Mr Jacob F Bull > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
0116 OSLO
Jacob F Bull photo

Work Department

Oil and Gas; Oil Service; Construction; Renewable Energy


Mr Bull’s work mainly relates to offshore and onshore construction projects within oil & gas, renewables, process and aluminium industry. Jacob has extensive experience from development projects also outside Norway, and his name is often highlighted by international rating agencies.


2010-Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2006-2010 Lawyer, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2004 Admitted to the bar; 2001-2006 Lawyer, Legal department, Norsk Hydro ASA; 2000-2001 Secretary, The governmnet appointed commission of inquiry into the rail accidents on Rørosbanen 4 Jan 2000 and at Lillestrøm 5 April 2000; 1999-2001 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Arntzen, Underland & Co ANS/Advokatfirmaet Arntzen de Besche AS




Norwegian Bar Association


1993-1998 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Construction

As a key name in the market for construction projects in the energy sector, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ recent work includes advising NorthConnect on the construction of a high-voltage direct-current interconnector between Norway and the UK, assisting Zephyr with the development of a wind farm project in Guleslettene, and acting for Lyse Produksjon on the construction of a hydro power plant. Other clients include Yara International, Midtfjellet Vindpark and Agder Energi Vannkraft. Jacob F Bull heads the group. Asle Bjelland is now a judge.

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ ‘highly competent, effective and strategic‘ team ‘always adds value and delivers on time‘ on mandates including transactions, disputes, concession work, licensing issues and environmental law with notable experience in corporate restructurings, project developments and investments in renewable energy assets. Department head Jens Naas-Bibow acted for NorthConnect on the establishment of a high-voltage direct-current interconnector between Norway and the UK, Bendik Christoffersen advised Zephyr on the development, sale and project financing of Guleslettene wind farm; Jacob F Bull led advice to Lyse Produksjon on the procurement and construction of a new hydro power plant, and Gunnar Martinsen assisted Energi Norge with the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. Managing associate Thomas Borch-Nielsen is also a name to note.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

The ‘experienced, responsive and solution-oriented‘ team at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS has ‘deep-rooted experience in the industry thanks to a group of very dedicated partners who have excellent legal and commercial skills‘. Key practitioners include Mads HaavardsholmJacob F Bull, who is ‘a top pick for the most difficult legal issues‘, and the ‘extremely gifted and very thorough‘ Pål Lieungh. Haavardsholm recently advised Nymo on the fabrication and construction of 18 subsea structures relating to the Eni Offshore Cape Three Points field off the coast of Ghana, and Bull assisted Dong E&P (now part of Ineos) with the execution of the Hejre field development in the North Sea. Asle Bjelland is now a judge. Managing associate Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik joined from Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS in 2019.

Norway > Oil and gas

At Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, newly promoted partner Christian Hals leads the oil and gas team and Pål Lieungh heads the oil services group; Hals recently advised Ineos on its acquisition of Dong E&P and Lieungh assisted Island Offshore Shipbuilding with the restructuring of its debt relating to a 30-vessel operation. Other mandates include acting for PGNiG on its acquisition of licence interests in the Fogelberg field and handing Seadrill’s restructuring. BP International, Equinor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Faroe Petroleum and Transocean are also clients. Jacob F Bull focuses on construction projects, Mads Haavardsholm advises clients in the oil services sector and Ståle R Kristiansen handles tax work. Rune Ulriksen Steinsland made partner in 2018 and managing associate Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik joined from Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS in 2019. Rune Solberg retired and Asle Bjelland is now a judge.