Mr Morten Valen Eide > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Wikborg Rein
Dronning Mauds gate 11
P.O.Box 1513 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Morten Valen Eide photo

Work Department

Shipping Offshore, Dispute Resolution


Morten has long experience as advisor to clients involved in the shipping, offshore and energy industry. His current practice focuses on strategic commercial advice and dispute resolution within the shipping, offshore and energy segment. His experience with dispute resolution covers major disputes before ordinary courts and arbitration, including ad hoc and institutional international arbitration. He is board member in the Norwegian Maritime Law Association, Norwegian Branch of CMI. Morten is recognized by Legal 500 within the areas Maritime Law, Offshore Construction and Shipbuilding as well as Oil and Gas. Morten is ranked as “Next Generation Partner” within Legal 500 Offshore Construction and Shipbuilding; “Morten Valen Eide is excellent in communication and strategy. His negotiation skills along with his knowledge of international business makes him a strong asset in negotiations.” Legal 500


2019 – Partner, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
2016 – 2018 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
2015 – 2016 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
2014 – 2015 Senior Legal Counsel, Odfjell Drilling
2013 – Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
2010 – External Examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
2009 – 2012 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
2008 Trainee, Various law firms


2012 Practising certificate
2009 Master of Laws, University of Bergen
2008 – 2009 Research and coursework, National University of Singapore

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

(Next Generation Partners)

Morten Valen EideWikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein’s offshore construction and shipping practice is praised for being ‘always available, with broad experience and support from its international branches and legal network’. Dispute resolution advice is a key pillar of the practice, and co-head Herman Steen is highly regarded for his contentious experience. Co-head Øyvind Axe’s main areas of expertise include transactional mandates, including asset sale and purchase deals, financings and restructurings. Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen completes the group head trio, and has extensive expertise in international transactions, leveraging his dual Norway and England and Wales qualifications. Former SANDS maritime law practice head Oddbjørn Slinning joined in 2022, bolstering the litigation, newbuild and ship conversion project capabilities. Offshore energy is within the purview of Morten Valen Eide, and Christian James-Olsen is also recommended.