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Within Banking and finance (including shipping finance), Arntzen de Besche is a second tier firm,
Paul Sveinsson heads Arntzen de Besche’s ‘very efficient’ four-partner team, which advises banks such as DNB, Glitnir Banki and ABN AMRO. The ‘very responsive’ Atle Gabrielsen, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry’, recently advised DNB on a $500m revolving credit facility to fund Detnorske Oljeselskap’s oilfield development on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Within Corporate and M&A, tier 4
Arntzen de Besche’s ‘proactive and very commercial’ team, headed by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Per Dagslet, has been busy in the oil and gas sector recently, including advising private equity groups such as Warburg Pincus on investment opportunities in the exploration and production sector. Erlend Bakken and Geir Evenshaug led advice to Teekay on its acquisition of Sevan Marine. Other clients include Opera Software.
Within Dispute resolution, Arntzen de Besche is a second tier firm,
Eleven of Arntzen de Besche’s 15 dispute resolution lawyers are qualified to appear before the Supreme Court, and the firm is regularly involved in precedent-setting cases across a broad range of cases including employment, corporate and public law. ‘Skilled and experienced’ employment law expert Lars Holo successfully represented Gate Gourmet before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in a transfer-of-undertakings case. Kåre Moljord heads the team, which was bolstered by the recruitment of tax litigators Hanne Holen and Ulf Andersen from PwC.
Within Electricity, nuclear and renewable, Arntzen de Besche is a third tier firm,
Dag Erlend Henriksen heads Arntzen de Besche’s three-partner team, which handles transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients such as Enova, Gassnova and Statnett. Trondheim-based Steffen Rogstad regularly acts for TrønderEnergi.
Within Employment, Arntzen de Besche is a first tier firm,
Arntzen de Besche’s ‘excellent’ six-partner team advises on contentious and non-contentious employment law, and acts for clients including SAS Group, Statoil and the University of Oslo. Practice head Tron Dalheim is ‘knowledgeable and practical’, and Lars Holo and Ingeborg Moen Borgerud have ‘excellent skills in employment law and dispute resolution’. Holo recently successfully represented Gate Gourmet in a transfer-of-undertakings case before the Supreme Court.
Within EU and competition, Arntzen de Besche is a first tier firm,
Arntzen de Besche’s ‘responsive and understanding’ four-partner team provides ‘excellent’ advice across merger control, state aid, public procurement, and EU law. Practice head Stein Ove Solberg successfully secured phase one clearance without commitments in relation to Teekay’s acquisition of Sevan Marine’s FPSOs and a controlling stake in Sevan Marine. Senior lawyer Espen Bakken has ‘good knowledge of EU regulations and competition law’, and managing partner Thomas Nordby is recommended for procurement and state aid cases.
Within Insolvency and corporate recovery, Arntzen de Besche is a third tier firm,
Headed by Trondheim-based Joar Grimsbu, Arntzen de Besche’s three-partner team is regularly appointed by the courts to act as administrator in complex and high-profile insolvencies. Grimsbu and Stein Tonning recently administered the bankrupt estate of the Jenset-Group.
Within Intellectual property and TMT, Arntzen de Besche is a third tier firm,
Headed by Espen Sandvik, Arntzen de Besche’ four-partner team excels at M&A in the TMT sector, as well as the commercialisation of technology. Clients include Sensor Developments and Sintef Petroleum Research.
Within Oil and gas, Arntzen de Besche is a first tier firm,
Arntzen de Besche’s ‘strong and deep’ five-partner practice has ‘tremendous industry knowledge’, and is headed by Dag Erlend Henriksen. The ‘excellent’ Christian Michelet continues to be sought out to advise developing foreign governments on policy and legislative issues. Erlend Bakken often handles transactions in the oil services sector. Rune Omdahl is acting for Lundin Norway on various matters including advising on the co-ordinated development of the Luno and Draupne oilfields. Other clients include Petoro, Gassco and Core Energy.
Within Real estate and construction, Arntzen de Besche is a second tier firm,
Arntzen de Besche has ‘excellent know-how’ and acts for private equity sponsors, developers and construction companies. Hans Henrik Kvaerne heads the real estate practice which includes Erling Høyte, who ‘does an excellent job’ on real estate transactions, and senior lawyer Thomas Øslebø, who has ‘an eye for commercial detail’. Mathys Truyen leads the ‘up-and-coming’ construction team, which is handling a greater volume of work for key clients such as Veidekke – which it is representing in a major dispute regarding the hydropower redevelopment project in Rendalen. Gjertrud Helland is ‘a highly skilled lawyer with substantial practical experience’ from her time at Veidekke.
Within Tax, Arntzen de Besche is a third tier firm,
Arntzen de Besche’s ‘business-oriented’ tax team is gaining traction in the market, and recently hired the ‘absolutely brilliant’ Hanne Holen and the ‘technically outstanding’ Ulf Andersen from PwC. Holen and Andersen brought with them Transocean as a client, which they are representing in several tax cases. The team is praised for its ‘excellent industry knowledge’ in the oil and gas arena and its clients include ExxonMobil Exploration & Production, and Petroleum Geo-Services. Team head Anders Heieren is ‘very strong on equity deals’.
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- Banking and finance (including shipping finance) : Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
- Corporate and M&A : Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- EU and competition : EU and competition
- Electricity, nuclear and renewable : Electricity, nuclear and renewable
- Employment : Employment
- Insolvency and corporate recovery : Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Intellectual property and TMT : Intellectual property and TMT
- Oil and gas : Oil and gas
- Real estate and construction : Real estate and construction
- Tax : Tax