Anders Rødland


Anders Rødland

Rødland is the head of our Stavanger office. He has extensive experience in advising national and international companies, government and regulatory authorities within the energy sector, especially oil and gas. He advises particularly on matters relating to M&A transactions, corporate law, commercial contract law and regulatory matters in the upstream oil and gas supply chain, including dispute resolution.

Since 2001, Anders has assisted in corporate and asset transactions, and acted as the lead counsel on many of the largest and most complex transactions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He has assisted companies such as Edison, Hess, E.ON and Marathon with the sale of their Norwegian operations, and a wide range of companies with various acquisition projects.

Anders is passionate about his clients’ interests and knows the sector well. Through his combination of experience, curiosity and interest, he has gained a deep understanding of the economic and technical aspects, in addition to the legal and regulatory side. This has made him a highly valued strategic advisor for his clients.

In the field of commercial contracts and regulatory matters, Anders frequently advises in complex negotiations. This includes representing the lead negotiator in third party access negotiations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Anders also has extensive experience in advising companies and suppliers with regard to offshore, construction and oil service contracts, including final settlement and dispute resolution.

Anders represents companies in (international) arbitration processes, in ordinary courts of law, including actions for temporary injunctions, and administrative processes . In recent years, he has represented clients in disputes concerning the interpretation of transaction agreements, rig contracts, third-party access agreements and various matters relating to construction contracts.

Anders represents companies in connection with business development and management, including the execution of construction projects, the buying and selling of assets, equity financing, as well as advising on matters relating to corporate law and the establishment of various business models.

Flexible and forthcoming to discuss complex issues. Highly available and service-minded. Anders Rødland is a very good lawyer.

Client, Legal 500, 2024


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8 April 2022

Newsletter – proposed amendments to the petroleum tax regime

The Government announced on a press conference 31 August 2021 that they would propose amendments to the petroleum tax act. The Ministry of Finance then 3 September 2021 issued a public consultation paper where it is proposed that the rules on depreciation and tax-free income in the special tax for petroleum from 2022 should be replaced by immediate expense recognition of investments (cash flow tax – direct tax deduction). The Ministry of Finance emphasized that the proposed amendment is similar to amendment that entered into force for hydroelectric power with effect for investments made from 2021.

What we have done

Arntzen de Besche has advised OMV on the sale of the Wisting oil field

OMV, an international integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, Austria, sold its 25 percent stake in the Wisting oil field to Lundin Energy in a transaction that successfully closed before Christmas on 17 December 2021 (see below link to OMV’s press release). We are proud to have acted as OMV’s legal advisor on this transaction.

Arntzen de Besche assists European energy giant E.ON in agreeing strategic cooperation with Horisont Energi

European energy giant E. ON announced on Wednesday that they have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Norwegian listed company Horisont Energi, a clean energy company with plans to transform gas into ammonia and hydrogen and to offer CO2 transportation and storage. E.ON will as part of this cooperation acquire a 25% stake in Horisont Energi. Arntzen de Besche is assisting E.ON as legal advisor in the transaction.


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