Simonsen Vogt Wiig has over several decades advised national and international mining companies and has developed a deep knowledge of the industry.

Our team has a cutting-edge expertise through work in administrative bodies with special responsibility for the mining industry and one of our partners was a member of the Minerals Act Law Committee preparing the current mining legislation.

We have detailed understanding of the Norwegian regulatory system of exploration rights and licenses, permits and other governmental authorizations required for exploring and conducting mining operations.

Our mining team also has vast experience with commercial contracts and development of major infrastructure projects within this industry.

Norway has a considerable share of important mineral resources and also deposits of future interest for continued exploitation and development of a greener economy.

We have dedicated mining lawyers who will bring in experts across legal practices as needed, e.g. within environmental regulations or project finance.

Our mining team advises on:

  • Mining Regulations and Policies
  • Landowner Agreements
  • Project Development and Financing
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Mining Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Joint Ventures
  • Commercial agreements

Core contacts

Mona has assisted a number of national and international mining companies. She has background as an Assistant Director General in the Ministry of Industry and Energy with a special responsibility for the Norwegian Minerals Act and also the Mining Regulations for Svalbard.
Over a number of years Børge has held board positions in companies within the mining industry. He holds a great knowledge of the industry and has assisted companies in the exploitation of mineral deposits as well as the establishment and development of associated enterprises.