Advice from our lawyers
Legal advice in relation to oil and gas often concerns extensive and complex circumstances. We provide competent and experienced lawyers tailored to the scope of the assignment.
We advise on the following:
- exploration and production activities
- development and offshore construction
- contracts with suppliers
- gas sales and gas transport
- regulatory issues
- petroleum taxation
Industrial and international experience
Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the various industry players and several of them have a background as inhouse lawyers at companies in the oil industry. This total experience provides us with a good understanding of the technical, commercial and macroeconomic conditions that affect the petroleum industry and drive the companies’ development. This is what makes us great strategic advisors to our clients.
Our energy department has assisted the international activities of Norwegian companies and advised national authorities in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Our advice to governments in oil producing countries includes petroleum and environmental legislation, production sharing agreements, award rounds, international law, maritime law and treaty issues.
Operational and strategic assistance
We assist clients with a full range of services, from the operational to the more strategic. For many years, we have worked closely with oil companies in all phases; from start-up companies and owners who wish to grow, to mature companies that require further development, and companies that want to leave the Norwegian continental shelf.
At our firm, you will find lawyers who have been involved in some of the largest field developments and transactions on the Norwegian continental shelf, who have participated in complex negotiations on behalf of companies and public authorities, and who have been central in the development of the contract forms used today.
What you can expect from us
We work closely with specialists from other fields and industries in our firm, such as financing, M&A, tax, employment law, renewable energy and dispute resolution, to ensure that our clients are allocated the most appropriate team for each assignment. We have a considerable network of international law firms to draw on, if required.
You will be assigned one main contact person. We designate the lawyer and the team best suited to helping you. You will have the right expert on the right assignment at the right time.