Jon Christian Thaulow > BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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Jon Christian Thaulow is head of BAHR’s practice group for Environment & Energy. He advises energy sector clients, providing expertise in relation to power, renewable energy, infrastructure, as well as oil and gas. He has extensive experience with company law and corporate governance, M&A, regulatory issues relating to the energy sector, contentious matters and anti-corruption issues. He regularly advises several leading energy groups and investors in Norway and internationally. He also has extensive project management and project execution experience from a number of major transactions and processes, such as the demerger of Kværner and Aker Solutions in 2011, the demerger of Akastor and Aker Solutions in 2014, the establishment of Fosen Vind in 2016 and numerous large-scale transactions, restructurings and litigations.

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Norway > Electricity and renewable energy

(Leading individuals)

Jon Christian Thaulow – BAHR

BAHR has an excellent reputation for its strength in complex energy transactions; the team provides ongoing assistance to Fortum Oslo Varme on the full-scale carbon capture and storage project initiated by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the first of its kind to be constructed in Norway. Department head Jon Christian Thaulow is ‘very knowledgeable and a prominent tactician‘, and advises on regulatory, contentious and M&A work. Other key practitioners include Rune Svoren, who specialises in electricity transactions; managing partner Thomas K. Svensen, who handles hydropower sector matters; M&A and contract law specialist Morten Smørdal; and senior associate Christian Rieber-Mohn.

Norway > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

At BAHR, the ‘experienced‘ team is noted for its expertise in advising across the full range of corporate compliance matters, and is recognised for its specialist knowledge in assisting prominent private equity clients and asset managers with regulatory and compliance issues. International trade and anti-corruption compliance work forms another core pillar of the practice. The group is jointly led by Morten Smørdal and senior associate Annina Luterbacher; the pair advised multiple Norwegian and international clients on trade sanctions compliance issues. Energy law expert Jon Christian Thaulow combines ‘deep insights in legal doctrine with a pragmatic view.’ Peter Hammerich, who leads the firm’s private equity and asset management group, is another key contact.

Norway > Oil and gas

BAHR is a key name in the oil and energy sector, with noted expertise in financing and transactional matters. Petroleum tax issues are another core strength of the practice; Jan Jansen is a highly regarded practitioner in this space, acting as counsel to a solid client base of prominent industry names including ExxonMobil and Shell. Managing partner and department co-head Thomas K. Svensen is regularly instructed in oil and gas-related dispute resolution, project development matters and regulatory work. Jon Christian Thaulow, who shares leadership of the practice with Svensen, has extensive experience in transactions and restructurings. Specialist partner Trond Lingaas is another key contact, and Eirik Høiby joined from Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS in 2020.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

BAHR is highly regarded for its large-scale transactional work, and has been kept especially busy handling mandates from clients in the energy and technology sectors. Other core strengths for the team include deals in the oil and gas, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Private equity work is another key area of instruction for the group; Peter Hammerich specialises in assisting private equity clients with transactional, tax and regulatory matters, and department head Øystein Guvåg regularly acts as counsel to private equity clients on M&A work. Deputy head Lars Kristian Sande acts for technology and telecoms companies in transactions. Other key names to note are private and public M&A expert Svein Gerhard Simonnæs, firm managing partner Thomas K. Svensen, who stands out for his expertise in energy-related transactions, and Jon Christian Thaulow, who has experience in corporate governance matters. Bjørn Gabriel Reed left the firm in January 2021.