Erlend Brun Bakken

Erlend Brun Bakken

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Head of Finance department

Erlend has over 15 years of experience as a legal and commercial  advisor to oil and gas companies, oilfield service contractors, investors, financiers and investment banks on projects, corporate and corporate finance transactions.

His experience spans the full range of legal, commercial and financing aspects of offshore exploration and production, providing advice on strategy, negotiating projects for clients and managing disputes and restructurings. He has been involved in many of the major corporate finance, restructurings and M&A transactions involving Norwegian oil field service companies and oil and gas companies and their assets.

Erlend has spent significant parts of his career on secondment on full or part time to oil field service companies such as Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (General Counsel), Electro-Magnetic Geo-Services ASA and Teekay Petrojarl, and continues to make use of such experience when acting as a consultant advisor to executive management and board of directors in companies within the industry.

Practice areas

strong and very commercially-oriented" and "very astute and sharp lawyer Chambers and Partners

About Erlend


  • Legal advisor within oil, gas and offshore, M&A and corporate finance.


  • 2021

    Leading individual, Recommended and Other key lawyer - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Leading Individual and Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Leading Individual - Chambers and Partners Global and Europe


  • 2002

    LL.M., University of California

  • 1999

    Cand. Jur., University of Oslo