Irina Fodchenko

Irina Fodchenko

Associate, Oslo Download vCard

I am a dual-qualified lawyer in Norway and Russia with specialisation in petroleum and international law, experienced in both legal systems, cultures and industries.

I joined Schjødt's Oil, Energy & Shipping Department in September 2019 from a position as Legal Counsel at LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS, where I primarily assisted the company and its affiliated Ghana/Cameroon team in contractual, regulatory and procurement matters. Prior to that, I have been a research assistant and a PhD fellow at the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, the University of Oslo and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, Saint Petersburg State University and the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg. In addition, I have worked on research projects in the field of the Russian and Norwegian law by orders of Research Council of Norway and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.

I have taught Norwegian and Russian law to undergraduates, held quest lectures on international petroleum law in the Arctic and Law of the Sea, been engaged as a supervisor and examiner by various academic institutions, published academic works and given presentations both nationally and internationally.

I have Norwegian, English, Russian and Ukrainian as my work languages.

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About Irina


  • 2009

    Master of Laws, University of Oslo

  • 2007

    Specialist Degree in Jurisprudence, Saint Petersburg Law University


  • 2019

    Russian comparative Law before and after the 1917 revolutions, In Alla Pozdnakova (ed.), Russian Revolutions of 1917: Scandinavian Perspectives. Wildy, Simmons and Hill Publishing.

  • 2018

    Operator transgranichnogo mestorozhdeniya uglevodorodov - pravovoy analiz Dogovoroa mezhdu Rossiyskoy Federatsiey i Korolevstvom Norvegiya o razgranichenii morskikh prostranstv i sotrudnichestve v Barentsevom i Severnom Ledovitom okeane. Voprosy Rossiiskogo i Mezhdunarodnogo Prava / Problems of Russian and International Law, 8(4a).

  • 2018

    Legal Aspects of the Russian-Norwegian Model for Cross-Border Unitisation in the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean. Ocean Development and International Law, 49(3).

  • 2014

    Russlands rettslige satsing på Den nordlige sjørute – ny lov om handelsskipsfart i Den nordlige sjørutes havområde. Lov og Rett, 7.

  • 2009

    Russisk petroleumssikkerhetslovgivning. MarIus, 372.



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