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Haynes and Boone

Maren Strandevold

Maren Strandevold



  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Power and Natural Resources
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • International

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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

Energy Litigation | Energy Power and Natural Resources | Europe, Middle East and Africa | International | International Arbitration | Litigation | Offshore Oil and Gas | Offshore Oil and Gas Dispute Resolution | Oil and Gas | Oil and Gas Litigation | Shipping | Shipping Dispute Resolution


English Law COVID-19 Q&A Series- Drilling Contracts
Haynes and Boone, April 2020

Does the COVID-19 pandemic (or actions taken to counter the spread of COVID-19) constitute Force Majeure and is there any implied remedy (e.g. implied force majeure relief) arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Under English law, unlike civil law systems, force majeure is neither defined nor automatically applicable to commercial contracts...

COVID-19 or Oil Price Crash? Competing Causes for Termination for Force Majeure
Haynes and Boone, April 2020

On 8 March 2020, Saudi Arabia initiated a price war with Russia which has caused a major fall in the price of oil. This is disastrous for an industry that had only just recently recovered from the 2014 crash and companies are now looking at how to best get through another difficult downturn...

Oil & Gas Workers Given “Key Worker” Status by the British Government
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

The British government has adopted stringent measures to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus effective from 23 March 2020[1], including a nationwide lockdown, closure of non-essential shops and public venues and mandatory social distancing. The general rule is that people should stay at home, but workers can travel to and from work if they cannot perform their work from home[2]...

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