Bjørn-Erik Leerberg > Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
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Work Department

Oil and Gas


Partner and Head of Oil and Gas


Bjørn-Erik has more than 35 years of experience in private practice and as a senior civil servant with a special focus on the oil and gas sector, infrastructure and the restructuring of public service functions.

He regularly advises private- and public enterprises, national- and international interest organizations, Norwegian central- and regional administrations and the authorities of foreign countries on contract law, petroleum- and energy law, administrative law and public international law.

Bjørn-Erik has particular experience in guiding newly established players on the Norwegian continental shelf, legal aspects arising out of developing, financing and operating complex cross-border projects such as unitization and subsea pipelines, and associated transactions.

He also has significant experience in developing and enforcing legislation and related petroleum legal frameworks and bilateral intergovernmental agreements, as well as advising on legal issues at the intersection between coastal- and flag state regimes.


Norwegian and English. Some knowledge of French and German.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Oil and gas

At Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, the team provides ongoing assistance to Gassnova SF on a range of Norwegian and EU regulations concerning Norwegian environmental legislation, environmental and state aid guidelines, CCS and contract/EPC law; petroleum law expert Frode Berntsen is lead partner on this matter. Practice co-head Bjorn-Erik Leerberg is ‘very professional and innovative‘, and Stavanger-based co-head Gunnar Espeland specialises in decommissioning matters, offshore and onshore construction matters, and oil and gas procurement work.

Comparative Guides

Norway: Energy – Oil & Gas November 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Energy – Oil & Gas laws and regulations that may occur in Norway.