Ernst, are you kidding me? Reflections about Norwegian energy law by non-Norwegian energy lawyers

Tina Soliman Hunter, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

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Abstract

Prof. Ernst Nordtveit has been a pioneer in many fields of law. Besides being an expert in contract law and property law, Ernst has been, after Arvid Frihagen, the spearhead of energy law studies on the Norwegian west coast, something that he will be quick to dismiss as part of his humble character. His curiosity and sharp legal mind have advanced this legal discipline considerably. Ernst has been a pioneer in understanding the legal value of an energy license, contractual energy matters, transborder and comparative energy law issues, and, more generally, the governance of natural resources.

Ernst’s curiosity and enthusiasm about energy law extend beyond Norwegian borders. The same can be said about his willingness to share his vast knowledge about Norwegian energy law with other non-Norwegian academics. We are privileged and humbled to call ourselves “Ernst’s disciples” and now attempt to carry forward the energy law torch in western Norway and eastern Australia. This unusual combination of legal traditions, cultures, and origins has facilitated the sharing of reflections about the Norwegian approach to dealing with energy law. This contribution hopes to be a little homage to an outstanding academic passionate about energy law.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFakultetsbyggjar, vestlending og verdsborgar
Subtitle of host publicationFestskrift til Ernst Nordtveit 70 år
EditorsBerte-Elen Konow, Hans Fredrik Marthinussen, Knut Einar Skodvin
Place of PublicationNorway
PublisherCappelen Damm Akademisk, Nordic Open Scholarly Publishing (NOASP)
Pages405-432
ISBN (Electronic)9788202803810
ISBN (Print)9788202762773
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Publication statusPublished - 2023

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