Cathrine B. Hetland: New partner in Oslo

This week, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Cathrine B. Hetland as a new partner at our Oslo-office. Cathrine is an experienced lawyer within oil and gas and will join the Energy & Renewables team at Wikborg Rein.

Wikborg Rein's Energy & Renewables team consists of several Partners and specialist lawyers in Oslo, Bergen and across our international offices. The team has recently experienced rapid growth and is in need of a Partner with broad experience in navigating oil and gas law's particular combination of commercial, technical and regulatory questions.

– We have been searching for a partner with solid experience within oil and gas to join us, and  I am very happy to have Cathrine on board. With here broad sector experience she will be a great addition to the team and our clients will benefit from her insight into this sector, says Finn Bjørnstad, Managing Partner of Wikborg Rein.

Cathrine comes to us from the law firm Thommessen, where she has spent the last 2,5 years as a key resource in Thommessen's oil and gas practice. Her previous experience also includes several years working in-house with the oil company DEA Norge AS, where she gained first-hand experience from an oil and gas operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.

– I am delighted to have become a part of Wikborg Rein's outstanding team, and I am very much looking forward to continuing my practice here, says Cathrine.

Cathrine holds a law degree from the University of Bergen, as well as LLMs from both the University of Dundee and from the University of Cergy-Pontoise.

– We are very proud to have Cathrine on board. She has a great name in the oil industry. Her expertise coincides very well with Wikborg Rein's strategy, being a leading advisor to oil companies on industrial matters whilst at the same being a key asset for M&A and E&P financing. Cathrine strengthens our ability to advise all players within the oil and gas business, both in Norway and internationally, says Tormod Ludvik Nilsen, head of Wikborg Rein's Energy & Renewables team.