Mr Atle Gabrielsen > Wiersholm > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking and Finance


Partner Atle Gabrielsen works primarily with banking and finance issues. He regularly assists Norwegian and international banks and financial institutions with various forms of financing, including project financing, refinancing and acquisition financing, as well as restructurings, involving a wide range of industry sectors such as shipping/offshore, E&P and energy.


Partner, Wiersholm , 2019 , Partner, Arntzen de Besche, 2011, Senior Associate/ Managing Associate , Wiersholm, 2009, In-house Lawyer, FLEX LNG Management Ltd (London), 2007, Associate/ Senior Associate, Wiersholm , 2004, Associate, Glosimot & Co Advokatfirma, 2002


Cand. Jur, University of Bergen, 2001, Bond University, Australia, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Wiersholm frequently assists debtors, banks and bondholders with restructurings in an ‘outstanding‘ manner, with sector-specific knowledge of the shipping, offshore and aviation industries. Group head Ståle Gjengset focuses his practice on advising industrial companies, financial institutions and investment banks on matters relating to financial restructurings, M&A and capital markets transactions. The team also includes Kristine Hasle, who is highly experienced in finance transactions and restructurings; debt financing expert Atle Gabrielsen; and Petter Thomren Moltu, who focuses on debt capital markets, banking and finance, and restructuring mandates. Ingrid Tronshaug joined the team in 2023 from Kvale Advokatfirma DA, and brings with her expertise in insolvency and restructuring law with a focus on bankruptcies.

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

(Leading individuals)

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Fielding a ‘highly competent‘ team of lawyers, Wiersholm has a solid track record in assisting both domestic and international clients across several industries, including the shipping and offshore, energy, seafood, and real estate sectors, on the full range of finance matters. Practice head Atle Gabrielsen is ‘one of the best’ and stands out for his debt financing expertise on both the borrower and lender side. On the shipping finance front, Kristine Hasle is the key contact, with extensive expertise in cross-border financings and sale and leaseback transactions; she is ably assisted by Kristian Wangsfjord. Petter Thomren Moltu, described as a ‘class act,’ assists lenders and borrowers in the renewables and energy sectors on acquisition financings, cross-border restructurings, and debt capital markets transactions. Audun Dahle-Nedrelid joined the team in March 2024 from BAHR, and Kaare P. Sverdrup left the team in 2023 and is now at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt.