Peter Aall Simonsen specialises in renewable energy projects, banking and finance transactions and restructurings.

Peter is head of SVW’s infrastructure and renewable energy practice. He is recognized as a top-tier infrastructure, project development and finance lawyer, with a track-record of wind, hydropower, biomass and interconnector projects, offtake agreements and complex cross-border project financings. He advises investors, project developers, lenders, export credit agencies and other relevant parties.

Peter additionally has considerable experience with financing, with a particular focus on assisting lenders with asset based financing, restructuring and distressed debt. He is regularly appointed as adviser or board member for companies in distressed situations.

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Experience

2007 - (t.d.) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2001 - 2006 Associate/ Senior Associate/ Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
1998 - 2001 Advisor, legal department, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
1996 Trainee, the law firm Kjær & Co, Kristiansand
1995 Trainee, legal department, Stolt Parel Tankers Inc., shipowners, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
1994 Trainee, O-J. Libæk & Partners, shipbrokers, Oslo
1993 Trainee, H. Clarkson & Co, shipbrokers, London, United Kingdom

Education

1998 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo

Appointments

2014 - (t.d.) Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's advisory law committee on banking, financing and currency
2014 - (t.d.) Chairman of the board, the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA)
2013 - (t.d.) Board member, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2012 - (t.d.) Board member, Stiftelsen Bogstad Gård
Various other board appointments

Publications

Commentary to the Industrial Concession Act which regulates acquisition and ownership to hydropower production Gyldendal, 2001
Various articles on energy law matters