Works primarily with construction law and petroleum law (concessions, joint operating agreements, petroleum related contracts, safety regulations), with a main emphasis on construction contracts. Also engaged in dispute resolution methods, specifically mediation (including project integrated mediation – PRIME).
Moderator in negotiations between construction industry and oil companies / owners to establish agreed standard contracts for offshore and onshore development projects. Arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. Frequently lecturing within his field of work.
Obligatory subjects at masters level.
- JUS 5430 Petroleumskontrakter (in Norwegian)
- JUS 5410 Petroleumsrett (in Norwegian)
- JUS 5411 Petroleum Law
Cand.jur. 1977 (Oslo), dr. juris 1984 (Oslo).
Professor at the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, University in Oslo, since 1989. Assistant District Judge, Nedenes, Arendal 1979-81. Counsel, Norsk Hydro a.s 1984-88. Head of Department for Petroluem Law 1989-2000 and 2009-2015. Dean of The Law Faculty, Oslo, 2001-2003 (Associate Dean 1995-97). Chair of the University Council, University of Oslo (2002). Visiting scholar, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (1991 - 1992). Acting Justice, the Norwegian Supreme Court for four periods 2005-2017.
- Board of The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce (member)
- Board of University Kindergarden ( chairman)