Maren Folkestad

Associate

About Maren Folkestad

Maren Folkestad is an Associate at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Renewable energy and infrastructure practice.

Maren has expertise in the development, construction and transactions of solar- and wind projects across Latin-America, North Africa and Eurasia, and in particular in managing accompanying compliance risks. She is also experienced in the preparation of various forms of strategic development agreements and in establishing joint ventures within the renewable sector in Norway.

Maren is particularly experienced in advising clients within the energy sector on M&A activities in jurisdictions highly exposed to bribery. She has expertise in conducting anti-corruption risk assessments, third-party due diligence, designing and implementing corporate compliance programs and giving operational advice on international and national anti-corruption frameworks, including the Norwegian Penal Code, the OECD Guidelines and the World Bank framework.

Work experience
  • 2021 -

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2019 - 2021

    Global Compliance Officer, Scatec ASA

  • 2018

    On secondment -Legal Counsel, Equinor ASA

  • 2016 - 2019

    Associate, Advokatfirmaet Selmer

  • 2015 - 2016

    Research Assistent, University of Oslo

  • 2014 - 2015

    Case Handler, Parliamentary Ombud

  • 2013

    Intern, The Norwegian Embassy in Prague

Education
  • 2010 - 2016

    Master of Laws, University of Oslo