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Christopher Hansteen

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Christopher Hansteen specialises in employment law, trade union law, civil servant law, pension law and litigation. He also has considerable experience working with human rights law issues.

Hansteen is admitted to the Supreme Court and he has comprehensive experience as a litigator. He has assisted enterprises, employers and employees in all business sectors, and is a frequent lecturer and author of books and articles on collective and individual employment law.

Hansteen has been a member of the board of the Norwegian Employment Law Association and of several human rights organisations.

Professional experience
2020
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
2014
2020
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Grette DA
2000
2014
Attorney, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1998
2000
Deputy judge, Sunnmøre district court (Ålesund)
1995
1998
Attorney, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1994
1995
Associate, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1992
1994
Consultant/Senior Executive Officer, the Price Directorate/the Norwegian Competition Authorities
Education
2011
Admitted to the Supreme Court
1995
Law practicing certificate
1992
Cand. jur., University of Oslo
1988
Intermediate subjects in socio-economy, University of Oslo
Memberships

Member of the drafting committee of the publication “Arbeidsrett”

Board member of Human Rights House Foundation

The Norwegian Bar Association

Ranking

Christopher Hansteen is internationally ranked by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

“Christopher Hansteen has renowned legal expertise with solid understanding of labour politics as well. He has a unique ability to convey complex legal matters in an understandable and practical manner. He has also a professional and human approach to labour dispute resolution.”  – The Legal 500

Christopher Hansteen is well known for his expertise in collective labour law issues, regularly advising unions, employee organisations and public companies. An interviewee notes: “Christopher Hansteen is a committed and experienced lawyer, able to bring out an outstanding performance both individually and as a team member.” – Chambers and Partners