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Anders Arnkværn

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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


Partner. Mr Anders Arnkværn has long experience within the areas of M&A and Capital Markets and advises on both large-scaled and small transactions. He is continuously ranked by recognised rating agencies among the leading Norwegian lawyers within both M&A and Capital Markets. Mr Arnkværn heads Thommessen's practice area for Private Equity.


2002-current Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2000-2002 Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1999 Member of the CEO Task Force, London office, Kværner; 1996-1998 Company Secretary and in-house lawyer, Kværner ASA and Kvaerner PLC in London; 1994-1996 Associate, Kværner ASA, Oslo; 1992-1993 Research Assistant, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo




Norwegian Bar Association


1994 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo


Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Anders Arnkværn - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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 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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Anders Arnkværn - 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 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.

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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    EU-kommisjonen publiserte 25. mai 2012 den såkalte artikkel 13-listen med 222 godkjente helsepåstander i markedsføring, etter anbefaling fra den Europeiske vitenskapskomité for mattrygghet (EFSA).
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