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.
|2007||-||(today)||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|
|1998||Cand. Jur., University of Oslo|
|2022||-||(today)||Chair of the nomination committee, the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA)|
|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||-||(today)||Board member, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig|
|2012||-||(today)||Board member, Stiftelsen Bogstad Gård|
|Various other board appointments|
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."
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."
Peter Aall Simonsen is almost a guru in the Nordic energy market.
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.