Aadne M. Haga

Aadne M. Haga

Partner

Partner

OFFICE
Oslo
PHONE
+47 22 82 75 07
MOBILE
+47 916 28 820
EMAIL
AHA@WR.NO

Aadne M. Haga is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is head of the firm's Petroleum/Energy practice. Haga's main focus of his practice has been 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. Haga also regularly advises on the legal framework for physical and financial energy trading, including emissions trading, in Norway, and the Norwegian legal framework for energy infrastructure. Haga also handles Russia-related cases 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 the Ukraine.

Relevant experience:

  • Extensive experience with price review disputes, also with competition law aspects, under long term gas sales agreements, hereunder arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
  • Advice to gas buyers in negotiations of new gas purchase agreements and regarding inter alia volume and operational issues under current agreements
  • Advice on the legal framework for physical and financial energy trading, including emissions trading, in Norway
  • Advice on the legal framework for energy infrastructure in Norway, hereunder third party access and interconnectors
  • Participation in a number of acquisitions of petroleum producers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Work experience:

  • 2013- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2011-2012 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2009 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2004-2008 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2004 Trainee, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2003 Trainee, Rana municipal court
  • 1999 Peacekeeping service, the Balkans
  • 1996-1997 Executive officer, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Murmansk, Russia

Publications:

  • "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
  • "Recent developments in hydropower and gas", The 2009 guide to Energy and project finance, a supplement to International Financial Law Review
  • Legal consultant, Norwegian-Russian Legal Dictionary, Aud Anna Senje, Unipub 2010
  • Education:
  • 2009 Practising License 
  • 2004 Cand. Jur., University of Bergen 
  • 1998 Single-term course, Serbo-Croatian, University of Oslo 
  • 1996 Intermediate subject, Russian, University of Bergen 
  • 1995 Norwegian armed forces Russian language course, equivalent to (one year) university basic subject

Education:

  • 2009 Practising Certificate
  • 2004 Cand.jur., University of Bergen 
  • 1998 Single-term course, Serbo-Croatian, University of Oslo 
  • 1996 Intermediate subject, Russian, University of Bergen 
  • 1995 Norwegian armed forces Russian language course, equivalent to (one year) university basic subject