Irina is a dual-qualified lawyer (Norway and Russia) with extensive experience in both legal systems, cultures and industries.
Irina primarily works for Norwegian and international clients within the oil and gas, renewable energy and mining industry. Her practice covers all contractual and regulatory matters of the E&P, supply, service and transportation agreements, HSE aspects, third party use, M&A and JV projects with cross-border elements. Irina also advises on a wide range of corporate compliance matters, including international sanctions, trade control, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, responsible business conduct, human rights and Norwegian Transparency Act.
Irina has in-house legal counsel experience from one of the world's largest energy producers, where she had particularly responsibility for contractual, regulatory and procurement matters.
She holds a PhD in petroleum and comparative law from the University of Oslo. Irina is engaged as supervisor and examiner by various academic institutions, publishes academic works and gives presentations in the areas of international sanctions, energy and maritime law.
In 2022, Irina joined the Ukrainian Bar Association as an international participant. She is also in charge of Schjødt’s free helpline for refugees from Ukraine to Norway.
Irina speaks Norwegian, English, Russian and Ukrainian.