Jon D. Bjerkem

Senior LawyerOslo

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Jon D Bjerkem


Jon D. Bjerkem is associated with Selmer's energy department and business area for dispute resolution. He works in particular with complex, fact-heavy cases within a wide range of legal areas, mainly related to civil procedure and investigation assignments. Jon has extensive experience from offshore field development and construction of land-based industrial facilities as well as operation of offshore oil and gas installations (FPSOs) domestically and abroad. Furthermore, he has broad experience from contract negotiations, ongoing consultancy, project work and contract administration. Jon was head of negotiations for Norsk Hydro, Equinor (and Saga Petroleum) during preparation of NTK 2000 and, in connection with this, has written a commentary edition for the follow-up version NTK 2015. Jon also has extensive experience from investigation assignments related to breaches of compliance rules internationally.

Work experience

Senior Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2013 - 2019
Senior Lawyer – Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA
2006 - 2012
Lawyer – BW Offshore Norway AS
1999 - 2006
Commercial advisor – Norsk Hydro ASA
1994 - 1999
Lawyer – Norsk Hydro ASA
1989 - 1994
Associate – Simonsen Musæus Advokatfirma DA


Executive Education – Harvard Law School
Legal Degree – University of Oslo


Norsk Totalkontrakt 2015 med kommentarer – Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS
Fjerning av offshoreinstallasjoner – Tidsskrift for forretningsjus nr. 2/2014
NORSOK – visjon og realitet – Foredrag Petroleumsjuridisk seminar – Marius nr. 243
Kravet til egenfinansiering av utvinningsselskaper – en skatterettslig studie – Studentavhandling, Marius nr. 162