• 2016


    Advise BP in the combination of BN Norge and Det norske to create Aker BP which continues to be listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange. In the transaction BP will inject values of around NOK 10.8 billion in return for shares and cash. Aker will hold 40%, BP UK 30% and other shareholders 30% of Aker BP.

  • 2015-2016

    Sequa Petroleum

    Advised Sequa Petroleum/Tellus Petroleum in the acquisition of a portfolio of licenses from Wintershall for USD 605 million and acquisition of Gina Krogh from Total and Ivar Aasen fra OMV. Also advised in the financing of these acquisitions which were not completed.

Work experience

  • 1989–1992
    Head, London office, Thommessen
  • 1989–
    Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 1988
    Admitted to the Bar
  • 1985–1989
    Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 1983–1985
    Directorate of Taxes, Consultant


  • 1982–
    Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo


  • Chambers; Petroleum regulation and Oil and Gas investments up and down stream in the Norwegian petroleum industry.


  • European lawyers; Norwegian chapter in a comparative guide oil and gas projcets.


  • The IFLR Guide to The Nordic Region: The new structure of the Norwegian state's interests on the Norwegian continental shelf