Bjørn-Erik has more than 35 years of experience in private practice and as a senior civil servant with a special focus on the oil and gas sector, infrastructure and the restructuring of public service functions.
He regularly advises private- and public enterprises, national- and international interest organizations, Norwegian central- and regional administrations and the authorities of foreign countries on contract law, petroleum- and energy law, administrative law and public international law.
Bjørn-Erik has particular experience in guiding newly established players on the Norwegian continental shelf, legal aspects arising out of developing, financing and operating complex cross-border projects such as unitization and subsea pipelines, and associated transactions.
He also has significant experience in developing and enforcing legislation and related petroleum legal frameworks and bilateral intergovernmental agreements, as well as advising on legal issues at the intersection between coastal- and flag state regimes.
Bjørn-Erik Leerberg is unique, not only in that he provides you with the best solution but also teaches you how to achieve the better solutions to the problems that have been presented. Always in a good mood and always available to help. His capacity for learning in new cases is amazing. The best professional I have worked with.
|2003||-||(today)||Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS|
|2001||-||2003||Partner, Advokatfirmaet PWC AS|
|1998||-||2001||Senior Manager, Advokatfirmaet PWC|
|1996||-||1998||Deputy Director General, Head of Petroleum Law and Legal Affairs, Oil & Gas Department, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy|
|1991||-||1996||Assistant Director General, Head of Legal Affairs Division, Oil & Gas Department, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy|
|1989||-||1991||Dep. District Judge, Nes District Court, Sørumsand, Norway|
|1988||-||1989||Head of Division, Legal Affairs Section, Police department, Norwegian Ministry of Justice|
|1988||Executive Secretary to the Fostervoll Royal Commission|
|1986||-||1988||Executive Officer, Legal section, Police Department, Norwegian Ministry of Justice|
|1998||Oxford Energy seminar, St. Cathrine College, United Kingdom|
|1993||Shell International Executive seminar, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland|
|1985||Cand. Jur, University of Oslo|
|1982||Private International Law seminar, Academy of International Law - International Court of Justice in Haag, The Netherlands|