Sven Iver Steen > Arntzen de Besche > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Arntzen de Besche
PO BOX 2734
0204 OSLO

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insurance

Sven Iver Steen leads the full service insurance department at Arntzen de Besche, which acts for a range of insurance companies on professional liability and D&O mandates and transactional issues, and is notably active in the oil and gas, offshore, shipping and aviation sectors. Other clients include brokers, agents and corporate policyholders. Litigator Andreas Nordby also contributes to the practice, as does Karl Rosén, who focuses on regulatory matters, and Kåre I Moljord, who handles non-life insurance law, professional liability and D&O work, and insurance litigation.

Norway > Employment

Arntzen de Besche’s ‘knowledgeable’ practice is ‘good at grasping the challenge and core of the situation and providing well-weighted legal advice, which is easy to understand and implement’. Knut-Marius Sture leads the practice, taking over the role from Håvard Sandnes, who has notable expertise in contentious and transactional employment work. Other noteworthy individuals include Sven Iver Steen, who is a key name for pension law matters; Frode Martin Toftevåg, who handles employment disputes and joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS in 2019; and public sector and pensions specialist Ingeborg Moen Borgerud. The department also excels in collective labour law issues and international mandates alongside expertise in the aviation, oil and gas, public, media, industry and construction sectors. Other notable team changes include Christian Backe’s recruitment from BAHRMira Tengesdal Torstenbø‘s recruitment from Haver Advokatfirma ASTron Dalheim’s departure to Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, and Lars Holo’s retirement.

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Arntzen de Besche’s ‘always available’ team has ‘strong industry insight in the oil and gas sector’ and regularly handles exploration and production financing work. The group is also singled out for its notable expertise in cross-border financings, aviation finance work, shipping and offshore financing matters and regulatory knowledge. Trond Kildal heads up the practice and is a specialist in debt financing work. Paul Sveinsson is a key name for aircraft financing mandates and Sven Iver Steen focuses on regulatory issues. The group also saw substantial change in 2019 with regulatory specialist Karl Rosén and oil and gas expert Vidar Løhre joining from Advokatfirmaet Grette AS and Wikborg Rein respectively, and Atle Gabrielsen departing to Wiersholm.