CURRICULUM VITAE

MIMI K. BERDAL
Born 1959-06-15

 
 
Education  
1990 Admitted to the Bar, Norwegian Bar Association
1987 Law degree at the University of Oslo
1979 French language exam at Université Catholique Angers, France
  English language exam at Davis School of English, Cambridge, England
1978 A-levels / high school in mathematics
   
Professional experience  
2005 - Independent legal and corporate counselling business
2001 - 2005 Partner, Arntzen de Besche law firm, Oslo
1996 - 2000 Partner, the law firm Arntzen, Underland & Co, Oslo
1991 - 1995 Associate attorney/Attorney at Arntzen, Underland & Co
1988 - 1990 Legal adviser, Total Norge AS (French oil company)
1985 - 1986 Research fellow, Nordic Institute of Maritime Law
   
Main areas of practice
 
Corporate and contract law, M&A, securities and petroleum law (oil and gas).
   
Professional assignments
 
2009 - 2015 Member of the Corporate Governance committee, Norwegian Lawyers Education Center
2004 - 2009 Deputy member the Norwegian Bar Admittance Authority
1997 - 2005 Member of the permanent energy and petroleum law committee, Norwegian Bar Association
2000 - 2004 Member of the Board of the Norwegian Bar Association Committee for Financial Support
1999 - 2004 Member of the General Assembly of the Norwegian Bar Association
1997 - 2001 Member of the Board, the Norwegian Bar Association, Oslo
1999 - 2002 Member of the IT and telecommunications committee, Norwegian Lawyers Education Center
   
Authorships
 
1998 Co-author to Baker & McKenzie Telecommunication laws in Europe, Butterworths
1998 Co-author to Doing Business in the Nordic countries, Kluwer
1987 Ship Management, Norwegian Maritime Foundation
   
Current directorships  
  • Gassco AS - Chairman (operator of the Norwegian natural gas pipeline infrastructure)
  • Itera ASA - Chair of Audit Committee (listed IT consultancy enterprise)
  • Gjensidige Pensjon og Sparing Holding AS (financial services)
  • Interoil E&P ASA (listed oil company with operations in South America)
  • EMGS - Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (listed oil service company)
  • Norske Skogindustrier ASA (listed, paper industry)
  • Helsetelefonen AS - Chairman (private health services)
Other current appointments  
Since 2005 Sevan Marine ASA - Chairman of Nomination Committee
Since 2010 Norwegian Football Confederation - Chairman (since 2016) of Appeal Committee Club License
Since 2013 Borregaard ASA - member of Nomination Committee
   
Previous directorships  
1995 - 1999 Oslo Byhall AS (Oslo's largest event facility)
1996 - 2006 Øvrevoll Galopp AS (galopp turf)
2002 - 2003 Arntzen de Besche advokatfirma AS (Law firm)
2004 - 2009 Stabæk Fotball (Chairman 2006 - 2009, top series football)
2004 - 2012 Rocksource ASA (Chairman 2009 - 2012, listed oil & gas company)
2005 - 2007 Norsk Rikstoto (totalizator gambling)
2006 - 2009 Synnøve Finden ASA (listed consumption goods company)
2006 - 2013 Copeinca ASA (listed on OSE, Peruvian fishing industry enterprise)
2007 - 2008 Hansa Property Group ASA (real estate)
2007 - 2009 24SevenOffice ASA (listed provider of SaaS business systems)
2007 - 2013

Q-Free ASA (Deputy Chair and Chair of Audit Committee, listed provider of traffic management technology and solutions)

2007 - 2014

Infratek ASA (Chairman 2011 - 2014, listed infrastructure services provider)

2008 - 2009 STX Europe ASA (Deputy Chair, listed ship yard enterprise, delisted 2009)
2008 - 2010 DnB NOR Eiendomsfond (real estate)
2009 - 2009 Wavefield Inseis ASA (marine geophysical services)
2009 - 2014 Camposol Holding PLC (listed Peruvian agriculture company)
2010 - 2015 Intex Resources ASA (listed mining company)
2011 - 2013 REC - Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (Chairman 2013, listed integrated solar company)
2013 - 2015 REC Solar ASA
   
Other information
External examinor at the University of Oslo (law faculty), lecturer at the Center for Legal Studies (corporate law, M&A and contracts) and various private lecture assigments, in particular within the fields of corporate/commercial law and corporate governance.

Substantial experience in assistance to foreign employers and enterprises, both in respect of local investments and businesses as well as in cross border and multi cultural transactions and projects.

 

Previous directorships