Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA


Selmer offers advice within all activities related to oil, gas, offshore, shipping and shipbuilding. We work closely with oil and gas companies, suppliers and the Norwegian authorities in all petroleum exploration and production phases, as well as with both Norwegian and international offshore companies, shipyards, shipowners and banks. Selmer is leading within transactions and advice regarding establishment on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Many of our clients need assistance in relation to new loans and restructuring of existing loans, both in connection with transactions, exploration, rig and ship financing, including construction financing and guarantee arrangements and loan documentation. We offer assistance with delivery documentation, registration and co-operation with banks and other relevant parties.

Selmer is leading within offshore transactions. In connection with preparation of sales and purchase agreements (e.g. MoAs), we provide a wide range of services, from legal, commercial and financial due diligence, to valuations, fairness opinions and applications to the authorities. This also applies to transfer of interests in production licenses, manufacturing licenses, rigs and production facilities. We provide evaluation of growth opportunities within the Norwegian and international petroleum industry, and all other strategic and financial advisory services, such as market analysis, competitor, customer and portfolio analysis.

Petroleum contracts
We have extensive experience in advising in connection with negotiating and drafting contracts that are entered into for petroleum activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We assist in the preparation of tender documents and other contracts in the petroleum industry, such as development agreements, seismic contracts, drilling contracts, agreements on lease / operation of production facilities, short-term and long-term sales contracts for gas, co-operation agreements, tie-in agreements and lifting agreements.

Petroleum regulations and petroleum tax
We provide legal advice on all aspects of the petroleum industry, and are leading in all regulatory matters. Selmer’s legal advice is particularly related to petroleum legislation, licensing matters, HSE legislation, labour legislation and environmental law. In close co-operation with our tax department, we assist companies in their contact with the authorities in connection with applications and matters related to the Norwegian Petroleum Taxation Act.

Shipbuilding and offshore installations
Selmer’s lawyers have significant experience with contract drafting and delivery documentation within rig and shipbuilding as well as for construction and fabrication of offshore installations at Norwegian and international yards.

Buying and selling ships and rigs
Many of our clients need advice in connection with buying and selling of ships and rigs. We assist with purchasing agreements (Memorandum of Agreement), delivery documentation, registration and cooperation with banks and other relevant parties.

Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
+47 23 11 65 00
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