Børre Gunnerud

Specialist Counsel

About Børre

Børre Gunnerud is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Petroleum and Renewable Energy practice. Gunnerud main areas of expertise is petroleum law, environmental law, general contract law, general administrative law, and mining law. His work is mainly related to the petroleum industry, inter alia, mergers and acquisitions, joint operating agreements, service contracts, license transfers, and dispute resolution. He also regularly advises on issues pertaining to environmental law, including environmental due diligence, pollution liability and public permits and licences. He has long experience with mining law, and has assisted with restructuring, financing and sales and acquisition of mining assets, and with the mining and environmental regulatory framework. Gunnerud frequently assists clients with general contract law, including contract drafting,  contract review and assessment.

Gunnerud has experience from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, section for petroleum law. In the Ministry, he, inter alia, worked with auditing and follow-up of concession documents, amending legislation, concession awards and environmental impact assessment requirements. Gunnerud has worked as an advisor for the Cambodian government under a NORAD financed development project. In this capacity he spent long periods in Cambodia, being responsible for legal advice on development of petroleum legislation, capacity building and project coordination. He also has experience as a Police Prosecutor.

Gunnerud holds an LLM in European law from Ruprecht-Karl Universität, Heidelberg.

Work experience
2018- Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2015-2017 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2014-2015 Police Prosecutor_NEWLINE_2011-2013 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2009-2010 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2006-2009 Advisor for the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority, Cambodia_NEWLINE_2005-2006 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2003-2005 Higher Executive Officer, The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy_NEWLINE_
2010 Practising Certificate_NEWLINE_2003 Cand. jur., University of Oslo_NEWLINE_2003 LLM, Ruprecht Karl Universität, Heidelberg, Germany_NEWLINE_
Relevant experience
Broad experience within Norwegian petroleum legislation, particularly with licensing, authority approvals, transfer of licenses and acquisitions._NEWLINE_Regularly provides legal advice pertaining to Norwegian and international environmental law, including environmental due diligence, pollution liability and public requirements. _NEWLINE_Extensive experience with mining law, including restructuring, finance and sales/acquisition of mining assets, and with public requirements. _NEWLINE_Regularly advises on general contract law and public administrative law._NEWLINE_Experience with construction and service contracts within the petroleum industry._NEWLINE_Experience with drafting of legislation and production sharing agreement._NEWLINE_Experience with international arbitration pertaining to gas sales agreements._NEWLINE_Experience with Norwegian criminal law and criminal procedure law.