Helle Kjærstad

Helle Kjærstad

Partner, Oslo Download vCard

Helle specialises in Shipping and Offshore Oil and Gas matters. Her primary area is dispute resolution, but she has also acquired extensive transactional experience in these industry areas since qualifying as an English solicitor in 2002.

In the area of Shipping, Helle assists clients in a very wide variety of matters, including shipbuilding, charter party, sale and purchase, cargo, bunker, management and brokerage claims. She also has extensive experience in dealing with cross-border insolvencies and in enforcement issues, the latter including by way of arrests, injunctions, attachments and similar, worldwide.

Additionally, Helle has handled a large number of casualties, including fires, groundings, collisions, allusions, loss of moorings and piracy incidents.
Helle also advises extensively on sanctions regulations, both in connection with operational issues arising and in the implementation of sanctions policies.

She is well known for her abilities to guide clients in resolving the legal and commercial issues that arise in their general day-to-day operations.

Helle’s Offshore Oil and Gas expertise spans transactions, dispute resolution and litigation, predominantly in respect of FPSOs, Drilling and Supply Vessels. She has acted in some of the largest and most complex arbitrations conducted in London in these areas in recent years.

Helle is fluent in both English and Norwegian.

Key experience

  • Shipping
  • Oil & Gas
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency
  • Enforcement

Practice areas


Ruseløkkveien 14

P.O.Box 2444 Solli

NO-0201 Oslo


C. Sundts gate 17

P.O.Box 2022 Nordnes

NO-5817 Bergen


Kongsgårdbakken 3

P.O.Box 440

NO-4002 Stavanger


Notenesgata 14

P.O.Box 996 Sentrum

NO-6001 Ålesund


48 Gracechurch Street

London EC3V 0EJ

United Kingdom