Steinulf Tungesvik

Steinulf Tungesvik is specialised within construction contracts (public and private), dispute resolution, public procurement and property law. He has many years of experience providing legal services for parties in the construction business, and for real estate developers. In addition to being a lawyer, he has long experience as a deputy minister of several periods. He has an unusually broad network and vast experience in government relations, as a negotiator and instructor. Tungesvik has pleaded numerous cases before the courts, also on behalf of the state and several municipalities. He has frequent litigation assignments within several fields of law.

Fields of expertise

Construction contracts (public and private)
Litigation and dispute resolution
Public procurement
Contract law
Commercial property
Public administrative law
Government relations

Work experience

2017– Lawyer/Partner, HLT Advokatfirma AS, Bergen
2000–2017 Lawyer and Associated Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma AS, Oslo/Bergen
2012 Interim Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications
2005–2008 Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications
1997-2000 Deputy Minister and Political Adviser, Ministry of Health and Care Services
1997 Deputy Judge, Oslo District Court
1995-1997 Political adviser, Centre Party’s Parliamentary Party Group
1988-1993 Higher Executive Officer, Postal Directorate (as a student)


2002 Practicing Certificate
1994 Cand.jur., UiO
1993 Exam from University of Göttingen (Germany) in Energy law, International law, International Trade law, History of law and German language
1984–1989 The Postal School, 5 year economics-administrative and IT education (Norwegian Business School-level


Tidsskrift for kritisk juss 2005 (31) nr 3: «Den nye Roma-traktaten – Grunnlov for ei statsdanning?»
Estate Vest november 2016: «Utviklere og politikere må snakke bedre sammen»


Member of Byfjellskogene AS (from 2020)
Member of Bergens skog- og træplantningsselskap (from 2020)
Member of the Norwegian Quarantine Tribunal (from 2018)
Vice-chairman of the board, Det Norske Teatret AS (from 2011)
Member of Bergen Vann KF (2016-2020)
Substitute member, Board of NSB AS (2011-2014)
Member of public committee of a new appeal process for foreigners (NOU 2010:12)
Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
Head of Norwegian Ski Federation’s judicial (2004-2009)
Substitute representative to the Parliament of Norway (2009-2013). Parliament biography
Deputy Minister of several Ministries (see work experience and Parliament biography above)
Head of The Norwegian Language Society (2005)