Jens Brede

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Name: Jens Brede
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence: Oslo
Telephone: +47 22 47 97 00
Languages: Scandinavian, English
Professional Licenses: Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (1986)
Academic degrees: Cand.jur. University of Oslo (1984)
Firm Name: Kvale Advokatfirma DA
Firm Address: P.O.Box 1752 Vika, 0122 Oslo
Firm Country: Norway
Firm Phone: +47 22 47 97 00
Firm Website:
General Arbitration Experience

Acted as counsel in several price review disputes under the ICC rules.

Work history

Partner Kvale Advokatfirma DA from 1988

Associate Wikborg Rein Lawfirm Oslo, 1986 - 1988

Deputy judge Lofoten District Court 1984 - 1986

Scientific assistant University of Oslo, 1983 - 1984

Oil, Gas and Energy Contract Law

Acted as counsel in several disputes relating to tie in agreements.

Public Law Regulations, Concessions and Tariffs

Acted as counsel in several prive review disputes under ICC rules from early 1990 to today.

Construction and Oil-service Law

Acted as counsel in disputes related to FPSO's and as arbitrator in respect of the same.

Acted as counsel in a large variety of disputes related to Drilling and Production Rigs, many disputes with comlex technical issues. 25 years' experience in working with rig contracts.
Appointed as arbitrator in several rig disputes.

More than 25 years experience in working with offshore contruction contracts. Has been involved as counsel in disputes related to a significant part of the NSC projects since 1988, from Gullfaks and Sleipner up to today.

Acted as counsel on several disputes related to the Norwegian terminals. Was counsel for Statoil in a dispute related to Snøhvit, a court hearing lasting for 13 consecutive months.

Acted as counsel in several disputes related to pipeline construction. And also tariff disputes (plublicly known from Ula case from 1988 and the Marathon case from 1998)

Acted as counsel in numerous disputes related to rigs and FPSOs. City court disputes publicly known such as Borgland Dolphin, DeepSeaAtlantic and ongoing COSLInnovator and COSLPromotor.

Insurance, Finance and Maritime Law

Advised on several CAR claims such as Aasgard HUB claim (a 2 bn. NOK claim - one of several claims after which the market introduced the faulty weld exclusion in Wellcar).