Sondre Dyrland works mainly with petroleum law and contract law for the oil and gas industry. His areas of expertise include the regulatory framework set out in the Petroleum Activities Act and Regulations, Joint Operating Agreements and other types of agreements used in the industry, various product sale agreements and offshore construction contracts. Mr. Dyrland's assistance to oil companies and suppliers include contract negotiations/contract work, legal opinions/reports and dispute resolution on these areas of expertise. He is also frequently used as an arbitrator.

Mr. Dyrland is ranked as one of Norway's leading expert on petroleum law by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey.

Sondre Dyrland is lauded by clients and market players alike, with one source enthusing about his "high level of commercial awareness and strategic perspective." Clients appreciate his "top legal skills," his "high integrity" and his "vast experience."

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • Litigation for the Norwegian Government represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in an action before Oslo District Court regarding the validity of amendments made to regulations regarding the tariffs in Gassled.
  • Litigation assignments for oil companies in international arbitration cases regarding price in long-term gas sale agreements.
  • Review, on behalf of Gassco, of the stipulation of new tariffs in Gassled.
  • Litigation assignment for oil companies in an arbitration case regarding the reallocation of petroleum under a tie-in and processing agreement.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2016
  • Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma, 2010
  • Senior Associate, Kluge Advokatfirma, 2007
  • Legal advisor, Norges Bank Investment Management, 2007
  • Scholarship holder, University of Oslo, 2002
  • Associate, Norsk Hydro ASA, 2001


  • Dr. juris, University of Oslo, 2007
  • Cand. Jur., University of Oslo, 2001