Provided by BAHR
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.
BAHR has an outstanding legal practice acting for an impressive range of Norwegian and international E&P companies as well as clients from the oil services sector. The law firm assists with a variety of transactional mandates, including asset swaps. It is also knowledgeable in regulatory and licensing issues, petroleum tax topics and energy sector arbitrations.
Jan Jansen is widely respected due to his market-leading experience in litigation and petroleum tax mandates. Clients particularly appreciate his "excellent strategic skills."
Thomas Svensen is lauded by clients as a "hands-on lawyer with a unique ability to take in the full picture and use it as a basis for providing strategic, pragmatic and business-minded advice." He typically assists E&P companies with transactional matters, as well as offering experience in tax mandates and disputes.
Morten Smørdal enjoys a broad practice assisting with corporate and M&A mandates as well as contentious proceedings, often acting for oil services clients.
Eirik Høiby represents companies from the oil services sector in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on offshore construction projects.
Jon Christian Thaulow advises clients on transactions, disputes and regulatory matters in the oil and gas industry.