+47 22 82 75 00
Scandinavian, English, German, Russian, French (reasonable)
Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (1982)
Cand.jur. University of Oslo (1982), Bachelor of Arts (Russian as intermediate subject) (1979)
Wikborg Rein & Co.
P.O.Box 1513 Vika, 0117 Oslo
+47 22 82 75 00
General Arbitration Experience
Since 2001 acted as counsel in around 20 international arbitrations involving amounts in dispute of more than 30 billion USD in a single case.
Partner Wikborg Rein, Oslo from 1999
Associate Wikborg Rein, 1997 - 1999
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently as Deputy Director General, Legal Department, 1983 - 1997
Assistant lecturer, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, 1980 - 1982
Public Law Regulations, Concessions and Tariffs
Since 2001 assisted buyers as counsel in around 40 price reviews (including index adjustment disputes and price and volume adjustment based on competition law) as well as transit disputes. In this period, he has represented and/or advised clients in around 20 arbitrations, mostly international arbitrations under the ICC Rules and the SCC Rules. In addition, he has been involved in German and Norwegian ad hoc arbitration. The relevant agreements have been governed by Norwegian, Swedish, German, Swiss and Austrian law respectively. Currently lead counsel to Ukrainian Naftogaz in its gas disputes with Gazprom.
Construction and Oil-service Law
Extensive experience from work on electricity interconnectors, including the NORNED cable project and the Viking cable project.
Paper (degree examination): "Kjemiske og biologiske våpen – en krigsrettslig studie" (Norwegian) ("Chemical and Biological Weapons – a study of the law of War").
Articles on international law in Norwegian Law Review 1985-86 (Norwegian)
From 1993: Articles on legislation within the area of foreign affairs in Karnov; Annotated Compilation of Norwegian laws (Norwegian)
Member of the Advisory Board of Nordic Journal of International Law