Anders Wilhelmsen is a litigation expert who works with litigation accross all Selmer's business areas. He is part of the Energy department and head of our Oil and Gas team. Anders has extensive experience with litigation on all levels of the Norwegian judiciary. He is admitted to the Supreme Court, and has appeared before it in a number of cases, the last of which before the Court in plenary. Anders has argued cases within most areas of civil law. He has had particularly many cases concerning tax law, including the special petroleum taxation regime in Norway, and intellectual property law. Anders was one of the Norwegian Government's attorneys in the Norwegian climate lawsuit "People vs. Arctic oil". Thus, he has extensive experience with climate law and the development within that area. Anders also has experience with litigation before international courts. Anders is a member of the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (KFIR). After working 12 years as an attorney at the office of the Attorney General Civil Affairs, the last one and half years in a secondment at the Office of the Prime Minster of Norway, Anders is an expert on public and administrative law, and how the decision-making process within the public sector works.

Work experience

Partner, Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2021 - 2022
Secondment – Office of the Prime Minister
2010 - 2022
Lawyer – Attorney General Civil Affairs
2007 - 2010
Associate, senior associate
2010 - 2020
Examiner – University of Oslo, Faculty of Law


2006 - 2007
Master of Laws (LL. M.) – University of Durham
2001 - 2007
Cand.jur. – University of Oslo