Erik Blaker is a specialist in maritime law, transport law, insurance law, and the law of torts and litigation. He is admitted to the Supreme Court.

Mr. Blaker is ranked as one of Norway's leading insurance lawyer in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey. He is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on shipping and maritime law in Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

The "first-class" Erik Blaker is vastly experienced in handling contentious matters involving wet shipping law. His recent cases have related to hull and machinery insurance as well as loss of hire cover. One client advises that it is "a pleasure working with him", and praises his "excellent knowledge of marine insurance law".

Chambers Europe 2017

Projects

  • Mr. Blaker litigated an insurance dispute on behalf of the listed contracting company AF Gruppen ASA following the damage that occurred when lifting the battleship Murmansk, which ran aground at Sørøya in Finnmark. The amount of dispute was NOK 130 million.
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  • Mr. Blaker assisted Zurich Forsikring in connection with a lawyers' liability case. The possible claim under the liability insurance was NOK 1,000 million.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2004
  • Partner, Lindh Stabell Horten, 2000-2004
  • Partner, Sander, Truyen & Co., 1990-2000
  • Attorney, the Central Association of Marine Underwriters, 1980-1990,
  • manager of the legal department from 1987

Education

  • Admitted to the Supreme Court, 1994
  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1977