General Arbitration Experience
Served as chairman of arbitration panel in ad hoc arbitration between Norwegian and Chinese parties regarding distribution dispoute.
Counsel to Danish buyer of Norwegian company in ad hoc arbitration.
Counsel in cort mediation before Norwegian courts.
Long term industrial experience as lawyer at Norsk Hydro and with private law firms - combined with extensive experience as litigator before national court and in international arbitrations, topped with experience as appeal court judge and arbitrator.
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Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (1992), Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court (2007)
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Appeal court judge Borgarting Lagmannsrett from 2015.
Partner in Advokatfirmaet Thommessen 2012 - 2015.
Appeal court judge at Borgarting Lagmannsrett, 2011.
Lawyer at Attorney General of Civil Affairs, 2006 - 2011.
Lawyer at Bugge, Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen, 1998 - 2006 (from 2000 as partner).
Lawyer with Legal department, Norsk Hydro ASA, 1991 - 1998.
Research fellow at University of Oslo, 1990 - 1991.
Trainee at Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, New York, 1989 - 1990.
Oil, Gas and Energy Contract Law
In-house counsel to Norsk Hydro in numerous cases related to JOAs on Norwegian Continental Shelf and internationally.
In-house counsel to Norsk Hydro in unitization negotiations.
In-house counsel to Norsk Hydro in negotiations of tie-in and processing agreements.
Extensive experience in drafting and negotiating joint venture-agreements, both in oil & gas and in other industrial areas.
Negotiated several gas sales contracts as in house counsel to Norsk Hydro.
Participated in several prive revision negotiations.
Public Law Regulations, Concessions and Tariffs
Construction and Oil-service Law
Counsel to international oil service company in ad hoc dispute with Norwegian construction company regarding project in Middle East.
Insurance, Finance and Maritime Law
Counsel in several assets and share transactions, both within oil & gas and in other areas.
Counsel to both sellers and buyers of license interests.
Counsel to parties in joint venture agreements, both within oil & gas and in other areas.
Counsel in numerous mergers and acquisitions, both within oil & gas and in other areas.
Counsel in serveral ad hoc arbitrations following acquisitions.
Corporate Transactions and Investor Disputes
International and Domestic Ship Registers, awarded His Majesty's Kings gold medal, 1987.
Dissolution of co-operation of joint ventures (lic.jur-thesis), 1991.