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Jens Naas-Bibow Partner Oslo

Jens deals with matters concerning energy law, environmental law and litigation. He has particular experience with M & A within renewable energy and infrastructure, energy licences, European and Norwegian regulation of the energy sector, economic regulation impacting energy distribution and transmission, district heating, rights of way for infrastructure, expropriation, appraisal cases and energy law related litigation. Jens is ranked as a leading lawyer within his field in national and international rankings. He heads Thommessen's practice area of Renewable Energy and Infrastructure.
  1. The Legal 500
    Leading Individual, Electricity and renewable energy

  2. Chambers & Partners Europe
    Band 1, Energy: Electricity

    "One of the best lawyers concerning transactions and grid regulations"

  3. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    3rd place, Energy and Climate

  4. IFLR1000
    Highly Regarded, Project development

  5. IFLR1000
    Highly Regarded, Energy and infrastructure

  6. Best Lawyers
    Recognized Lawyer, Energy Law

  1. ENGIE

    Sale of 80 % of the shares in Tonstad Wind Farm

    Jens headed Thommessen's team that assisted ENGIE in the sale of 80% of the shares in Tonstad wind farm to the infrastructure fund SUSI Partners, a Swiss investment fund specialising in renewable energy infrastructure. Norsk Hydro's wholly-owned subsidiary Hydro Energy is buying 100% of the park's electricity production of approximately 0.7 TWh per annum for the first 25 years after commissioning and will be handling balancing and nominations during the term of the contract. The contract will help to supply Hydro’s aluminium works in Norway.
  2. Tysnes Kraftlag -

    Sale of Tysnes kraftlag to BKK

    Jens heads the Thommessen team assisting Tysnes Kraftlag in the sale of the company's business to BKK. In return Tysnes Kraftlag will become an owner of BKK. Thommessen has assisted Tysnes Kraftlag at all levels of the process, including with conversion of the company, license applications and contracts, and will continue to assist in the merger process.
  1. Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway,

  2. Partner, Oslo, Thommessen

  3. Senior Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  4. Admitted to the Bar,

  5. Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  6. Research Assistant, University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Petroleum Law Dept

  1. Exam in Essential Project Management (5 ECTS)
    Skema Business School

  2. Candidate in Jurisprudence
    University of Oslo

  3. German for lawyers
    University of Oslo

  1. Co-author of the treatise on the Norwegian Energy Act (published in Norwegian: “Energiloven med kommentarer”)

  2. Author of the book “Revenue Cap Regulation of Electricity Distribution Companies” (published in Norwegian: “Inntektsrammeregulering av kraftnettselskaper”