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Gaute Gjelsten

Gaute Gjelsten

ggj@wr.no

Gaute Gjelsten is the global head of Wikborg Rein’s shipping offshore practice. Gjelsten specialises in international shipping and offshore law, including maritime, energy, insurance and conflict of laws. He has extensive litigation experience before Norwegian courts and in international arbitration proceedings, and is an examiner and lecturer for the Nordic Institute of Maritime Law in Oslo, Norway. Gjelsten is ranked in Band 1 Shipping: Dispute Resolution by Chambers and Partners and recommended by The Legal 500 in Maritime Law, Insurance and Offshore Construction & Shipbuilding; and was for 13 years running voted by peers as the leading young lawyer within the shipping and offshore sector in Norway before being ranked third overall this year.