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Pål Lieungh

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Oil Service; Oil and Gas; Dispute Resolution


Mr Lieungh has many years of experience as legal advisor within the offshore, oil & gas and industrial sectors. He also has extensive international experience as an advisor to Norwegian companies dealing with international projects. Mr Lieungh heads the firm's Oil Service practice area.


2002 Partner, Thommessen; 1999-2001Senior Associate, Thommessen; 1997-1999 Head of Kværner's legal offices for North- and South America, General legal advice in the region and head of legal team negotiating the USD 429 mill governmental grant for taking over the shipyard in Philadelphia; 1996-1997 In house counsel, Kværner's legal offices Southeast Asia, Kværner ASA's Hong Kong office; 1994-1996 Lawyer, responsible for offshore construction and oil & gas, Inhouse counsel Kværner ASA Oslo office ; 1993-1994 Deputy Judge, Asker and Bærum District Court; 1989-1994 Attorney at law and litigator, The lawfirm Hauge & Stang Lund; 1989 Penal Code Commission, Secretary




Norwegian Bar Association


1991-Law studies, England; 1988-Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo


Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Leading individuals

Pål Lieungh - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

The 'experienced, responsive and solution-oriented' team at¬†Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS¬†has 'deep-rooted experience in the industry thanks to a group of very dedicated partners who have excellent legal and commercial skills'. Key practitioners include¬†Mads Haavardsholm,¬†Jacob F Bull, who is¬†'a top pick for the most difficult legal issues',¬†and the¬†'extremely gifted and very thorough'¬†P√•l Lieungh. Haavardsholm recently advised Nymo on the fabrication and construction of 18 subsea structures relating to the Eni Offshore Cape Three Points field off the coast of Ghana, and Bull assisted Dong E&P (now part of Ineos) with the execution of the Hejre field development in the North Sea. Asle Bjelland is now a judge.¬†Managing associate¬†Kristine Hyldmo Bj√łrnvik¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2019.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

At¬†Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, newly promoted partner¬†Christian Hals¬†leads the oil and gas team and¬†P√•l Lieungh¬†heads the oil services group; Hals recently advised Ineos on its acquisition of Dong E&P and Lieungh assisted Island Offshore Shipbuilding with the restructuring of its debt relating to a 30-vessel operation. Other mandates include acting for PGNiG on its acquisition of licence interests in the Fogelberg field and handing Seadrill's restructuring. BP International, Equinor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Faroe Petroleum and Transocean are also clients.¬†Jacob F Bull¬†focuses on construction projects,¬†Mads Haavardsholm¬†advises clients in the oil services sector and¬†St√•le R Kristiansen¬†handles tax work.¬†Rune Ulriksen Steinsland¬†made partner in 2018 and managing associate¬†Kristine Hyldmo Bj√łrnvik¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2019. Rune Solberg retired and Asle Bjelland is now a judge.

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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