Erlend Lous > Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
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Work Department

Shipping and Offshore, Offshore Construction and Shipbuilding, Maritime Law, Banking and Finance




Erlend Lous is one of our leading experts within shipping and offshore related transactions, including financing and restructuring within shipping and offshore.

Erlend Lous has extensive experience with shipping- and offshore related transactions, financing, restructuring and general corporate/M&A. Erlend assists the major arrangers of sale/lease back projects and ship owners with sale, purchase and registration of vessels, structuring/restructuring and construction contracts. He also assists several Norwegian and international banks and financial institutions, and has assisted several banks in major restructuring processes.

Erlend was the head of the Singapore office of Simonsen Vogt & Wiig from 2007 – 2009.


Norwegian and English

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

(Hall of Fame)

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Operating out of the firm’s multiple offices, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig‘s offshore department has established expertise in handling offshore construction contracts and high-profile shipbuilding projects. In Stavanger, Gunnar Espeland advises oil companies and contractors on prominent offshore construction projects. Oslo-based Erlend Lous has longstanding expertise in shipping and offshore transactions, financings, M&A and restructuring work; and shipping expert Jan Vablum in Bergen is very experienced in dispute resolution. Lars Inge Ørstavik, also based in Bergen, advises ship owners, shipyards and supplier companies on a range of contractual matters, and Oslo-based Yannis Litinas is noted for his expertise in assisting with shipbuilding and construction contracts, including contracts for specialised vessels.

Norway > Maritime law

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig‘s practice ‘ranks among the absolute best in Norway – the team covers everything, and is perhaps at its very best on cargo-related topics and disputes‘, according to a client. Oslo-based Erlend Lous and Bergen-based Hågen Hansen are noted for their expertise in sale and lease back transactions, financings and restructurings, while Jan Vablum, also in Bergen, counts litigation as a core strength. High-profile marine insurance matters have been prominent in the group’s recent workload. Christine Rødsæther, who regularly advises international banks and shipyard entities on a wide range of transactional work, and the ‘superbFrithjof Herlofsen, who is sought after for his litigation and arbitration expertise, are also recommended.