Peter Hiorth

Peter Hiorth

Partner, Stavanger Download CV Download vCard

Peter works with Schjødt's Oil and Gas team in Stavanger, specialising in oil and gas transactions and oil taxation. His background from government service (6 years) and in-house industry experience (12 years) provides a useful background to understanding the legal and commercial issues involved.

Peter has studied and worked in the USA and Belgium, and have Norwegian and English as his work languages.

Practice areas

he has extremely good industry knowledge and analytical skills, and he is very pleasant to work with Chambers and Partners

About Peter


  • Partner in charge of several major Norwegian oil and gas transactions
  • Advisor on several major oil tax disputes
  • Deputy Director General Norwegian Ministry of Finance
  • Tax Manager Esso Norge
  • Managing Director Fina Exploration Norway


  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Senior Statespeople - Chambers and Partners Global and Europe

  • 2019

    Senior Statespeople - Chambers and Partners Europe


  • 1983

    LL.M., Harvard Law School

  • 1983

    International Tax program, Harvard Law School

  • 1980

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo