Mr Baard Bale > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
HAAKON VII'S GATE 10
PO BOX 1484 VIKA
0116 OSLO
Norway
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Work Department

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

Position

Partner. Mr Baard Bale focuses on, and has significant experience with, equity transactions and advises corporate clients, private equity sponsors and leading investment banks in a wide range of M&A transactions and IPOs. He is ranked as one of the leading M&A lawyers in Norway.

Career

2006-current Partner, Thommessen, Oslo; 2002-2006 Lawyer, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1998-2000 Member of the CEO Task Force, The Kværner Group, London; 1996-1998 Legal Director, Kværner Process Division, London; 1993-1996 Company Secretary and in-house lawyer, Kværner ASA, Oslo; 1992-1993 Lawyer, Kværner ASA, Oslo; 1990-1992 Associate, BA-HR lawfirm, Oslo; 1989-1990 Research Assistant, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo

Languages

English

Memberships

Norwegian Bar Association

Education

1990 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.