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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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

Christine Rødsæther

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Banking and Finance, Shipping


Christine Rødsæther has extensive experience within shipping and offshore related transactions, financing and restructurings. She has extensive experience in assisting shipyards, shipping companies and equipment suppliers with contracts for design, construction and supply as well as ship and offshore installations, and assists both Norwegian and foreign financial institutions.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS 2013; Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2002 – 2013; Partner, Andersen Legal ANS 2000 – 2002; Lawyer, Wikborg, Rein & Co, Oslo 1998 – 2000; Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co, London 1994 – 1998; Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co, Bergen 1989 – 1993.


Norwegian and English.


“Master of Law” (LLM), “Transnational Business Practice”, Mc George School of Law, University of Pacific, Sacramento, California. (Two months spent with the University of Salzburg, three months in Taipei, Taiwan and seven months with the McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California.) 1994; Cand.jur, University of Bergen 1989.


Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Within: Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

With 'a meticulous yet pragmatic and business-minded approach' and 'a can-do attitude which fuels and transforms tricky situations into problem-solving sessions', Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig 'manages to serve its clients, not only to the highest of standards, but also with the highest results possible' and 'always exceeds expectations in the delivery-to-cost ratio'. Peter Aall Simonsen heads up the Oslo-based group and Eivind Eliassen leads the practice in Bergen; Simonsen focuses on vessel, rig, acquisition and real estate financings and Eliassen also has experience in insolvency matters. Simonsen's recent mandates include acting for Prime Capital on the financing of the Raudfjell and Kvitfjell wind farms and assisting Helly Hansen with the establishment of its corporate financing structure with DNB Bank. Other noteworthy names include Ingar Fuglevåg, who assisted Norwegian Air Shuttle with several aircraft financings; shipping specialists Christine Rødsæther and Erlend Lous, and regulatory expert Morten Wilhelm Winther.

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Maritime law

Within: Leading individuals

Christine Rødsæther - Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Within: Maritime law

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig fields 'a diverse team with a variety of backgrounds' led by Erlend Lous in Oslo, Jan Vablum in Bergen, Kenneth Mikkelsen in Tromsø and Gunnar Espeland in Stavanger. Frithjof Herlofsen and Christine Rødsæther are also highly regarded and clients praise associate partner Yannis Litinas, who is 'able to provide vital advice to tackle legal challenges'. Clients include Songa Bulk, which the group advised on the acquisition of its entire fleet; Fearnley Project Finance, which it assisted with three asset plays; and Meidell Ship Holdings, which it acted for on its purchase of five barges and one tug boat.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Within: Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig's client base encompasses shipowners, ship financiers, yards, investors and oil companies, including Seatankers Management Company, Offshore Merchant Partners and DVB Bank. In a recent highlight, Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen advised Yara Norge on the development of an autonomous cargo solution system including the world's first autonomous vessel. Other work includes Gunnar Espeland assisting Aker BP with its involvement in the Snadd subsea field development. Erlend Lous leads the group, which also includes Jan Vablum and Christine Rødsæther; Rødæther's 'experience, practical approach and timely responses are highly valuable'.

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