Gunnar Espeland is head of Simonsen Vogt Wiig in Stavanger and specialized within oil and gas/energy construction projects and corporate law.

Gunnar’s main areas of expertise are within oil and gas/energy, construction and manufacturing industry within contracts/contract law, development and construction projects, corporate law/corporate governance, transactions and dispute resolutions.

Gunnar Espeland is highly regarded for oil and gas procurement work, onshore and offshore construction issues and decommissioning projects.

- Legal 500

Gunnar Espeland has pragmatic, solution oriented, broad experience in oil and gas. Also very friendly and down to earth which fosters great collaboration.

- Legal 500

Gunnar Espeland listens carefully when issues are presented and is more eager to understand the clients' expressed needs for legal advice and support. Pragmatic and focused on practical solutions.

- Legal 500


2015 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2008 - 2015 Senior Counsel, ConocoPhillips Norge
2008 - 2015 Attorney/Owner, Espeland Advokatfirma MNA
2007 - 2008 Attorney, Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA
2003 - 2007 Attorney, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA
2002 - 2003 Attorney, Advokatfirmaet PwC DA
1997 - 2002 Trainee/Associate/Attorney, Vesta Forsikring AS


1997 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo


Various board appointments