Morten Lund Mathisen

Morten Lund Mathisen



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Practice areas   Shipping Offshore

Morten Lund Mathisen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Shipping Offshore practice where he also heads the Maritime and Offshore Emergency Response Team. He is a maritime and offshore lawyer specialised in international maritime law, particularly related to casualty work, assisting Norwegian and international clients; in particular P&I Clubs, hull underwriters and ship- and offshore unit owners. After initially working in the Oslo office he was heading the Kobe office for five years before moving to England where he headed Wikborg Rein’s London office from 1997 to 2008. Lund Mathisen is recommended by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as "Leader in their field" in the category Shipping: Litigation.

Lund Mathisen has nearly 30 years of experience in his field and has in this period handled some of the largest and most complex casualties world wide. A selection of the cases are mentioned below:

Relevant experience:

  • Fair Afroditi  Explosion, sale of oil tanker, Lomé, Togo
  • Troll Solution  Punch through of jack-up rig; fatalities, wreck removal, Gulf of Mexico
  • Sorrento  Fire on ro-ro passenger vessel, CTL, cargo damage, off Mallorca
  • Goodfaith  Grounding of bulk carrier; wreck removal, Andros, Greece
  • FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus  Explosion, fatalities, salvage, Espirito Santo Basin, Brazil
  • USNS Sgt Matej Kocak  Grounding and salvage off Okinawa, Japan
  • Asian Empire  Fire and salvage of car carrier, cargo damage, Pacific Ocean
  • Luno  Wreck removal of grounded bulk carrier, Bayonne, France
  • Wan Hai 602  Exploded container under deck at Suez Canal
  • B-Elephant VLCC, alleged submarine cable damage at Alexandria, Egypt
  • Chamarel  Wreck removal of grounded cable laying vessel, Namibia
  • Gelso M  Wreck removal of grounded chemical tanker, Italy
  • Bareli  Grounding of container ship, oil pollution, cargo damage, wreck removal, China
  • KS Endeavour  Explosion and fire on jack-up rig, Nigeria
  • Ikan Jahan  LOF/transhipment grounded cargo ship, Indonesia
  • Rena  Wreck removal of grounded container ship, New Zealand
  • Nordlys  Fire on passenger ferry and c/w berth, salvage, Norway
  • B Oceania  Wreck removal of bulk carrier c/w MV Xin Tai Hai, Malacca Strait
  • Navios Saggittarius  Salvage of grounded bulk carrier, Denmark
  • Double Prosperity  Salvage of grounded bulk carrier, Bakud Reef, Philippines
  • Godafoss  Grounding, oil pollution, GA, salvage of multipurpose container ship, Norway
  • Jupiter 1  Wreck removal of capsized semisub accommodation rig, Gulf of Mexico
  • Hub Kuching  Salvage after fire and CTL of container ship, South China Sea
  • Far Grimshader  Supply vessel c/w semisub Songa Dee, North Sea
  • West Atlas  Wreck removal of drilling rig, blowout and fire, Timor Sea, Australia
  • Full City  Grounding, oil pollution, refloating of bulk carrier, Norway
  • Crete Cement  Grounding, oil pollution, refloating and sale of cement carrier, Norway
  • Bourbon Dolphin  Capsizing and total loss of anchor handler, casualties, Shetland
  • Repubblica di Genova  Refloating and sale of capsized roro ship, cargo damage, Belgium
  • Cembay  Grounding on coral reef, salvage of cement carrier, oil pollution, cargo damage, Mexico
  • Big Orange XVII  Well stimulation vessel c/w platform, Ekofisk field, North Sea
  • Server  Grounding, oil pollution, wreck removal of bulk carrier, Norway
  • Alaska Rainbow  Cargo ship c/w passenger ferry, River Mersey, England
  • Fjord Champion  Fire and salvage of tanker, Norway
  • Hyundai No. 105  Car carrier c/w VLCC Kaminesan, cargo damage, wreck removal, Singapore Strait
  • Rocknes  Refloating of grounded and capsized bulk carrier, oil pollution, casualties, Norway
  • Panam Serena  Explosion and fire, salvage and sale of chemical tanker, terminal claims, casualties, Sardinia, Italy
  • Vans Princess  Grounding of roro vessel, oil pollution, cargo damage, Tartous, Syria
  • Tricolor  Car carrier c/w container ship Kariba, sinking, wreck removal, cargo damage, multi-jurisdiction litigation, English Channel
  • Hual Europe  Grounding of car carrier, fire, oil pollution, cargo damage, wreck removal, Tokyo Bay, Japan
  • Amorgos  Grounding of bulk carrier, sinking, oil pollution, Taiwan
  • Dole America  Salvage of cargo ship c/w Nab Tower, Portsmouth, England
  • Norwegian Dream  Cruise ship c/w container ship Ever Decent, fire, personal injury, cargo damage, salvage, English channel
  • Sun Vista  Fire and total loss of cruise vessel, Malacca Strait
  • Clipper Kawa  Grounding and total loss and sale of bulk carrier, Kandla, India

Work experience:

  • 2008- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 1997-2008 Partner, Wikborg Rein, London
  • 1997 Partner, Wikborg Rein, Kobe, Japan
  • 1995-1997 Norwegian Consul-General, Kobe/Osaka, Japan
  • 1992-1996 Japan Representative, Wikborg Rein, Kobe, Japan
  • 1988-1992 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 1987-1988 Deputy Judge, Ålesund
  • 1987 Police Public Prosecutor, Moss Police Headquarters, Moss


  • 1991 Navigation Certificate class 5
  • 1986 Cand. jur., University of Oslo