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Arntzen de Besche

PO BOX 2734, SOLLI, 0204 OSLO, NORWAY
Tel:
Work +47 23 89 40 00
Fax:
Fax +47 23 89 40 01
Email:
Web:
www.adeb.no
Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim

Norway

Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
Banking and finance (including shipping finance) - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche’s practice, led by the ‘solution-oriented and knowledgeableAtle Gabrielsen, is renowned for its financing expertise in the oil, energy, shipping, offshore and aviation sectors, and also assists with LBOs. The ‘hardworkingTrond Kildal is recommended for debt financing, while the ‘incredibly responsive and facilitative’ Pål Sveinsson specialises in aviation finance. Ida Espolin Johnson joined from Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche has expertise in the oil, energy and offshore sectors, with clients including Petroleum Geo-Services, Rasmussengruppen and Teekay Petrojarl. The team also advises on cross-border bond issuances. Per Dagslet is practice head.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche’s practice, led by Per Dagslet, provides ‘a top service and good industry knowledge’ – his work includes having led advice to Cargill on Norwegian aspects of the acquisition of EWOS from Bain Capital and Altor. It stands out for its expertise in offshore work, oil and gas; clients include Shell International, Rasmussengruppen and E-Co Energi Holding. The practice also has experience in life sciences, wind energy and the fisheries industry. Trondheim-based Jon Martin Atkinson made partner in 2016. Lars Horgen Hinze joined from Wikborg Rein.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche is ‘methodical in its approach’ and ‘strategic when it comes to trial management’. The practice represents clients such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Total E&P Norge and Transocean in litigation, arbitration and mediation. ‘Excellent litigatorKåre Moljord leads the group, which includes professional liability expert Terje Granvang, and Fred Gade, who focuses on finance and real estate issues. Knud Jacob Knudsen joined from DLA Piper.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche is ‘undoubtedly one of the best in the field’, providing advice on the full gamut of EU issues, including antitrust, merger control, state aid and public procurement. Espen Bakken and public procurement specialist Stein Ove Solberg head the practice; they are advising Torghatten on its acquisition of a 50% stake in F1 Holdings. Thea Susanne Skaug made partner in 2017.

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Electricity and renewable energy
Electricity and renewable energy - ranked: tier 3

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche is assisting Gassnova with a carbon capture and storage project. Other clients include National Grid and TrønderEnergi. Practice head Dag Erlend Henriksen and Steffen Rogstad are recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Arntzen de Besche

The ‘highly impressive’ team at Arntzen de Besche focuses on aviation, energy, media and the public sector. Litigator Håvard Sandnes leads the department, which has an ‘exceptional’ pensions practice. The ‘professionalTron Dalheim advised Avinor on several transactions and a restructuring. Other clients include SAS Group, Statoil and Petoro. Lars Holo and pensions specialist Sven Iver Steen are recommended.

Leading individuals

Lars Holo - Arntzen de Besche

Tron Dalheim - Arntzen de Besche

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Led by ‘excellent negotiator’ Joar Grimsbu from Trondheim, Arntzen de Besche has ‘the best practice in Central and Northern Norway’. Grimsbu and Stein Tonning often work together on bankruptcies and are administering that of Totaltek Tekniske. Trond Kildal handles restructurings. Jon Martin Atkinson made partner in 2016.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

The ‘professional’ practice at Arntzen de Besche, led by Atle-Erling Lunder, includes the ‘always in control’ Rune Njøs Jacobsen, Sven Iver Steen and Kåre Moljord. Moljord is representing Marine Subsea in claims against its board members and former CEOs. Gjensidige Forsikring and Chubb are also clients.

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Intellectual property and TMT
Intellectual property and TMT - ranked: tier 3

Arntzen de Besche

Thorough and methodical in its approach’, Arntzen de Besche is a ‘top IP firm’ for clients in the oil and offshore industries. Espen Sandvik is the practice head. Andreas Nordby joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS.

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Maritime law
Maritime law - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche’s client list includes Vroon Containers, which the team represented in a ship arrest dispute, Teekay Corporation and Boa Offshore. Practice head Atle Gabrielsen and financing expert Trond Kildal are recommended.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding
Offshore construction and shipbuilding - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche’s ‘exceptional’ practice is headed by Karl Erik Navestad, who advised Lundin Norway on the development of the Edvard Grieg field, including the construction of a steel structure platform. Ole Skeidsvoll Moe is ‘a real asset’. Torkjel Kleppo Grøndalen joined Michelet & Co Advokatfirma AS.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Dag Erlend Henriksen heads Arntzen de Besche’s practice, which ‘provides a top service alongside good industry knowledge’ and acts on transactions, litigation and regulatory issues. Highlights included advising E.ON SE on the sale of its shares in E.ON E&P Norge as part of a restructuring, and assisting Lundin Norway with the development of the Edvard Grieg field. Rune Omdahl, Karl Erik Navestad and Stavanger-based Anders Rødland are recommended. Torkjel Kleppo Grøndalen joined Michelet & Co Advokatfirma AS.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche regularly acts for investors and has experience in development projects. It is assisting Stor-Oslo Eiendom on the development of Vålerenga Football Club’s new stadium. Hans Henrik Kværne leads the practice, which is spread across Oslo, Trondheim and Stavanger. Eilif Koch and Thomas Øslebø are recommended.

Leading individuals

Hans Henrik Kværne - Arntzen de Besche

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche’s practice focuses on corporate matters and contentious issues. Corporate specialist Anders Heieren heads the practice, which also includes indirect tax expert Cecile Aasprong Dyrnes. Ulf Werner Andersen is representing Transocean in tax litigation, and Rune Tjomsås Andersen is advising Gassco on property tax issues regarding a processing plant. Eyvind Sandvik made partner in 2017.

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