Torgeir is the head of our Singapore office and handles a wide range of matters within the shipping and offshore sector. He is a dual-qualified lawyer (Norway and England & Wales), and has extensive international experience from several jurisdictions.
Torgeir specializes in sale/purchase, lease and financing of vessels, shipbuilding/offshore construction as well as marine/energy insurance, casualty work and dispute resolution. He also advises on commercial matters such as business structures, shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements.
Torgeir has practised in Asia since 2009, first in Japan and thereafter in Singapore, and has over the years developed a deep understanding of Asian legal and commercial issues. He regularly assists Norwegian companies with establishing businesses in Asia, various contract negotiations, as well as general commercial questions related to Asia.
Torgeir assists Asian companies with legal issues related to Norway. He heads up the firm’s China Desk and regularly works with Chinese companies in this respect.
|2017||-||(today)||Resident Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig (Singapore)|
|2013||-||2017||Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma (Singapore)|
|2009||-||2013||Senior Lawyer and Japan Representantive, Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma (Kobe)|
|2006||-||2009||Associate, Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma (Oslo)|
|2019||Executive MBA Shipping and Logistics (The Blue MBA), Copenhagen Business School|
|2015||Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme, Kaplan QLTS|
|2006||LL.M., Heidelberg University, Germany|
|2005||Master of Law, University of Bergen|
|2018||-||(today)||Board Member and Treasurer, Norwegian Business Association (Singapore)|
|2017||-||(today)||Director, Simonsen Vogt Wiig Services Pte. Ltd.|
|2011||-||2013||Board Member and Vice President, Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (Japan)|