Yngve Bustnesli is a partner at Kvale Advokatfirma DA. He is rated as one of the leading Norwegian practitioners within the regulatory framework (e.g., petroleum law), offshore projects (e.g., fabrication contracts), licence transactions, offshore contracts (e.g., drilling and rig contracts), gas sales contracts, the decommissioning of offshore installations, and health, safety and environment (HSE) issues.

In his former position as a legal adviser at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, he participated, inter alia, in preparing the Petroleum Act with regulations and amendments to the joint venture agreements. Yngve also participated in the team working on the partial privatisation of Statoil and the establishment of the public corporations, Petoro and Gassco.

Yngve is a co-author of the standard textbook on Norwegian petroleum law, published in January 2010. He is also the author of the first Norwegian commentary (volumes 1 and 2) on legal sources applicable to the petroleum activities published in November 2013.