Asle Bjelland

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Name: Asle Bjelland
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence: Oslo
Telephone: +47 23 11 11 11
Languages: Norwegian, English
Professional Licenses: Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (2001), Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court (2005)
Academic degrees: Cand.jur. University of Oslo (1995)
Firm Name: Advokatfirmaet Thommessen
Firm Address: P.O.Box 1484 Vika, 0116 Oslo
Firm Country: Norway
Firm Phone: +47 23 11 11 11
Firm Website:
General Arbitration Experience

Asle Bjelland leads Thommessen's litigation- and arbitration group. He operates as counsel mainly within the energy sector and construction law, both onshore and offshore. He has litigated numerous cases at all levels in the Norwegian court system and in arbitration. Previous and ongoing cases include major disputes regarding offshore EPC platform contracts, EPC onshore process plants, modification contracts FPSO, shipbuilding, real estate and contracts regarding pricing and delivery of electricity.

Experience as arbitrator and mediator in construction disputes.

Work history

Partner, Thommessen, Oslo office from 2012

Partner, law firm Mageli, 2006 - 2012

Senior associate, Attorney General (Norway), 2001 - 2006

Associate, law department, Norsk Hydro ASA, 1996 - 2001

Associate, Norsk Hydro (UK), London, 1998 - 1999

Officer, legal office (military service), Defence Command, Norway, 1996 - 1997

Consultant, Nordic Institute of Maritime Law/Kværner ASA, assisted on the projects "The Offshore Oil Industry and Oil Pollution", 1994 - 1995

Research assistant, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, 1992 - 1993

Construction and Oil-service Law

Extensive experience within construction contracts, including contracts drafting and negotiations, advising during project execution, final accounts and dispute resolution.

Nominated as "arbiter" and "expert" under NTK 07, NTK MOD 07 and NF 07.

Nominated as mediator within construction law by i.a. Oslo District Court, Nedre Romerike District Court, Asker and Bærum District Court and Borgarting Court of Appeal.

"The risk of subcontracts, Norwegian Fabrication Contract 1992", published in Marius no. 207