Jon Rabben assists Norwegian and international clients within the energy sector and his main areas of expertise are acquisitions, financing, negotiations, dispute resolution and regulatory requirements within this business segment. Mr. Rabben's practice includes assistance to petroleum producers on the Norwegian continental shelf, producers of hydro electric power and businesses engaged in new renewable power. Mr. Rabben is admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Jon Rabben is ranked as one of Norway’s leading experts in the categories “Energy and Climate” and "Oil & Gas" in Finansavisen’s annual and leading peer review among Norwegian business lawyers. Rabben is also recommended as a leading lawyer in the categories "Electricity" and "Oil & Gas" by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

"According to one client, Jon Rabben "is one of the most experienced lawyers in Norway and has a long track record with energy companies." He acts for investors, municipalities, project developers and energy producers. Recent work has involved both disposals and acquisitions in the power sector."

Chambers Europe 2017


  • Mr. Rabben acted for Trønderenergi and NTE Energi on the establishment, development, financing and part-sale of the 1,000 MW Fosen Vind project, Europe’s largest onshore wind farm project, currently under construction in mid-Norway.
  • Mr. Rabben has acted for key stakeholders in many of the largest and most prominent energy transactions in Norway during recent years, including Fortum’s sale of its Norwegian grid assets, Jämtkraft’s co-investment in and later divestment of hydropower assets controlled by Troms Kraft, and Elkem’s sale of its large hydro assets to public utilities.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2017
  • Partner, Wikborg Rein, 2008
  • Senior Associate/Associate, Wikborg Rein, 2000
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø, 1999


  • Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court, 2012
  • Cand. jur., University of Tromsø, 1999

Board Memberships

  • Member, The Norwegian Bar Association’s law committee for energy law, hydro power, oil & gas
  • Network Leader, JUC Network for Energy Law