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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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HAAKON VII'S GATE 10, PO BOX 1484 VIKA, 0116 OSLO, NORWAY
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Work +47 23 11 11 11
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Fax +47 23 11 10 10
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www.thommessen.no
Bergen, London, Oslo, Stavanger

Norway

Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
Banking and finance (including shipping finance) - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

The ‘incredibly professional’ department at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS has ‘exceptional industry knowledge’ of financing transactions. The banking and finance team, which is led by Hans Haugstad, is combined with the firm’s debt restructuring and insolvency group headed by Jo Rodin. Haugstad recently advised a loan syndicate led by DNB Bank on the refinancing of Marine Harvest, and assisted Nordea Bank with a cross-border merger between Nordea Bank and Nordea Bank Norge. Danske Bank, Barclays and Swedbank are also clients. Clients also praise Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl, who handles vessel and aircraft finance.

Leading individuals

Hans Haugstad - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Next generation lawyers

Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

As ‘a clear leader in the market for equity capital markets thanks to a superior combination of legal understanding and business knowledge’, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS provides ‘outstanding advice’ across the full gamut of issues. Noteworthy practitioners in the ‘absolutely brilliant’ group include Einar Grette, Hans Cappelen Arnesen and Anders Arnkværn. Solveig Fagerheim Bugge made partner in 2017.

Leading individuals

Anders Arnkværn - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Einar Grette - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ practice is ‘a key name for high-quality M&A work’, particularly cross-border transactions. Recent highlights include advising EQT on its NOK4bn acquisition of AutoStore, assisting Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division with its acquisition of Navico and Digital Marine Solutions, and handling a cross-border merger for Nordea Bank, which changed its corporate structure to turn local banks in Norway, Denmark and Finland into its branches. Noteworthy practitioners include Hans Cappelen Arnesen, Anders Arnkværn and Baard Bale. Solveig Fagerheim Bugge was promoted to the partnership.

Leading individuals

Anders Arnkværn - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Next generation lawyers

Solveig Fagerheim Bugge - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ ‘practical and skilled’ team focuses on construction projects in the energy sector; recent work includes advising Lyse Produksjon on a new hydroelectric power plant and acting for Tellenes Vindpark on the development of a wind farm in Rogaland County. Jacob Bull, who is ‘focused on exactly what the client needs’, leads the group, which also includes litigator Asle Bjelland.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Asle Bjelland leads the ‘extremely well-prepared’ team in Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ Oslo office, while Trond Hatland heads the group in Bergen. Henning Harborg, Eirik Raanes and Hanne Skaarberg Holen are also names to note, and Henrik Hagberg was a recent arrival from Wikborg Rein. Recent highlights include defending multiple insurers in a recourse claim following a train fire, and acting for Transocean in a tax evasion case.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Siri Teigum, who is ‘easily one of the best lawyers and someone you definitely want on your side’, heads Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ ‘excellent’ group, which has ‘an in-depth understanding of the industry and applies practical approaches to complex legal issues’. Clients also praise the ‘incredibly understandingEivind Vesterkjær. The team acted for Telenor in an investigation relating to alleged breaches of EEA competition rules.

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Siri Teigum - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Electricity and renewable energy
Electricity and renewable energy - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

With ‘a team that knows everything there is to know about the area’, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS handles project development, litigation, licensing issues and regulatory matters for a client base that includes Akershus Energi, Hafslund and Nordkraft. In a recent highlight, department head Jens Naas-Bibow advised the lenders on the financing of the construction of Egersund wind power plant and also acted for NorthConnect on the establishment of a high-voltage direct-current interconnector between Norway and the UK. Other noteworthy practitioners include Gunnar Martinsen, Bendik Christoffersen and Jacob Bull.

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Gunnar Martinsen - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Jens Naas-Bibow - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Stein Kimsås-Otterbech heads Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ ‘excellent’ team, which utilises its ‘strong industry knowledge’ on transactional matters. The group acts for clients in the retail, private equity, offshore and oil sectors; Statoil, RBS and Microsoft are examples. Trond Hatland in Bergen handles contentious matters.

Next generation lawyers

Stein Kimsås-Otterbech - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ ‘top-quality’ department is led by the ‘highly commercialJo Rodin; it handles financial restructurings, bankruptcies and insolvency litigation, and has ‘cornered the market in acting for financiers’. Rodin advised a bank syndicate led by DNB Bank on Havila Shipping’s restructuring. Other clients include Nordic Trustee and Swedbank. Halvor Mansåker is also a name to note.

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Jo Rodin - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

At Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, department head Andreas Meidell has ‘high levels of business and legal acumen combined with a calm and reassuring demeanour and a proactive and pragmatic approach’. Meidell focuses on marine insurance and recently represented Norwegian Hull Club as lead insurer in a cover claim following a collision in the Gulf of Mexico. Henrik Hagberg and Trond Hatland are also names to note in the insurer-focused team.

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Andreas Meidell - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ ‘measured and methodical team knows the market incredibly well’ and ‘handles complex issues in a pragmatic, professional and focused manner’. Camilla Vislie leads the practice and recently acted for Tono in a dispute with a TV distributor relating to the clearance and remuneration of music rights; highlights also included Eirik Raanes (who ‘knows how to play the winning game’) representing Intervet International against Pharmaq in an appeal regarding the validity and scope of a patented vaccine, and acting for Welltec in a patent infringement dispute.

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Camilla Vislie - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Maritime law
Maritime law - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen ASreceives high marks across the board for its industry knowledge, exceptional team and commercial approach’ covering litigation, M&A, ship financings and insurance matters. Practice head Mads Haavardsholm is ‘extremely responsive’, Andreas Meidell handles insurance issues, Stephen Knudtzonclearly stands out’ and Henrik Hagberg is ‘highly practical’.

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Stephen Knudtzon - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Next generation lawyers

Mads Haavardsholm - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS has ‘a strong legal background and commercial approach, which ensures advice is always tailored specifically to the client and its needs’. Pål Lieungh and Jacob Bull jointly led the team. The ‘highly dedicated’ Asle Bjelland recently acted for Dong E&P on its involvement in the Hejre Field development and subsequent arbitration. Mads Haavardsholm handles shipping matters.

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Pål Lieungh - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS has ‘excellent industry acumen and insights paired with a commercial approach’, which ‘places it as one of the obvious go-to firms in the country’. Department head Rune Solberg is ‘highly experienced in M&A and regulatory issues’; he handled Ineos’ $1bn acquisition of Dong Energy’s oil and gas business and advised BP UK on its merger with Det Norske Oljeselskap to form Aker BP. ‘Excellent negotiatorPål Lieungh, the ‘highly technicalJacob Bull and ‘outstanding litigator’ Asle Bjelland also receive praise.

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Rune Solberg - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Christian Müller heads Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS’ ‘highly professional’ team, which ‘always manages to find the best solution’. Recent work includes advising Norwegian Property on the sale of a property portfolio to Entra Eiendom, and acting for Stor-Oslo Eiendom on the sale of Sørkedalsveien 8. Christopher Borch and Even Bratsberg are also names to note.

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Christopher Borch - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen ASconsistently proves its worth in the technology sector’ for a client roster, which includes Microsoft and Telenor. Managing associate Christopher Sparre-Enger Clausen leads the department and focuses on IT and data protection matters. Clients also single out associate partner Haakon Opperud, who is ‘an acknowledged source of expertise for IT contracts’, and Eirik Raanes, who handles IT litigation.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS has ‘incredibly strong legal and analytical skills’, which allows for ‘thorough and clear advice that can always be relied upon’. Practice head Finn Backer-Grøndahl acted for PRA Group in a penalty tax dispute against the tax authorities; the department also handles transactional issues and cross-border mandates.

Leading individuals

Finn Backer-Grøndahl - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

Next generation lawyers

Bjørn Christian Lilletvedt Tovsen - Thommessen AS, Advokatfirmaet

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Legal Developments by:
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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    EU-kommisjonen publiserte 25. mai 2012 den såkalte artikkel 13-listen med 222 godkjente helsepåstander i markedsføring, etter anbefaling fra den Europeiske vitenskapskomité for mattrygghet (EFSA).
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