Markus Nilssen > BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

0117 OSLO

Work Department

Finance and Capital Markets




Markus Nilssen is a capital markets lawyer with a special focus on financial regulations. He regularly advises clients on various regulatory matters and corporate finance transactions in the DCM and ECM markets. Markus is an expert on Norwegian covered bonds legislation and regularly acts for several of Norway’s largest covered bond issuers. He also has a broad experience from advising on various types of corporate and financial arrangements and transactions, including securitisation and other structured finance transactions, factoring, public M&A, corporate restructurings and general corporate finance work.


  • 2008 – LL.M., UCLA School of Law Los Angeles
  • 2008 – Master of law, University of Tromsø

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

At BAHR, restructuring mandates and covered bond matters form key pillars of strength for the practice, and the department has a solid track record in acting for borrower and lender clients on large-scale transactions. The ‘extremely efficientIda Marie Windrup attracts praise, and clients claim her ‘knowledge of the industry is very impressive‘; she specialises in debt capital matters. Practice head Richard Sjøqvist is ‘very commercial and resourceful‘, and Markus Nilssen regularly acts for large Norwegian covered bond issuers. Peter Hammerich is sought out for his financial regulatory expertise, Magnus Tønseth‘s ‘proactiveness is very valuable‘, and Audun Nedrelid acts for international and domestic banks and funds on a range of financing transactions.

Norway > Capital markets

BAHR‘s team garners praise for its ‘legal and strategic understanding, coupled with commercial acumen‘. The practice has an excellent track record in handling equity capital markets mandates; the team recently advised DNB Bank on all the Norwegian legal aspects of its public takeover of Sbanken ASA. Large-scale restructurings, refinancings and EMTN programme matters have also been key drivers of work for the group. Lars Knem Christie advises on IPOs and public M&A; he shares leadership of the practice with DCM expert Richard Sjøqvist. Other key practitioners are Audun Nedrelid, who acts for issuer-side clients; financial regulatory expert Markus NilssenArne Tjaum, who is well versed in securities law; and managing associate Camilla Iversen.

Comparative Guides

Norway: Securitisation March 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Securitisation laws and regulations applicable in Norway.
Norway: Acquisition Finance January 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Acquisition Finance laws and regulations applicable in Norway.