Thor Wessel has broad expertise within Norwegian and international contract law and specializes in contracts and dispute resolution in cases involving construction and manufacturing. He advises clients during all phases of construction projects, ranging from the initial tender phase, contract negotiations, preparation, and management, to potential dispute resolution following project completion. Thor supports a wide array of clients including developers, contractors, and consultants. They include public and private entities.

Thor has experience as in-house lawyer for some of the largest Norwegian and European infrastructure and construction companies. His work also covers general company law matters through board positions as well as advisory during M&A transactions.

Awards and rankings

Thor is ranked by The Legal 500 in Construction. The ranking agency cites satisfied clients, who say:[object Object][object Object]'The case was handled by Thor Wessel and Runar Hansen. Both have been immediately available for contact, and more importantly, they have been excellent at informing us when there was an evolution that we needed to be aware of.' (2023)


  • 2004
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Bergen

Work experience

  • 2019–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 2014–2019
    Senior attorney, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2012–2014
    Attorney, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2012
    In-house lawyer, Veidekke ASA
  • 2010–2012
    Associate, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2004–2010
    Legal counsel, Strukton Rail AS