Mr Hans Cappelen Arnesen > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
0116 OSLO
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Work Department

Capital Markets; M&A and Corporate Law; Private Equity


Mr Hans Cappelen Arnesen (“Hasse”) works primarily with matters concerning M&A, offerings and IPO’s, and acts for a various corporate clients, private equity firms and leading investment banks. He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Norway within M&A and equity capital markets by international rating agencies.


1996 Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1995-1996 Lawyer, London office, Thommessen; 1990-1995 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen




Norwegian Bar Association


1990 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo; 1984-1985 Postgraduate Diploma, Oslo School of Economy

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Capital markets

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS provides ‘excellent support‘ to its clients and has ‘a solid mix of commercial understanding and legal knowledge combined with an efficient and proactive approach‘ thanks to ‘a solution-oriented and client-centric team‘ jointly led by Ervin Auren and Solveig Fagerheim Bugge. Clients also praise the highly regarded Anders Arnkværn, who ‘stands out for his outstanding knowledge and understanding of his clients‘; newly promoted partner Christian Hals and ECM lawyer Hans Cappelen Arnesen. Arnesen recently advised Elkem on its IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange, Arnkværn and Bugge assisted Shelf Drilling with its IPO, and Einar Grette acted for DNB Bank, DNB Markets and Nordic Trustee on Chembulk Holdings’ €250m bond issuance.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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As a key name in the market for cross-border transactions, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS acts for a high-profile client roster including DNB, Altor Equity Partners and Storebrand. In a recent highlight, the well-regarded Anders Arnkværn advised SafeRoad Holding and Nordic Capital on FSN Capital’s NOK2bn acquisition of SafeRoad; other mandates include Hans Cappelen Arnesen assisting Hellman & Friedman with its recommended cash offer for payment service provider Nets, Christian Grüner Sagstad (the head of department) handling Triton Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in Glamox, and Ervin Auren advising Alimentation Couche-Tard on the divestment of its marine fuel business through the sale of Statoil Fuel and Retail Marine to St1 Norge. Baard BaleStig Berge and Solveig Fagerheim Bugge are also key names to note. Christian Hals and Rune Ulriksen Steinsland made partner in 2018.