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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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

Erlend Lous

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Shipping, Offshore construction and shipbuilding


Partner/Head of Shipping, Offshore, Energy and Aviation. Erlend Lous has extensive experience with shipping related transactions, financing, restructuring and general corporate/M&A. Lous assists several Norwegian and international banks, the major arrangers of Norwegian sale/lease back projects, ship owners with sale and purchase of vessels, structuring/restructuring and construction contracts. Lous was the head of the Singapore office of Simonsen Vogt & Wiig from 2007 ‚Äď 2009.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS 2013-; Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2007-2012; Senior associate, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2004-2006; Associate, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig AS 2002-2004; Associate, Andersen Legal ANS 2000-2002.


Norwegian and English.


Cand.jur, University of Oslo, 2000.


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 Fuglev√•g, who assisted Norwegian Air Shuttle with several aircraft financings; shipping specialists¬†Christine R√łds√¶ther¬†and Erlend Lous, and regulatory expert¬†Morten Wilhelm Winther.

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Maritime law

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 Troms√ł and¬†Gunnar Espeland¬†in Stavanger.¬†Frithjof Herlofsen¬†and¬†Christine R√łds√¶ther¬†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: Leading individuals

Erlend Lous - Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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 Bj√łrtuft 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 R√łds√¶ther; R√łd√¶ther's¬†'experience, practical approach and timely responses are highly valuable'.

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