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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

FILIPSTAD BRYGGE 1, PO BOX 2043 VIKA, 0125 OSLO, NORWAY
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Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Singapore, Stavanger, Tromso and 1 more

Norway

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

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

At Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, practice head Amund Fougner Bugge is the key name for equity transactions, while Morten Wilhelm Winther focuses on structured finance issues.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiigprovides high-quality and reliable advice to a broad range of technology clients’. Recent work includes advising Autostore’s shareholders on its sale and assisting Hewlett Packard Enterprise with the spin-off of Hewlet- Packard’s worldwide enterprise services business. The ‘superbly attentive’ Amund Fougner Bugge leads the team, which gained associate partner Christoffer Bjerknes from Selmer.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Kjell Sagen Berg heads Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s team, which is recognised for its contentious strength and procurement experience. Clients also praise the ‘highly committedPeter Simonsen, Jon Oppedal Vale in Trondheim, and Atle Berentsen in Kristiansand.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Highlights for Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s ‘engaged and committed’ practice included representing Kruse Smith in several construction disputes, acting for Ascendia in patent litigation, and representing Caprino Filmcenter in an IP infringement dispute. Peter Simonsen leads the group; Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen and Egil Horstad are also key names. Kjell Sagen Berg joined the firm’s Trondheim office.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

The ‘highly professionalJan Magne Juuhl-Langseth, who has ‘a very practical approach’, leads Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s ‘world-class’ team. The group handles state aid cases, antitrust litigation and abuse of dominance issues alongside substantial public procurement work through Anders Thue and Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen. Mona Søyland, Karin Fløistad and Tor Stokke are also names to note.

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

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Per Arne Damm leads the ‘business-oriented’ department at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, which fields ‘bright star of the futureLill Christin Egeland, who is ‘genuinely outstanding’ and was promoted to the partnership in 2017. The department has substantial strength in the telecoms, technology, oil and shipping sectors; clients include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, TeliaSonera and Tullow Oil.

Next generation lawyers

Lill Christin Egeland - Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig is ‘recognised for its marine insurance expertise’ and is ‘one of the pre-eminent firms for cargo work’. Frithjof Herlofsenexpertly leads the group’ and is ‘a strong advocate and tactician’; he recently represented Gjensidige in a damage claim relating to a floating dock. Skuld, Zurich and Yara Insurance are also clients.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s team is, according to one client, ‘genuinely excellent’. Rune Ljostad, who focuses on copyright and patent issues, is the key name to note; he recently represented Caprino Filmcenter in copyright litigation relating to the use of a character from Flåklypa Grand Prix in a theme park attraction. Associate partner Cecilia Orheim joined from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS.

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Maritime law
Maritime law - ranked: tier 1

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s ‘pragmatic, knowledgeable and solution-oriented team’ counts ‘leading starChristine Rødsæther; ‘talented litigatorFrithjof Herlofsen; Oslo group head Erlend Lous; Jan Vablum, who leads the Bergen practice; and the ‘brilliantChristian Bjørtuft Ellingsen as key practitioners. Hågen Hansen joined the Bergen team from Wikborg Rein.

Leading individuals

Christine Rødsæther - Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Frithjof Herlofsen - Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding
Offshore construction and shipbuilding - ranked: tier 1

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Erlend Lous heads the department at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, which recently advised Aker BP on the Snadd subsea field development, assisted Bergen Group with its reorganisation and handled an offshore development for VNG Norge. Clients praise ‘shipping doyenJan Vablum and the ‘brilliantChristine Rødsæther. Hågen Hansen and Trym Landa joined from Wikborg Rein and Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS respectively.

Leading individuals

Erlend Lous - Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig is ‘a stand-out name in the market for oil and gas transactions and regulatory advice’; it recently advised Tullow Oil on the sale of its Norwegian licences and operational platform to Kerogen Capital, and assisted Aker BP with the Snadd subsea field development. Bjørn-Erik Leerberg leads the Oslo team, and Gunnar Espeland is head of the Stavanger group. Trym Landa joined from Ernst & Young Advokatfirma AS.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

At Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, group head Pål Brudvik, who ‘cuts to the chase in a professional manner’, advised Castelar Corporate Finance on its acquisition of multiple real estate companies, and acted for Gunvald Johansen Eiendom on its purchase of Ren Hunstad.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

At Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, transactional specialist Tor Stokke leads the group, which counts ‘market-leaderEspen Tøndel as a key practitioner. Tøndel recently advised Telia Norge on its involvement in the 700MHz and 900MHz frequency auctions, and assisted NextGenTel with its attempts to access Telenor’s fibre-based infrastructure. Sap, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, RiksTV and Zwipe are also clients. Thomas Olsen is ‘a pleasure to work with’, Karin Fløistad focuses on procurement issues, and Nicolai Halbo handles IT matters.

Leading individuals

Espen Tøndel - Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Advokatfirmaet

At Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, practice head Christian Svensen is ‘smart with a high level of integrity and extremely broad knowledge of the field’, and Tor Olaf Espeland handles tax compliance mandates. The team also deals with tax structuring matters, disputes and corporate issues.

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