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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 is ‘a leading firm for LBOs’ and is also well regarded for its knowledge of the oil, energy, shipping, offshore and aviation sectors. ‘Highly creative’ debt financing expert Atle Gabrielsen leads the team, which also counts ‘incredibly knowledgeable and commercial’ aviation finance expert Pål Sveinsson, the ‘solution-oriented and service-mindedTrond Kildal and regulatory specialist Sven Iver Steen as key names.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche focuses on the oil, energy, offshore and fishery sectors, with recent work including advising Magseis on a private placement and assisting Norway Royal Salmon with its acquisition of a stake in Arctic Fish. Per Dagslet leads the group, which recruited Marianne Sahl Sveen and Lars Horgen Hinze from Wikborg Rein in 2017.

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

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Beschehas an indisputably strong footprint and reputation in the market’. Highlights included assisting DCC Energy with its NOK2.5bn acquisition of Esso Norge’s retail petrol station network and acting for McDonald’s on the sale of its Nordic operations. Sector focuses include the energy, life sciences and aquaculture fields. Per Dagslet leads the team, Lars Horgen Hinze is ‘a strong project leader’, Marianne Sahl Sveen joined from Wikborg Rein and Reidar Smedsvig was promoted to the partnership in 2018.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche’s ‘exquisite skills, excellent organisation and consistently strong performance’ contribute to ‘a truly excellent and solid team’ led by the ‘trustworthyKåre Moljord. The group covers litigation, arbitration and mediation; highlights included representing Nortura in a negligence claim, and acting for Stiftelsen Diakonova in arbitration proceedings. Terje Granvang handles professional liability mandates and Knud Jacob Knudsen is ‘a perfect communicator’. Andreas Nordby joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Arntzen de Besche

As ‘one of the number one teams in the market’, Arntzen de Besche’s full-service practice is jointly led by merger control specialist Stein Ove Solberg, the ‘service-oriented and highly professionalEspen Bakken and Thea Susanne Skaug, who focuses on the grocery sector. Solberg advised Swedbank on the merger control elements of its acquisition of PayEx, and Bakken assisted Strabag and Acciona Construction with a tender offer for the Norwegian Public Road Administration’s first PPP project.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Arntzen de Besche

Outstanding on all points’, Arntzen de Besche is ‘easily a leader in the market’ for work in the aviation, energy, public, construction and media sectors; Statoil, Petoro and Vard Group are examples. The team also advised Avinor on the employment issues relating to a frame agreement, and assisted Scandinavian Airlines System with multiple union negotiations. ‘Extremely knowledgeable’ litigator Håvard Sandnes heads the group, which also includes Tron Dalheim, collective employment specialist Knut-Marius Sture, litigator Lars Holo, pension expert Sven Iver Steen and newly promoted partner Agathe Løwenborg.

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

Arntzen de Besche’s ‘professional, thorough and experienced’ department counts practice head Joar Grimsbu and Stein Tonning (both based in Trondheim) as key names for bankruptcy work, and Atle Gabrielsen and Trond Kildal as restructuring practitioners. Clients include Swedbank, KPMG and Reinertsen.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Bescheunderstands the core values of its clients’, which include Chubb and Gjensidige Forsikring. Practice head Atle-Erling Lunder is ‘an incredible personality’ and Kåre Moljordhas the professional credentials that the market needs’. Sven Iver Steen, professional liability expert Terje Granvang and Rune Njøs Jacobsen are also singled out.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche focuses on the oil and offshore industries with a client roster including Petroleum Geo-Services, Shell and FMC Kongsberg Subsea. Espen Sandvik heads the team, which was bolstered by the recruitment of Andreas Nordby and aquaculture specialist Ida Espolin Johnson from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS and Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA respectively.

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Maritime law
Maritime law - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

With Atle Gabrielsen in charge, Arntzen de Beschehas an outstanding practice, which provides a hands-on service and best-in-class response times’. Clients include Teekay Corporation and Shearwater GeoServices; the team advised the latter on the financing and acquisition of four ships from GC Rieber Shipping. Financing expert Trond Kildal attracts praise.

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

Arntzen de Besche

At Arntzen de Besche, practice head Karl Erik Navestad is ‘highly experienced’ in offshore construction projects and the ‘incredibly capable’ Ole Skeidsvoll Moe is representing Kværner Verdal in arbitration proceedings relating to an offshore wind turbine jacket project.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

At Arntzen de Besche, team head Karl Erik Navestad advised Naturkraft on the sale and decommissioning of a gas power plant, Rune Omdahl acts for Lundin on its exploration, development and production matters; and Anders Rødland handles transactional work. Tonje Gormley was promoted to the partnership in 2017, and Dag Erlend Henriksen moved in-house.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Arntzen de Besche

With ‘a highly professional team’ providing ‘top-level service’, Arntzen de Besche is ‘a clear leader in the market’ with substantial expertise across the field, particularly in acting for institutional investors and private equity clients. In a recent highlight, Hans Henrik Kværne and Thomas Øslebø advised the US Government on the sale of its embassy in Oslo. Eilif Koch has ‘strong commercial skills’ and litigator Knud Jacob Knudsen joined from DLA Piper.

Leading individuals

Hans Henrik Kværne - Arntzen de Besche

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Arntzen de Besche

At Arntzen de Besche, Espen Sandvik leads the technology and innovation group, which is experienced in the oil, offshore and fishing sectors. Tommy Dahlen is recommended for transactional advice. Andreas Nordby joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Arntzen de Besche

Corporate tax expert Anders Heieren leads Arntzen de Besche’s ‘stand-out practice’ and advised Edge Petroleum on the tax elements of its establishment. Other key names to note include the ‘brilliantRune Tjomsås Andersen; Cecilie Dyrnes, who focuses on indirect tax issues; and restructuring expert Ulf Werner Andersen. International tax specialist Eyvind Sandvik made partner.

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