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HAAKON VIIS GATE 10, PO BOX 1752, VIKA, 0122 OSLO, NORWAY
Tel:
Work +47 22 47 97 00
Fax:
Fax +47 21 05 85 85
Email:
Web:
www.kvale.no

Erik Brannsten

Tel:
Work +4722479700
Email:
Web:
www.kvale.no/en/employees/partners/erik-brannsten/
Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Work Department

Oil, gas and energy

Position

Mr Erik Brannsten has substantial experience from national and international offshore construction projects, onshore contracting, FPSO projects and drilling contracts, hereunder drafting of contracts, tender competitions (including public procurement), the day to day execution of projects and dispute settlement through negotiations, expert procedures and litigations, hereunder arbitration.

Career

2013 - Partner, Kvale; 2008 - 2013 Partner, Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA; 2006 - 2008 Senior Lawyer, Thommessen, Krefting, Greve, Lund; 1999 - 2006 Lawyer, Norsk Hydro ASA; 1997 - 1999 Associate, Kluge Advokatfirma ANS; 1994 - 1996 Assistant lecturer, Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law (Nordisk Institutt for Sjørett), Department for Petroleum Law

Languages

Norwegian and English

Member

Norwegian Bar Association

Education

1997 Cand. jur., University of Oslo


Norway

Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Kvale Advokatfirma DA primarily assists oil companies with contentious work and projects; it recently represented a client in a dispute relating to the termination of a contract for a drilling rig and acted for a client in a dispute regarding the termination of a drilling contract. Group head and managing partner Jens Brede led both matters and focuses on contractual issues; other names to note include Erik Brannsten and senior lawyer Snorre Nordhus.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Kvale Advokatfirma DA's experience spans contentious and non-contentious mandates with individual areas of expertise including practice co-head¬†Jens Brede¬†handling oil and gas disputes, co-head¬†Yngve Bustnesli¬†focusing on petroleum law and contractual work, and co-head¬†Erik Brannsten¬†excelling in offshore construction and subsea projects.¬†Andreas Stang Lund¬†is also recommended for contentious work. Recent highlights include assisting √ėrsted (previously Dong Energy) with the sale of its oil and gas portfolio to Ineos Industries, representing Equinor (previously Statoil) in a dispute relating to the termination of a drilling contract with Cosl Innovator, and advising Pandion Energy on its acquisition of a 10% stake in the Valhall and Hod fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

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