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Thomas J. Fjell

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Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

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Banking and Finance, M&A and asset management


Thomas J. Fjell provides legal and strategic advice in relation to acquisitions, mergers, de-mergers and capital market transactions. He also has extensive experience with Norwegian and international financing and financial restructuring, which require both legal and financial expertise. In addition to his many years of practicing as a commercial lawyer, he has held a number of managerial positions in business, which included him being in charge of major restructuring processes.


2015-: Partner, Grette, 2012-2015: CEO, Interoil Exploration and Production ASA, 2010-2012: General Counsel and General Manager, African Offshore Services Ltd, 2008-2010: Attorney - Non-Equity Partner, Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA, 2006-2008: Partner, Deloitte Tax and Legal, 2000-2006: Various positions as an attorney with Deloitte, BA-HR and Norske Skogindustrier ASA


Scandinavian Languages, English


Norwegian Bar Association


Nanyang Business School, Singapore / BI Norwegian Business School, Norway (2014, Master of Business Administration), University of Oslo (1999, Master of Law)


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

With 'an up-and-coming and compact capital markets team known for delivering high-quality work',¬†Advokatfirmaet Grette AS' department is led by¬†Andreas Myrstad,¬†who is 'recognised for his hands-on dedication to projects and often goes the extra mile for his clients'. Myrstad's recent work includes advising DNB Markets on the listing of Borr Drilling on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Other key practitioners include oil and gas sector expert¬†Thomas J. Fjell, DCM specialist¬†B√łrge A. Gr√łttjord¬†and¬†Karl Ros√©n.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS focuses on mid-market transactions, particularly those involving clients in the technology, life sciences, financial services, energy, shipping and construction sectors. In a recent highlight, head of corporate M&A Thomas J. Fjell and Andreas O Myrstad advised Hove Medical Systems on its sale to PatientSky. Other key names include head of corporate and finance Karl Rosén, private equity and venture capital specialist Thomas Alnæs and Roland Mörsdorf, who heads the firm's German desk.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS¬†is recognised for its restructuring and distressed M&A experience, and also handles insolvency and restructuring-related litigation.¬†Thomas J. Fjell¬†leads the team and managing partner¬†Jacob S. Bj√łnness-Jacobsen¬†focuses on financial workouts and restructuring distressed companies. Clients include DNB Bank, Halcyon Capital Management and Danske Bank.

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Legal Developments by:
Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

  • Proposed ban on personal import of medicinal products ordered via Internet

    The Ministry of Health and Care has recently issued a hearing letter proposing stringent restrictions on import of medicinal products for personal use. Among the actions proposed, is a general ban on the import of prescription drugs, and access for Customs to seize and destroy falsified or illegal medicinal products.
    - Advokatfirmaet Grette DA

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