Morten Steenstrup

Senior Partner (Of Counsel)

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Morten Steenstrup is the founder of the firm and a Partner. He is heading the firm’s Dispute resolution and litigation department. He was submitted to the Supreme Court i 1993. Morten is today one of the leading litigation attorneys in Norway and he is one of today’s lawyers who have brought most cases before the Supreme Court. He has extensive experience leading teams in complex and labor-intensive cases, often with an international dimension. He also provides comprehensive strategic advice, assists in demanding contract negotiations and talks with a number of business executives to solve legal challenges.

With his background as a Member of Parliament, secretary of state and a member of the Oslo City Council, Morten has extensive insight into political processes and the administration and is therefore a good adviser on cases in the interface of law and politics/administration.

Morten has extensive experience from a number of Norwegian and international board positions. He is today among others a Chairman of Continental Dekk AS and board member of Norway's leading hairdressing group Raise (Nikita).

Steenstrup founded the firm in 1989, and he has been central to the firm’s expansion.

1989 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Partner
1992 - 2004

Norges Bank's Supervisory Board (Norges Bank is Norway’s central bank)

Member
1981 - 1989

Member of Parliament (MP)

1986

Prime Ministers Office

State Secretary to the Prime Minister
1985 - 1986

Finance department

State Secretary to the Minister of Finance
1980

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.
1976

University of Oslo

Cand. mag. (Political Science og Sociology)
1977

Steenstrup, Morten, Gunne Hammarstrøm, Arne Slettebøe et al.:

Maktapparatet. Beretninger om "Arbeiderbevegelsen" i Norge
1982

Høyres Studieforbund Oslo

Valg 83
1984

Høyres Studieforbund Oslo

Gjenvalg 85
1984

Cappelen

Hvor går Høyre?
1986

Gyldendal

Steenstrup, Morten og Gunnar Vold Hansen: Samfunn og styring: saksbehandling
1986

Gyldendal

Steenstrup, Morten og Gunnar Vold Hansen: Samfunn og styring: forvaltningslære

Legal 500

“Morten Steenstrup is a very wise person, a uniquely experienced lawyer, and on top of that, very charming to be around!”

Chambers Global

“Morten Steenstrup acts on a wide spectrum of commercial disputes involving corporate, insurance and insolvency law, as well as follow-on damages claims. One source states: "He has all the experience to give very good advice on many matters, and he is extremely good in court situations. He is very pleasant, responsive and always very well prepared."