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.


Work experience

2007 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2001 - 2006 Associate/ Senior Associate/ Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
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


1998 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo


2023 - (today) Chairman of the board, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2022 - (today) Member of the election committee, Fornybar Norge
2014 - 2022 Chairman of the board, the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA)
2014 - 2021 Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's advisory law committee on banking, financing and currency
2013 - 2023 Board member, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2012 - (today) Board member, Stiftelsen Bogstad Gård
Various other board appointments


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

Peter Aall Simonsen draws praise for his experience handling transactional mandates in the energy sector, with clients describing him as "very knowledgeable of the market, commercially pragmatic and very clever."

- Chambers and Partners

Peter Aall Simonsen is held in particularly high regard for his experience in the shipping industry, regularly advising on debt restructuring and enforcement proceedings. Clients highlight his "precise, strategic and tactical legal knowledge."

- Chambers and Partners

Peter Aall Simonsen is almost a guru in the Nordic energy market.

- Legal 500

Peter Aall Simonsen is very knowledgeable (both as to legal and commercial matters in the shipping and offshore industries), has great relationships with his lender clients, and always provides well-grounded, focused and commercial advice.

- Legal 500