Charlie Pope

Specialist Counsel

About Charlie Pope

Charlie Pope is a Specialist Counsel in Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and a member of the firm's Energy & Renewables practice. Charlie advises clients on international energy projects and disputes, with a particular focus on matters in emerging and frontier markets. A New York-qualified lawyer, Charlie also counsels the firm's clients on US transactions, sanctions and trade compliance.

Charlie's dispute resolution work focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation. He frequently advises on high-stakes disputes involving states and state-owned entities, as well as on commercial disputes before courts in foreign jurisdictions.

Charlie also maintains an active transactional practice, covering both renewable energy and upstream oil and gas, with a concentration on the issuance and restructuring of debt financing.

Work experience
  • 2018 -

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2014 - 2017

    Senior Legal Counsel, DNO ASA

  • 2013 - 2014

    Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

  • 2010 - 2013

    Trainee, Various law firms

  • 2007 - 2008

    Analyst, Morgan Stanley

  • 2013

    JD, NYU School of Law

  • 2010

    MSc, Management, HEC Paris

  • 2006

    BA, History, Columbia University

Selected projects
  • Assistance to a European energy utility in its negotiation of a wind power purchase agreement with a leading Nordic renewable energy trader

  • Advice to a Norwegian offshore contractor on bidding and contracting for a US offshore wind project

  • Counsel to DNO ASA in its settlement of a $1.2 billion claim against the Kurdistan Regional Government

  • Representation of an international oil exploration company in its farm-in to a Middle Eastern asset

  • Assistance to a sovereign issuer in its $1 billion US-registered bond offering