Christian Hauge works on the areas of shipping and offshore, with emphasis on litigation and dispute resolution.

Because of his previous experience with mergers and acquisitions, and trade and industry, he covers a wide range of business law, including company law, contract law and administrative law. He is also used as an arbitrator.

Christian is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on shipping law by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Christian Hauge is lauded by sources as someone "moving up in the market very quickly." He assists clients with a range of maritime disputes, with notable experience in damages claims and contract law.

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • In Oslo District Court's judgement of 4 June 2018, the Court found in favour of a Norwegian Owner in a claim for collection of uncalled capital acquired in connection with a restructuring process. Christian litigated the case for the Owner. 
  • In an arbitration award from January 2018, a shipping & offshore fund was awarded its claim for guarantee commission following a termination of a term sheet for restructuring of a major Norwegian Offshore Owner. The fund's litigation team was led by Christian.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2013
  • Secondment, Ince & Co, London, 2004
  • Lawyer, Wiersholm, 2001


  • Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2015
  • Cand. jur., University of Bergen, 2000

Board Memberships

  • The Maritime Law Association, Board member