Peter Aall Simonsen > Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Electricity and Renewable Energy, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery


Partner and Head of Renewable Energy


Peter Aall Simonsen specialises in the banking and finance sector with a focus on banking and debt capital markets in relation to asset, project and acquisition financing. He has over the years also handled several large restructurings related to distressed debt. Additionally, Simonsen has significant experience within energy law.


Norwegian and English

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery

At Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Peter Aall Simonsen, who primarily acts for banks, bondholders and other creditors, heads up the group in Oslo; Bjørn Åge Hamre leads the Bergen team and handles restructuring proceedings, and Nils Håkon Risberg is the leader in Trondheim. Other key practitioners include Bergen-based Egil Horstad, who is a bankruptcy expert, Oslo-based shipping specialist Erlend Lous and Per Christian Eriksen in Bergen, who is regularly appointed as estate trustee and administrator. The practice is a key name in the shipping, oil and offshore industries and handles the full range of restructuring and bankruptcy issues.

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy

Peter Aall Simonsen leads the energy practice at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, which advises on the full range of renewable energy matters including power grid issues, the transmission of electricity, renewable energy projects, hydroelectric power, new technologies and project financings, regulatory matters and transactional work. The group is also singled out for its wind power expertise and has been increasingly active in international projects. The team also has a notable presence in Kristiansand, which includes Robin Aker Jakobsen, who is experienced in power grid regulations and electricity transmissions.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s sector-focused approach spans the shipping, technology, aviation, IP, construction, banking and energy sectors and also leverages further expertise in competition law, corporate disputes and administrative and human rights issues. Group head Christian Reusch ‘stands out when it comes to quality’, associate partner Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy handles contractual and damages actions, and associate partner Ørjan Salvesen Haukaas has notable expertise in technology contract and cross-border disputes. Frithjof Herlofsen and Peter Simonsen also contribute to the practice.

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

With substantial expertise in shipping, offshore and project finance mandates, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig acts for a broad range of lenders and borrower clients encompassing Norwegian banks, private companies, arrangers and trustees. The practice is also active in general financing work including syndicated lending matters, leveraged lending issues and refinancings; export financing work, aviation financings and financial services regulation. Vessel and rig financing expert Peter Aall Simonsen heads up the Oslo team, while Eivind Eliassen leads the Bergen-based group. Christine Rødsæther and Erlend Lous are also recommended for shipping and offshore transactions, and Halvor Klingenberg joined from Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS in 2019.