Stein E. Hove is a specialist in dispute resolution and mediation, as well as commercial contracts. He has litigated a large number of civil cases before Norwegian courts of law, including several before the Supreme Court of Norway. Most of these cases have involved contracts and monetary claims in the areas of ICT or real estate, limited liability companies and other business matters. Stein often assists in stock transactions and offers commercial legal advice.

Stein has considerable management experience and was a Managing Partner at Brækhus from 2001 to 2018. He also has a vast experience as a chairperson and board member in various industries.

Stein has regularly been ranked by Finansavisen’s annual lawyer survey as one of Norway’s 10 best lawyers in areas of dispute resolution, technology and digitalisation. He has also been recommended by Legal 500 in the categories TMT, Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

2018 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2001 - 2018 Managing Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
1999 - 2001 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
1996 - 1999 Lawyer, Brækhus Advokatfirma
1994 - 1996 Senior Consultant, The Ministry of Finance
1988 - 1992 Lieutenant, The Norwegian Army
  • Board member, several companies
2016 Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court
1998 Lawyers' practising certificate
1993 Master of Laws, University of Oslo
1987 The Norwegian Military Academy
Leading lawyer (2011-2024) Technology and digitalisation Finansavisen 2024
Recommended (2012-2024) TMT Legal 500 2024

‘Stein Erik Hove is an outstanding lawyer/partner with the ability to put together high-performing teams.’ ‘Stein E Hove is ‘a great strategist and a valuable adviser‘

Recommended (2012-2022) Commercial, corporate and M&A Legal 500 2022

"Stein Hove: Very strong knowledge, business understanding. Perfect guidance on both strategic and tactical level."

Leading lawyer (2011-2021) Dispute resolution Finansavisen 2021