Gaute Gjelsten

Partner

Om Gaute Gjelsten

Gaute Gjelsten er partner ved Wikborg Reins Oslokontor og global leder av firmaets fagområde Shipping Offshore. Gjelsten spesialiserer seg innen internasjonal sjø- og energirett, sjøforsikring og internasjonal privat- og prosessrett. Han har omfattende prosedyre erfaring fra domstoler og voldgift. Gjelsten arbeidet ved Wikborg Reins kontorer i London og Kobe, Japan. Gjelsten er rangert som en av Norges ledende sjørettsadvokater av bl.a. Chambers and Partners i Band 1 innenfor kategorien Shipping: Dispute Resolution og som "Leading Individual" av Legal 500 i kategorien Maritime Law.

Arbeidserfaring
  • 2005 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2003 - 2004

    Fast advokat, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2000 - 2002

    Leder, Wikborg Rein, Kobe, Japan

  • 2000 - 2002

    Norsk generalkonsul, Kobe, Japan

  • 1998 - 1999

    Advokatfullmektig, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 1995 - 1997

    Undervisning i diverse kurs i kjøpsrett, kontraktsrett og forvaltningsrett, Universitetet i Oslo

  • 1994 - 1995

    Vitenskapelig assistent, Institutt for Privatrett, Universitetet i Oslo

Utdannelse
  • 2000

    Advokatbevilling

  • 1997

    Cand.jur., Universitetet i Oslo

Verv
  • Bureau Veritas, Nordiske komitte

Utvalgte prosjekter
  • Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, emergency responses and claims handling; in particular in relation to shipping and offshore, insurance law, public and private international law and conflicts of law, including i.a.

  • "Server" – bulk carrier grounding off Bergen, Norway; oil pollution and wreck removal. Litigation regarding oil clean-up operation, wreck removal, public procurement, VAT claims etc.

  • "Njord Bravo" – shuttle tanker c/w FSO in North Sea: litigation on i.a. collision liability, knock-for-knock, limitation of liability

  • Supreme Court case (Rt. 2012 s. 1486) on the enforcement of an Italian "decreto inguintino" under the Lugano Convention, hereunder successfully distinguished C-474/93 Hengst, and repelled enforcement

  • "Fjord Champion" – oil tanker grounding off Søgne, Norway; fire and salvage. Litigation regarding authorities right to claim compensation.

  • "Nordlys" – fire on coastal steamer with following flooding at Ålesund, Norway; salvage and claims handling towards authorities.

  • "Bourbon Dolphin" – anchor handling tug supply vessel capsizing off Shetland; sinking, total loss and casualties

  • "Rocknes" – laden bulk carrier grounding and capsizing off Bergen, Norway; oil pollution, sinking, re-floating and casualties. Litigation regarding limitation of liability. Litigation regarding governments liability for mistakes made by Norwegian Coastal Administration, the Norwegian Chart Authorities

Publikasjoner
  • 2021

    The European Arbitration Review 2021

  • 2018

    "Maritime Law Handbook, Norway", Published by: Kluwer Law International, May 2018. Co-authored with Henrik Hagberg

  • 2014

    Norway's contribution to Le Droit Maritime Marocain et comparé, 2014.

  • 2008

    Norway's National Summary in William Tetley's Marine Cargo Claims, Fourth Edition, 2008

  • 2005

    Norway's contribution to Limitation of Liabilities for Maritime Claims, Fourth Edition, 2005. Co-author with Haakon Stang Lund

  • 1997

    International jurisdiction clauses and formal requirements under the Lugano Convention and the Norwegian Civil Procedure Act, 1997

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