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