Arne Oftedal's main areas of expertise are employment and pension law, environmental law, real estate law, transactions and public procurement.

He assists a number of large public and private businesses. He has also extensive expertise in contract law, company law, restructuring/insolvency and dispute resolution.

Arne is member of several boards and holds various positions in a number of organisations. He is the leader of the legislative committee on environmental and climate matters of the Norwegian Bar Association.

He was previously chair of the Norwegian Appeals Board for Environmental Information.



2013 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig Stavanger AS
2009 - 2012 Partner, Simonsen Advokatfirma Stavanger DA
2004 - 2008 Senior Lawyer, Simonsen Advokatfirma Stavanger DA
2003 - 2004 Deputy Judge, Sandnes District Court
1999 - 2003 Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet PwC
1997 - 1999 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Wikborg Rein & Co.


1997 Cand. Jur., Universitety of Oslo
1996 Special courses in Environmental Law, University of Oslo


2017 - (today) Head of the Norwegian Bar Association's law committee for climate and environmental law
2016 - (today) Member of the Board of Trustees of Sandnes Sparebank
2016 - (today) Member of the Supervisory Board of IVAR IKS
2015 - (today) City Council Representative, Municipality of Sandnes
2011 - (today) Board member of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, Pension Fund
2019 - 2023 Chair of the Appeals Board for Environmental Information