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Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
The ‘strong and client-friendly’ team at DLA Piper, led by Fredrik Lindblom, combines substantial experience in straight lending matters and complex financings with a robust regulatory practice. The department advises domestic and international clients including Norfund, Credit Suisse and Handelsbanken. Dag Thomas Hansson joined from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS.
Commercial, corporate and M&A
The ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic’ Fredrik Lykke heads the ‘highly professional’ team at DLA Piper, which can leverage the firm’s international network, and advises domestic and foreign clients. Kaare Oftedal recently advised Credit Suisse on its acquisition of a stake in Fosen Vind.
DLA Piper fields ‘a very skilled, attentive and client-focused team’ that provides ‘an excellent level of service’. Are Hunskaar leads the department, which was recently strengthened by the arrival of Aron Solheim and Arne Engesæth from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS and Wiersholm, respectively.
Arne Engesæth - DLA Piper
DLA Piper’s practice is headed by Runar Hansen, who has substantial experience in transport and insurance litigation. The team has leading expertise in construction litigation, where Are Hunskaar and Knud Knudsen were joined by Arne Engesæth, following his arrival from Wiersholm. Clients include Veidekke, AIG and Allianz Insurance.
DLA Piper’s practice has substantial international expertise and advises on all elements of employment law. Gunn Kristin Olimstad, who joined the firm in 2014 from Advokatfirmaet Steenstrup Stordrange DA, and department head Per Benonisen regularly handle complex restructurings and collective redundancy issues.
Insolvency and corporate recovery
DLA Piper’s practice head Egil Hatling is frequently appointed as administrator of bankruptcies by the Oslo Probate and Bankruptcy Court. Johan Ratvik, who handles insolvency matters and restructurings, is also recommended.
Intellectual property and TMT
Anders Lenborg leads the practice at DLA Piper, and is experienced in trade mark and copyright matters. Cecilie Haavik is recommended for IP litigation. Petter Bjerke joined from Advokatfirmaet Torkildsen & Co.
DLA Piper’s practice regularly handles large commercial and residential developments with a cross-border element; recent work includes advising Blackstone on its acquisition of a pan-European logistics property portfolio. Magnus Lutnæs heads the practice, which includes Bjørn Slaatta and recent arrival Thomas Rindahl Håkonsen, who joined from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS.