2005- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2003-2004 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2000-2002 Norwegian Consul-General, Kobe/Osaka, Japan_NEWLINE_2000-2002 Japan Representative, Wikborg Rein, Kobe, Japan_NEWLINE_1998-1999 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_1995-1997 Lecturer, lectures on sale of goods law, contract law and administrative law, University of Oslo_NEWLINE_1994-1995 Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Civil Law, University of Oslo
Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, emergency responses and claims handling; in particular in relation to shipping and offshore matters, insurance law, public and private international law and conflicts of law, including i.a._NEWLINE__NEWLINE_"Server" – bulk carrier grounding off Bergen, Norway; oil pollution and wreck removal. Litigation regarding oil clean-up operation, wreck removal, public procurement, VAT claims etc._NEWLINE_"Njord Bravo" – shuttle tanker c/w FSO in North Sea: litigation on i.a. collision liability, knock-for-knock, limitation of liability_NEWLINE_Supreme Court case (Rt. 2012 s. 1486) on the enforcement of an Italian "decreto inguintino" under the Lugano Convention, hereunder successfully distinguished C-474/93 Hengst, and repelled enforcement_NEWLINE_Appeal Court case (LB-2011-118983) on conflicts of laws in guarantee matters; i.a. issues related to choice of law, characterisation, rules on the applicability of the most closely connected law (further appeal was repelled by the Supreme Court)._NEWLINE_"Normand Carrier" – Platform supply vessel c/w tuna purse-seine vessel: litigation on collision liability, damages, loss earnings fisheries_NEWLINE_"Fjord Champion" – oil tanker grounding off Søgne, Norway; fire and salvage. Litigation regarding authorities right to claim compensation._NEWLINE_"Nordlys" – fire on coastal steamer with following flooding at Ålesund, Norway; salvage and claims handling towards authorities._NEWLINE_"Crete Cement" – cement carrier grounded in the Oslo fjord, Norway; oil pollution and wreck removal_NEWLINE_"Bourbon Dolphin" – anchor handling tug supply vessel capsizing off Shetland; sinking, total loss and casualties_NEWLINE_"Rocknes" – laden bulk carrier grounding and capsizing off Bergen, Norway; oil pollution, sinking, re-floating and casualties. Litigation regarding limitation of liability. Litigation regarding governments liability for mistakes made by Norwegian Coastal Administration, the Norwegian Chart Authorities_NEWLINE_"Hual Europe" – laden car carrier grounding off Tokyo Bay, Japan; fire, oil pollution, wreck removal and cargo claims_NEWLINE_"Amorgos" – bulk carrier grounding off Taiwan; sinking and oil pollution. Litigation regarding claim for alleged environmental damage to coral reef, tourist and fishery claims.
Books:_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_"The arbitration exemption in the Lugano Convention – what rules govern which issues?" in Borgar H. Berg and Ola Ø. Nisja (red.), "Avtalt prosess - Voldgift i praksis ("Agreed Process - Arbitration in practice"), Universitetsforlaget 2015_NEWLINE_"Maritime Law Handbook, Norway", Published by: Kluwer Law International, May 2014. Co-author with Henrik Hagberg, Oddbjørn Slinning and Torgeir Willumsen_NEWLINE_"Getting the deal through" for Ship Finance 2014. Co-author with Henrik Hagberg and Solveig Frostad De Sousa_NEWLINE_Norway's contribution of Le Droit Maritime Marocain et comparé, 2014._NEWLINE_Norway's National Summary in William Tetley's Marine Cargo Claims, Fourth Edition, 2008_NEWLINE_Norway's contribution to Limitation of Liabilities for Maritime Claims, Fourth Edition, 2005. Co-author with Haakon Stang Lund_NEWLINE_International jurisdiction clauses and formal requirements under the Lugano Convention and the Norwegian Civil Procedure Act, 1997_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Selected articles:_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Global Litigation Survey 2015: Norway's contribution to Allen & Overy Global Litigation Survey 2015_NEWLINE_"New conventions increase direct action threat to P&I clubs", Insuranceday, 3 October 2014_NEWLINE_"Jurisdiction, actions in tort and contract", Norway's contribution to Extraterritorial survey, Norway", IFLR.com, September 2014_NEWLINE_"Knock-for-knock carve-outs on the increase", Tanker Operator, May 2014_NEWLINE_"Gauging risk is key to domino dodging", Fairplay, 3 July 2014_NEWLINE_"Court overturns ruling in tanker collision case", Tanker Shipping & Trade, December/January 2013/2014_NEWLINE_"Case notes for shipowners", World Shipping, Summer 2013_NEWLINE_"Insurance of mobile offshore units under the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan 2013", Insuranceday, 10 July 2013_NEWLINE_"More scrutiny when Norwegian crews are involved", published in Tanker Shipping & Trade, October/November 2012_NEWLINE_"Norwegian Insurance Plan vies with Institute clauses for builders risks …", published in Insurance Day, October 2012_NEWLINE_"Norway adopts casualty investigation changes and ponders ratifying wreck removal convention", article published in Tanker Shipping & Trade, Norway feature, September 2012_NEWLINE_"Legal eagles offer 20/20 foresight", article published in Fairplay, January 2011_NEWLINE_"Limitation of liability for pollution damage for offshore vessels and units in the North Sea (Norwegian Section)", Standard Bulletin, Offshore Special Edition, October 2010_NEWLINE_"Chartering the cause of grounding", article published in the Wire, March 2010_NEWLINE_"Norwegian owners welcome court ruling on tonnage tax", Lloyd’s List, February 2010_NEWLINE_"Owners: know your options if yard runs into cash problems", published in Lloyd's List, October 2008_NEWLINE_Norway ready to update country-old safety act, published in Lloyd's List, January 2008_NEWLINE_"Rocknes – will the state be held ultimately liable", published in Lloyd's List, June 2007_NEWLINE_"Classification Society Liability", article published in the Intermediary, September 2006_NEWLINE_"Understanding Fraud" – How Norwegian and English law differ in their handling of fraudulent marine insurance claims, published in Maritime Risk International, June 2006_NEWLINE_"Norway ratifies the HNS Convention", Maritime Risk International, Mars 2005_NEWLINE_YAR 1994 v 2004, the Maritime Advocate, 2004