Banking and finance (including shipping finance) in Norway

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt ‘provides a very strong overall service with outstanding attentiveness to the client’s needs’. With a client roster of major banks and financial institutions and key expertise in rig and ship finance work, high-yield bond matters and refinancing projects, the practice’s sector expertise encompasses the shipping, offshore, private equity, oil and gas, real estate and infrastructure industries. Capital markets experts Viggo Bang-Hansen and Bjarne Rogdaberg jointly head up the department; Rogdaberg is also the primary contact for financial regulatory matters. Other noteworthy individuals include debt capital specialist Anders Gullåsen, offshore financing expert Camilla Skøie Mørkve and Thomas Dale in Bergen, who focuses on cross-border financings.

Practice head(s):

Viggo Bang-Hansen; Bjarne Rogdaberg

Other key lawyers:

Anders Gullåsen; Camilla Skøie Mørkve; Thomas Dale; Knut Bergo

Testimonials

‘They are highly skilled, easy to work with and always deliver on time.’

‘Schjødt provides a very strong overall service with outstanding attentiveness to the client’s needs in the various transactions. They provide very good availability and client attention.’

‘Camilla Skøie Mørkve: Fantastic to work with. Always available, listens to the clients needs and make sure that the project is well finished in all aspects.’

‘Camilla Skøie Mørkve is singular in her services safeguarding her client’s best interests. She always provides full attention to the case and will not rest until the deal is closed. She is a strong commercial negotiator.’

‘Knut Bergo is unparalleled in his legal knowledge and analytic depth, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Viggo Bang-Hansen is very commercial minded and a solid negotiator. He provides outstanding and clever advice.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Ocean Yield ASA

Pareto Securities

Clarkson Platou

Aker BioMarine AS

Arctic Securities

Euronext N.V.

BRAbank ASA

Vår Energi AS

DNO ASA

GSO Capital Partners

DNB Bank ASA

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Danske Bank A/S

Nordic Trustee AS

Work highlights

  • Acted for Nordea Bank Abp as agent and all secured lenders to the DOF ASA group and the DOF Subsea AS group on the refinancing and recapitalisation of an entire fleet of OSV and CSV vessels.
  • Advised Société Générale SA on its €575m sale of SG Finans AS to Nordea AB.
  • Assisting Ocean Yield with the financing of several vessels.

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche's team is noted for its expertise in the oil and gas sector, handling major production and exploration financing mandates. Other key areas of work for the group encompass aviation financings, real estate financing work and cross-border transactions. The team also provides regulatory and compliance advice to clients including banks, insurers, investment companies and asset managers. Practice head Trond Kildal specialises in debt financing work, reorganisations and refinancings. Siril Visnes, who advises lenders and borrowers on bilateral and syndicated financings, joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS in mid-2020.

Practice head(s):

Trond Kildal

Other key lawyers:

Karl Rosén; Paul Sveinsson; Vidar Løhre; Siril Visnes

Testimonials

‘I would like to recommend Siril Visnes. Her knowledge and understanding of the banking sector and products are to my experience exceptional. Siril was our external lawyer in a rather complex and innovative transaction, which she guided us through with a steady hand. Quick response, strong communication skills, ability to see connections in complex cases.’

‘Vidar Løhre is very knowledgeable within the sectors that we have used AdeB in and the reason for why they have been chosen.’

Key clients

Swedbank AB

DNB Markets ASA

DNB Bank ASA

Sparebank 1 Markets

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)

Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS

Danske Bank A/S

Citibank N.A., London Branch

Altera Shuttle Tankers LLC

Palmarium Group

Fisketransport AS

Frøy Rederi AS

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel for DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, and Sparebank 1 Markets on the negotiation, drafting, issuance and completion of OKEA AS’ $120m secured bond issuance.
  • Advised on all aspects of the negotiation, drafting, completion and listing of Altera Shuttle Tankers’ $125m green bond issuance.
  • Assisted Glommen Mjøsen SA with the financing of its acquisition of 22% of the shares in Moelven Industrier ASA through the exercise of pre-emptive rights.

BAHR

With an excellent track record in banking transactional work, BAHR is a top choice for international mandates and innovative deals: the group handled Norway's first reservoir-based lending transactions. The practice is a leading player for covered bonds and advised on the country's first issuance of green bonds. The group also has a notably strong regulatory offering, and is at the forefront of shadow banking initiatives and operations in which non-banking financial intermediaries seek to carry out traditional banking functions outside the traditional system. Practice head Richard Sjøqvist is a key name for high-value international restructuring matters, and Rolf Johan Ringdal is the primary contact for the department's shipping and offshore finance team.

Practice head(s):

Richard Sjøqvist

Other key lawyers:

Rolf Johan Ringdal; Peter Hammerich; Audun Nedrelid; Markus Nilsen

Testimonials

‘Have many years of experience in the highest level of cases both with regard to profile and complexity. Norway’s strongest team with regard to covered bonds with a unique insight of all aspects for covered bond issuers from lending programs to ISDA to more operative issues within the same team.’

‘In-depth knowledge about the banking sector and regulation. They are able to explain complex issues in an understandable way, to ensure that the client makes the right decisions.’

‘Audun Nedrelid and Richard Sjøqvist: Very experienced, strong sector and product knowledge, efficient.’

‘The people we work with at BAHR are dedicated and follow up the discussion points we have and deliver clear advice, and help us to find the best possible solution. They are easy to get hold of and answer questions fast, which is valuable.’

‘BAHR has a highly skilled and professional team with a solid overview over the complexities around international loan programmes. As well as having the professional overview, the team also possess a good overview of the issuers’ needs and capabilities in addition to good cooperative skills towards other important participants in the EMTN process.’

‘Markus Nilsen is the current partner in charge of covered bonds. He is always available, very knowledgeable, hands on and flexible, but with integrity, and a very nice person to work with.’

‘Strong sector knowledge, efficient and can allocate large teams to a case.’

‘They know their subject, deliver on time and are easy to communicate with.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Apb

DNB Group

Sparebank 1 Gruppen

Danske Bank A/S

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Norvestor Equity

Aker Group (incl. Aker Solutions, Akastor, Kværner, Aker Pensjonskasse, and Aker Insurance)

HitecVision Advisory

Argentum Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Assisted OSE-listed Kværner ASA with a new, five-year NOK2bn multicurrency revolving credit facility for refinancing existing debt, with DNB Markets and Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Norge acting as coordinating mandated lead arrangers, bookrunners and coordinators.
  • Assisted DNB Bank ASA as agent to a senior secured syndicate of banks with a new $525m loan facility to drilling rig operator Odfjell, secured via first priority mortgages over drilling rigs Deepsea Atlantic and Deepsea Stavanger, along with a $100m junior facility and related intercreditor agreement.
  • Acted for Nets on the divestment of its account-to-account based payment services to MasterCard.

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS' full-service banking and finance practice handles a broad range of matters, including syndicated corporate financings, acquisition, project and asset finance work, and real estate financings, and also contains a leading insolvency team. The regulatory group is recognised for its work on innovative structures and advises on direct lending issues for insurers and pension funds; it has also assisted with the set-up of new financial institutions. Practice head Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl focuses on asset-backed financings, and project and acquisition financings, while Hans Haugstad, who advises banks, financial institutions and investors, is noted for his expertise in cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl

Other key lawyers:

Hans Haugstad; Einar Grette; Halvor Mansåker

Testimonials

‘The team is very solution-oriented and a good discussion partner. Very knowledgeable and service-minded.’

‘Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl is trustworthy, calm in stressful situations and solutions-oriented.’

Key clients

DNB Bank ASA

Nordea Bank

Danske Bank

Svenska Handelsbanken

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

GIEK (Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency)

Pareto Securities

ABG Sundal Collier

Nordic Corporate Bank ASA

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

Pareto Alternative Investments AS

Storebrand ASA

Sparebank1 Gruppen AS

Eksportkreditt Norge AS

Sparebank 1 SR-Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised key members of Nasdaq OMX on the fallout of a multibillion member default on derivative trades.
  • Acted for investment bank DNB Bank ASA and Nordic Trustee AS as bond trustee on the senior secured NOK850m bond issuance by Benchmark Holdings Plc.
  • Assisted Clarksons Platou Securities AS and Danske Bank as managers with a $150m convertible bond issuance, put in place in conjunction with a private placement raising proceeds of approximately NOK2.5bn for Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

Wiersholm

The ‘knowledgeable, hands-on and service-minded’ team at Wiersholm is jointly led by project finance and insolvency specialist Kaare Sverdrup, ship finance expert Kristine Hasle and Atle Gabrielsen, who focuses on debt financing work. The group acts for a variety of domestic and international borrower and lender clients including Nordea Bank, Handelsbanken and Swedbank. Managing associate Petter Thomren Moltu is also a key name to note for project and acquisition financing work and issues in the oil and gas sector.

Practice head(s):

Kaare Sverdrup; Kristine Hasle; Atle Gabrielsen

Other key lawyers:

Petter Thomren Moltu

Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. Delivers on time and always open to discussions.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable, hands-on and service-minded.’

Key clients

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Handelsbanken

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA

DNB Bank ASA

Nordea Bank Abp

Maritime & Merchant Bank ASA

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Danske Bank A/S

Swedbank AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of 25 banks, including BNP Paribas as bookrunner and sole underwriter, on a $6bn senior secured credit facility to Vår Energi AS.
  • Acted as Norwegian counsel to Sector Alarm Holding AS on an English law governed €590m term loan and €100m revolving facility facilities agreement.
  • Assisted Avance Gas with a $515m syndicated facilities agreement.

Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is particularly known for advising banking clients, with key segments of the practice's work including shipping and offshore financings, asset finance mandates, corporate lending and Norwegian bond transactions. Ole Andenæs leads the embedded financial regulatory practice, which has a strong offering in the insurance industry and handles securities law and international alternative investment funds. Lars-Erik Østerbø, who has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions, jointly heads up the wider department with Stian Tande Mortensen, who focuses on high-yield bond issuances and international borrowing programmes. Johan Rasmussen is noted for assisting international and domestic banks with asset-backed transactions.

Practice head(s):

Stian Tande Mortensen; Lars-Erik Østerbø; Ole Andenæs

Other key lawyers:

Johan Rasmussen

Testimonials

‘Extremely solid team when it comes to knowledge, a service mindset and initiative. They add a lot of value in complex structures and problem solving and in addition to excellent legal advice, they are also able to add great value in strategic and commercial questions because of their in-depth knowledge of the businesses of their clients. The team is also excellent when it comes to project management and they always take command to move processes forwards and in the right direction.’

‘Very knowledgeable and highly professional team. Is able to see the commercial view and also advise on what is important and not so important.’

‘Highly professional, always willing to help, provides both excellent commercial and legal advice and coordinates in a good manner in restructurings/re-financings.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Credit Suisse AG

Danske Bank A/S

DNB Bank ASA

Eksportkreditt Norge AS

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Maritime & Merchant Bank ASA

Nordea Bank Abp

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of lenders with DNB Bank ASA as agent on several term, revolving and trade finance facilities to Borr Drilling Ltd. in an aggregate amount of $450m.
  • Advised a syndicate of lenders with DNB Bank ASA as an agent on the NOK4.7bn financing of the acquisition of Norled AS, a major Norwegian ferry company.
  • Advising a consortium of five investment banks arranging Ocean Yield’s $125m corporate hybrid bond issuance in the Nordic high-yield bond market.

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

The banking and finance practice at Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS primarily focuses on three key areas: asset-backed financings focused on vessels, rigs and aircraft; corporate financing work; and financial regulatory matters. The department also contains an insolvency and restructuring team and handles acquisition financings, general corporate financing mandates, bond financing issues, and leasings. Hans-Christian Donjem is key to the group's growing renewable energy project financing work, and jointly leads the team with Bjørn Olav Torpp, who has extensive experience advising private equity houses.

Practice head(s):

Hans-Christian Donjem; Bjørn Olav Torpp

Other key lawyers:

Peter Brechan; Ellen Schult Ulriksen

Testimonials

‘Peter Brechan is very responsive, commercial and knowledgeable in the areas of asset management, fund distribution and financial services in particular.’

Key clients

Santander Consumer Bank AS

Capillar Equity

Bank2 ASA

FSN Capital

Sparebank1 SMN

Jyske Bank A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Axactor SE

ABN Amro Bank N.V.

BlackRock Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised BlackRock on the critical amendment of the facilities agreement for the construction of the wind farm Guleslettene.
  • Advised Axactor SE on the successful €425m refinancing of its facilities agreement spanning seven jurisdictions.
  • Advised Ferd on the financing of its acquisition of Infotjenester Group AS and the subsequent refinancing of the group.

SANDS

Ylva Cornelia Axelsen heads up the banking and finance practice at SANDS, leveraging her considerable expertise in the shipping, offshore, oil services and cruise industries. In addition to its strong reputation in the maritime sector, the team has significant experience in real estate financing work; other key areas of work include loan transactions, trading agreements, investment products and treasury transactions, as well as financial services regulatory mandates. The group also has a niche in advisory work covering projects and investments into Africa.

Practice head(s):

Ylva Cornelia Axelsen

Other key lawyers:

Stein Hegdal; Marit Kirkhusmo; Oddbjorn Slinning

Key clients

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Helaba

Sparebanken Møre

SpareBank 1 SMN

ING Capital

Macquarie Bank

ABN Amro Capital USA

Fearnleys Business Management and Angelo Gordon

Eldon Holding

Intertrust (Norway)

Work highlights

  • Acted as Norwegian legal counsel to ABN Amro, Macquarie Bank and a syndicate of financial institutions as lenders on a $414m senior secured pre and post-delivery financing to Teekay Offshore.
  • Acted as local counsel for ING Capital USA and a syndicate of financial institutions on a $100m senior secured financing provided to Teekay Offshore LLP for general corporate and working capital purposes.
  • Acted for shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen as borrower on financing arrangements associated with the company’s group-wide reorganisation.

Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS

Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS has a strong focus on shipping finance work, and excels in bank and bond restructurings in the shipping and shipbuilding sector. The practice also handles real estate finance and acquisition finance mandates, and has a notable reputation for banking regulatory work. Practice head Bernt Olav Steinland provides regulatory counsel to numerous financial services clients, including savings banks, banking alliances, investment companies and asset managers; he also has significant experience acting in proceedings before the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway and the Ministry of Finance.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Olav Steinland

Other key lawyers:

Per Morten Christiansen; Tor Herdlevær

Key clients

DNB Bank

DNB Markets Debt Capital Markets

Danske Bank

Pareto Securities

Sparebanken Vest

SpareBank 1 SMN

The Eika Alliance

Haugesund Sparebank

Aurskog Sparebank

Ekornes QM Holding

Infront

Nemaska Lithium

Work highlights

  • Advised SpareBank 1 SMN as agent on behalf of itself, Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane, Sparebanken Møre and GIEK as lenders, in connection with several complex building financings for existing and new projects of Havyard Group, the Norway-based shipyard company.
  • Advised the Eika Alliance on the development of a new governance model.
  • Advised Danske Bank on an amendment process related to its engagement with NRC Group linked to NRC’s divestment of its design operations to SwecoB.

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a key choice for shipping and aviation finance work, acting for a broad roster of clients including banks, corporates and financial services entities, arrangers and trustees. The practice also handles project and acquisition financing and the full range of general lending and financing work, encompassing syndicated lending, leveraged lending, refinancing and restructuring mandates. The department also houses a financial services regulatory team, advising on corporate governance issues, compliance matters and alternative investment structures. Peter Aall Simonsen, Halvor Klingenberg and Eivind Eliassen jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Peter Aall Simonsen; Halvor Klingenberg; Eivind Eliassen

Other key lawyers:

Christine Rødsæther

Testimonials

‘SVW has a large banking and finance group and we use them regularly for various types of financings, including shipping finance. They are experienced and effective and they are particularly strong on understanding the commercial aspects of a financing.’

‘In addition to being effective, attentive and hardworking, Halvor Klingenberg is strong on both the legal and commercial aspects of a transaction. He definitely has the qualities we are looking for when engaging lawyers.’

‘Good knowledge of the business. Highly skilled lawyers at all levels.’

‘SVW has a longstanding practice in acting for banks in ship finance matters, and has deep-rooted relationships with a number of ship finance lenders. The practice is much more than a banking practice – the team has very considerable experience and expertise in lending in the context of the shipping and offshore industries. This commercial knowledge and understanding provides the team with a real edge, not always present in other firms/teams. This includes the fact that SVW has a strong (broader) shipping transactional and disputes practice.’

‘Peter Aall Simonsen is very knowledgeable (both as to legal and commercial matters in the shipping and offshore industries), has great relationships with his lender clients, and always provides well-grounded, focused and commercial advice.’

‘We mainly work with Christine Rødsæther and as such my comments are mainly applicable to her work. Christine is efficient, available, prompt and highly qualified. She has in-depth market knowledge and provides practical advice on basis hereof.’

‘We are especially pleased with Halvor Klingenberg. In addition to being effective, attentive and hardworking, he is strong on both the legal and commercial aspects of a transaction. Halvor definitely has the qualities we are looking for when engaging lawyers.’

Key clients

DNB Bank ASA

Nordea Bank Abp

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Swedbank AB

Litorina V Investment AB

ING Bank N.V.

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

The Norwegian State Export Credit Agency

The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK)

Katapult

Prime Capital AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Swedish private equity house Litorina on the financing related to its acquisition of the Klinikk for Alle group.
  • Advised DNB as agent and lender on credit facilities to Varanger Kraftvind for the purpose of wind farm project financing.
  • Assisted the airline Norwegian Air Shuttle and its Irish subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets DAC with the financing of 27 Airbus 320 Neo aircraft.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper acts on a broad variety of financing matters, encompassing bilateral and syndicated bank lending work, asset financings, export finance issues and financial services regulatory mandates. With access to the firm's extensive global network, the team is well-positioned to handle work for international banking clients. Practice head Børge A. Grøttjord has considerable experience in public infrastructure and property acquisition finance matters, and Erik Ramm handles transactions, loan work and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Børge A. Grøttjord

Other key lawyers:

Erik Ramm; Fredrik Lindblom; Camilla Wollan

Testimonials

‘They are dedicated and do not answer until they have cross-checked. They manage to include us in all processes and act in a way that makes us 100% comfortable.’

‘A proactive approach with respect to the counterparty, a strong capacity to early detect legal hidden risks attached to the transactions, combined with brilliant problem-solving skills.’

‘Mr. Børge Grøttjord assisted us in a very wide, competent, sharp way, explaining peculiarities of local law, adapting it to international market practice, and remaining always available for any request of clarification.’

Key clients

KLP

Danske Bank

BNP Paribas

UniCredit

Credit Suisse

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

Telenor

SEB

Bank Norwegian

Handelsbanken

Salmar

AF Gruppen

Work highlights

  • Advised Nordic Trustee on the issuance of cross-border $100m senior secured bonds.
  • Advised Danske Bank on the restructuring of the global financing of a leading owner and operator of four passenger vessels with routes in the Nordic region.
  • Advised UniCredit on entering into a cross-border $2.3bn receivables financing facility agreement covering the jurisdictions of Norway, Italy and the US.

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

Andreas Myrstad leads the banking practice at Advokatfirmaet Grette AS, which stands out in the market for its expertise in financings in the real estate sector, including both bond and bank financings. The team regularly acts for government infrastructure companies, with extensive experience advising on the financing of PPP projects, and handling financial and payment services regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Myrstad

Other key lawyers:

Erik Alsvik Skogsbakken; Johan Christian Kongsli

Testimonials

‘Great service and response times. Very good quality on legal matters and a great help to us.’

‘High speed of service and excellent professional expertise.’

‘High-quality advice. Proactive approach and creative solutions. Service-minded and accessible.’

‘Erik Alsvik Skogbakken provides well considered advice that takes into consideration not only the legal questions, but also how they impact the issuers business, capital markets transactions etc. Relative to competitors, Erik takes the time to really think through his responses and prepare for all discussions.’

Key clients

SpareBank 1 Markets AS

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

Avinor AS

Moelven Industrier ASA

Norske tog

Eltel AB

Global Growth Capital S.a.r.l.

Pareto Bank ASA

Caterpillar Financial Services AS

HSBC Bank Plc

Ing Bank N.V.

Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

JOOL Markets AS

BN Bank ASA

Danske Bank

Goldman Sachs International

Gefion Group A/S

Småkraft AS

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal counsel to Avinor AS on entering into a Norwegian law-governed NOK4bn revolving credit facility agreement with DNB Bank ASA as facility agent.
  • Advised Moelven Industrier ASA on entering into three bilateral revolving credit facility agreements with DNB Bank ASA, Handelsbanken, Norwegian branch and Danske Bank, Norwegian branch, with a total amount of NOK1.6bn as well as a NOK200m term loan facility agreement with Nordic Investment Bank.
  • Assisted investment bank SpareBank 1 Markets AS with a NOK100m high-yield bond issuance by a real estate company.

CMS Kluge

Kluge Advokatfirma AS' banking and finance practice has a strong offering for clients in the oil and gas, construction, fishing and fish farming sectors. Other key areas of work include acquisition and project financings, and restructurings, while the regulatory team advises banks, investment funds and start-ups, particularly in the fintech space. Dag Thomas Hansson has significant expertise in real estate and energy sector financings; he jointly heads up the department with Snorre Haukali.

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s ‘highly responsive’ practice saw notable growth in 2020 with the recruitment of transactional expert Hillevi Myrhe and insolvency specialist Jon Skjørshammer from SANDS. The group also includes team leader Stine Snertingdalen, who focuses on restructuring and insolvency mandates; Christian Stang Våland, who acts for a range of Norwegian savings banks; and Jostein Moen, who regularly handles ship finance matters. Notable clients include Arctic Securities, Danske Bank and the bankruptcy estate of Norske Skog.

Practice head(s):

Stine Snertingdalen

Other key lawyers:

Hillevi Myrhe; Jon Skjørshammer; Christian Stang Våland; Jostein Moen

Testimonials

‘The firm is highly responsive with a broad commercial understanding. The team consists of highly qualified lawyers. In addition, the firm’s focus on work-life balance reflects positively on how it executes its assignments and is something that is important for us as clients.’

‘Service minded, knowledgeable, thorough and quick deliverance.’

‘Ability to see the whole picture. Works fast and does not involve unnecessary people in the process (with associated increased costs). Well-founded and well-thought-out advice.’

‘Jostein Moen is very knowledgeable and has a friendly and positive manner, which makes him very pleasant to work with.’

‘We have been particularly pleased with Stine Snertingdalen.’

Key clients

Arctic Securities

Collector Bank

Danske Bank

DNB Bank

GIEK

Finans 2

SpareBank 1 Østlandet

Skue Sparebank

Sparebank 1 SR-Bank

Romsdal Sparebank

Valdres Sparebank

Norske Skog bankruptcy estate

Indre Sogn Sparebank

Aurland Sparebank

Vik Sparebank

Bank 2

Work highlights

  • Advised UK-based Dixons Carphone in connection with a new £266m revolving credit facility from a syndicate of international banks, involving complex and cross-border issues.
  • Assisted Skue Sparebank with its merger with Hønefoss Sparebank.
  • Advised Collector Bank on regulatory matters and several loan facilities including the financing of Dale of Norway.