Oddbjørn Slinning

Oddbjørn Slinning


Slinning is a part of the firm’s Energy, Shipping & Offshore Group. He mainly assists clients with maritime law issues, including issues related to newbuilding and conversion projects for ships and offshore installations, sale & purchase of ships and offshore installations, chartering contracts, and project finance of ships, rigs and similar assets.

Slinning has throughout his career also handled a number of litigation cases within his area of expertise. In recent years a substantial part of his work has been in connection with restructuring cases, including arrest and forced sale proceedings. Slinning is admitted to the Supreme Court. 

He has longstanding international experience, especially from Japan where he lived and worked as a lawyer for more than three years, but also from handling projects in East-Asia, North Africa and Brazil.

Slinning was a partner at law firm Wikborg Rein until February 2017.

Very humble, down-to-earth and non-egocentric attitude. Appropriate non-confrontational approach to undertaking discussions during contract negotiations. Guy Leonard and Oddbjørn Slinning have my trust and I would take him into any meetings without hesitation. I cannot say the same of many lawyers... - Legal 500

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M: +47 481 21 650
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Secretary: Caroline Langtangen
Email: cla@sands.no

Energy, Shipping & Offshore
2017 Admitted to the Supreme Court
2003 Practising Certificate
2000 Cand. jur., University of Oslo
2000 Specialisation (International Law, Contracts, Legal Intitutions), University of Sydney, Australia

“Arrest of Vessels, Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages, Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims”, Maritime Law Handbook 2012 / Kluwer Law International

"Terminaloperatør-konvensjonen - om konvensjonens subjekt, anvendelsesområde og ansvarsperiode", Marius nr. 267/2000