Norman Hansen Meyer advises clients in the shipping and offshore industries and provides assistance in contract negotiations and with dispute resolution both in Norway and internationally. Norman has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating a variety of charter contracts and management agreements used in the oil & gas and renewable industries including contracts relating to offshore support, seismic, subsea construction & ROV, pipelay, rigs and FPSOs. In addition he advices on various types of engineering, procurement, construction and installation contracts and he has inter alia assisted leading operators of FPSO's in relation to construction and conversion of new units. Prior to joining Selmer Norman worked several years for a mutual defence club both in Oslo and Singapore, gaining considerable experience in contractual and commerical aspects in relation to offshore shipping and construction. Norman has extensive experience with dispute resolution, both in Norway and internationally, and has managed several cases in arbitration in Norway (ad hoc and NOMA), London (LMAA) and Singapore (SIAC and SCMA). He regularly assists clients in pursuing claims worldwide and has in-depth knowledge of ship arrests. Furthermore he advises on matters concerning marine insurance and cargo claims.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2011 - 2017
Lawyer – Nordisk Defence Club, Oslo and Singapore
2010 - 2011
Deputy Judge – Sandefjord City Court
2008 - 2011
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
2007 - 2008
Legal Adviser – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics & Wilh. Wilhelmsen Investments, Australia
2005 - 2006
Reasearch Assistant – University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
2000 - 2001
Sergeant, Squad Leader – Norwegian Armed Forces, Military Police


2006 - 2007
Magister Juris (LL. M.) – University of Oxford
2001 - 2006
Master of Laws – University of Oslo
1999 - 2000
Sergeant – Officers' training school, Norwegian Army


Chambers Global Practice Guids - Shipping
International Arbitration Review (Norway Chapter), 2019 & 2020
International Comparative Legal Guide - Shipping (Norway), 2019 & 2020
Getting the Deal Trhough - Shipbuilding (Norway), 2019 & 2020
Construction projects from beginning to end – co-author – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
Cargo Insurance on Norwegian terms – Cover against War Risks (Transportforsikring mot krigsfare) – Marius 342/2006
Various Articles – Nordisk Medlemsblad