Snorre Qveim-Leikanger is an associate at Selmer's Oslo office, and is part of the firm's energy and shipping/offshore group. Snorre has experience as adviser to clients involved in the oil & gas, shipping/offshore and defence industries. Generally, his practice covers a wide range of services with emphasis on contracts and M&A, as well as construction and operation of ships and other types of vessels. He advises clients in negotiations, planning and execution of projects, as well as with general commercial advise. He is also affiliated to Selmer's Corporate department, where he is involved in transactions within the energy sector. Snorre further has background as a lieutenant and military lawyer at the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency's Naval Systems Division, where he worked with negotiations and contract management of the Royal Norwegian Navy's newbuilds and naval weapon systems. Snorre also has experience from the U.S. Department of State, where he was engaged as an adviser for political and economic affairs at the U.S. embassy in Oslo.

Work experience

Senior Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2021 - 2022
Lieutenant, Legal Adviser – Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency - Naval Systems Division
2020 - 2021
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2016 - 2020
Office Manager / Legal Officer – International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
2015 - 2015
Economic Specialist – U.S. Department of State
2014 - 2015
Research Assistant – IE Business School


2018 - 2020
Master of Laws (JD, LL.M) – University of Oslo
2017 - 2018
Master of Maritime Law (LL.M.) – University of Oslo
2014 - 2017
Bachelor of International Relations – IE Busniess School / University of Oslo
2013 - 2014
Associate Degree in Economics – BI Norwegian Business School


From Manual to Autonomous: One-Hundred Years of Maritime Ship-to-Ship Collision Liability. On the Material Rules and Evaluation of Fault in Collisions between Vessels: Scandinavian Maritime Collision Liability from 1918 to 2018.