Jan Jansen > BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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Jan B. Jansen is head of BAHR’s Oil and Energy Group. He has been closely involved with the oil and gas sector in Norway since 1986, including as advisor in petroleum law cases and transactions, and as counsel in legal proceedings. Jansen has acted for some of the largest and most active companies on the Norwegian continental shelf, including Statoil, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP and TOTAL. He has also acted for the Norwegian State. Jansen has a thorough understanding of the oil and gas industry and the challenges faced by companies.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Tax

BAHR’s team of ‘highly skilled and experienced professionals’ is singled out for its tax litigation work, cross-border experience, transfer pricing expertise, and knowledge of petroleum and real estate tax. The group is also active in the oil and energy, private equity, oil services and shipping sectors and counts Aker BP, Shell and Explore Equity as clients. The ‘outstandingJoachim Bjerke heads up the department and focuses on international tax work, transfer pricing issues and structuring M&A transactions. Other key practitioners include Jan Jansen, who is an expert in the special petroleum tax regime; Frode Talmo, who is a financial instruments specialist; Peter Hammerich, who leads the asset management and private equity group; and Anne Sofie Bjørkholt, who focuses on the real estate sector.

Norway > Oil and gas

(Hall of Fame)

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BAHR’s expertise spans the entire oil and gas sector and the team is particularly singled out for its strength in transactional and finance work, development projects, upstream oil and gas issues, petroleum tax, litigation and oil services mandates. The group’s client roster includes exploration and production companies operating on the Norwegian continental shelf, oil and gas infrastructure clients and oil services companies; notable examples include Aker BP, Equinor, Total, Shell and ExxonMobil. Managing partner Thomas Svensen leads the department, which also fields oil services expert Morten P Smørdal, petroleum specialist Jan Jansen, transactional lawyer Jon Christian Thaulow and Stig Klausen Engelhart, who regularly handles cross-border M&A. Senior associate Sandra Simonsen is also singled out.

Norway > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

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BAHR ‘singles itself out in that the team consists of outstanding professionals’ who have ‘a diverse range of knowledge and experience’ and are ‘able to see new angles when building a defence, being curious and innovative in their approach’. With substantial expertise across the full range of contentious issues, the group fields practitioners with notable areas of knowledge; Gunnar Sørlie and Jan Einar Barbo are key names for construction cases, Thomas Svensen handles oil and gas disputes, Jan Jansen focuses on energy and tax disputes, Tarjei Thorkildsen acts in employment claims, and Are Stenvik is an IP litigator. Atle Skaldebø-Rød heads up the department, which also includes all-round litigators Sam Harris and Øystein Myre Bremset.

Norway > Insurance

BAHR’s insurance-focused practice regularly acts in high-profile international cases, and recently represented Protector Forsikring in an reinsurance dispute against Munich Re following the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The team also leads in the marine insurance market and counts Skuld and the Norwegian Hull Club as clients. Jan Jansen heads up the department and focuses on insurance disputes; other key individuals include marine insurance litigator Atle Skaldebø-Rød and Tarjei Thorkildsen, who has recently handled matters relating to ship and cargo damage, reinsurance issues and business interruption claims.