Ingvild Ombudstvedt is a lawyer and economist, and the owner and founder of IOM Law. She has been working on legal issues relating to CCUS and petroleum since 2012 and has through her experience from Arntzen de Besche Law Firm (Oslo office), the Global CCS Institute (Brussels office), CO2 Capsol (where she served as General Counsel), and IOM Law gained extensive experience with these issues globally.
She has worked on projects under the Oil for Development Program, advising developing countries on petroleum law related issues and aiding in the development of regulatory framework.
Ingvild is appointed national expert (since 2014) for CO2 storage, CO2-EOR, shipping, and quantification verification, by the Norwegian Mirror Committee as part of the ISO Technical Committee TC265, which is established to provide ISO standards for CCS and CO2-EOR. She is appointed Chair of the Norwegian Mirror Committee (delegation).
Ingvild graduated from the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, in 2011, and is currently doing an LL.M at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. She studied Business Administration at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (2003-2006). Ingvild is Member of the Norwegian Bar Association and IR Global.
IOM Law is an Norway-based boutique law firm, specialized in CCS, CCU, CCUS, and negative emissions, and is the only law firm in the world with these issues as the main focus area. The firm was founded in early 2017 and has team members located in Norway, Denmark and Tasmania. Combined, they cover a wide geographical area in terms of expertise and experience, and has a wide range of experience within CCUS, petroleum and energy, and industry related projects, covering legal, regulatory, policy and commercial aspects. The team further has extensive experience in project management, business development and capacity building.
Since its inception, the company has been engaged by public and private clients around the world to solve complex legal questions, developing recommendations regarding existing frameworks, helping bridge gaps, and developing new frameworks. They are experienced with assessing international, regional and national policy and legal frameworks, in Europe, United States, and Asia Pacific Area in particular. They have extensive experience negotiating and drafting ISO standards for CCUS, of taking standards into consideration when working on regulatory and commercial frameworks, and fitting technical standards into national, regional and international frameworks.