Preben Willoch

Preben Willoch

Partner, Oslo Download vCard

Preben heads our Oil, Energy & Shipping department. He assists players within the oil and offshore industry in Norway and abroad, mainly assisting E&P and oil service companies and private equity sponsors with corporate, contractual and regulatory advice in relation to petroleum operations and M&A.

Preben has more than 15 years experience from assisting oil industry players, both as external advisor and as in-house lawyer. Prebens work covers all phases of a typical petroleum discovery, from new-ventures work through exploration, development, production and cessation. Preben has been involved as advisor to potential purchasers in most of the major transactions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf over the last ten years. Internationally Preben has advised on new ventures and acquisitions in jurisdictions including European, African and Middle eastern countries and worked as advisor to host countries developing an upstream regulatory framework and petroleum extraction contracts in Central America, Africa and the far East.

Prebens previous work experience includes partner position in one of Norways largest law firms and in house positions (secondment) in oil companies with both Norwegian Continental Shelf and international focus. Preben is ranked as a leading and up and coming lawyer in international rankings – as well as in the Norwegian Finansavisen peer ranking.  Chambers: One client mentions his “broad network and good industry knowledge,” while another adds: “He provides something sensible and practical that people understand.”

Key experience

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Practice areas


Ruseløkkveien 14

P.O.Box 2444 Solli

NO-0201 Oslo


C. Sundts gate 17

P.O.Box 2022 Nordnes

NO-5817 Bergen


Kongsgårdbakken 3

P.O.Box 440

NO-4002 Stavanger


Notenesgata 14

P.O.Box 996 Sentrum

NO-6001 Ålesund


48 Gracechurch Street

London EC3V 0EJ

United Kingdom