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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Singapore, Stavanger, Tromso and 1 more

Peter Aall Simonsen

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Banking and finance


Partner. Peter Aall Simonsen is head of the Banking & Finance department in Oslo and specialises in the banking and finance sector with a focus on banking and debt capital markets in relation to asset, project and acquisition financing. He has over the years also handled several large restructurings related to distressed debt. Additionally, Simonsen has significant experience within energy law. He is described in Legal 500 as a leading authority in Norway within electricity and renewable energy, and particularly strong in wind power projects.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, 2013; Partner, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA, 2007-2012; Associate/Lawyer/Senior Lawyer, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA, 2001-2006; Advisor, legal department, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, 1998-2001; Trainee, the law firm Kjær & Co, Kristiansand, 1996: Trainee, legal department, Stolt Parel Tankers Inc., shipowners, Greenwich, Connecticut USA, 1995; Trainee, O-J. Libæk & Partners, shipbrokers, Oslo, 1994; Trainee, H. Clarkson & Co, shipbrokers, London, UK, 1993.


Norwegian and English.


Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's advisory law committee on banking, financing and currency, 2014-; Various board appointments.


Admitted to the bar, 2003; Cand.jur., University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, 1998.


Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Within: Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

The ‘excellentPeter Aall Simonsen heads Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s Oslo team while Eivind Eliassen leads the group in Bergen; Simonsen specialises in project and acquisition financing and Eliassen handles ship financing issues. Nordea Bank and Norwegian Air Shuttle are clients; Ingar Fuglevåg advised the latter on several aircraft financings.

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Electricity and renewable energy

Within: Electricity and renewable energy

Peter Aall Simonsen heads Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s ‘solution-oriented and service-minded’ practice, which is noted for its wind power expertise. In a recent highlight, Simonsen acted for Finnmark Kraft on the development of the Hamnefjell wind farm. Pål Brudvik focuses on the electricity sector.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig is considered ‘one of the go-to names for bankruptcy work and restructurings’; the group advised several bank syndicates on the restructuring of Island Offshore, and Egil Horstad was appointed administrator of Reef Subsea’s bankruptcy estate. Peter Aall Simonsen, Bjørn Åge Hamre and Nils Håkon Risberg lead the Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim teams respectively.

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