Dag Mjaaland


About Dag Mjaaland

Dag Mjaaland is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Gas Dispute practice. Mjaaland heads Wikborg Rein's Russia team and holds a bachelor degree (Russian as intermediate subject) from the University of Oslo. He has extensive experience from the diplomatic service, most recently as Deputy Director General of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mjaaland's main practice is gas disputes, and he has successfully represented numerous gas buyers in international negotiations and arbitrations. Most notably, he was lead counsel for Ukrainian Naftogaz in its multi-billion dollar disputes with Gazprom. Mjaaland has also assisted Norwegian and international companies within the fishing industry. He has also advised comprehensively on EU/EEA-related issues as well as on international public law. 

Work experience
  • 1999 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 1997 - 1999

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 1983 - 1997

    Most recently as Deputy Director General, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 1980 - 1982

    Assistant Lecturer, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo

  • 1982

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo

  • 1979

    Bachelor of Arts (Intermediate subject: Russian), University of Oslo

  • 2015

    "Arbitration Act § 13, second paragraph. Repeated appointments and arbitrators' impartiality in international relations" in Borgar H. Berg and Ola Ø. Nisja (red.), "Avtalt prosess - Voldgift i praksis" ("Agreed Process - Arbitration in practice"), Universitetsforlaget 2015

  • 1993

    From 1993: Articles on legislation within the area of foreign affairs in Karnov; Annotated Compilation of Norwegian laws (Norwegian)

  • 1986

    Articles on international law in Norwegian Law Review" 1985-86 (Norwegian)

  • Paper (degree examination): "Kjemiske og biologiske våpen - en krigsrettslig studie" (Norwegian) ("Chemical and Biological Weapons - a study of the Law of War")