Norwegian and international oil and gas tax law, Norwegian oil and gas law, international tax law including transfer pricing, mergers/demergers and other issues related to transactions and major reorganisations.
Candidate of Jurisprudence, University of Oslo (1971).
Legal advisor to the Department of Inland Revenue (1971-1973), deputy judge 1973-74, counsel OsloTax Office (1974-1978), tax legal advisor to AS Norske Shell (1978-1998), including the position as Tax Manager (1987-1998), tax lawyer (manager) Ernst & Young AS (1998-2004), Advokatfirmaet Selmer (2004-2012). Partner Law Firm Petrolex DA since 2012.
Especially worked with the oil companies’ portfolio changes, including all aspects related to approval of transfer of licence parts according to the Petroleum Taxation Act.
Actively participating in special bodies related to petroleum taxation and has given numerous lectures on petroleum taxation issues.
Long experience in general tax policy matters as chairman of the tax committee of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO 1983-1998).
Member of the Tax Committee of the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (NIFO) 1981-1987 (chairman of the committee 1984 and 1987) and member of the Tax Committee 1987-1998 of OLF, now Norsk Olje og Gass.
Member of several working groups established by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Oil and Energy.
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