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Maren Strandevold

Maren Strandevold


Haynes and Boone, LLP

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Maren Strandevold is an experienced litigator who guides clients through various forms of dispute resolution. 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. She is currently handling a number of shipbuilding and offshore construction 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. She also ensures that witnesses fully understand the process that they are about to go through, and endeavors to make the process as painless as possible.

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.

Her 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, High Court proceedings relating to delay and disruption and alleged defects under a refurbishment contract for a cruise ship (currently subject to appeal), and an ICC arbitration relating to disputed payments under a local agency agreement which involves competing proceedings in another jurisdiction.

Bar Admissions

England and Wales, 2011


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
Areas of Practice

Force Majeure: Contractual Performance When the Dam Bursts
Haynes and Boone, LLP, October 2018

Classic Maritime Inc. v Limbungan SDN BHD & Anor [2018] EWHC 2389 (Comm) This case arose out of a dispute relating to the correct interpretation of an “exceptions clause” which excused non-performance of a contract in circumstances that are usually described asforce majeure...

Risky Business – English Court Rejects Force Majeure Claim in Offshore Drilling Contract
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2018

The English High Court issued its judgment in the case ofSeadrill Ghana Operations Limited v Tullow Ghana Limited1on 3 July 2018 in respect of a dispute under a long-term drilling contract between Seadrill and Tullow regarding the use of the semi-submersible drilling rig “WEST LEO” for operations offshore Ghana. The contract was signed in 2012 and its term was due to continue through to June 2018...

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