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Erik Thyness

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Company Law, Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner Erik Thyness has extensive experience as an advisor for energy and industrial companies, financial institutions and investment firms in mergers, acquisitions and capital market transactions. Thyness also provides general advisory services and assistance in disputes regarding company law, securities law, tax, pensions and contract law. Thyness is the co-author of the books ”Cross Border Mergers in Europe” (Brussels, 1989) and Boye/Meyer (editors) ”Fusjoner og oppkjøp” [Mergers and Acquisitions] (Oslo, 2008).

Career

Partner at Wiersholm since 1996 Managing Partner, Wiersholm, 2006-2012 General Counsel, Hafslund Nycomed AS, 1993-1996 In-house Counsel, Norsk Hydro ASA, 1988-1989 and 1991-1993 Deputy Judge, Sør-Gudbrandsdal District Court, 1989-1990

Education

Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2007 Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1987


Norway

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Erik Thyness - Wiersholm

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Wiersholm combines 'great availability and business understanding' with 'a hardworking approach to any task' to maintain its position as 'one of the best in the market'. The department excels in M&A and private equity work; recent examples include assisting Orkla with its sale of a 50% stake in Sapa to Hydro Aluminium, acting for Visma on the acquisition by Visma Nederland of Emerald Bidco, and advising Summa Equity on its purchase of Norsk Gjenvinning from Altor Fund III. Harald Hellebust leads the practice, which also includes Erik Thyness, cross-border expert Jarle Kvam, Gunhild Dugstad and Kai Thøgersen. Nils Thommessen moved in-house.

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