Supreme court advocate in private practice until December 2012. As from January 2008, guest researcher at the Centre for European Law, UiO. Worked in association with the law firm Wikborg Rein from 2001- 2007. Partner in the law firm Hjort from 1971-2001. Established and ran the firm’s Brussels office from 1993-1996. Cand.jur. 1963, University of Oslo. MCL 1966, University of Illinois, USA. Supreme Court Advocate 1971.
Engaged in EC/EEA/EU- law from 1968, partly as advisor, partly as pleader before Norwegian courts and the EFTA Court. Extensive practice within the fields of competition law, state aid, free movement of goods, trade mark law, telecom and energy law and public procurement. One of the founders of the Norwegian Association for European law and the first chairman of the Norwegian Bar Association’s committee for European law.
Member of Eon Scholarship committee for jurisprudence until 2011. Vice-chairman of the Norwegian Bar Association’s legal pro bono project for immigrants and refugees.