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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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

Peter Simonsen

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

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Dispute resolution and litigation


Partner. Peter Simonsen is in charge of our division for Litigation. He has many years’ experience as lawyer and legal advisor within several fields and business sectors. Simonsen primarily works with advising businesses that invest in and manage properties. He is also Chairman of the board of several real estate companies. Simonsen is experienced in legal procedure in a number of legal disciplines. He regularly argues cases before the Supreme Court and lower courts, and in arbitration.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, 2013-; Partner, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA, 2003-2012; Managing partner, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA, 2000-2003; Partner, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA, 1998-2003; Partner, Advokatfirmaet Price Waterhouse AS, 1997-1998; Partner, Simonsen & Musæus Advokatfirma DA, 1988-1997; Lawyer, shared offices with H.r.adv. Gustav Heiberg Simonsen, 1985-1987; Associate, H.r.adv. Gustav Heiberg Simonsen, 1984-1985; Associate, Advokatene Feydt, Hagen & Skotvedt, 1982-1984.


Norwegian and English.


Member of the Norwegian Bar Assosiation.


Cand.jur., The University of Oslo, 1982


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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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Christian Reusch¬†heads the department at¬†Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig¬†following his recruitment from the Attorney General's office. The practice excels in the shipping, aviation, technology, real estate, construction and competition sectors; clients include Symphony Ventures and Kruse Smith Entrepren√łr. Reusch and¬†Peter Simonsen¬†are¬†acting for the latter in an arbitration relating to the renovation and expansion of an apartment complex.¬†Christian Bj√łrtuft Ellingsen¬†is a key name for shipping and public procurement disputes, and¬†Egil Horstad¬†and¬†Kristoffer Larsen Rognvik¬†are also recommended.

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Electricity and renewable energy

Within: Electricity and renewable energy

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig¬†has 'excellent knowledge across different areas of energy law' including hydro power, renewables financing work and regulatory issues with notable expertise in wind power work. Team head¬†Peter Aall Simonsen¬†and¬†P√•l Brudvik¬†recently assisted Prime Capital with its purchase of Troms√ł Vind and Raudfjell Vind, Simonsen advised Rabobank, DekaBank and EKF on the debt financing of the Tellenes wind power project on the south-west coast of Norway, and Brudvik acted for Finnmark Kraft on the development of the Hamnefjell wind farm.¬†Robin Aker Jakobsen¬†handles grid and regulatory matters and¬†Tor Stokke¬†focuses on regulatory and commercial work.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

With 'a combination of academic nous and street smarts',¬†Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig¬†excels in the shipping, oil and offshore industries handling restructurings and bankruptcies for a client roster, which includes BNP Paribas, Danske Bank and Nordea Bank. The team also assisted DVB Bank and Sparebanken (each as head of two bank syndicates) with the restructuring of Island Offshore, and advised ABN Amro Bank and DVB Bank on the restructuring of Viking Supply Ships.¬†Peter Aall Simonsen¬†leads the Oslo group; 'strong communicator and solution-focused'¬†Bj√łrn √Öge Hamre¬†heads the Bergen team, which also includes litigator¬†Egil Horstad; and the Trondheim practice is led by¬†Nils H√•kon Risberg.

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