Inge Ekker Bartnes


Inge Ekker BartnesWiersholmLinkedin.Logo
Ruseløkkveien 26,
P.O.Box 1400 Vika
OSLO 0115 Norway

Tel: +47 210 210 52
Fax: +47 210 210 01


Inge Ekker Bartnes works primarily with general corporate law with main emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and questions regarding energy law, tax law and company law. He is mostly engaged in the energy sector, including purchase and sale of energy companies, restructurings etc.

Inge Ekker Bartnes is ranked amongst Norway’s most prominent lawyers in his area of expertise in surveys such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500. He is also ranked as leading in the category renewable power in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 ranking in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s lawyers survey.

The oil and gas industry has for decades been Norway’s biggest and most important industry, and is currently in a period of high activity, innovation and national and international expansion.

Also, Norway is among the world’s biggest producers of renewable energy, and is Europe’s biggest producer of hydroelectric power. The hydroelectric power has traditionally been dominating in the Norwegian power production, but in recent years, alternative technologies have become more prominent, such as wind power, small scale hydroelectric power and district heating.

Wiersholm has during the years developed a leading group of lawyers with in-depth skills and experience in the fields of oil, gas and renewable energy, and our firm is today a total provider of legal advice to the players in these fields. We offer effective project management and legal advice, independent of the nature and scope of the commercial and legal issues to be resolved.

Our clients are large and medium large Norwegian and international enterprises within the entire value chain related to oil, gas and renewable energy, and we advise both the producers and the producers’ suppliers. In the field of renewable energy, we provide legal services to power producers, network owners, power sellers and other players connected to the power industry.

We advise our clients on all relevant legal areas, and in all matters that are relevant to this type of businesses. This includes transactions (M&A) and stock exchange listings, entry into contracts, and completion of projects related to construction, modifications and operation, regulatory matters and taxation matters. Our lawyers also have considerable experience with litigation in disputes between the players in this field and with assisting private enterprises in their contact with public authorities.

Wiersholm is an internationally oriented law firm dedicated to covering the needs of businesses with regard to strategic advice on business law, operational legal services and litigation.

Our services are based on cutting-edge legal expertise combined with efficiency and business comprehension. We have 150 lawyers and 50 other employees who are solution-oriented and work as a team, with a willingness to give more than our clients expect.

Our lawyers are specialists in all the key fields of business law. Under Employees you will find our lawyers and others employees of Wiersholm.

Our clients are first and foremost companies and organisations in the private sector. We also assist the public sector, idealistic organisations and private individuals. Read Philosophy and History and International Relations for more information on Wiersholm.

Practice head Inge Ekker Bartnes is praised for his strength in negotiations and “service-minded” approach. He acted for Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk Holding on a EUR260 million refinancing.
Chambers Europe, 2013