Lars Berge Andersen



Berge Andersen is heading the firm’s Energy, Shipping & Offshore Department. He is a highly experienced advisor related to national and international oil, offshore and shipping activities, as well as international trade and industry in general.

Berge Andersen has extensive international experience, in particular from China and London, where he has lived and worked as a lawyer for several years. But also from negotiations and offshore project work in Asia, the Middle-East, USA and Brazil.

He has specialised competence related to oil service, offshore construction, complex cross-border supply contracts, multinational litigation processes, shipbuilding and structuring of rig-projects, cross-border M&A, as well as industrial restructuring in several jurisdicitions and compliance. Furthermore, he has more than 10 years experience from assisting investments and operational issues for foreign investments in China and Chinese investments into Norway.

As part of the Executive Management Team, with responsibility for legal, compliance, HR and HSSE, in an international oil service group established in 19 countries, he has considerable and operational management experience from both from both up-turns and down-turns, as well as BoD exeperience.

From his years in Asia Berge Andersen has been recognized in several rankings, including Legal 500. Whilst in Aker Solutions, his legal team was awarded European Inhouse Team of the Year 2013. He is a recognized speaker at industry events and has been a guest lecturer at Chinese and Norwegian universities.

Berge Andersen is ranked as Norway’s No 1 laywer within the offshore & oilservice sector, as well as one of Norway’s two best international lawyers (The Norwegian Financial Daily Annual Ranking 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).

Lars Berge Andersen has huge experience in oil and gas and an in-depth knowledge of the industry worldwide, the Norwegian energy sector and the Far East, where he worked for some years. He has a significant client base and is very knowledgeable on current trends. - Legal 500

2016 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Head of Energy, Shipping & Offshore
2014 - 2016

MHWirth AS

General Counsel & CAO
2011- 2014

Aker Solutions ASA

Head of Legal
1999 - 2011

Wikborg Rein

Oslo, London og Kina

University of Oslo

Cand. Jur.,

Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap 3/2009

Socialist Market Economy in Practice – the new Chinese anti-trust law (co-author).
2020- 2021

Norwegian Financial Daily’s Annual Lawyer Survey

Winner Offshore & Oilservice

Norwegian Financial Daily's Lawyer Survey

Winner – International Lawyer
2019 - 2020

Norwegian Financial Daily’s Annual Lawyer Survey

Ranked as number two – International Lawyer

Norwegian Financial Daily’s Annual Lawyer Survey

Top 10 – Offshore & Oilservice

Aker Solutions

European Inhouse Legal Team of the Year
2020 -

The Norwegian Bar Association

Member of the Supervisory Board
2017 -

Norwegian Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Chairman of the Board
2009 - 2017

Norwegian Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Board Member and Deputy Chairman
2018 - 2020

The Norwegian Bar Association (Oslo)

Deputy Chairman
2015 - 2018

The Norwegian Bar Association (Oslo)

Board Member
2005 – 2009

Norwegian Business Association, Shanghai

Deputy Chairman