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Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS

TJUVHOLMEN ALLÉ 1, PO BOX 1324 VIKA, 0112 OSLO, NORWAY
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Work +47 23 11 65 00
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www.selmer.no
Oslo, Trondheim

Norway

Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
Banking and finance (including shipping finance) - ranked: tier 1

Selmer

Led by Bernt Olav Steinland, Selmer stands out for its debt financing and regulatory advice; the team advised the Norwegian branch of Danske Bank on a term facility for the refinancing of NRC Group’s debt, and acted for Arctic Securities as arranger on several bond issuances by Swedish property management company SBB’s subsidiaries. Clients also praise Tor Herdlevær, who focuses on financial restructurings and ship finance; Per Morten Christiansen, who is ‘excellent’; and Christopher Jensen.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Selmer

Selmer’s recent work includes advising Plantasjen and Apax Partners on a proposed dual-track IPO, assisting SpareBank 1 Østlandet with its Oslo Børs listing, and acting for Scatec Solar on its NOK380m private share placement. Debt expert Christopher Jensen and recently promoted partner Per Arne Dæhli are the key names. Lars Knem Christie joined Advokatfirmaet BA-HR DA in April 2018.

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

Selmer

Private equity transactions are the linchpin of Selmer’s work; the group recently advised Plant Topco and Apax Partners on the sale of shares in Ratos, and handled the sale of Trygg Vei for Erik Borgersen Holding. Practice head Camilla Magnusfocuses directly on the real issues’, Are Herrem is ‘a pleasure to work with’, Ingar Solheimalways responds quickly’ and Robert Sveen is ‘incredibly trustworthy’.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

Selmer primarily acts for contractors and has substantial expertise in contractual work and disputes. Clients include Eltel Networks and Rebaioli; ‘solution-oriented’ team co-head Mads Fuglesang handled a final account dispute for the latter. Co-head Svein Sulland is ‘an absolute professional’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

Asbjørn Berg heads the department at Selmer, which is recognised for its expertise in contractual disputes, particularly in the IT, construction, real estate and shipping sectors. Carl Roberts is ‘brilliant’, and Svein Sulland and Mads Fuglesang are key names for construction litigation. Clients include Get, Entra Eiendom and Oceanteam.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

Selmer’s expertise includes state aid issues, public procurement matters and merger control cases; highlights included handling a major public procurement case for Fjord1 regarding ferry routes, and assisting Nalka Invest with the competition elements of its acquisition of Osby Intressenter. Ole-Andreas Torgersen leads the team and is ‘clear in his advice and knowledgeable of the industry’.

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Electricity and renewable energy
Electricity and renewable energy - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

With notable renewables experience, particularly in the hydropower field, Selmer’s recent work includes handling contractual issues for Senvion relating to the development of Egersund wind farm, and advising Solvind Prosjekt on the sale of a license to build a wind farm. Department head Roy Slettvold and Håkon Sandbekk are key practitioners.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

Selmer’s ‘outstanding’ team counts Yara, ConocoPhillips and Get as noteworthy clients. The group’s expertise includes collective employment law, employment litigation, restructurings, pensions and investigations. André Istad Johansen heads the practice, and Hans Jørgen Bender is highly regarded for non-compete and non-solicit work.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Selmer

The group at Selmer handles financial restructurings, bankruptcies and corporate recovery projects; highlights included acting for multiple financial institutions on the restructuring of Island Offshore and advising the banks involved with the financial restructuring of Boa Offshore. Tor Herdlevær leads the team, and Thomas Steen Brandi assists financially distressed businesses.

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

Selmer

Selmer excels in contract work; practice head Nils Bugge advised Kleven Maritime on a shipbuilding contract, and Øyvind Olimstad assisted Brødrene Dahl with agreement negotiations relating to the delivery of equipment. Liv Monica Stubholt handles oil and gas issues.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

Selmer fields department head Thomas Michelet, Nils Bugge and Liv Monica Stubholt as key practitioners; Michelet is advising Karpinsky Oil and Gas Company on a fund establishment, Bugge is recommended for contractual issues, and Stubholt is assisting RN Nordic Oil with issues relating to its Norwegian Continental Shelf activity. Kværner, Lundin Norway and Maersk Drilling are also clients.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Selmer

Selmer’s ‘hardworking’ team handles transactions, developments and investment work. Highlights included advising Selvaag Eiendom on the sale of its shares in Tjuvholmen Kontor VII, and assisting Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden with its purchase of Nydalen Kontorbygg. Clients praise group head Mikkel Vislie, transaction specialist Andreas Rørvik, the ‘excellentLine Ravlo-Losvik, Even Berg and ‘brilliant problem-solverSverre Nordlie.

Leading individuals

Andreas Rørvik - Selmer

Mikkel Vislie - Selmer

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

With ‘a responsive, pragmatic and organised’ practice, Selmer is highly regarded for its IT and telecoms expertise; highlights included advising Wilhelmsen IT Services on the restructuring of its parent company Wilhelmsen Group, and assisting Fotball Media with the licensing of the media rights to the Norwegian football leagues and related social media issues. ‘Excellent adviser’ Ståle Hagen heads the practice.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Selmer

The ‘highly dedicated’ practice at Selmer counts team head Sverre Hveding and Einar Bakko as key practitioners. Bakko recently advised Norwegian Ship & Offshore Services on international tax treaty issues, and Hveding represented Endure in a tax dispute. Senior lawyer Are Fagerhaug handles indirect tax matters.

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