Cathrine B. Hetland


About Cathrine B. Hetland

Cathrine B. Hetland is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy practice. She has significant experience advising various players in the oil and gas industry on a broad range of matters, including legal and commercial aspects of offshore exploration, development, production and sales, as well as M&A projects. Her previous experience includes several years serving as a senior legal counsel for DEA Norge AS, an NCS oil and gas operator, and as a managing associate in the law firm Thommessen.

Cathrine is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's panel on Hydropower, Energy and Oil and Gas law. She has also been a member of several working groups set down by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association in order to develop model agreements for use on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and was inter alia part of the working group producing the latest revision of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association's standard SPA for license transactions.

Work experience
  • 2019 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2018 - 2019

    Managing Associate, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

  • 2016 - 2017

    Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

  • 2014 - 2016

    Senior Legal Counsel, DEA Norge AS

  • 2013 - 2014

    Senior Associate, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS

  • 2011 - 2012

    Legal Counsel (Secondment), Teekay Petrojarl Productions AS

  • 2010 - 2013

    Associate, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS

  • 2016

    Project Management, Molde University College/Metier

  • 2013

    Practising certificate

  • 2009 - 2010

    Master of Laws (LLM), International Commercial Law, University of Dundee

  • 2009 - 2010

    Master of Laws (LLM), Business Law and Ethics, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

  • 2005 - 2010

    Master of Laws, Universitetet i Bergen

  • 2004 - 2005

    French, University of Stavanger

  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Energy, Hydropower and Oil and Gas Law Committee