøkelse

Recognized in Finansavisens among the top 10 maritime lawyers in Norway in 2018, 2019 og 2020
2014

GIEK – The Norwegian Export Credit Agency

Board member
2017 -

Støperigata Holding AS

Board member
2017 -

Støperigata Offshore AS

Board member
2019 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Board member
2019

Sissener AS

Deputy board member
2008 -

The Norwegian Maritime Association

Member of nomination committee
2008 -

the Nordic Offshore & Maritime Arbitration Association Counsel

Member