Aadne M. Haga

Partner

About Aadne

Aadne M. Haga is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and heads the firm's Gas Dispute practice. Haga's main practice is assistance to buyers of natural gas, and he has successfully advised and/or represented a number of buyers of natural gas in international negotiations and international arbitration, most notably Ukrainian Naftogaz in its multi-billion dollar disputes with Gazprom. Haga also regularly advises on the legal framework for physical and financial energy trading in Norway, and the Norwegian legal framework for energy infrastructure. Haga also handles cases relating to the former Soviet Union and has studied Russian and Serbo-Croatian. Haga has previously worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia and for the Norwegian Armed Forces on the Balkans and in Ukraine.

Work experience
2013- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2011-2012 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2009-2010 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2004-2008 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2004 Trainee, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2003 Trainee, Rana municipal court_NEWLINE_1999 Peacekeeping service, the Balkans_NEWLINE_1996-1997 Executive officer, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Murmansk, Russia
Education
2009 Practising Certificate_NEWLINE_2004 Cand.jur., University of Bergen _NEWLINE_1998 Single-term course, Serbo-Croatian, University of Oslo _NEWLINE_1996 Intermediate subject, Russian, University of Bergen _NEWLINE_1995 Norwegian armed forces Russian language course, equivalent to (one year) university basic subject
Relevant experience
Extensive experience with gas disputes, also with competition law aspects, in particular price reviews, under long term gas sales agreements, but also concerning gas transportation services and exploration and production joint ventures. _NEWLINE_Extensive experience with international arbitration, inter alia pursuant to the Rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce_NEWLINE_Advice to gas buyers in negotiations of new gas purchase agreements and regarding inter alia volume and operational issues under current agreements_NEWLINE_Advice on the legal framework for physical and financial energy trading in Norway_NEWLINE_Advice on the legal framework for energy infrastructure in Norway, hereunder third party access and interconnectors_NEWLINE_Advice and support in negotiations of long-term purchase agreements for raw materials to fertilizer and petrochemical industry_NEWLINE_
Publications
"Norway", Country chapter in "The European Arbitration Review 2020" (with Ola Nisja, Gaute Gjelsten and Kaare Andreas Shetelig)_NEWLINE_"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_NEWLINE_"Recent developments in hydropower and gas", The 2009 guide to Energy and project finance, a supplement to International Financial Law Review_NEWLINE_Legal consultant, Norwegian-Russian Legal Dictionary, Aud Anna Senje, Unipub 2010_NEWLINE_