Maren Strandevold

Practices

Education and Clerkships

Legal Practice Course, Law, University of Sheffield, 2006

LL.M., Business and Trade Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2005

LL.B., European, Comparative and International Law, University of Sheffield, 2004

Admissions

England and Wales, 2011

Languages

Norwegian

Profile

Maren Strandevold is an experienced litigator who guides clients through various forms of dispute resolution. In addition to her legal practice, she is also actively involved with the Norwegian business community in London and is a board member of the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce.

Maren's key strength is in dealing with complex construction and engineering disputes in the energy and infrastructure sector. Maren is also experienced in a large variety of dispute resolution methods and has assisted clients through successful mediations and settlement negotiations. This involves advising on timing and strategy, as well as drafting documents recording the settlement and concluding the proceedings.

Maren handles a number of different types of energy disputes, many of which involve cross-border elements and dealing with competing proceedings in other jurisdictions. In circumstances where a dispute goes all the way to a hearing, Maren will work with clients to ensure that they fully understand the process, and what is required of each individual involved in the dispute. This ranges from ensuring that hearing preparation is clearly mapped out in a manner that minimizes disruption to the client's business, to ensuring that key evidence is put forward in a clear and coherent manner. As she has experience spanning different types of litigation and arbitration, Maren is also focused on ensuring that procedures adopted are, where possible, adjusted to reflect the value and complexity of a claim and in some circumstances this may involve departing from traditional procedures in order to ensure that matters are dealt with quickly and in a cost effective manner.

When it comes to document management and electronic disclosure, Maren keeps up to date on the latest technology and works closely with both the in-house technology team, as well as third party providers to ensure that documents are managed in a cost effective and practical manner. This can involve arranging simple document sharing facilities to enable clients and legal teams to exchange documents easily, to using sophisticated analytical tools to reduce the time and costs involved in managing high volume disclosure exercises. Maren has published a number of articles on this topic and has spoken at e-disclosure conferences.

Maren’s experience prior to joining Haynes and Boone included acting on a high profile construction dispute relating to a public sector contract for the construction of a transport system, as well as acting for both domestic and international clients in relation to onshore construction disputes. Recent cases include an LCIA arbitration relating to a drilling contract involving complex issues of contractual interpretation, an ICC arbitration relating to disputed payments under a local agency agreement which involved competing proceedings in another jurisdiction and she recently acted in a High Court dispute relating to termination of a drilling contract for force majeure.

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