Kristian Elvestad Ottesen assists Norwegian and international companies in connection with M&A, capital market transactions, as well as issues concerning corporate law. Ottesen particularly advises technology and telecom companies in connection with transactions.

Ottesen has special experience with commercial real estate transactions and general counseling regarding real estate issues and dispute resolutions.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate, Wiersholm, 2016
  • Deputy judge, Nedre Telemark district court, 2015
  • Lecturer at the University of Oslo (Law faculty) in company law, 2015
  • Associate, Thommessen, 2012
  • Scientific Researcher, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, 2011
  • Appointed member of the Creditor Committee for bankruptcy estates, Oslo City court, 2006


  • Master of Law, University of Oslo, 2012
  • Project management, Molde University College, 2015
  • Admitted to the bar, 2015