BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

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Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance) Tier 1

Acting for an impressive client roster that includes both lenders and borrowers, BAHR stands out for its large team and strength in large-scale domestic and cross-border transactions. Richard Sjøqvist leads the firm’s overall finance group, while Ida Marie Windrup heads up the banking sub-division. Sjøqvist has a broad practice that covers syndicated lending, acquisition finance. and finance regulatory work, while Windrup, who is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Norway, has particular strength in handling financings in the maritime sector. Markus Nilssen takes point on structured finance work.

Practice head(s):

Richard Sjøqvist; Ida Marie Windrup

Other key lawyers:

Markus Nilssen; Peter Hammerich; Magnus Tønseth


‘Team with excellent cooperation abilities.’

‘They have a broad team of experts and also sufficient capacity to stagger cases well and give them required priority.’

‘Ida Marie Windrup is our new go-to partner at BAHR. She provides excellent service to banks and is very hands-on. She is always ready to discuss complex issues and turn the table in our favour in discussions with borrowers.’

‘The team is efficient and delivers on time.’

‘Strong knowledge of what terms are usually acceptable, able to advise on negotiation strategy.’

Key clients

DNB Group

Sparebank 1 Gruppen


Sparebanken Vest

Sparebanken Sør

Export Finance Norway (Eksfin)


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Nordea Bank Abp

Norvestor Equity

Aker Group

HitecVision Advisory

Argentum Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Assisted Aker Solutions ASA with the refinancing of its NOK3bn corporate RCF, which is being provided by 10 European banks.
  • Assisted DNB as agent and security agent in connection with NOK4.2bn revolving credit financing for Kredinor AS in connection with its merger with the Modhi Finance-group.
  • Assisted SalMar with raising NOK14.5bn in new debt facilities in connection with a large and complex public M&A transaction involving five publicly listed companies.

Norway > Capital markets Tier 1

Fielding a team of ‘hardcore negotiators,’ BAHR remains a market-leading presence in the Norwegian capital markets space, routinely assisting clients on large and complex international transactions. Hailed by clients as ‘the best law firm in Norway within this field’, the team is jointly led by Richard Sjøqvist and Lars Knem Christie; Sjøqvist heads up the firm's banking and finance practice and takes point on large debt capital markets matters, while ‘trailblazer’ Christie is the key contact for IPOs and share offerings. Audun Nedrelid is recommended for high-value bond issuances, while Markus Nilssen has a special focus on financial regulation.

Practice head(s):

Lars Knem Christie; Richard Sjøqvist

Other key lawyers:


‘The best law firm in Norway within this field.’

‘Lars Knem Christie is one of the most talented attorneys I have worked with; his ability to quickly digest very complex information and to respond with a fulsome analysis is a great strength. A trailblazer in the Norwegian capital market. We could not ask for better representation.’

‘The team shows great legal skill in combination with commercial insight and understanding. Delivers fast and in high quality.’

‘Lars Knem Christie is particularly service-minded and proactive in dealing with issues arising throughout processes.’

‘Extremely dedicated with ample resources and ability to stand out as hardcore negotiators in complex issues.’

‘Team has a great pulse on the relevant capital markets and activities which may be relevant to us as a client. In addition, BAHR has shown a unique ability to analyse, reflect and resolve a broad spectrum of different topics for us as an issuer.’

‘Lars Knem Christie has proven to be dependable, proactive and solution-oriented in an efficient manner – especially when time is of the essence. And overall, his advice, trustworthiness and pleasant persona are of great value to us as a client.’

‘Audun Nedrelid is experienced, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. He has a good understanding of what contract terms are possible to achieve in the market and holds a steady hand on the wheel while catering for a good process for all stakeholders involved.’

Key clients


Aker Group

Pareto Securities

Norwegian Energy Company

DNB Bank and DNB Markets

Norwegian Air Shuttle




Cool Company Ltd


ABG Sundal Collier

Nordic Trustee

Morgan Stanley

JP Morgan

Norconsult Holding

Energy Drilling

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal adviser to OSE-listed seafood giant SalMar ASA in connection with a large and complex public M&A transaction involving five publicly listed companies.
  • Acted as lead legal adviser to PGS on the issuance of a new $450m senior secured Nordic high-yield bond with a four-year tenor.
  • Recently assisted Aker ASA in connection with several issuances of green bonds for a total of around NOK3bn.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

BAHR fields an excellent corporate and M&A practice, which is ‘very solution oriented‘ and has particular expertise in private equity transactions as well as sector-specific knowledge in the oil and energy, real estate and infrastructure industries. Practice head Øystein Guvåg specialises in M&A transactions and private equity matters, while Lars Kristian Sande is the deputy head of the practice and an expert in advising both private equity and industrial investors on telecoms and technology transactions. Svein Gerhard Simonnæs, Robin Bakken and Lars Knem Christie are all key contacts for public M&A. The group also includes the private equity expert Børre Sofus Arnet, Jon Christian Thaulow, who is particularly experienced in the energy related industries, and Erik Langseth, who focuses on M&A and real estate transactions. Anne Dahl Frisak, who particularly focuses on M&A within the shipping, aquaculture and offshore sectors, is also a key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Øystein Guvåg; Lars Kristian Sande


‘They are always there to help when we need it.’

‘They have a unique knowledge of our company.’

‘Very good and professional team. Nice and down to earth people that are very solution oriented, which is surprisingly unique.’

‘High competence on our industry. Focused on business impact. Flexible and proactive in making sure all key tasks are handled.’

Key clients

Arctic Securities

Aker, including its affiliates, Aker Solutions, Aker BP, Aker Energy, Aker Horizons

SalMar ASA

Explore Equity

Norvestor Equity (and portfolio companies)


HitecVision (and portfolio companies)


Turnstone Private Equity


Equip Capital



DNB Bank


Work highlights

  • Advised an investor consortium consisting of Hafslund Eco AS, HitecVision and Infranode on the acquisition of Fortum’s 50% stake in Fortum Oslo Varme AS (now Hafslund Oslo Celsio AS), the largest supplier of district heating in Norway.
  • Advised Aker Solutions on its agreements with SLB (formerly Schlumberger) and Subsea7 to combine Aker Solutions’ and SLB’s subsea oil and gas businesses into a joint venture to be owned by Aker Solutions, SLB and Subsea 7.
  • Advised SalMar on a large and complex public M&A transaction, involving five listed companies, and resulting in a major structural change to some of Norway’s largest salmon farming companies.

Norway > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The ‘high-quality’ disputes team at BAHR has extensive expertise across all areas of commercial litigation, regularly handling high-value M&A disputes, contentious insolvency matters, and shareholder disputes for an impressive roster of clients. Combining ‘expert‘ litigators with subject-matter specialists across Norway’s biggest industries, the team attracts praise for its interdisciplinary work, a core pillar of the practice. The group has also seen a recent increase in cases concerning professional liability. Atle Skaldebø-Rød heads up the team and has a broad contentious practice, while Jan Jansen is renowned for his tax litigation expertise. Another key name here is Simen Skjold Søgaard, who is also recommended for competition law matters. Thomas K. Svensen handles energy sector litigation and arbitration, while Sam E. Harris takes point on construction and real estate-related disputes. Sofie Komissar left the firm in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Atle Skaldebø-Rød


‘The team is highly professional and have an excellent commercial understanding of our industry. BAHR has put together a high-quality team that is always reachable.’

‘The individuals we work with are highly professional and all excellent individuals. They are service-minded and hands-on when working a case.’

‘Simen Skjold Søgaard stands out as an individual who has an in-depth understanding of the tax law, processes and procedures in Norway. He is highly attentive, responsive and experienced and provides an exceptional level of service to clients.’

They were well prepared, and they managed to make me feel safe. My assessment is that we have done what was possible in this case.’

‘The BAHR practice is exceptional in the way they organise the work. Experts of dispute resolution are combined with experts in the industry.’

‘Very reliable, competent, and intelligent, and responds quickly when I need to have a discussion.’

‘Interdisciplinary team when needed. Good knowledge about our industry.’

‘Thomas Svendsen. Good knowledge, available when needed, strategic, updated.’

Key clients


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

AINMT Holdings AB and Ice Group Scandinavia Holdings AS

Höegh Eiendom AS

Asset Buyout Partners AS

Coast Seafood AS

Sognekraft AS

Future Production Holding AS

OMV (Norge) AS

Hurtigruten Coastal AS


Norsk Tipping AS

Zachariasbryggen AS

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions Norway AS

Work highlights

  • Representing Coast Seafood AS in a number of cases against Blom Gruppen AS, Blom Fiskeoppdrett AS and Firda Seafood Group AS valued at NOK1.75bn.
  • Acted as legal counsel to OMV (Norge) AS, part of Vienna Stock Exchange-listed Austrian oil and gas specialist OMV, in relation to a deferred compensation dispute arising out of a tie-in agreement on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
  • Acting for Norsk Tipping AS in relation to a claim brought by Maltese-based gaming company EveryMatrix Ltd. following a tender and negotiations for a complex contract for Norsk Tipping’s ID and payment platform.

Norway > Employment Tier 1

BAHR fields a broad and competent employer-focused practice, and provides an ‘outstanding professional standard‘ on pensions issues and matters relating to the financial sector. The practice is headed up by the ‘exceptionalTarjei Thorkildsen, who is sought after for his expertise on pensions and cross-border employment issues, regularly acting for international blue-chip companies; while deputy head Tor Olav Carlsen, who was recently promoted to partner, acts for a diverse group of employers and senior executives. The team also includes Margrethe Meder, who has particular experience in issues relating to hiring, working time, redundancies and lay-offs; Peter Hammerich, who is a pensions expert; and Børre Sofus Arnet, who works closely with private equity clients.

Practice head(s):

Tarjei Thorkildsen; Tor Olav Carlsen


‘Outstanding professional standard, honest when cases are difficult, and clear if they think the case cannot be won, and always creative when it comes to finding new, surprising solutions.’

‘BAHR definitely has the most competent employment team in Norway. The team also collaborates with other teams in BAHR if needed. The employment team has excellent knowledge both regarding individual and collective employment law.’

‘The very best in their legal field in Norway.’

‘Very good knowledge of our industry and also high competence on the specific subjects that we have need for support on.’

‘Problem-solving oriented combined with high professional quality that leads to concrete results.’

‘Tarjei Thorkildsen is a long standing exceptional individual in the firm. The go-to guy with complicated matters.’

‘Margrethe Meder is an outstanding lawyer. She is efficient, “street smart,” and has brilliant knowledge within every aspect of employment law. She also has a pleasant being, thus is also an excellent negotiator and daily adviser. In my opinion Margrethe is without a doubt Norway’s most skilled employment lawyer.’

‘Tor Olav Carlsen is noteworthy for his negotiations skills and business mindset.’

Key clients

The Employer’s Association Spekter

Aker Group

Norwegian Air

Sval Energi

CHC Helikopterservice


Aker BP

Color Line

IKEA Norge

Work highlights

  • Providing litigation services and legal advice to Spekter, one of Norway’s leading employers’ confederations.
  • Assisting Aker Group companies with matters relating to both internal and external reorganisations, as well as wider employment issues.
  • Acting for major airline Norwegian on the employment aspects of significant changes to its corporate business model and restructuring exercises, including advising on collective bargaining negotiations and industrial disputes, as well as broader employment law matters.

Norway > Energy

Attracting praise for its ‘profound understanding of the oil and gas business’, BAHR maintains a market-leading transactional offering across the full range of energy sectors, handling high-value and complex consolidations, acquisitions, and cross-border M&A for leading industry players. Managing partner Thomas K. Svensen focuses his practice on oil and gas work, Stig Klausen Engelhart leads on petroleum law mandates, and the ‘deeply experiencedJon Christian Thaulow oversees the energy and environmental law group; the trio jointly lead the firm’s energy practice. Other core names to note include Rune Svoren, who is highly recommended for his expertise in electricity transactions, tax and litigation specialist Jan Jansen, and Trond Lingaas, who handles regulatory and contractual issues in the oil and gas industry. Jens Naas-Bibow joined the practice from 1,5 Advokatfirma AS in early 2024.

Practice head(s):

Thomas K Svensen; Jon Christian Thaulow; Stig Klausen Engelhart

Other key lawyers:

Rune Svoren; Jan Jansen; Trond Lingaas; Haakon Flaatten; Morten Smørdal; Sondre Nobel Skalleberg


‘Very strong team with a strong commercial mindset that is very focused on protecting and maximising value and minimising risk for their client.’

‘Clear strategy/roles/responsibilities and very good preparation. Very good understanding of the oil and gas business fundamentals and the client’s needs.’

‘Stand-out partners include Jon Christian Thaulow, Thomas K. Svensen, Trond Lingaas. Stand-out associate – Sondre Nobel Skalleberg.’

‘Haakon Flaatten and Morten Smørdal, both are hands-on and excellent in advising on complex matters.’

‘The team always delivers timely and high-quality legal support to our business. They understand our needs and our business.’

‘They have a profound understanding of the oil and gas business and deliver high-quality legal advice that is fit for purpose. A special mention to Trond Lingaas for his excellent support.’

‘Jon Christian Thaulow – Deeply experienced, collaborative and solution-oriented. Executes difficult and complex matters.’

‘Stig Engelhart – Very dedicated, service-minded and experienced across transactions, projects and other corporate matters. Has unique and broad capabilities within the energy industry and provides candid advice that helps guide developing and mature companies through complex matters.’

Key clients

Hafslund AS


Oslo Municipality (Oslo kommune)

Vanir Green Industries

Aquila Capital

Ymber AS

Mainstream Renewable Power

Celsio (formerly Fortum Oslo Varme)

FreyrBattery SA

Aker Carbon Capture ASA

Aker Horizons Asset Development

Norsk Vannkraft

Sognekraft AS

Aker Group







Vår Energi

Silex Gas Norway



Work highlights

  • Advising Mainstream Renewable Power on the Norwegian offshore wind auctions, including regulatory matters, joint venture agreements with BP and Statkraft, and project structuring, as well as on restructuring its investments in Latin America.
  • Advising Aquila Capital in connection with the permitting, construction and financing of the Øyfjellet wind farm, including high-profile litigation work.
  • Advising Neptune Energy and its shareholders on the sale of Neptune Energy Norge AS to Vår Energi, which is part of the simultaneous sale of the entire Neptune Energy group (excluding its business in Germany) to Eni for an aggregate enterprise value of $4.9bn.

Norway > EU and competition Tier 1

The ‘first-class‘ EU and competition offering at BAHR spans the full range of investigations, damages claims, state aid, and merger control mandates. The latter forms a core pillar of work for the team, which is regularly instructed to advise on cross-border filings, merger inquiries, and notification work. Helge Stemshaug oversees the practice and has a strong track record in handling cartel investigations and merger clearances, while the ‘exceptionally goodBeret Sundet has notable strength in M&A-related competition work in the pharmaceuticals and biotech sectors. Elin Moen re-joined the team from an in-house position in August 2023, strengthening the group's general antitrust offering. The team is supported by a strong pool of associates, including the ‘outstandingYlva Kolsrud Lønvik, recommended for multijurisdictional filings, and Annette Greve, who is experienced in dawn raids and leniency institutes.

Practice head(s):

Helge Stemshaug


‘BAHR’s competition law team always deliver first-class advice. In-depth industry and economic knowledge, high degree of availability, combined with practical advice, makes them a natural trusted adviser for competition law advice, especially cross-border M&A cases.’

‘Beret Sundet is an outstanding and preferred competition lawyer in the Norwegian market. She is exceptionally good at explaining complex matters in simple words, provides practical and to-the-point advice and demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the energy sector. Excellent client handling, easy to collaborate with and very responsive.’

‘Ylva Lønvik is an up-and-coming competition lawyer. She repeatedly demonstrates excellent competition law insight, ability to coordinate and handle large cross-border competition clearances and provides clear and practical advice.’

‘The BAHR competition team is extremely knowledgeable and effective in their work. They are focused and diligent, dedicated to their client’s strategic goals.’

‘Beret Sundet and Ylva Kolsrud Lønvik are outstanding. They are a great team – both are very detail-oriented and yet strategic in their outlook. They are adept at handling complex, global transactions and related merger control issues. And they are a pleasure to work with.’

‘BAHR is always at the forefront regarding knowledge of new legislation, trends and analytics.’

‘We use them as our main external legal support in this field. BAHR’s competition law team is highly knowledgeable of all relevant developments both on the national and European levels. They deliver tailor-made and ready-to-use advice based on their in-depth knowledge of our business.’

Key clients


DNB Bank

Aker ASA

Aker Solutions ASA

Color Line

Uno-X Energi/YX Norge

Sport Holding

Posten Norge AS

Hafslund Eco

SalMar ASA

Assa Abloy

SKion Water International GmbH

Offshore Norge

The City of Oslo

Kverva Industrier AS / Scale Aquaculture AS

Skanol A/S

Ahlsell Norge AS


Work highlights

  • Advised SalMar, Norway’s second-largest producer of farmed salmon and part of the Kverva group, in relation to its high-profile acquisition of its rival NTS and the associated competition filings with the European Commission, in Iceland and in Norway.
  • Defending Norway’s leading grocery chain REMA 1000 in the landmark “price hunter” antitrust investigation carried out by the NCA.
  • Handling the worldwide filing process for Aker Solutions in connection with the creation of a joint venture combining the global subsea equipment businesses of Aker Solutions and SLB (Schlumberger).

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 1

BAHR fields a practice with particular expertise in the corporate restructuring market, and the team frequently acts for Norwegian bondholders. Practice head Richard Sjøqvist is an expert in international financing work and restructurings, while Magnus Tønseth specialises in restructurings in the shipping and offshore markets and Jon Christian Thaulow is an insolvency litigator. The group also includes Daniel Jovanovic and Kristine Hjertenæs, who both act in complex multi-jurisdictional restructurings, as well as Steffen Rogstad, who frequently assists with complex negotiations and cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Richard Sjøqvist


‘The firm has legal and commercial competence.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Norge ASA

DNB Bank

Nordic Trustee ASA

Credit Agricole Corporate

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


Swedbank AB


Danske Bank (Norwegian branch)

Export Finance Norway (Eksfin)

Citibank N.A (London Branch)

ABN Amro Bank N.V. (Oslo Branch)

Global Loan Agency Services Limited

Golden Energy Offshore Management AS

Work highlights

  • Acting as Norwegian legal adviser and global legal coordinator to the seismic vessel operator PGS ASA on the successful financial restructuring and refinancing of its financial commitments.
  • Acting as joint lead restructuring counsel for a coordination committee of creditors representing lenders under 12 credit facilities with Seadrill Limited subsidiaries as borrowers, comprising credit funds, bank lenders and Norwegian, Korean and Chinese ECAs representing approximately $5.7bn of secured debt in negotiations relating to the restructuring of Seadrill Limited’s capital structure.
  • Acted as Norwegian counsel for the secured lenders in connection with six credit facilities amounting to approximately $1.44bn of debt, in the context of the restructuring of Altera Infrastructure L.P. and its subsidiaries.

Norway > Insurance Tier 1

BAHR fields a full-service and insurer-focused practice that is ‘approachable, commercially aware, swift and accurate’. The team advises both domestic and international clients, and has particular expertise in marine insurance, regulatory work and asset management issues. Practice head Jan Jansen regularly acts for insurers in complex professional liability claims. Atle Skaldebø-Rød is a ‘fantastic‘ contact for marine insurance litigation who regularly advises maritime and offshore insurance providers, as does fellow marine insurance expert Tarjei Thorkildsen, while Eirik Høiby is an energy and offshore specialist. Marte Leveraas is another key member of the marine insurance team, while Mads Schjølberg, who is an ‘excellent litigator‘, has a wide-ranging practice in insurance, with particular expertise in international matters.

Practice head(s):

Jan Jansen


‘BAHR are approachable, commercially aware, swift and accurate. They adapt quickly to their client’s needs and wishes, and employ a flexible approach to putting together the right team for the instructions that are provided. They are also not afraid to give their client frank advice and manage expectations.’

‘They are fast and always available and they provide very clear advice on complex matters.’

‘They are extremely competent and also confident in their own skills and what is important in conflict matters.’

‘Atle Skaldebø-Rød is fantastic for litigation and provides excellent, to the point advice. Mads Schjælberg is one to watch for the future and is particularly precise on marine insurance with a nexus with maritime law, shipping and offshore.’

‘Atle Skaldebø-Rød and Mads Schjølberg are excellent litigators.’

Key clients

Zurich Insurance Group

Chubb Insurance

Norwegian Hull Club

Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig)

Den Norske Krigsforsikring for Skib

If Skadeforsikring NUF

Tryg Forsikring NUF

Nordnet AB

DNB Livsforsikring ASA

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring ASA


Protector Forsikring

Livsforsikringsselskapet Nordea Liv Norge AS

Duvi AS

Aker pensjonskasse

The Norwegian association of pension funds (Pensjonskasseforeningen)

Work highlights

  • Represented the Strawberry Hospitality Group (Choice Hotels) in a coverage dispute with Codan concerning losses related to the Covid-19 outbreak in a matter that went to the Court of Appeal.
  • Represented NHC’s P&I department in a large direct action brought by West of England P&I Club concerning substantial damage to a valuable cargo of drilling rigs carried on the bulk vessel MV Ocean Prefect from China to Venezuela.
  • Representing insurers and their assured in a substantial claim brought against the assured by cargo insurers Gjensidige Forsikring ASA following the MV Eemslift Hendrika casualty.

Norway > Maritime law Tier 1

BAHR’s leading and full-service maritime practice runs the gamut of ship finance issues, dry shipping matters, marine insurance work, and contentious mandates. Acting for leading domestic and international shipping companies as well as broker firms and insurers, the team has notable strength in cross-border matters. Henrik Aadnesen and Rebecca Lund Nakkim now co-lead the group after joining from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt in June 2023. Aadnesen takes point on shipping finance matters and transactional mandates, while Nakkim handles shipbuilding work, the sale and purchase of rigs and vessels, and charter contracts. Geir Gustavsson and Anne Dahl Frisak remain with the practice; the ‘high-calibre‘ Gustavsson has a broad practice spanning shipbuilding, project finance, and contentious mandates, while Frisak is the key contact for sale and leaseback projects and shipbuilding contracts.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Aadnesen; Rebecca Lund Nakkim


‘Clear communications, swift responses and clear advice.’

‘Anne Dahl Frisak is knowledgeable and provides targeted and appropriate advice.’

‘Excellent competence and knowledge of maritime law combined with a good understanding of commercial issues.’

‘Partner Geir Gustavsson has unique knowledge and experience related to maritime law and a practical understanding of maritime operations. This makes him a valuable lawyer to cooperate with.’

‘Marte Leveraas has proved herself to be a quick learner and has developed good competence in this area.’

‘Henrik Aadnesen and Rebecca Nakkim have second-to-none insight into what is required for maritime leasing transactions. They are solution-oriented and very service-minded.’

‘The management of numerous matters at the same time is really worth mentioning. I have been involved in several transactions in parallel, and the work delivered has always been impeccable, even in times of great stress.’

‘Geir Gustavsson is a high-calibre partner. On top of his negotiation skills, which are incredible, his analysis of the dynamics of negotiations is also worth mentioning. The combination of the two makes him an invaluable companion to bring transactions over the line.’

Key clients

Eastern Pacific



Østensjø Group

Color Line





The Aker Group

Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig)

Norwegian Hull Club

Star Bulk

Cool Company

Edda Wind

Golden Energy Offshore

NRP/Premium Maritime Funds

Hurtigruten Group ASA


Wilh. Wilhelmsen

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Grieg Group

Ocean Yield


Work highlights

  • Advising Ocean Yield and Ocean Yield Malta on a variety of large and complex transactions, including the $576m sale and leaseback of up to ten Newcastlemax dry bulk newbuildings; the $240m purchase of three 5,500 TEU newbuilding container vessels currently under construction; and the $245m acquisition of two newbuilding ethylene gas carriers (LEG).
  • Acting as lead legal adviser to seismic giant PGS on a private placement of new shares, raising approximately $150m, along with the issuance of a new $450m senior secured bond with a four-year tenor.
  • Represented Norwegian Hull Club’s P&I department in a dispute with West of England P&I Club related to substantial damage to a valuable cargo of drilling rigs carried on the bulk vessel MV Ocean Prefect from China to Venezuela.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding Tier 1

Described by clients as ‘simply an elite group of practitioners’, BAHR draws from its strength in energy as well as its overall ocean capabilities to provide a full-service offering in this space. Field development projects, high-value transactions, and newbuild projects feature prominently in the team’s workload. In June 2023, the firm strengthened its shipping offering with the hires of Henrik Aadnesen and Rebecca Lund Nakkim, both from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt. The pair now co-head the practice alongside Morten Smørdal, who focuses on contracts for the construction of rigs and ships, including FPSO contracts; Haakon Flaatten is another key name here. Øystein Meland, based in Bergen, handles shipbuilding contracts, while Geir Gustavsson attracts praise for his ‘commercial acumen, strategical thinking and sophisticated legal analysis’, handling project finance and contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Aadnesen; Rebecca Lund Nakkim; Morten Smørdal

Other key lawyers:


‘Bahr’s team towards us are consistent and for us a very effective adviser, discussion partner, problem solver.’

‘Industry expertise, ability to stride across diverse subjects like banking, Norwegian corporate and tax laws etc.’

‘Good industry understanding.’

‘Haakon Flaatten is excellent and hands-on. Very solution-focused.’

‘Geir Gustavsson: Our main contact and always responsive and ensuring necessary and correct resources are available.’

‘Industrial competence. Commercial mindset. Legal competence.’

‘Simply an elite group of practitioners.’

‘Geir Gustavsson is able to provide a unique blend of commercial acumen, strategical thinking and sophisticated legal analysis.’

Key clients


Ocean Yield AS

Northern Drilling Limited

Torghatten Nord AS

Moreld AS

Edda Wind


MHWirth AS

Akastor AS

Østensjø Rederi AS

Aker Solutions AS

Future Technology AS

Aker Oilfield Services AS

Klaveness Combination Carrier ASA

Prosafe SE

Måløy Verft AS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Østensjø Rederi and Edda Wind with ordering six new Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) and Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) from the shipyards Astilleros Gondan and Astilleros Balenciaga in Spain.
  • Acting for Klaveness Combination Carriers in relation to negotiations for three newbuild contracts with Chinese yard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding for a total cost of nearly $182m.
  • Assisted Ocean Yield with the purchase of three 5,500 TEU newbuilding container vessels currently under construction at HJ Shipbuilding, South Korea.

Norway > Real estate Tier 1

Counting institutional investors, private equity funds, and developers, both foreign and domestic, among its impressive roster of clients, BAHR’s real estate department continues to act on several complex high-value real estate transactions and structuring matters. Under the leadership of seasoned real estate expert Anne Sofie Bjørkholt, the team has seen a recent increase in real estate work in the energy industry, advising on energy site acquisitions and developments. Bjørkholt focuses her practice on transactions, development work, and the structuring of real estate portfolios. Working alongside her is the ‘professionally skilledAndreas Rørvik, a key name for developments projects, real estate transactions, and project financings, while Ole Andreas Dimmen handles tax and company law matters for clients in the real estate sector.

Practice head(s):

Anne Sofie Bjørkholt

Other key lawyers:


‘On individual bases, the team members that we work with in BAHR have over time shown solid practise and been able to give us good guidance. Issues at hand have been delicately solved to the benefit for both us and our counterparts.’

‘We have used Andreas Rørvik as our adviser. Andreas is a professionally skilled lawyer, with a great ability to get the parties to meet and to resolve complex situations.’

‘Solid and reliable real estate understanding.’

‘Professional, expedite, strong competency.’

‘Ole Andreas Dimmen is a very competent, bright and pleasant professional to work with.’

‘Very respected partner in Andreas Rørvik delivering solid advice in negotiations and showing good understanding of key priorities for us as a client.’

‘Availability, thorough work, negotiation skills.’

Key clients

Aker ASA/Aker Property Group

Rica Hotels

AVA Eiendom AS

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring

Deka Bank Deutsche Girozentrale

Höegh Eiendom AS

Union Eiendomskapital

DNB Livsforsikring ASA/DNB Scandinavian Property Fund

Fredensborg Bolig AS

Schage Eiendom AS


Hav Eiendom AS

Braathen Eiendom AS

Niam AS

Work highlights

  • Acted for Stiftelsen Hans Rasmus Astrup and Stiftelsen Thomas Fearnley, Heddy og Nils Astrup on the sale of AS Meraker Brug to Statskog for NOK2.65bn.
  • Recently acted for EduCo in connection with Brookfield’s open-ended core infrastructure fund’s $2bn investment in Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden’s (SBB) Nordics public education portfolio.
  • Assisting listed companies Aker and Aker Horizons with the acquisition and development of several industrial properties in the city of Narvik as part of the clients’ NOK50bn investment plans for a hub for green industrial development.

Norway > Tax Tier 1

The ‘impressive‘ tax practice at BAHR assists with a wide range of tax-related issues, including corporate tax work, complaints and transfer pricing matters, and has ‘excellent sector knowledge‘ of the oil, energy, shipping, real estate and private equity spaces. Practice head Joachim Bjerke is a ‘first-class tax lawyer‘ who focuses on international tax work, transfer pricing issues and structuring M&A transactions. The group also includes real estate tax expert Anne Sofie Bjørkholt, litigator Jan Jansen, who is an authority on the special petroleum tax regime; and ‘excellent adviser and litigatorSimen Skjold Søgaard. Peter Hammerich and Camilla Jøtun both advise on tax work relating to asset management and private equity issues. Other notable practitioners are Helge Olav Bugge, who handles tax disputes and matters relating to the special tax regime for hydro power, and VAT specialist Camilla Hammer Solheim. Nils Flesland Bull and Knut Ekern joined the practice in early 2024 from Harboe & Co AS.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Bjerke


‘The team is highly professional and has vast experience within tax. As they speak their mind they provide credible tax advice. They are also well connected to the tax authorities. They are able to present complex matters in an understandable way.’

‘Excellent sector knowledge, consistent core team, clear advice.’

‘The BAHR tax team is impressive in their knowledge of the legal aspects in question, combined with an excellent understanding of the business and capital market. Combined with a dedicated team, the tax lawyers at BAHR are advisers that truly give great value to any project that has a need for a great tax lawyer. ’

‘We mainly work with Joachim Bjerke. He is an absolutely first-class tax lawyer, and very easy to cooperate with. He gives sound and realistic advice, which is very much appreciated both for issues that relates to company issues and also to the owners of the group.’

‘The individuals worked with are Jan Jansen who is an excellent adviser and litigator, Joachim Bjerke who is extremely diligent and really has an eye for detail, and Simen Søgaard who is an excellent adviser and litigator. They are simply exceptional tax lawyers and highly competent. They are also a joy to work with as they will always carefully listen to the client.’

‘Peter Hammerich and Camilla Jøtun provide clear advice and BAHR is a proactive legal adviser.’

Key clients

Aker BP







Explore Equity

DNB Scandinavian Property Fund

Equip Capital


Vår Energi ASA

Work highlights

  • Advised Aker BP on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Lundin Energy’s Norwegian operations in oil and gas.
  • Advised HitecVision on the tax structuring of two new cross-fund investments in Sval Energi AS and Neo Energy Ltd, both with further add-on acquisitions.
  • Advised a number of clients regarding the new resource rent tax regime in the aquaculture and onshore wind sectors.

Norway > Construction Tier 2

BAHR’s construction practice maintains a strong track record in both onshore and offshore construction mandates, handling a high volume of development projects, infrastructure mandates, and complex contractual disputes. Sam E. Harris oversees the practice and focuses on contentious onshore construction and real estate work, while Jan Einar Barbo has significant experience advising on a broad range of contract issues for clients in the energy sector. The team is supported by a strong group of associates, including litigator Halvor Mathisen, the renewable energy-focused Marianne Myklebust, and Inglin Sognnæs, who advises on contractual and advisory issues relating to offshore construction projects. Sofie Komissar left the firm in 2023 and is now at Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS.

Practice head(s):

Sam E. Harris


‘BAHR is an outstanding law firm with top-notch legal advice.’

‘Halvor Mathisen provides excellent advice and is a perfect sparring partner. Thinking out of the box and developing ideas characterises his way of working. Responsiveness is very high.’

Key clients

Aker Solutions ASA

Aker ASA


Sporveien AS

Bane Nor SF

Hafslund Oslo Celsio AS

Oslo municipality, Department of Water and Sewage

AVA Eiendom AS

Steen & Strøm AS

Work highlights

  • Acting as legal counsel for Bane NOR under a framework agreement, including assisting with various matters arising from the ‘Follobane-project’.
  • Advising Oslo municipality’s Department of Water and Sewage on a major c. NOK30bn project for a new Oslo water supply.
  • Assisting Hafslund Oslo Celsio AS, a company owned by Hafslund Eco, Infranode and HitecVision, with the development of a several NOK billion future carbon capture plant as an addition to its existing waste-to-energy treatment plant in Oslo.

Norway > Fishing and aquaculture Tier 2

Drawing on the firm’s strength in transactional work, BAHR’s practice stands out for its solid track record in advising on high-value mergers and transactions in the industry. Lisa Marie Opdahl leads the group and is the key contact for contractual and regulatory matters, including framework regulations and administrative law matters. Stig Engelhart acts for global and domestic salmon farming companies, handling M&A and corporate matters. Silje Remøy joined the team from an in-house position in August 2023, while Ingvild Halsnes attracts praise for her ‘highly relevant and valuable‘ industry expertise.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Marie Opdahl


‘Strong domain knowledge.’

‘Passion for aquaculture, high capacity, wide network. Good understanding of how the governmental processes work.’

‘Positive, constructive, to the point, professional and highly competent.’

‘Extensive regulatory knowledge regarding aquaculture and aquaculture business. Good insight and multidisciplinary teams.’

‘Good discussion partner in regulatory understanding and strategic approach. Extensive knowledge regarding regulatory work and development.’

‘Friendly, high competence across industries and services, energetic.’

‘Well on top of recent developments in the industry and can offer both legal, strategic and tactical advice for companies.’

‘Especially Ingvild Hasnes has demonstrated a passion for the industry and a drive to move things forward. Her unique background makes her contributions into legal as well as strategic discussions highly relevant and valuable.’

Key clients

SalMar ASA

Frøy ASA


DNV Business Assurance Group AS

Cermaq Group AS / Cermaq Norway AS

Aker Capital AS

Ocean Aquafarms AS

PG Flow Solutions AS

SalmoClinic SpA / Salmoclinic Norway AS

Cargill Inc.


Bluefront Equity AS

Cflow Fish Handling AS / Cflow Fish Handling S.p.A

Salmon Evolution ASA

DNB Bank ASA/ DNB Markets

Arctic Securities AS

Pareto Securities AS

Norsal AS

EnFlow AS

Coast Seafood AS

Work highlights

  • Advised SalMar on a transaction involving five listed companies in Norway’s salmon farming sector. The transaction included SalMar’s acquisition of NTS shares, a merger with Norway Royal Salmon (NRS), and the prior sale of SalmoNor to NRS.
  • Advised DNV Business Assurance Group AS on its acquisition of Åkerblå Group AS, a leader in knowledge-based marine advice and verification.
  • Acting for Coast Seafood AS on various disputes against Blom Fiskeoppdrett AS, Blom Gruppen AS and Firda Seafood Group AS, including disagreements over a purchase agreement for fish as well as a potential breach of shareholders’ agreement.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 2

BAHR has a solid track record advising multinational pharma companies, as well as clients in the energy, media, and telecoms sectors, on patent litigation and major IP transactions. The ‘very skilledEirik Basmo Ellingsen was promoted to partner in 2023 and now heads up the team, while seasoned litigator Gunnar Sørlie has extensive experience handling high-profile patent disputes. Jacob A. Møller joined the team in March 2023; he leads the firm’s overall technology group and advises clients in the tech sector on various IP issues. Senior associate Anja Stensrud Elverum is another core name here. Are Stenvik left the firm in 2023 to become a Supreme Court justice.

Practice head(s):

Eirik Basmo Ellingsen


‘Knowledgeable about IP law in Norway and EU. High availability. Able to understand commercial/strategic side of the customer and provide meaningful advice.’

‘Eirik Basmo Ellingsen is a very skilled lawyer with good understanding of his client’s needs and, of course, very knowledgeable in IP law. Always delivers on time.’

‘Anja Elverum is a up-and-coming star within intellectual property law in Norway. She has an impressive overview of both the law and the details of the case.’

Key clients

Amer Sports (Salomon S.A.S. and Atomic Austria GmbH)

Baker Hughes



Bristol-Myers Squibb



Ewos AS

Neurim Pharmaceuticals


Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

REMA 1000


Work highlights

  • Represented Stiftelsen Oslo-Filharmonien, one of Norway’s largest orchestras, in a high-profile copyright case before the Supreme Court.
  • Representing Biogen in patent litigation before the Oslo District Court concerning the validity of the patent for Tecfidera.
  • Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb in complex patent litigation concerning the blockbuster drug Eliquis.

Norway > Regulatory, compliance and investigations Tier 2

BAHR draws on the firm’s transactional and corporate capabilities and routinely assists clients with day-to-day corporate compliance, sanctions issues, international investigations, and transaction-related due diligence work. Under the leadership of Morten Smørdal, who has extensive experience in handling transaction and project development-related compliance issues, the ‘incredibly sophisticated‘ team has seen a recent increase in instructions relating to due diligence and the new Norwegian Transparency Act. Other core members of the team include asset management compliance expert Peter Hammerich and Jon Christian Thaulow, who handles regulatory and compliance work for clients in the energy sector. Annina Luterbacher departed the team in 2023 and is now at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt.

Practice head(s):

Morten Smørdal


‘The BAHR team is incredibly sophisticated and has expertise across a range of practice areas, making them particularly well-equipped to advise on practical regulatory and compliance questions for businesses.’

‘Morten Smørdal is an excellent practitioner. He is closely involved in his matters and makes sure that all considerations are accounted for when delivering practical regulatory and compliance advice.’

‘Unique team in respect of asset management services in Norway. Competence and quality at the level of the large London and New York based firms.’

‘The BAHR team is the benchmark in fund regulatory work in Norway. Strong practitioners and well connected.’

‘Peter Hammerich is a very good discussion partner and has a unique ability to combine commercially viable solutions with sound structuring and regulatory framework.’

‘Highly competent team, very reliable, efficient and friendly in their style. Proactive and provide guidance 24/7 and follow up quickly on all type of matters. Through several processes, with a variance of complexity, I have always been pleased with service provided.’

‘In particular I would like to highlight the proactiveness, and the ability to be efficient and solution oriented to comply with our need at the time. Their depth in the legislation and the high professionalism at all times makes us very confident in applying their support in our processes for legal advice.’

Key clients


Aker ASA



OMP Capital

Luftambulansetjenesten HF

Equip Capital

Hadean Ventures


Explore Equity

Sector Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advising a Norwegian export/import and freight company on the implementation of a risk-based programme for compliance with EU and Norwegian sanctions.
  • Advising a Norwegian investment company with multiple international portfolio companies on the establishment of a group compliance and ESG programme.
  • Helping a renewable energy client with the implementation of a programme for the assessment of potential high risk joint venture partners, as well as onboarding and ongoing due diligence.

Norway > Public procurement Tier 3

Full-service firm BAHR supports both public and private contracting authorities with the complete range of public procurement-related expertise. The team has a particular focus on healthcare and pharmaceutical sector procurements, often representing major international corporates. The team is co-headed by Beret Sundet, who routinely handles public procurement matters in the life sciences industry, and Arne Torsten Andersen, who is well-versed in all public procurement and EU/EEA matters as well as EFTA and ECHR litigation. Jan Einar Barbo and Sam E. Harris both focus on construction procurements, while Daniel Sipos has experience handling procurement issues in the rail and road sectors.

Practice head(s):

Beret Sundet; Arne Torsten Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Jan Einar Barbo; Sam E. Harris; Daniel Sipos; Ylva Lønvik; Jennifer Shi


‘BAHR has significant expertise and experience in assisting with public procurements.’

‘Beret Sundet has for many years been our lead adviser in Norway, and has been instrumental in various challenges we have been facing with the national tender system where she applied all her technical knowledge and experience both from national and EU perspective on competition law, public procurement rules, and public administration law. Highly recommended for procurement challenges within the pharmaceutical sector.’

‘I really appreciate working with Arne Torsten Andersen. He is always responsive and delivers high quality in time.’

Key clients



Eli Lilly




Fortum Oslo Varme




Discovery Networks Norway

Nordic Entertainment Group

Reitan Convenience

Cushman Wakefield

Ministry of Transportation

Bane NOR


Norconsult Informasjonssystemer AS


Norsk Tipping AS

Hav Eiendom AS

Nobina Norge AS

Troms Holding AS /Troms Kraft AS

Statnett SF

Norwegian Federation of Industries

Municipality of Oslo (Vann-og avløpsetaten)

Troms og Finnmark County Municipality

KODE kunstmuseer og komponisthjem

Aker Carbon Capture


Work highlights

  • Acting for Norsk Tipping AS in relation to a procurement claim brought by Maltese-based gaming company EveryMatrix Ltd. concerning the award of Norsk Tipping’s ID and payment platform, which was awarded to Norwegian company BuyPass AS.
  • Acting for the Norwegian Federation of Industries (Norsk Industri) in a case before the EFTA Surveillance Authority concerning the award of exclusive rights in the waste sector.
  • Provided ongoing public procurement advice to the municipality of Oslo in relation to its very substantial and high-profile water supply project, with a value of around NOK30bn.

Norway > TMT Tier 3

The ‘very solid and competent’ TMT team at BAHR stands out for its strength in transactional work. The team is jointly led by new partner Eirik Basmo Ellingsen, whose recent caseload includes a number of digitalisation projects, and Jacob A. Møller, who joined the team in March 2023 from an in-house position in the media industry. Other key individuals include licensing and franchising expert Lars G. Norheim as well as Lars Kristian Sande, who has a particular focus on transactional work in the telecoms industry. Managing associate Kjetil Wick Sætre joined the team in January 2023, strengthening the group’s data protection offering. Are Stenvik left to become a Supreme Court justice in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jacob A. Møller; Eirik Basmo Ellingsen


‘The team has experience and competence which complement each other very well and which enable them to find good solutions to the most difficult cases.’

‘The team is led by the lawyer who I feel is the most experienced in the area, at least in Norway, Jacob Møller.’

‘Friendly and responsive lawyers providing very focused, pragmatic and commercially sound advice. All based on top industry knowledge.’

‘Kjetil Wick Sætre is a very skilled managing associate who has really good insight in complex issues involving privacy, data protection and GDPR.’

‘Lars Kristian Sande is our go-to guy in complex TMT transactions. Really stands out among others as very commercial, legally skilled and experienced. Truly the lawyer you want to have at your side.’

‘Very solid and competent, and always alert.’

‘Strong TMT practice with broad expertise. They have built up a strong team over time.’

‘Jacob Møller brings a wealth of experience and is particularly good in M&A transactions.’

Key clients



Hub Ocean Foundation

Merck & Co


Nordic Entertainment Group – NENT (TV3, Viaplay, Viasat, etc.)

REITAN (REMA 1000, 7-Eleven)



Work highlights

  • Assisted software company Kiona and its shareholders, led by Summa Equity, Byggteknikk and Pivot Invest, in connection with the sale of approximately 82.4% of the shares in the company to Carel Industries.
  • Assisted software company Working Group Two and its shareholders led by Telenor and Digital Alpha, a leading digital infrastructure investment firm, in connection with the sale of 100% of the shares in Working Group Two to global communications technology company Cisco.
  • Assisting Color Line, one of the leading cruise ferry operators in Europe and Scandinavia, in relation to government demands for registering and reporting personal data relating to around two million passengers annually, due to the temporary reintroduction of border controls under the Schengen Border Code.

BAHR is a Norwegian firm of commercial lawyers and has since 1966 served as external counsel and legal advisor to Norwegian and international businesses and government bodies. Our practice encompasses all key areas of commercial law. One of the hallmarks of BAHR is our seamless approach to large, complex and often multi-jurisdictional transactions.

We are a team of experienced generalists and specialists who work closely together. We are committed to having in-depth knowledge of, and close involvement with, key industries, and are focused on offering market-leading expertise in addressing the legal challenges facing these industries. Many leading Norwegian and international clients turn to us for assistance in domestic and cross-border matters, knowing that our team possesses the broad international experience, knowledge and business acumen they require.


Department Name Email Telephone
Asset management & Private Equity Peter Hammerich
Competition and EU Law Helge Stemshaug
Public Procurement Arne Torsten Andresen
Compliance Morten P Smørdal
Privacy Lars G Norheim
Corporate M&A Øystein Guvåg
Dispute resolution Atle Skaldebø-Rød
Employment, Benefits and Pensions Tarjei Thorkildsen
Energy Jon Christian Thaulow
Equity Capital Markets Lars Knem Christie
Financial Regulation Markus Nilssen
Oil and Gas Stig K Engelhart
Fisheries and Aquaculture Lisa Marie Opdal
Public Sector Asle Aarbakke
Real estate Anne Sofie Bjørkholt
Construction Sam E Harris
Restructuring Richard Sjøqvist
Debt Capital Markets Magnus Tønset
Shipping Henrik Aadnesen
Tax Joachim M Bjerke
Intellectual property Eirik Basmo Ellingsen
Technology Jacob A. Møller
Photo Name Position Profile
Henrik  Aadnesen photo Henrik Aadnesen Partner
Asle Aarbakke photo Asle Aarbakke Partner
Arne Torsten Andersen photo Arne Torsten Andersen Partner
Hannah Osberg Andresen photo Hannah Osberg Andresen
Børre Sofus Arnet photo Børre Sofus Arnet Partner
Robin Bakken photo Robin Bakken Partner
Jan Einar Barbo photo Jan Einar Barbo Specialist Partner
Joachim M. Bjerke photo Joachim M. Bjerke Partner
Joachim M. Bjerke photo Joachim M. Bjerke Partner
Anne Sofie Bjørkholt photo Anne Sofie Bjørkholt Partner
Henrik Bjørnebye photo Henrik Bjørnebye Partner
Nils Flesland Bull photo Nils Flesland Bull Specialist Partner
Pernille Woxen  Burum photo Pernille Woxen Burum Specialist Partner
Tor Olav Carlsen photo Tor Olav Carlsen Partner
Lars Knem Christie photo Lars Knem Christie Partner
Ole Andreas Dimmen photo Ole Andreas Dimmen Partner
Knut Ekern photo Knut Ekern Specialist Partner
Eirik Basmo Ellingsen photo Eirik Basmo Ellingsen Partner
Stig Klausen Engelhart photo Stig Klausen Engelhart Partner
Stig Klausen Engelhart photo Stig Klausen Engelhart Partner
Anne Dahl Frisak photo Anne Dahl Frisak Partner
Geir Gustavsson photo Geir Gustavsson Partner
Øystein Guvåg photo Øystein Guvåg Partner
Peter Hammerich photo Peter Hammerich Partner & Chairman
Sam E. Harris photo Sam E. Harris Partner
Eirik Høiby photo Eirik Høiby Specialist Partner
Jan B. Jansen photo Jan B. Jansen Partner
Jan B. Jansen photo Jan B. Jansen Partner
Camilla Jøtun photo Camilla Jøtun Partner
Harald K. Selte photo Harald K. Selte Specialist Partner
Erik Langseth photo Erik Langseth Partner
Trond Lingaas photo Trond Lingaas Specialist Partner
Ylva Kolsrud Lønvik photo Ylva Kolsrud Lønvik Managing Associate
Margrethe  Meder photo Margrethe Meder Partner
Øystein Meland photo Øystein Meland Specialist Partner
Elin Moen  photo Elin Moen Partner
Jacob A. Møller photo Jacob A. Møller Partner
Jens Naas-Bibow photo Jens Naas-Bibow Partner
Audun Nedrelid photo Audun Nedrelid Partner
Markus Nilssen photo Markus Nilssen Partner
Lars G. Norheim photo Lars G. Norheim Partner
Lars G. Norheim photo Lars G. Norheim Partner
Agnes Inora Strøm Olsen photo Ms Agnes Inora Strøm Olsen Senior Associate
Lisa Marie Opdahl photo Lisa Marie Opdahl Partner
Christian Rieber-Mohn photo Mr Christian Rieber-Mohn Managing Associate
Carl A. Rønning photo Carl A. Rønning Managing Associate
Andreas Rørvik photo Andreas Rørvik Partner
Lars Kristian Sande photo Lars Kristian Sande Partner
Mads Schjølberg photo Mr Mads Schjølberg Senior Associate
Svein Gerhard Simonnæs photo Svein Gerhard Simonnæs Partner
Daniel Sipos photo Daniel Sipos Managing Associate
Richard Sjøqvist photo Richard Sjøqvist Partner
Atle Skaldebø-Rød photo Atle Skaldebø-Rød Partner
Morten Smørdal photo Morten Smørdal Partner
Simen Skjold Søgaard photo Simen Skjold Søgaard Partner
Camilla Hammer Solheim photo Camilla Hammer Solheim Specialist Partner
Gunnar Sørlie photo Mr Gunnar Sørlie Attorney / Of Counsel
Helge Stemshaug photo Helge Stemshaug Partner
Are Stenvik photo Are Stenvik Partner
Beret Sundet photo Beret Sundet Partner
Vibeke K. Svendsby photo Vibeke K. Svendsby Specialist Partner
Thomas K. Svensen photo Thomas K. Svensen Managing Partner
Rune Svoren photo Rune Svoren Partner
Jon Christian Thaulow photo Jon Christian Thaulow Partner
Tarjei Thorkildsen photo Tarjei Thorkildsen Partner
Magnus Tønseth photo Magnus Tønseth Partner
Jonathan Uggedal photo Jonathan Uggedal Partner
Lars Olav Viset photo Lars Olav Viset Managing Associate
Ida Marie Windrup photo Ida Marie Windrup Partner
Number of partners : 44
Number of lawyers : 196
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At BAHR, we recognise that in order to maintain our role as a leading law firm, we must be able to attract the most talented people regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

BAHR recruits about 30 new team members each year and we make targeted efforts to maintain and evolve diversity at the firm. Our recruitment team does at all times comprise personnel in various professional categories and of different age and gender. Our recruitment guidelines include a number of provisions to promote diversity, such as for example:

  • We shall recruit from all three university law schools in Norway
  • We shall have a good gender balance
  • We shall attract candidates from different cultural, social, ethnical and professional backgrounds
  • We shall recruit a number of experienced lawyers each year, in addition to recent graduates
  • We shall each year facilitate secondments from our business partners, both in and outside Europe, typically for a period of 6 months
  • We recruit a number of lawyers with international law degrees (experience from other jurisdictions and other cultures)

Working at BAHR shall provide the ultimate foundation for a successful legal career: regardless of how long a team member remains at BAHR, the time spent with us shall be rewarding and valuable. Many of our former BAHR colleagues now occupy leading positions in business and public administration, and quite a few return to BAHR after pursuing career opportunities in other organisations. This makes us proud and contributes to the diversity of our team.

The overall gender balance at our firm is favourable, at about 50/50.

It is a clear ambition for BAHR to increase the number of women in our partnership, and we are working actively to achieve this.