Frode’s main subject matter is petroleum law, regulatory and compliance advisory and international law. In addition he covers M&A, in particular for sectors subject to extensive regulation.
His international work relates to advice to governments on regulation of the upstream and midstream petroleum sector, including policy advice. The advisory includes HSE and environmental issues, as well as international law. He has worked for numerous governments in Africa, Asia, Middle-East, Europe and Latin-America. Much of the work has been carried out following competitive selection by Norwegian petroleum authorities under the Oil for Development programme.
In addition, he provides advice to Norwegian regulatory authorities and licensees on petroleum law matters and HSE in relation to activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He also provides legal advisory to Gassnova on legal issues pertaining to Carbon, Capture, Storage and Transport.
Frode has thorough knowledge on sanction matters under EU and Norwegian legislation.
|2014||-||(today)||Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS|
|2007||-||2014||Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS|
|2004||-||2007||Chief Legal Advisor (Colonel), Joint Warfare Centre, NATO|
|2003||-||2004||Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS|
|2002||-||2003||Senior Manager/Attorney, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers|
|2000||-||2002||Manager/Attorney, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA|
|1999||-||2000||Legal Advisor (Major), Norwegian Contingent Commander, Stabilisation Force, Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|1997||-||2001||Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA|
|1995||-||1997||Associate, Advokatfirmaet Brækhus Dege ANS|
|1995||Cand. Jur., University of Oslo, International Law|
|1993||EU Law, International Law, Development Law, Maritime and Air transport Law, University of Aix-Marseille III, Faculté de Droit de Science Politique|
|2011||-||2014||Vice-President, Canadian Norwegian Business Association|
|2011||-||2012||Legal representative for a major listed Norwegian company in Chad|
|2008||-||2016||Lecturer for Petrad|
|2007||Invited guest speaker at the annual NATO legal conference|
|2006||Lecturer at the Russian General Staff Academy on international law, Moscow|
|2005||-||2006||Assignments to Afghanistan inter alia in relation to justice reform|
|2001||-||2003||Project Manager for Ministry of Health on implementation of the Norwegian Health Reform|
|1997||-||1998||Principal lecturer on law subjects at Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Course section, Oslo|