Mr Aleksander Dypvik Myklebust > Arntzen de Besche > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Arntzen de Besche
PO BOX 2734
0204 OSLO
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Senior Lawyer. Myklebust advises on the regulatory and commercial framework on electricity and petroleum, internationally and domestically. He has long experience from Norwegian politics inter alia as adviser in Parliament. Investigations and parliamentary inquiries and hearings are among his areas of expertise. Myklebust is specialized in cross-border energy law and international law, including international investment law (BITs and IIAs) and general trade law.

At Arntzen de Besche, Myklebust has worked and advised on a range of international energy projects. He has advised extensively governments and companies in emerging markets in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Myklebust has also advised participants on the Norwegian Continental Shelf on all aspects of petroleum operations. Myklebust also works on WTO law, EU/EEA law, environmental law, the Energy Charter Treaty, and on compliance and anti-corruption. Myklebust further advises Norwegian and foreign clients on public international law aspects of ongoing cross-border infrastructure projects, including electricity and natural gas interconnectors.

With his combination of legal expertise and experience from high level politics, Myklebust is particularly well-suited for operating in the complex context of cross-border energy projects, including emerging markets and politically challenging environments.


2023 – Arntzen de Besche – Senior Lawyer

2020 – 2023, Arntzen de Besche – Senior Associate

2017 – 2019, Arntzen de Besche – Associate

2015, The Norwegian Parliament, party group of the Socialist Party – Political adviser, Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs, Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration

2013, The Norwegian Parliament, party group of the Socialist Party – Political adviser (trainee), Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Standing Committee on Justice, Standing Committee on Health and Care Services

2008 – 2012, Socialist Party National Headquarters – Consultant and adviser

2007 – 2008, Socialist Youth Party – Resident representative to Israel and the Palestinian Territories

2007, Socialist Youth Party – National Campaign Manager, 2007 Election


Norwegian Bar Association.


2016, University of Oslo – Master of Law

2016, American University, Washington College of Law – Exchange student, International legal studies programme (ILSP)

2006, Universidad de Cienfuegos – Spanish, Intermediate level courses

2006, Ålesund University College – Spanish, Intermediate level courses

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Energy

The full-service energy offering at Arntzen de Besche spans commercial contracts work, regulatory advice, financing mandates, and M&A deals, acting for contractors and construction companies on developments, offshore wind projects, and contentious mandates. Karl Erik Navestad leads the oil and gas team, while Odd-Harald Berg Wasenden takes point on electricity and renewable energy matters. Rune Omdahl focuses on licensing, field development, and transactional matters for major oil, gas, and energy companies, particularly on the offshore side. The core team also includes energy tax specialist Rune Tjomsås Andersen, seasoned oil and gas adviser Anders Rødland, and associate Aleksander Dypvik Myklebust, who is recommended for international electricity projects. Thomas Borch-Nielsen joined the practice from Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in early 2024.