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Energy: Oil & Gas

5 ranked lawyersBand 1NorwayGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice acting for an impressive range of Norwegian and international E&P companies. Assists with a variety of transactional mandates, including mergers, joint ventures and the divestment of interests and assets on the NCS. Also knowledgeable in regulatory issues such as licensing and tariff matters. Has additional strength in petroleum tax topics and also represents clients in energy sector arbitrations. Strengthened the team with the hire of Eirik Høiby in late 2020.

Notable practitioners

Eirik Høiby usually represents companies from the oil services sector in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on offshore construction projects. Clients describe him as "pragmatic, strategic and experienced." He joined the firm in late 2020.

Jan Jansen is, according to one client, "probably the top oil and gas lawyer in the country." Jansen is widely respected due to his market-leading experience in litigation and petroleum tax mandates. Another client comments: "He has a wealth of experience and is very creative in looking at new angles and solutions."

Jon Christian Thaulow advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning commercial agreements. He also assists with regulatory matters.

Morten Smørdal assists Norwegian companies with cross-border investments and licensing agreements.

One client describes Thomas Svensen as "one of a kind" and goes on to praise his "combination of a wide perspective and detailed knowledge." Another client adds that Svensen is "an extraordinary team player." He typically assists E&P companies with transactional matters, as well as offering experience in tax mandates and disputes.

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Overview

BAHR has vast experience of working closely with a number of major players on the Norwegian continental shelf. We have a thorough understanding of the legal framework governing the industry and offer top class expertise in every area of the oil and gas sector, whether corporate/commercial, regulatory, dispute resolution or all ancillary areas, from employment to intellectual property.

As one of Norway’s leading corporate firms, we are a natural first choice for the largest M&A and financing transactions in the oil and offshore sector. This has been particularly notable in recent years as we represent some of the prime drivers of consolidation in the Norwegian continental shelf.

In the upstream oil and gas sector our team also enjoys a strong position with a premier client base and outstanding expertise in both general commercial matters and specific issues relating to concessions, licensing and production agreements, unitisation agreements and cooperation agreements, among other things.

In addition, BAHR offers market-leading advice on Norway’s complex petroleum tax regime – a vital area for companies operating on the Norwegian continental shelf and one in which we have two of the acknowledged gurus. We also have considerable experience of the range of regulatory matters and a particular niche in oil and gas dispute resolution, whether litigation or arbitration. Whatever the area, though, BAHR’s lawyers are appreciated for their pragmatic approach and high quality.

Energy: Oil & Gas

BAHR

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Tjuvholmen allé 16

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

N-0252

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Norway

Energy: Oil & Gas


Eirik Høiby
Band 4
Jan B Jansen
Band 1
Jon Christian Thaulow
Band 4
Morten P Smørdal
Band 3
Thomas K Svensen
Band 1