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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Hans Cappelen Arnesen

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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


Capital markets

Within: 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 Arnkv√¶rn, 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, Arnkv√¶rn and Bugge assisted Shelf Drilling with its IPO, and¬†Einar Grette¬†acted for DNB Bank, DNB Markets and Nordic Trustee on Chembulk Holdings' ‚ā¨250m bond issuance.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Hans Cappelen Arnesen - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Within: 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 Arnkv√¶rn¬†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 Gr√ľner 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 Bale,¬†Stig Berge¬†and¬†Solveig Fagerheim Bugge¬†are also key names to note.¬†Christian Hals¬†and¬†Rune Ulriksen Steinsland¬†made partner in 2018.

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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