Thomas G. Michelet has more than 30 years' experience with domestic and cross-border corporate M&A. He is advised on numerous joint ventures, investments and corporate transactions in the energy (oil/gas, offshore and renewable) and infrastructure sectors. His has also acted as lead counsel on transactions within the seafood, media and telecommunication industries. Thomas has extensive litigation experience, including acting for one of the Gassled owners in the tariff-dispute against the Norwegian state. Thomas acts for national and international corporations and funds. His extensive international experience, includes transactions in Europe, former CIS countries and Africa. He is highly ranked by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 within Corporate M&A and Energy. He was co-author of the Commentary to the Norwegian Petroleum Act (1989) and was President of the East CCI of Norway (2003-2014). Thomas has also been board member of Fontenehus Norge and actively works with the organisation which supports people with mental illness with the aim to give them equal opportunities in society.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
1995 - 1997
Senior Associate – Wikborg Rein & Co Advokatfirma AS
1993 - 1995
Counsel, London UK – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
1990 - 1993
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
1989 - 1990
Senior Executive Officer – The Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Petroleum Department
1987 - 1989
Research Fellow – Nordic Institute of Maritime Law (Dept. of Petroleum Law)


Master of Laws (LL. M.), Scotland – University of Aberdeen
Cand.jur. – University of Oslo


The authorities supervision and system for internal control in the oil and gas industry
Commentary to the Petroleum Act
Lov om petroleumsvirksomhet av 22. mars nr. 11
The enforcement of safety and the working environment legislation in relation to petroleum operations offshore