Katharina Kristin Brekke Powers

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Katharina Kristin Brekke Powers

"We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly." - Aristotélēs (Nicomachean Ethics)

Katharina’s international and commercial practices focus on the needs of international investors seeking to locate operations in, or trade with the United States and U.S. companies setting up operations overseas, or in engaging international trade. She concentrates her law practice to international business law, commercial matters, maritime and government contracts.

Her international and commercial practices focus on the needs of international investors seeking to locate operations in or trade with the United States and U.S. companies setting up operations internationally or engaging international trade.

Katharina’s maritime experience includes representing domestic and international marine interests in matters arising out of collisions, personal injury, charter parties, and cargo loss or damage for cargo recovery.

Her government contracts practice is focused on providing services on public projects ranging from small business supply contracts to worldwide logistics and technology contracts and construction and response contracts, involving local, state and the Federal government.

She received a Norwegian law degree from the University of Oslo. She graduated with honors from the University of Stockholm International Law Studies program and earned a Master of Laws degree from the College of William & Mary.

Katharina is qualified to practice law in Norway and Sweden. She is admitted to practice in Virginia and before the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

She is a member of the American, Norfolk & Portsmouth, and Virginia Bar Associations as well as the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Hampton Roads Maritime Association, and the Propeller Club, Port of Hampton Roads. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s section of International Law & Practice, and a board member of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce. Katharina speaks Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English, and understands German.



 

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