Astrid Håve Stenersen

Senior LawyerOslo

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Astrid Haave Stenersen


Astrid Stenersen specializes in contract law, construction law and dispute resolution. Stenersen is a highly structured lawyer who handles even the largest and most complex cases. Stenersen has a very good overview of Norwegian construction law and relevant standards. She assists both builders, contractors, architects and other advisers in all phases of the construction project; from contract negotiations, contract drafting, ongoing consultancy during the project to final settlement. Stenersen also has experience with international standard contracts. Stenersen has considerable litigation experience within contract law in general and construction law in particular. Stenersen is also a sought after lecturer within her fields of expertise. Stenersen is co-author of the book Rådgiverkontrakter i et nøtteskall, regarding the Norwegian Standard consultancy contracts (NS 8401, NS 8402, NS 8403 and NS 8404), which was published by Gyldendal in 2019. Stenersen has also written legal commentary to the Lugano Convention for Karnov/Lovdata.

Work experience

Senior Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
Senior Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2016 - 2018
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA


2022 - 2022
Executive Education – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
2019 - 2019
Executive Education – Harvard Law School
2011 - 2015
Master of Laws – University of Oslo


Rådgiverkontrakter i et nøtteskall - co-author – Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS
Construction projects from beginning to end – co-author – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
Breach of statutory duties as legal basis to claim damages subject to § 2-1 of the Act relating to compensation in certain circumstances: An assessment of the liability of companies towards third parties in light of the Supreme Court's ruling, cf. Rt. 2015 p. 276