Odd-Harald B. Wasenden works mainly with energy law, stock exchange and securities law and environmental law. He assists companies in the energy sector, particularly in transaction assignments and dispute resolution. He is also a specialist in financial market regulation and in energy trading, emission quotas and financial instruments.

Odd-Harald B. Wasenden has a PhD in law from the University of Oslo with the thesis "Energy Market Law" of 2007. He has also published the book "EU Market Abuse Regulation in Energy Markets", as well as several articles on energy and securities law.

Wasenden is ranked as one of Norway's leading experts on renewable energy law in Chambers Europe.

Managing associate Odd-Harald Berg Wasenden acts for grid owners on power transmission and trading matters. He has continued to assist Statnett with contractual framework and regulatory matters regarding the development of interconnectors from Norway to Germany and the UK.

Chambers Europe 2017

Professional Experience

  • Managing Associate, Wiersholm, 2013
  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2009-2013
  • Managing Associate, Wiersholm, 2007-2009
  • Research fellow, Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, University of Oslo, 2002–2006
  • Senior Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co., 2001–2007
  • Trainee, Allen & Overy, London, 1999
  • Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co., 1998–2001
  • Part time lecturer, University of Tromsø, 1999–2000
  • Commanding officer at the Royal Navy, 1988–1993


  • Dr juris, University of Oslo, 2007
  • Cand. jur., University of Tromsø, 1998
  • The Royal Naval Academy, 1989-1991