Karstein J. Espelid has wide-ranging experience with complex litigations and arbitrations in Norway and abroad. He has served as an arbitrator on numerous occasions. Espelid has a broad commercial law practice – especially relating to the restructuring of large company groups, as well as debt rehabilitation/insolvency proceedings for multi-national enterprises – including negotiations with and on behalf of major creditor groups.

Karstein J. Espelid was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2001, and he has conducted a number of cases orally before the Supreme Court.

Work experience

  • 2019 - present - Consultant, BAHR
  • 1998 - 2019 - Partner, BAHR
  • 1985 - 1998 - Partner, law firm of de Besche & Co.
  • 1982 - 1985 - Lawyer/Company Secretary, Fred. Olsen & Co.
  • 1981 - 1982 - Associate, BAHR
  • 1980 - 1981 - Deputy Judge for district of Strømmen
  • 1978 - 1980 - Assistant Chief of Police, National Bureau of Crime Investigation, National Authority for investigation and prosecution of economic and environmental crime in Norway
  • 1974 - 1977 - Police Superintendent at Bergen Police HQ
  • 1972 - 1973 - Research assistant

Education

  • 2001 - Right of audience in Supreme Court
  • 1974 - 1976 - Post graduate education in accounting and economics
  • 1974 - Cand.jur
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