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Karina Ekdahl
, Attorney-at-law (L)

Karina Ekdahl joined Hafnia Law Firm in 2014, and began her career as an assistant attorney with the firm in 2016 and became an attorney-at-law in 2019.

Karina obtained her Master of Laws degree from University of Copenhagen in 2015. During her studies Karina had contact with various aspects of international law through legal studies undertaken in Paris, where she also conducted a six months internship at the marine and transport insurance broking company Groupe Eyssautier.

As part of her employment with Hafnia Law Firm, Karina was on secondment to Oon & Bazul LLP in Singapore in 2016, and in 2017 Karina worked for the Danish Prosecution Service as a public prosecutor, where she gained extensive court experience.

Karina works with all matters within the firm’s practice areas, including maritime, transport and insurance law.
Practice Areas

  • Carriage of goods and passengers by sea, air, road and rail, freight forwarding and logistics
  • Criminal law
  • Domestic litigation and international arbitration
  • Arrest of ships and other assets and enforcement proceedings

  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (CMI)
  • The Danish Branch of Young CMI
  • WIS-Denmark (Women in shipping)
  • The Danish Branch of Women in International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA)
  • Copenhagen Young Lawyers Association
  • Young Arbitrators Copenhagen

  • Danish and the other Scandinavian languages
  • English
  • French
Experience and Education

  • 2019- : Attorney-at-law, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2017-2019: Assistant Attorney, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2017-2017: Public Prosecutor, Danish Ministry of Justice
  • 2016-2017: Assistant Attorney, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2016-2016: Secondee, Oon & Bazul LLP
  • 2014-2016: Law Student, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2014-2014: Stagiaire, Groupe Eyssautier
  • 2015: Cand.jur. (Master of Laws), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2014: Legal studies, Université Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas

Karina Ekdahl

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