+47 22 85 94 37
Norwegian, English, French (some)
Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (2009)
Cand.jur. University of Oslo (2000), M.jur. University of Oxford (2001), Dr.juris. University of Oslo (2007)
Nordisk Institutt for Sjørett
P.O. Box 6706 St. Olavs pl., 0130 Oslo
+47 22 85 94 37
General Arbitration Experience
Arbitrator in case concerning road transport between Norwegian and German parties, German procedural law
Arbitrator in case concerning sole-distributorship agreement in China between Norwegian and Chinese parties, Norwegian procedural law.
Arbitrator in case concerning IT-supply services between Norwegian parties.
Associate professor, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (Dept. for Petroleum and Energy Law), University of Oslo, from 2011
Associate and Senior Associate, Lawfirm Thommessen, 2008 - 2011
Senior Advisor (50%) Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Department, 2007
Researcher (75%) Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (Dept. for Petroleum and Energy Law), University of Oslo, 2006 - 2007
Research fellow, Institute of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, 2002 - 2006
Associate Lawfirm BA-HR, 2001 - 2002
Research assistant Institute of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, 2000
Public Law Regulations, Concessions and Tariffs
Advised international oil company on applicability of pre-emption rights in respect of exchange of assets/barter transaction.
Advised NHO (the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise) on bilaterial investment treaties.
Advised on oil companies' liability for complicity in violations of human rights in connection with government oil contracts.
Construction and Oil-service Law
Co-counsel in two arbitrations concerning offshore drilling contract between Norwegian drilling contractor and international oil company on the Norwegian Contiental Shelf.
Co-counsel in two cases concerning offshore drilling contract between Norwegian drilling contractor and international oil company.
Co-counsel in case concerning management contract between Norwegian management company and Chinese drilling contractor.
Co-counsel in case concerning bare boat charter-party between Norwegian drilling contractor and Russian owner.
Co-counsel in litigation before the Stavanger city court on offshire under offshore drilling contract.
Extensive experience in advising drilling contractors on various issues concerning interpretation of drilling contracts under Norwegian law.
Extensive research and writing, and various speaking engagements as regards rig contracts. Forthcoming work (2014) on duties and risk allocation in offshore drilling contracts under Norwegian law.
Research and writing and speaking engagements on offshore charter parties re supply vessels, charter parties. Forthcoming work (2014) on the applicable general principles under Norwegian law for offshore charter parties.
Advised and written several academic legal opinions on interpretation of the Norwegian standard offshore fabrication contracts (NF07/NTK07) in relation to various issues.
Teaching and currently teacher in charge of course on Petroleum Contracts (NF/NTK).
Extensive research and writing on offshore contracts.
Insurance, Finance and Maritime Law
Written extensively on investment contracts, international investment law and international commercial arbitration, especially in the oild and energy sector.
Responsible for teaching course on international investment law at the University of Oslo, also extensive supervision of students in this field.
Advised the Norwegian government on bilaterial investment treaties.
The NAFTA Chapter 11 Rules on Investment Protection and Public Contracts, forthcoming in Stephan Schill and Mathias Audit, the Internationalization of Public Contracts, Bruylant (2014).
Arbitration in long-term international petroleum contracts: The "internationalization" of the applicable law, In Karl P. Sauvant (ed.), Yearbook on international investment law and policy 20011-2012. Oxford University Press, p. 387-417 (2013).
Chapter on Norway, In Eduardo Pereira & Kim Tallus (ed.), Upstream law and regulation. A global guide. Global law and business, p. 367-382 (2013).
Contracting with Sovereignty - State Contracts and International Arbitration. Hart Publishing Ltd. (2011).
The Hybrid Nature of Investment Treaty Arbitration - Straddling the National/International Divide, In Christoffer Conrad Eriksen & Marius Emberland (ed.), The New International Law: An Anthology. Brill Academic Publishers (2010).
Bruk av "investeringsvoldgift" i internasjonale statskontrakter - med særlig henblikk på kontrakter i petroleums- og energisektoren. Tidsskrift for forretningsjus 15 (1), s. 124-147 (2009).
Lovvalg i internasjonal kommersiell voldgift. Lov og rett 2009 (1), s. 43-54 (2009).
Statsimmunitet etter norsk rett og folkeretten, I: Ole Kristian Fauchald; Henning Jakhelln & Aslak Syse (red.), Festskrift til Carl August Fleischer - dog Fred er ej det Bedste .... Universitetsforlaget, s. 13-37 (2006).
Lovvalg og jurisdiksjon for ikke-kontraktuelle erstatningskrav. Jussens venner, Vol. 40 (5/6), s. 281-304 (2005).