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Arntzen de Besche

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Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim

Trond Kildal

Work +47 23 89 40 00
Arntzen de Besche

Work Department

Banking and finance, restructuring, capital markets


Partner. Trond is a specialist within banking and finance. He assists Norwegian and international banks, financial institutions and brokers in relation to different forms of financing, i. a. to private equity funds/acquisition financing (¬ęLBO¬Ľ), project financing, refinancing, restructuring, and bonds. Trond also regularly assists borrowers within the same areas.


2014 - Partner, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 2008-2014, Partner, Advokatfirma Haavind AS; 2005-08, Legal Counsel, Handelsbanken; 2002-2005, Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech AS; 1998-2002, Associate/Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS.


English, Scandinavian languages


Member of the expert committee of Banking and Financing law - Centre or Continuing Legal Education (Juristenes Utdanningssenter)


2001-02: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) LL.M. 1993-98: University of Oslo - Cand. jur. (Qualifying law degree).


Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Within: Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Arntzen de Besche's 'extremely responsive and commercially focused'¬†practice excels in the cross-border financing space alongside notable strength in E&P financing mandates in the oil and gas sector, aviation financings and shipping and offshore finance work. Department head¬†Atle Gabrielsen¬†is experienced in leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings and bond issues; he recently advised Danske Bank as facility agent on a $1.5bn credit facility to Aker BP, and assisted Pandion Energy with a high-yield bond issuance for the financing of its acquisition of interests in two oil fields. The 'highly professional, approachable and pragmatic'¬†Paul Sveinsson¬†is a key name for aircraft financing issues,¬†Trond Kildal¬†handles debt financings and¬†Sven Iver Steen¬†focuses on regulatory mandates; Kildal recently acted for Palmarium Group on the financing of its acquisition on Lebara Group.¬†Vidar L√łhre¬†joined from¬†Wikborg Rein¬†in 2019.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Per A Dagslet heads up the department at Arntzen de Besche, which is particularly active in the oil, technology, seafood, fisheries and real estate sectors. Clients include Magseis, which Marianne Sahl Sveen assisted with its application for a transfer of listing from Oslo Axess to Oslo Stock Exchange; Palmarium Group, which Trond Kildal acted for on the financing of its acquisition of Lebaba Group through a bond issuance; and Storm Real Estate, which Sveen advised on a NOK28m partially guaranteed rights offering.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

At Arntzen de Besche, the 'highly reputable' team covers insolvency, restructuring and refinancing work; the group's restructuring expertise includes debt restructuring, asset recovery litigation and corporate reorganisations, while it handles crisis management issues, workforce reductions and bankruptcies on the insolvency side. Practice leader Joar Grimsbu and Stein Tonning handled a debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings for the bankruptcy estate of Reinertsen; other key practitioners include Atle Gabrielsen and Trond Kildal.

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Maritime law

Within: Maritime law

Atle Gabrielsen leads the department at Arntzen de Besche and focuses on financing work; he recently assisted ABN Amro with a term loan facility to Flex LNG for the financing of three new LNG carriers and advised Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken on the financing of three new oil carriers. Teekay, Magseis, Transocean, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank and Dreifa Energy are also clients. Trond Kildal is also a name to note; he acts for Norwegian and international banks and financial institutions.

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