Øystein R. Stikbakke


About Øystein R. Stikbakke

Øystein primarily works with international arbitration in the energy sector and is part of the firm's Petroleum and Energy practice. In addition, Øystein works extensively with international sanctions and is also part of the firm's international sanctions and export control practice.

Øystein has experience from several institutional arbitrations (SCC and ICC) in the gas sector. He also assists with contractual advice on a number of fields, including with drafting and negotiating contracts. Within the field of sanctions, Øystein has a special focus on international sanctions in cases related to states of the former Soviet Union. He also has experience with international audits.

Øystein graduated with a law degree from the University of Oslo in the spring of 2021. He specialised in Public International Law, and wrote his master's thesis on the legal regime of the maritime zones around Svalbard.

In addition to Norwegian (native) and English (fluent), Øystein also speaks Russian (proficient) and has previously worked as a trainee for the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow

Work experience
  • 2021 -

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2020 - 2021

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

  • 2020

    Trainee, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2019

    Trainee, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2018

    Trainee, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow

  • 2021

    Master of Laws, University of Oslo

  • 2017

    Russian, University of Oslo

  • 2014

    Russian, ex. phil., ex. fac., University of Tromsø

  • 2013 - 2014

    Norwegian-Russian School, Murmansk