Mr Pål Lieungh > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
Ruseløkkveien 38, 0251 Oslo
PO Box 1484 Vika
NO-0116 Oslo
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Work Department

Oil Service; Oil and Gas; Dispute Resolution


Mr Lieungh has many years of experience as legal advisor within the offshore, oil & gas and industrial sectors. He also has extensive international experience as an advisor to Norwegian companies dealing with international projects. Mr Lieungh heads the firm’s Oil Service practice area.


2002 Partner, Thommessen; 1999-2001Senior Associate, Thommessen; 1997-1999 Head of Kværner’s legal offices for North- and South America, General legal advice in the region and head of legal team negotiating the USD 429 mill governmental grant for taking over the shipyard in Philadelphia; 1996-1997 In house counsel, Kværner’s legal offices Southeast Asia, Kværner ASA’s Hong Kong office; 1994-1996 Lawyer, responsible for offshore construction and oil & gas, Inhouse counsel Kværner ASA Oslo office ; 1993-1994 Deputy Judge, Asker and Bærum District Court; 1989-1994 Attorney at law and litigator, The lawfirm Hauge & Stang Lund; 1989 Penal Code Commission, Secretary




Norwegian Bar Association


1991-Law studies, England; 1988-Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Energy

(Leading individuals: Oil and gas)

Pål LieunghAdvokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS attracts praise for its ‘deep industry knowledge‘ and routinely advises clients on the full spectrum of regulatory, contractual, M&A, restructuring and contentious mandates. Christian Hals leads the oil and gas team and takes point on M&A and capital markets transactions on the Norwegian Continental Sshelf. Hals works alongside Pål Lieungh and Audun Stornes; Lieungh has an impressive track record advising Norwegian companies undertaking offshore and oil and gas international projects and also handles disputes, while Stornes works with clients in the upstream and oil service sectors, handling contentious mandates. On the renewables front, Bendik Christoffersen oversees a strong group with expertise in project development and structuring, project finance, and expropriation and valuation issues. Gunnar Martinsen is the key contact for regulatory mandates and energy-related litigation, while June Snemyr heads up the renewables team in Stavanger.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

(Hall of Fame)

Pål LieunghAdvokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious work in the offshore and shipbuilding sector, counting shipyards, suppliers, rig owners, energy companies, and infrastructure operators among its impressive roster of clients. In particular, the team has seen a recent uptick in work related to the increase in energy prices and materials, as well as sanctions-related issues affecting the sector. Mads Haavardsholm oversees the team and focuses on corporate shipping matters, including the sale and purchase of vessels and drilling rigs, shipbuilding contracts, and drilling rig construction projects. Pål Lieungh advises Norwegian offshore energy companies undertaking international projects; Jacob F Bull is another key individual here. Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik leads on contentious issues and has extensive experience handling construction and contract disputes.