Honorary Consul General of Norway in British Columbia
Partner with the law firm Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP
After almost 17 years of service, Honorary Consul General Stein Gudmundseth continues to be Norway’s principal representative in British Columbia since his appointment by King Harald V in August 1998. As Honorary Consul General he is charged with promoting friendly relations and commercial ties between Norway and Canada. King Harald V honoured him in 2008 by appointing him Knight First Class in The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.
Stein was educated at the University of Victoria where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. He went on to complete his law degree at the University of British Columbia. He was called to the bar in 1974. Today, Stein is the senior litigation lawyer and founding partner of the law firm, Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP. He regularly appears in court on civil, commercial and securities matters as a litigator and offers legal advice primarily in business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, insurance law, and stock broker liability.He provides counsel before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
From 1997 to 2004 Stein was adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia. He has been a speaker and contributor to numerous legal education programs.
In 1999 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Stein was born in Oslo, Norway and is married to Carole Gudmundseth. They have two children, Maya, and Kieran.