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Helge Morten Svarva (Svarva-Helge-Morten)    Edit Member    All Members

General Arbitration Experience

Arbitrator and lead counsel in several international arbitrations, including as sole arbitrator under the ICC rules.

Name: Helge Morten Svarva
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence: Oslo
Telephone: +47 21 02 10 27
Bar Admission:
Languages: Scandinavian, English
Professional Licenses: Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (1983), Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court (1988)
Firm Name: Lawfirm Wiersholm AS
Firm Address: P.O.Box 1400 Vika, 0115 Oslo (Dokkveien 1)
Firm Country: Norway
Firm Phone: +47 21 02 10 00
Firm Website:
Work history

Partner Lawfirm Wiersholm AS from 1990

Attorney with the Solicitor General (Regjeringsadvokaten), 1984-1989

Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, 1982-1983

Research Assistant, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, 1980-1981

Oil, Gas and Energy Contract Law

More than 25 years of experience in counselling and litigation related to several offshore projects and land-based plants with various contractual concepts, including the Snorre oil platform, the Troll oil platform, the Troll oil pipeline, the Heidrun platform, the methanol plant on Tjeldbergodden, upgrade of Transocean Leader and Petrojarl, Snorre B, Norsk Hydro's production plant at Herøya, the Vincent project in Australia (FPSO), the Volve project (FPSO), the Ormen Lange production plant at Nyhamna and the Balder project.

Lead counsel and arbitrator in several disputes related to various issues related to hydroelectric power. As counsel represented, amongst others, the Ministry of Oil and Energy in several cases in the Supreme Court, Statkraft (including the parliamentary-nominated arbitration regarding co-ownership to Saltfjellet/Svartisen), Statnett, Hafslund and Sogn og Fjordane Energiverk AS.

Public Law Regulations, Concessions and Tariffs
Construction and Oil-service Law
Insurance, Finance and Maritime Law
Corporate Transactions and Investor Disputes
Co-author "Særlig om utbyggingsavtaler" ("Particularly on development contracts") (Jussens Venner 5-6/2004)

Co-author with Prof.dr.juris Viggo Hagstrøm "Kontraktsomlegging i entrepriseforhold" ("Change of contract in construction matters") (TfR 1999)

Co-author of "Norsk Vassdragsrett" ("Norwegian Energy and Water Resources Law")

Author "Avtaleloven § 36" ("Norway's Contract Act section 36") in legal journal Lov og Rett (1988)

Author "Norsk strafferettslig reaksjonssystem" ("Norwegian penal sanction system in criminal law") (1980)