In the past year, I have been seconded to Equinor’s legal department where I am part of the “Legal Exploration” team, which provides legal advice to Equinor’s international exploration activities.
Since I work internationally, the learning curve has been steep in several areas. Among other things, I have gained a comparative understanding of several countries’ oil and gas legislation, and I have become better at English contract law and the international standard form contracts. Great demands are placed on independence and the ability to provide quick advice and make final decisions. In addition, I would like to emphasise the work in interdisciplinary teams, with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the commercial and strategic assessments in the various projects and the company as a whole.
What I appreciate the most about being seconded are all the talented people – both in legal and non-legal disciplines – whom I have come know and who have taught me so much.
The lawyer training at Wiersholm through the Wiersholm School and the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best lawyers in the country on exciting and challenging cases has “equipped” me for secondment at Equinor. At Equinor, you work independently to an even greater degree; the job tasks have a wide range and you advice the “clients” continuously on the projects in which you are involved. This places great demands on the ability to independently assess, conclude and provide advice on cases and projects; also on more unknown areas of law. From my secondment to Equinor, this is the experience I bring back to Wiersholm, as well as additional client management experience and better insight into the commercial and strategic drivers of the business.