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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

BRYGGEGATA 6, PO BOX 1548 VIKA, 0117 OSLO, NORWAY
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Work +47 23 11 00 00
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Fax +47 23 11 00 01
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www.kluge.no
Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger

Norway

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

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Kluge Advokatfirma AS is highly regarded for its project financing advice, particularly on shipping and offshore equipment mandates; the team acted for Marine Harvest on the refinancing of its syndicated loan facilities and assisted DVB Bank America with the refinancing of three ferries. Snorre Haukali leads the department.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Kluge Advokatfirma AS leverages its strength in the offshore and energy sectors to advise a client roster including Reach Subsea, which the group assisted with a private placement and restructuring. Avinor and Marine Harvest are also clients. Atle Degré leads the team.

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

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Kluge Advokatfirma AS leverages its ‘exceptionally strong Stavanger base’ to act for clients in the oil and energy sector. In a recent highlight, the team advised Wärtsilä Norway on the divestment of its non-core electrical drives business to The Switch Finland; it also counts Wintershall Norge, WorleyParsons and BR Industrier as clients. Team head Per Kristian Ramsland acts for venture funds, Thomas Abrahamsen is ‘incredibly knowledgeable’ and Snorre Haukali is ‘highly dedicated to the task at hand’.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Kluge Advokatfirma ASsits at the top of the tree’ for advice across the full spectrum of infrastructure and property development projects; recent highlights include acting for Bane Nor in a disruption claim against Skanska relating to a railway construction contract, and assisting AF Gruppen with several power plant projects. Espen Nyland leads the Oslo team and has ‘unbeatable industry knowledge’ and Lars Ivar Nyland is ‘a superior practitioner’; Samuel Skrunes and Grethe Gullhaug are the key names in Bergen and Stavanger respectively.

Leading individuals

Espen Nyland - Kluge Advokatfirma AS

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Under the leadership of Christian Galtung, Kluge Advokatfirma AS’ ‘excellent and dedicated’ department fields several key practitioners including Steffen Asmundsson, Amund Noss and Harald Kobbe. Statnett and Total E&P Norge are clients; Noss represented the latter in a tax case relating to delayed LNG deliveries.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Kluge Advokatfirma AS’ ‘professionally strong’ group counts public procurement team head Gro Amdal and EU law department head Bjørnar Alterskjær as key individuals. The group has a substantial public sector client base.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Kluge Advokatfirma AS’ ‘highly pragmatic and efficient’ team handles key employment issues for public sector and oil and gas clients; examples include Wintershall Norge, OneSubsea Processing and Odfjell Management. The ‘service-orientedMarco Lilli, Nina Sandnes, Anders Stenbrenden and the ‘experienced and practicalJohan Krabbe-Knudsen receive praise. Marianne Higson retired.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Operating from its Stavanger office, Kluge Advokatfirma AS’ team has expertise acting for financially distressed companies; the group advised Sønnichsen on its bankruptcy and assisted Simex with its restructuring attempts prior to bankruptcy. Per Kristian Ramsland leads the group, which also includes associate partner Hans Ingvald Stensholdt.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

At Kluge Advokatfirma AS, practice head Thomas Rieber-Mohn acted for Norsk Tipping in a trade mark dispute; Kyrre Tangen Andersen handles IP issues for offshore sector clients; and Steffen Asmundsson is recommended for contentious matters.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Led from Stavanger by Thomas Abrahamsen, Kluge Advokatfirma AS’ practice is ‘very solution oriented and conscious of the practical considerations of the clients, allowing it to provide full and comprehensive support across the full spectrum of the field’. Audun Stornes and Amund Noss are names to note. Recent work includes advising Edison Norge on the sale of its interest in the Dvalin field.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Key areas of expertise for the ‘commercially oriented’ team at Kluge Advokatfirma AS include planning matters, lease contract transactions, property sales and purchases, real estate financings and development projects. Noteworthy names include Tarjei Pedersen, Øystein Henriksen and Oslo team head Naja Dannow.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Amund Noss and Frode Olsen jointly lead Kluge Advokatfirma AS’ tax litigation and advisory groups respectively. The group is highly regarded for its contentious expertise, and has a notable focus on the petroleum sector; clients include ConocoPhillips Norge, Total E&P Norge and Dong E&P Norge.

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Norway

Offices in Stavanger, Oslo, and Bergen

Legal Developments by:
Kluge Advokatfirma AS

  • Norway not included when short sale regulations in EU take effect 1 November 2012

    From 1 November 2012 EU Regulation 236/2012 on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps will come into effect. Although the Regulation is within the scope of the EEA Agreement, Norway has not implemented the EU Regulation. Based on unofficial information from the Norwegian authorities, we expect the implementation process to be delayed until at least late 2013. Meanwhile, existing rules on short sale in Norway will continue to apply for transactions performed on the Norwegian market. 
    - Kluge Advokatfirma DA

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