Øyvind Olimstad

Partner, LawyerOslo

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Øyvind Olimstad


Øyvind Olimstad specialises in petroleum law, contract law, transactions and dispute resolution. He advises domestic and international companies within the oil and gas and oil service industries with the drafting and negotiation of industrial contracts, structuring and execution of transactions, and dispute resolution. Øyvind has advised on numerous transactions, including both purchase, sale and mergers of companies and transfer of participating interests. He is also highly experienced in regulatory petroleum law matters, including third-party access, licence awards, approvals from the authorities, unitisations and counselling related to the Joint Operating Agreement for Norwegian production licences. Øyvind also handles all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, court cases and arbitration. He also has significant experience in drafting commercial contracts for companies within the onshore industry. He has acted as lead attorney in complex contract negotiations and has been involved in several cross-border transactions within both the onshore industry and the petroleum sector.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2007 - 2017
Associate/Senior Associate/Senior Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA


Cand.jur. – University of Oslo


The rights to offshore petroleum deposits by Svalbard (Retten til petroleumsforekomster i havområdene utenfor Svalbard