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Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
Banking and finance (including shipping finance) - ranked: tier 3

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Stine Snertingdalen and Christian Stang VΓ₯land jointly head Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s group, which is recognised for its financial restructuring expertise. Danske Bank, DNB Bank, Collector Bank and Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits are clients.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Marius Andresen leads Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s department, which is recognised for its strength in the telecoms, energy and life sciences sectors. Highlights included advising Dong Energy on the divestment of its oil and gas division to Swiss Ineos, and assisting Telia Norge with its NOK2.3bn acquisition of Phonero. Orkla, Aventron and Danske Bank are also clients.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Per Conradi Andersen heads the group at Kvale Advokatfirma DA, which is particularly prominent in the energy, offshore and shipping sectors; the team was bolstered by the recruitment of shipping litigators Lasse Hagen and Kristian Lindhardtsen from Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA. Andreas Stang Lund joined from Advokatfirmaet Hjort; he focuses on financial services disputes.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Kvale Advokatfirma DA β€˜perfectly advises on clients’ needs’ thanks to its β€˜two top partners’, β€˜highly rated’ team head Kristin Hjelmaas Valla and Henrik Svane. Key sector focuses include energy, life sciences, food and beverage, and TMT; the team advised Telia on the competition elements of its acquisition of Phonero. The group also handles competition disputes, merger clearances and cartel investigations.

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Electricity and renewable energy
Electricity and renewable energy - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Key contacts at the β€˜completely professional’ Kvale Advokatfirma DA include practice head and regulatory expert Christian Poulsson, who is β€˜profoundly knowledgeable’; litigator Per Conradi Andersen and Kristin Ourom. Clients include Hafslund and Aventron; Poulsson is advising the latter on its acquisition of Boge Kraft.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

At Kvale Advokatfirma DA, Nicolay Skarning leads the β€˜excellent’ practice; he advised Dong Energy on the employment issues of the transfer of its oil and gas division to Ineos Holding. Clients also single out litigator Jan-Erik Sverre. Holship Norge, Ikea, Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and Hellanor are clients.

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

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Bankruptcy work is the cornerstone of Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s β€˜remarkable’ group, which is also highly regarded for its debt restructuring advice. Practice head Tom Hugo Ottesen is β€˜firm and distinctly pragmatic’ and is recognised for his insolvency expertise. Clients also praise Stine Snertingdalen, who is acting as bankruptcy trustee for Atlantic Offshore and its subsidiaries.

Leading individuals

Tom Hugo Ottesen - Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Next generation lawyers

Stine Snertingdalen - Kvale Advokatfirma DA

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s β€˜intelligent, pragmatic and experienced’ team is led by the β€˜extremely talented’ Anne Marie Sejersted, who is recommended for IP litigation; she acted for EcoLice in a patent dispute and represented Kaj & Sverre in trade mark litigation. Other key partners include Marie Vaale-Hallberg, Lars Trygve Jenssen and Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer, who joined from Wikborg Rein.

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Maritime law
Maritime law - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Kvale Advokatfirma DA saw substantial change in 2017 following the recruitment of Lasse Hagen, Kristian Lindhartsen and Jostein Moen from Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA. Lindhartsen and Hagen focus on contentious mandates, and Moen handles transactions and restructurings in the shipping sector.

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Offshore construction and shipbuilding
Offshore construction and shipbuilding - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Litigation and project work are the cornerstones of Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s practice. The β€˜academically strong’ Erik Brannsten represented West Oil Tools in contract disputes involving a temporary injunction. The β€˜pragmatic and commercial’ Jens Brede leads the team.

Leading individuals

Jens Brede - Kvale Advokatfirma DA

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 1

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

As β€˜one of the leading firms in Norway on petroleum law’, Kvale Advokatfirma DA β€˜stands out for its regulatory and litigation experience’; practice co-head Jens Brede is β€˜the go-to guy for oil litigation’. Contract specialist Yngve Bustnesli and offshore construction expert Erik Brannsten also jointly lead the department. Highlights included advising Dong Energy on its IPO, and representing Statoil in a dispute pertaining to the termination of a drilling contract. DNO, Total E&P Norge and Halvorsen Offshore are also clients.

Leading individuals

Jens Brede - Kvale Advokatfirma DA

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s full-service department is jointly led by telecoms expert Per-Kaare Svendsen and β€˜top IT and media practitioner’ Lars Trygve Jenssen. Recent highlights include advising Telia on its NOK2.3bn acquisition of Phonero, representing Broadnet in litigation against Telenor relating to access to sub-loop unbundling, and acting for Rockville Technologies in a dispute against Tidal relating to an unlawful termination of a licensing agreement. Thomas Farhang is recommended for telecoms work.

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