MIMI K. BERDAL (1959-06-15)


1990Admitted to the Bar, Norwegian Bar Association
1987Law degree at the University of Oslo
1979French language exam at Université Catholique Angers, France
English language exam at Davis School of English, Cambridge, England
1978A-levels / high school in mathematics

Professional experience

2005 –Independent corporate counselling business
2001 – 2005Partner, Arntzen de Besche law firm, Oslo
1996 – 2000Partner, the law firm Arntzen, Underland & Co, Oslo
1991 – 1995Associate attorney/Attorney at Arntzen, Underland & Co
1988 – 1990Legal adviser, Total Norge AS (French oil company)
1985 – 1986Research fellow, Nordic Institute of Maritime Law

Main areas of practice

Corporate and governance counselling, M&A, Energy.

Professional assignments

2009 – 2015Member of the Corporate Governance committee, Norwegian Lawyers Education Center
2004 – 2009Deputy member the Norwegian Bar Admittance Authority
1997 – 2005Member of the permanent energy and petroleum law committee, Norwegian Bar Association
2000 – 2004Member of the Board of the Norwegian Bar Association Committee for Financial Support
1999 – 2004Member of the General Assembly of the Norwegian Bar Association
1997 – 2001Member of the Board, the Norwegian Bar Association, Oslo
1999 – 2002Member of the IT and telecommunications committee, Norwegian Lawyers Education Center


1998Co-author to Baker & McKenzie Telecommunication laws in Europe, Butterworths
1998Co-author to Doing Business in the Nordic countries, Kluwer
1987Ship Management, Norwegian Maritime Foundation

Current directorships

  • Interoil E&P ASA
    (listed oil company with operations in South America)
  • EMGS – Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA – Chairman
    (listed oil service company)
  • Goodtech ASA
    (listed, industry)
  • Helsetelefonen AS – Chairman
    (private health services)
  • Energima AS

Other current appointments

Since 2010Norwegian Football Confederation – Chairman (since 2016) of Appeal Committee Club License
Since 2013Borregaard ASA – Chairman (since 2017) of Nomination Committee

Previous directorships

1995 – 1999Oslo Byhall AS (Oslo’s largest event facility)
1996 – 2006Øvrevoll Galopp AS (galopp turf)
2002 – 2003Arntzen de Besche advokatfirma AS (Law firm)
2004 – 2009Stabæk Fotball (Chairman 2006 – 2009, top series football)
2004 – 2012Rocksource ASA (Chairman 2009 – 2012, listed oil & gas company)
2005 – 2007Norsk Rikstoto (totalizator gambling)
2006 – 2009Synnøve Finden ASA (listed consumption goods company)
2006 – 2013Copeinca ASA (listed on OSE, Peruvian fishing industry enterprise)
2006 – 2017Gjensidige Pensjon og Sparing Holding AS
2007 – 2008Hansa Property Group ASA (real estate)
2007 – 200924SevenOffice ASA (listed provider of SaaS business systems)
2007 – 2013Q-Free ASA (Deputy Chair and Chair of Audit Committee, listed provider of traffic management technology and solutions)
2007 – 2014Infratek ASA (Chairman 2011 – 2014, listed infrastructure services provider)
2008 – 2009STX Europe ASA (Deputy Chair, listed ship yard enterprise, delisted 2009)
2008 – 2010DnB NOR Eiendomsfond (real estate)
2009 – 2009Wavefield Inseis ASA (marine geophysical services)
2009 – 2014Camposol Holding PLC (listed Peruvian agriculture company)
2010 – 2015Intex Resources ASA (listed mining company)
2011 – 2013REC – Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (Chairman 2013, listed integrated solar company)
2013 – 2015REC Solar ASA
2016 – 2017Norske Skogindustrier ASA
2007 – 2019Gassco AS (Chairman 2016 – 2019)
2003 – 2020Itera ASA (Chair of Audit Committee)
2017 – 2020Vistin Pharma 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.