Anne-Karin Nesdam

Specialist Counsel

About Anne-Karin Nesdam

Anne-Karin Nesdam is a Specialist Counsel, doctor juris at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Petroleum and Energy practice, specialising in international arbitration. Nesdam has acted as counsel in several institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in the gas sector, mainly representing gas buyers. She previously worked as a Legal Adviser at the Legislation Department of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and was responsible for the areas of transport (i.e. the Maritime Act), insurance (i.e. the Insurance Contract Act), private international and company law. Through her work at the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, she also has extensive experience from work at international organizations as IMO and UNCITRAL as well as participation in international negotiations. Nesdam has a doctorate from the University of Oslo. Her doctoral theses analyses the use of Policy and Legal Instruments in EU's secondary energy market legislation to create an open and functioning energy market through third party access to gas pipelines and power grids.

Work experience
  • 2020

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2015 - 2019

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2009 - 2014

    Legal adviser, the Legislation Department, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security

  • 2008 - 2009

    Adviser, the Legislation Department, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security

  • 2007 - 2008

    Adviser, the Parliamentary Ombudsman

  • 2001 - 2007

    Research fellow, the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law)

  • 2000 - 2001

    Deputy judge, Sorenskriveren i Stjør- og Verdal

  • 1998 - 2000

    Associate, Steenstrup Stordrange

  • 1996 - 1997

    Research assistant, the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law)

Education
  • 2007

    Dr. juris, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law

  • 2001

    Practising certificate

  • 1998

    Cand. jur, the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law

Directorships
  • Member, the Editorial Board of the Norwegian legal periodical "Lov og Rett"

  • Board Member, the Norwegian Maritime Law Association

Publications
  • Access to Upstream Gas Infrastructure on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (Articles in Petroleum Law, MarIus no. 404 Part I)

  • Conflicts of interests in the Petroleum Activity (research assistant thesis, MarIus no. 235)

  • Insurance against natural harzards and climate change (editorial (in Norwegian), Lov og Rett 08/2016)

  • International disputes and international arbitration (editorial (in Norwegian), Lov og Rett 10/2017)

  • Natural hazards and insurance against natural hazards: past, present, future, co-author (article in Tidsskrift for erstatningsrett, forsikringsrett og trygderett, 03-04/2017 (page 169-203))

  • Relevant Energy Markets (Simply 2003, MarIus no. 309)

  • The Decision of the European Court of Justice in the Åland Vindkraft Case (editorial, Lov og Rett 7/2014)

  • The Internal Transport Market (for Energy) – an Analysis of the Use of Legal and Policy Instruments in the Energy Market Legislation of the European Community (doctoral theses, unpublished)

  • The Organisation of Norwegian Gas Sales and Competition Law (Articles in Petroleum Law, MarIus no. 404 Part II)

  • The right to access to the courts and the liability for an unfounded lawsuit (editorial (in Norwegian), Lov og Rett 07/2015)