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Wikborg Rein

KRONPRINSESSE MÄRTHAS PLASS 1, PO BOX 1513 VIKA, 0117 OSLO, NORWAY
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Wikborg Rein named "Maritime Lawfirm of the Year in Asia"

May 2012. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein has been named Lloyd’s List Asia, Maritime Law Firm of the year. Øystein Meland, Head of the firm’s Global Shipping and Offshore Oil and Gas practice, commented on the significance of this accolade.

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Wikborg Rein Top Ranked by Chambers Global

May 2012. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein's Litigation and Dispute Resolution group is top ranked by this years Chambers Global.

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Shipping & Offshore seminar in Arendal, May 30th 2012 of Norway to...

May 2012. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

attend our seminar on May the 30th. 

Wikborg Rein invites the shipping and offshore industry in the southern region of Norway to attend our seminar on May the 30th.

The seminar has the following topics:

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Wikborg Rein-partner Cecilie Kvalheim with Norwegian Law Commentary to the Securities Funds Act

April 2012. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

The new Norwegian Securities funds Act of 25 November 2011 came into force on 1 January 2012.

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LEADING CAPITAL MARKETS AND M&A LAWYER JOINS WIKBORG REIN & CO, OSLO

February 2012. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein continues to grow its capital markets and M&A practice and has strengthened its Corporate team from 1st February 2012 with partner Dag Erik Rasmussen.

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New partner joins the London office

January 2012. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

We are delighted to announce that on 1 January 2012 Joe McGladdery joined the London office of Wikborg Rein as a Partner.

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Seminar: Changing Risks in Shipping and Offshore Markets (Oslo, 8 September 2011)

September 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Date: 8 September 2011

Place: Wikborg Rein, Kronprinsesse Märthas Plass 1, Oslo

Time: 13:00 - 19:00

Participant fee: Free

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Seminar: Changing Risks in Shipping and Offshore Markets at Wikborg Rein

September 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Information Date: 8 September 2011

Place: Wikborg Rein, Kronprinsesse Märthas Plass 1, Oslo

Time: 13:00 - 19:00

Participant fee: Free

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Nor-Shipping 2011: Wikborg Rein in Brazil

July 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein has a long tradition to follow its clients into new markets and has assisted its clients in their Brazilian business for many years. As Brazil will continue to be a high priority for our firm and our clients, we have entered into a law alliance with the leading Brazilian law firm Vieira Rezende.

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Wikborg Rein top rated in PLC

March 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein are highly rated in several key industry areas.

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new partners within Shipping Offshore and Real Estate and Construction

February 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Oddbjørn Slinning and Morten Hugo Berger, new partners within Shipping Offshore and Real Estate and Construction

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Top Rated in public procurement

February 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

PLC has recently published its ranking in competition law and public procurement. Wikborg Rein is the only Norwegian top ranked law firm within public procurement.

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Global Competition Review 2011

February 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Global Competition Review have published their award for the best law firms in Norway within EU/EEA and Competition law.

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WR ranked 2nd in the Nordic Region

January 2011. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

WR ranked 2nd in the Nordic Region in Merger Markets preliminary League tables for legal advisors 2010, based on value.

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Wikborg Reins gründerstipend tildelt Payments AS

December 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Reins gründerstipend tildeles årlig i form av 30 timers juridisk bistand til en virksomhet i oppstartsfasen. Årets stipend er tildelt Payments AS, som utvikler og markedsfører løsninger og tjenester innen kontaktløs teknologi.

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From the Office of the Attorney General to Wikborg Rein

October 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Lawyer (H) Kaare Andreas Shetelig at present with the Office of the Attorney General has with effect from 29th November been nominated as junior partner in Wikborg Rein. He will be a part of the Trade, Industry and Public Sector Industry Group in Oslo, and enter into the team of legal procedure partners of this group.

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The Norwegian real estate market from a legal perspective

October 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Despite the fact that Norway similar to the rest of Europe experienced a relatively volatile real estate market in 2008 and 2009, the volume of transactions has increased substantially throughout 2010.This positive trend also applies to the building construction market, both commercial and residential.

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Wikborg Rein at the IBA conference in Vancouver

October 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein is present at this year's annual conference of the International Bar Association which takes place in Vancouver from 4 to 8 October.

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Wikborg Rein - Law students' first choice in 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein is rated as the most attractive law firm to work for in Universum's annual student survey in Norway. From November 2009 to March 2010 940 students participated in the survey.

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Wikborg Rein Singapore listing update

February 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

In Singapore, Wikborg Rein has over 12 years of experience and has expanded from a shipping and financing oriented practice to being increasingly recognised for its competence and expertise in a wide range of corporate services. Wikborg Rein has assisted a variety of shipping and offshore related clients in corporate and financial restructurings, fund-raisings and more general M&A activities.

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Wikborg Rein ranked in the "elite" category among Norwegian competition law practices

February 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

The highly recognized Global Competition Review has ranked Wikborg Rein's competition law practice in the "elite" category among Norwegian law firms. The ranking appears in the latest edition of the GCR100, a guide to the world's leading competition law practices.

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New Partners at Wikborg Rein London

February 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Our London office has been established since 1987, but the start of this year has been marked by the recruitment of three 3 well known English solicitors enhancing the firm’s English law practice and providing a weighty dispute resolution service in London for our international marine and offshore clients.

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New Partners at Wikborg Rein

January 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

From 1 January 2010 the following have been appointed as Partners at Wikborg Rein

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FIRST NORWEGIAN JUDGMENT APPLYING THE COMPETITION ACT IN A DISPUTE BETWEEN PRIVATE PARTIES

March 2009. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

On 17 March 2009, a Norwegian High Court held that a non-compete clause in an agreement regarding quarrying rights was contrary to the prohibition against anti-competitive agreements. The High Court held that the non-compete clause had the object of restricting competition and consequently was void. This is the first court case in which Norway’s 2004 Competition Act has been applied in a dispute between two private parties.

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Wikborg Rein seeks maritime trainees

February 2009. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

22nd January 2009 - Every semester Wikbrg Rein reserves 2-3 trainee positions for law students with an interest in maritime law.

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New partners in Wikborg Rein

January 2009. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Linn Hertwig Eidsheim, Alexander W. Owesen and Line Ravlo-Losvik have been appointed as partners in Wikborg Rein from 1 January 2009.

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Wikborg Rein top rated in PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2008

December 2008. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein recveived top ratings in the PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2008.

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Wikborg Rein's ranking in Legal500 2008

December 2008. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein’s traditional shipping business has promoted an international outlook and the full-service firm now has offices in Oslo, Bergen, London, Singapore and Shanghai.

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Wikborg Rein expanding in Shanghai

December 2008. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Lawyer Geir H. Sviggum, who used to be based in Wikborg Rein's Bergen office, has recently moved to Shanghai to strengthen the firm's Shanghai office. He joins the Norwegian lawyer Lars Berge Andersen and four Chinese lawyers at the office.

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Wikborg Rein voted "Law firm of the Year 2008"

December 2008. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein has been voted "Law firm of the Year 2008" by Norwegian law students.

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The Norwegian Ministry of Defence has chosen Wikborg Rein as their main legal services supplier

December 2008. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

In June the Norwegian Ministry of Defence announced a tender competition concerning a framework agreement for legal services. The framework agreement’s duration is four years. Wikborg Rein was chosen as one out of three suppliers, in competition with several other law firms.

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Wikborg Rein wins the ILO Client Choice Award 2008

December 2008. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein is the winner of the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2008 for Norway. Wikborg Rein also won the award in 2007.

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Legal Developments by:
Wikborg Rein

  • Changes to the Norwegian prospectus rules

    On 11 May 2012 certain changes to the Norwegian prospectus rules were proposed to the Norwegian parliament to ensure compliance with Directive 2010/73 EU.
    - Wikborg Rein

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