Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Wikborg Rein
Dronning Mauds gate 11
P.O.Box 1513 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Norway

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance) Tier 1

The team at Wikborg Rein is jointly led by financial regulatory specialist Ole Andenæs and Stian Tande Mortensen, who has extensive experience in high-yield bond issuance work. The practice is praised by clients as ‘strong within the entire financial regulatory sphere, including banking, insurance, corporate finance and asset management‘. Other key practitioners to note include Johan Rasmussen, Lars-Erik Østerbø, who is noted for his expertise in ship finance and restructuring matters, and Alexander Owesen, who advises Norwegian and international banks, financial institutions, lenders and private equity houses on a range of financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Stian Tande Mortensen; Ole Andenæs

Testimonials

‘WR is particularly strong on the combination of lending and capital markets products, i.e. combinations of bank and bond financings, bridge to bonds and other capital markets instruments etc. WR has very strong restructuring capabilities.’

‘Johan Rasmussen; very fast and reliable deliveries, pragmatic and effective. Alex Owesen; high quality and high degree of commercial understanding. Lars-Erik Østerbø: very nice to work with and extremely fast and accurate. He is much appreciated on asset based financings, but also on matters with elements of restructuring and insolvency.’

‘Extremely strong competence within financial institutions, funds and regulatory.’

‘Strong within the entire financial regulatory sphere, including banking, insurance, corporate finance and asset management. Particularly strong within corporate finance, asset management and transactions within the regulated sphere.’

‘Ole Andenæs: while always providing excellent in-depth advice within niche areas, Ole is also a regulatory generalist with detailed knowledge of the entire financial regulatory ecosystem. Navigates complex matters in an outstanding way. Excellent availability.’

‘This is our primary go-to team for complicated matters. Their partners, in particular Johan Rasmussen, always make themselves available to us, and they review work done by their associates to ensure that the quality is always good. On the financing side, WR seems to be one step ahead of the rest of the larger firms.’

Key clients

DNB Bank ASA

Nordea Bank Abp

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Danske Bank A/S

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Pareto Securities AS

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

Arctic Securities AS

GIEK

BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Acted for Pareto Securities as arranger on the €125m refinancing of Fertiberia.
  • Advised ABG Sundal Collier ASA and IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG on the issuance of a €150m senior secured green bond for private equity owned e-commerce company Momox Holding.
  • Advised DNB Bank ASA, GIEK, Export Credit Norway and Innovation Norway on an ECA-backed financing of an offshore fish farming unit.

Norway > Capital markets Tier 1

Wikborg Rein‘s capital markets department is led by Dag Erik Rasmussen, who is highly regarded for his established expertise in handling equity capital markets mandates. The team is well known for representing blue-chip clients in complex, large-scale matters, and has recently been involved in high-profile listings, private placements and refinancings. Stian Tande Mortensen heads up the debt capital markets group. Ole Andenæs is the main name for the financial services department; Per Anders Sæhle acts on ECM and M&A transactions and IPOs; and senior associate Karoline Stock Evje advises shareholders, issuers and managers on securities law.

Practice head(s):

Dag Erik Rasmussen; Stian Tande Mortensen

Testimonials

‘The team is very knowledgeable and ably lead. They have quick turnaround times to requests.’

‘Per Anders Sæhle has a lot of experience in the Norwegian market. He is quick to respond and his advice is always correct.’

Key clients

ECIT AS

Deep Value Driller AS

Nordic Halibut AS

Kingfish Company N.V

HAV Group ASA

EcoOnline Holding AS

Kyoto Group AS

Endúr ASA

Sparebank 1 Markets AS

Arctic Securities AS

Entra ASA

DNB Bank ASA

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

BEWi ASA

Pareto Securities AS

Quantafuel ASA

Carnegie AS

Clarksons Platou AS

Fearnley Securities AS

Work highlights

  • Advised BEWi ASA on its initial private placement and listing on Euronext Growth, as well its subsequent listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and a subsequent NOK200m private placement.
  • Advised Arctic Securities, Pareto Securities and SB1M on the NOK1.3bn private placement and subsequent listing on Euronext Growth of airline company Norse Atlantic ASA.
  • Advised DNB Markets, Pareto Securities and SpareBank 1 Markets AS as managers on the NOK500m private placement and listing on Euronext Growth of Salmon Evolution ASA.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Wikborg Rein‘s ‘very hands-on, pragmatic and solutions-oriented‘ group acts for private equity houses, blue-chip corporations and domestic and international industrial companies on complex, cross-border M&A transactions. The practice has a strong presence in the financial services, technology, renewables, oil and gas and shipping sectors, to name a few. Sigurd Opedal and Ole Henrik Wille jointly head up the practice, which includes Ketil E Bøe, who regularly advises investors, banks and financial institutions on M&A and divestments, and restructuring expert Kaare Christian Tapper.

Practice head(s):

Ole Henrik Wille; Sigurd Opedal

Other key lawyers:

Ketil E. Bøe; Kaare Christian Tapper

Testimonials

‘Very hard working, flexible and with a high degree of availability.’

‘Sigurd Opedal is always available. A great team player and supporter.’

‘Ketil Bøe has deep and international experience within corporate finance, governance and transactions. Always ready to dig into whatever comes his way and come up with solutions or clear advice.’

‘Highly skilled individuals, strong client collaboration.’

‘Unrivalled attention to detail, and proactive client advice.’

Key clients

Altor Equity Partners

Amedia

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Blue Water Energy

DNB Bank ASA

EcoOnline AS

Elkem ASA

Endur ASA

EV Private Equity

FSN Capital

General Electric Company

KKR

Nordic Capital

Norfund

Norges Gruppen

Norsk Hydro

Permira

Prosus NV / Napspers

Quantafuel ASA

Softbank

Söderberg & Partners

Storebrand

Summa Equity

Yara International

Work highlights

  • Assisted Altor Equity Partners and Altor Fund IV with the sale of Nordic Trustee AS to Ocorian.
  • Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its €230m acquisition of DESS Aquaculture Shipping AS via the portfolio company Asterix Bidco AS.

Norway > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Wikborg Rein‘s dispute resolution practice is praised by clients for providing ‘highly sophisticated legal advice‘ across a wide spectrum of contentious matters, with particular focus on the oil and gas, offshore, real estate, insurance and public sectors. The firm’s global head of disputes Ola Nisja leads the team and is highly regarded for his expertise in construction and contractual disputes; arbitration is another key area of instruction for Nisja. Kaare Andreas Shetelig concentrates on complex cases related to post-M&A disputes, transfer pricing litigation and public sector disputes, and Ola Haugen is well known for his established track record in arbitration. Dag Mjaaland and Aadne Haga specialise in gas sector disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ola Nisja

Other key lawyers:

Kaare Andreas Shetelig; Ola Haugen; Dag Mjaaland; Aadne Haga

Testimonials

‘Outstanding outfit.’

‘Kaare Shetelig and Ola Nisja are both phenomenal. Very clever, hard-working, and great personalities.’

‘Wikborg Rein’s work is of high quality. Great cost value relationship.’

‘Dag Mjaaland and his team continue to impress and deliver on time, high-quality advice, and are never more than one call away.’

‘Second-to-none energy industry knowledge and a rare gift to combine this knowledge with highly sophisticated legal advice.’

Key clients

AB Volvo

Infor

DNB

The Ministry of Defence (including The Norwegian Armed Forces)

Norgesgruppen ASA

Naftogaz of Ukraine

Oljeskattekontoret

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vy (formerly NSB)

KGAL

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Ukraine’s state-owned gas producer Ukrgazvydobuvannya in arbitral proceedings against Swedish-based Misen and its Ukrainian subsidiary Karpatygaz, concerning the termination of a joint venture agreement.
  • Representing South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority in a dispute concerning the purchase price for land on which to build a new hospital in Drammen.

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy Tier 1

Wikborg Rein ‘has a very strong legal practice within the renewables space‘, and has notable expertise in wind power mandates. Department head Tormod Ludvik Nilsen advises domestic and international clients on financings, project development work and regulatory issues, and is very experienced in assisting with international investments into Norwegian electricity projects. Caroline Skaar Landsværk‘s practice focuses on assisting investors, developers, contractors and stakeholders with energy regulatory matters and contractual work. Senior associate Ingeberg Collett handles hydro power and grid transactions, power purchase agreements, and international wind farm transactions. Birgitte Karlsen left the firm in June 2021 and is now in-house.

Practice head(s):

Tormod Ludvik Nilsen

Testimonials

‘The renewable team has wide experience and knowledge in both on and offshore wind power and hydropower.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a wide range of competence in the field of electricity and renewable energy, from hydro and wind power production, to grid tariffs and regulation and retail/technology. I would like to highlight their EU/EEA competence.’

Caroline Skaar Landsværk is easy-going and has a good sense of humour. Her competence in EU-law and renewable energy is very good. She also has the ability to make advanced legal text available for non-lawyers.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a very strong legal practice within the renewable space. The team is highly competent, well organised, hard working and pleasant to work with. They also draw on a broad portfolio of M&A projects that also provides us, as client, with an experience in the renewables that few can match.’

‘Tormod Ludvik Nilsen and Caroline Skaar Landsværk are highly competent within their fields of expertise and are able to communicate advice in a practical and well rounded manner. As a client we also highly appreciate their ability to provide transparency around processes and to deliver advice in a timely manner. Both are also very pleasant to work with.’

‘Wikborg has a strong practice for M&A transactions in the renewable energy sector.’

‘Tormod Nilsen is a distinctive lawyer. He is very responsive, knowledgeable and was a great support in the negotiations.’

Key clients

ASKO Fornybar AS

BKK AS

Energi Norge

Elvia

Hafslund Ny Energi AS

Norfund

Norsk Hydro ASA

Stadtwerke München GmbH

Troms Kraft AS

Tronox Holdings AS

Hafslund Eco AS

TrønderEnergi AS

Work highlights

  • Advised Stadtwerke München on the acquisition of a 29.4% ownership stake in Roan wind farm.
  • Assisting Energi Norge with an assessment of how new EU regulations within the energy area will affect Norwegian law.
  • Assisted Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for developing countries, with the sale of SN Power AS to Scatec ASA.

Norway > EU and competition Tier 1

Wikborg Rein‘s 'outstanding' competition team is ‘very knowledgeable, gives high-quality advice and is very service-minded‘. The practice is especially recognised for its expertise in handling high-profile infringement cases initiated by the Norwegian Competition Authority, as well as merger filings. Practice head Mads Magnussen is ‘very service-minded and has enormous knowledge of competition law‘, and specialist counsel Eivind Stage ‘stands out as a true expert in this field‘. Newly promoted partner Hanne Camilla Zimmer is noted for her expertise in advising public and private sector clients on public procurement, EU law and state aid matters. Antitrust mandates are handled by the ‘very dedicated‘ senior lawyer Preben Milde Thorbjørnsen, while senior lawyer Stuart Stock advises on multi-jurisdictional merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

Mads Magnussen

Testimonials

‘They deliver high quality work, give good advice and are pleasant to work with. I am impressed with their knowledge of the Norwegian Competition Authority.’

‘Preben Milde Thorbjørnsen has worked several years with the Norwegian Competition Authority, has broad experience and is very knowledgeable in competition/antitrust matters. He is able to see the case from different perspectives and find solutions. He shares his views and gives good advice. He is very dedicated, thorough and a pleasant lawyer to work with, in addition to cost efficient.’

‘Stuart Stock is very engaging and approachable.’

‘Professional partners and lawyers who know competition law very well.’

‘Eivind Stage: very professional and with high integrity.’

‘The team has a high level of commercial understanding, combined with professional integrity. We find great solutions together.’

‘Mads Magnussen and Preben Milde Thorbjørnsen know our business and strategic priorities, and are able to give great advice. They present their advice in a simple and understandable way.’

‘Stuart Stock provides clear and concise advice, which is always fit for purpose.’

Key clients

AB Volvo

Mastercard International

DNB

NorgesGruppen

Jotun

Amedia

Verisure

Lerøy Seafood Group

Vygruppen

Elkem

Kesko

Enova

Norsk Gjenvinning

Statens jernbanetilsyn

Naftogaz

Aschehoug

Transocean Inc

Work highlights

  • Represented NorgesGruppen in the Norwegian Competition Authority’s investigation into alleged discriminatory pricing by two grocery suppliers.
  • Representing the Lerøy Seafood Group in the ongoing EU Commission investigation into suspected anti-competitive conduct in the market for Norwegian farm-raised Atlantic salmon, as well as related class action litigation in the USA and Canada.
  • Successfully represented Vygruppen before the Competition Appeals Tribunal, following the Norwegian Competition Authority’s imposition of a high-value fine for breaching the Competition Act’s procedural rules in a merger case.

Norway > Fishing and aquaculture Tier 1

Wikborg Rein‘s team ‘has an impressive breadth of experience, and in-depth knowledge of the aquaculture industry in Norway - they are always quick to provide clear, complete and pragmatic advice‘. Complex regulatory work forms the backbone of the practice, although the group frequently works in tandem with the litigation and M&A departments. Practice head Grunde Bruland stands out for his ‘exceptional knowledge of the aquaculture industry‘, and Martin Bryde has established expertise in advising on legislative processes within the sector. Associate Heidi Ann Vestvik-Bruknapp is a name to note. All named individuals are based in the firm’s Bergen office.

Practice head(s):

Grunde Bruland

Testimonials

The team provides clear, reasoned advice.’

Grunde Bruland and Martin Bryde have unique, all-round knowledge of aquaculture legislation.’

Grunde Bruland’s advice is always practical, relevant, and delivered in an easy to digest manner, and it is very useful to be able to tap into his experience of working within this industry and with regulators. He consistently makes himself available at short notice to respond to our queries and need for specialist support.’

Key clients

Mowi ASA

Lerøy Seafood Group ASA

Lerøy Havfisk AS

Samherji

Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS

DnB Markets

Cermaq Group ASA

Grieg Seafood ASA

Norway Royal Salmon ASA

Liegruppen AS

Nordic Wildfish AS

Eide Fjordbruk AS

Benchmark Animal Health Limited/ Benchmark Genetics Norway AS

Sinkaberg-Hansen

Blue Planet / Stiim Aqua Cluster

Sjømat Norge

Erko Seafood AS

Tombre Fiskeanlegg AS

Nesfossen Smolt AS

Bremnes Seashore AS

Work highlights

  • Advising Blue Planet / Stiim Aquacluster on offshore fish farming and closed cage farming.
  • Advising the Norwegian Seafood Federation on issues concerning implementing the Animal Health Law directive under the EEA Agreement.

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 1

Restructuring expert Kaare Christian Tapper heads up Wikborg Rein‘s ‘strong‘ team, which also includes stand-out practitioner Leif Petter Madsen. The practice is well versed in assisting bondholders and lenders with a range of insolvency and restructuring matters, and has an established track record in handling mandates from the offshore and shipping sectors. At senior lawyer level, the ‘service-mindedJohan Astrup Heber advises on bankruptcies and corporate and financial restructurings, and Mira Bergsland has expertise in assisting public and private companies, banks and administrators with insolvency issues.

Practice head(s):

Kaare Christian Tapper

Testimonials

‘The team is very service minded and have impressed us with their ability to combine industry knowledge with excellent legal advice. Their ability to give advice on strategic and commercial questions is highly valued. The team is professional, nice to work with and always willing to assist.’

Kaare Christian Tapper is very competent and has an excellent overview of details in large restructuring cases.’

Mira Bergsland has excellent legal skills, is nice to work with and is always focused on finding the best solution.’

‘Leif Petter Madsen and Mira Bergsland are both thorough, highly qualified and provide practical and sound advice.’

Key clients

Solstad Offshore ASA

Nordic Trustee AS

DNB Bank ASA

GIEK

Floatel International Ltd

Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd

G Travel Norge AS

Danske Bank AS

Swedbank

Sparebank 1 SR Bank

ABN Amro Bank

Optin Bank ASA

Work highlights

  • Acting for all the secured lenders (and affiliated guarantee institutions) of DOF ASA (and its various subsidiaries) in ongoing financial restructuring negotiations.
  • Appointed as trustee of G Travel Norge AS.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 1

Hanna Beyer Olaussen leads the ‘flexible and approachable‘ team at Wikborg Rein, which has notable expertise in patent litigation and is equally adept at advising on marketing, trade mark and unfair competition issues. Of counsel Gunnar Meyeris a luminary in the IP space in Norway‘, and is leading advice to three banks in ongoing trade mark and unfair competition litigation before the Supreme Court, concerning Bank Norwegian’s use of the clients’ trade marks in keyword advertising on Google. Copyright and trade secrets matters are other areas of strength for the group, alongside handling the IP aspects of transactions. Senior associate Nora Bratheim regularly acts in contentious IP mandates, and Lars Erik Steinkjer rejoined the firm in March 2022 from an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Hanna Beyer Olaussen

Testimonials

‘Hanna Beyer Olaussen is a very good lawyer, and has in-depth knowledge of trade mark and marketing law.’

‘Strong IP practice and among the few in Norway who frequently appear in IP court cases.’

‘Gunnar Meyer is a luminary in the IP space in Norway and has a wealth of experience. He makes himself available whenever needed and delivers timely and commercial advice.’

‘Hanna B. Olaussen is professional, knowledgeable, calm and cordial.’

‘A gold combination of really good legal competence and strategic advice to clients in conflict situations.’

Key clients

IKANO Bank AB

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd

H Aschehoug & Co W Nygaard AS

Kavli Holding AS

Vygruppen AS

Quantafuel ASA

Unilamp Norden AS

Archer Oiltools AS

Norsk Medisinsk Syklotronsenter AS

Digital Norway AS

EcoOnline AS

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented publishing company Aschehoug in a product imitation claim brought against a competitor before the Business Competition Committee.

Norway > Maritime law Tier 1

Wikborg Rein has ‘an impressive group of lawyers working on maritime law matters‘. The ‘excellent‘ team is highly regarded for its capabilities in handling contentious work; practice head Gaute Gjelsten is well known for being ‘very experienced in marine and offshore insurance related issues and complex claims‘. Deputy head Øyvind Axe, who is based in the Bergen office, is sought out for his expertise in restructurings, financings and transactional matters. Additionally, the group has noted strength in offshore and maritime emergencies – this sub-team is led by Morten Lund Mathisen, who garners praise as ‘one of the most experienced casualty response lawyers globally‘. The ‘very ableHerman Steen advises on international maritime disputes pertaining to maritime casualties, and, in Oslo, Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen is the key contact for shipping offshore transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Gaute Gjelsten; Øyvind Axe

Testimonials

‘ Broad, diverse specialist knowledge.’

‘Herman Steen is exceptionally swift.’ 

‘Wikborg Rein’s maritime team has a great knowledge of all matters related to ship-owning practice. They are very responsive and have an impressive commercial understanding.’

‘Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen is absolutely outstanding and his work is really impressive. He always understands the legal implications quickly and delivers a solution the same night. Not only is he an excellent lawyer, he is an excellent person.’

‘The firm has partners with deep and long experience in maritime and offshore contractual, liability regimes and insurance solutions.’

‘The best “wet” admiralty practice in Norway – outstanding quality and knowledge base. The global offices make it truly an international practice with a Norwegian flavour, harnessing cross-jurisdictional knowledge and capabilities. World leader in wreck removals, in particular with an offshore connection.’

‘Always available at short notice and provide immediate practical solutions.’

Key clients

Assuranceforeningen Gard

Assuranceforeningen Skuld

BKK

DNB Bank

Fearnley Securities

Floatel International

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier

Nordea

Norwegian Hull Club

Odfjell Drilling

Pareto

Solstad Offshore

Stolt Tankers

The Swedish Club

Transocean

Work highlights

  • Acted for Solstad Offshore ASA on the successful restructuring of the group’s NOK34bn debt liabilities.
  • Advising both BKK AS and a potential joint venture to be established by BKK AS, Equinor ASA and Air Liquide AS, on a project regarding the establishment of a new value chain for liquid hydrogen on the western coast of Norway.
  • Acting on behalf of the owners and insurers of chemical tanker ‘Stolt Commitment’ in ongoing litigation arising from its collision with cargo ship ‘Thorco Cloud’ in the Singapore Strait in Indonesian territorial waters in 2015.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding Tier 1

The practice at Wikborg Rein is distinguished by its ‘incredible knowledge of the industry‘. Jointly led by the firm’s deputy head of the global shipping and offshore group Øyvind Axe and Gaute Gjelsten, who is highly regarded for his litigation and arbitration expertise, the team has been kept busy handling shipbuilding contracts, transactional mandates and contentious matters. Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen is the key contact for shipping and offshore projects, and Bergen-based Morten Valen Eide advises on the construction, operation, financing and sale/purchase of ships and rigs. Christian James-Olsen is another name to note in Bergen. Øystein Meland moved to BAHR in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gaute Gjelsten; Øyvind Axe

Testimonials

‘Christian James-Olsen. Excellent on details and providing usable advice.’

‘The employees are knowledgeable and their advice is specific to our firm’s challenges. They are also able to attain new knowledge when appropriate. Communication with the main contact, as well as other on case to case basis, is always prompt and followed up as agreed. Strategic advice on specific cases is reliable. The people we collaborate with know our firm, what we do and how we work.’

‘The Wikborg Rein team provides everything you need – legal opinions, quality reviews, and strategic advice – always swiftly and with high quality.’

‘Morten Valen Eide is excellent in communication and strategy. His negotiation skills along with his knowledge of international business makes him a strong asset in negotiations.’

Incredible knowledge of the industry.’

Key clients

ASKO

Beerenberg Services AS

COSL Drilling

Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS

Fjord 1

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier

Havfram AS

Odfjell Drilling

Solstad Offshore

Ulstein Verft AS

Work highlights

  • Advising ASKO AS on the construction, purchase, delivery and domestic operation of two electric autonomous ferries.
  • Assisting infrastructure group Fjord 1 ASA with its fleet renewal programme, involving multiple newbuilds from various yards in Europe.

Norway > Public procurement Tier 1

Competition law expert Mads Magnussen leads Wikborg Rein‘s public procurement team alongside practice deputy head Hanne Camilla Zimmer, who acts for private suppliers across a wide range of industries. The department is well known for acting in major national and international procurement mandates, and is also noted for its ‘solid expertise and experience within both IT and public procurement law‘, an area in which Rolf Riisnæs excels. Senior lawyer Malene Reinertsen is ‘an up-and-coming procurement lawyer with great energy and in-depth knowledge of the procurement process‘. Alf Amund Gulsvik moved to CMS Kluge in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mads Magnussen; Hanne Camilla Zimmer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Hanne Camilla Zimmer has excellent understanding of our needs.’

Malene Reinertsen has extensive experience within public procurement. She provided us with solid legal advice during the procurement process mentioned above. She has great experience from providing legal advice to other contracting authorities, and had a great understanding of us as a client. She is very easy to co-operate with, efficient and thorough.’

Rolf Riisnæs has great experience when it comes to assisting clients with large, complex procurements. He provided high-quality strategic legal counsel on procurement law, contract law and negotiations.’

‘Wikborg Rein’s public procurement team is very easy to work with. They are always available for us, and the knowledge they have acquired about our company and our industry makes it easy to go straight to the heart of the matter before us.’

‘Malene Reinertsen works fast and efficiently. Hanne Zimmer is an authority within the field, which gives us confidence as clients.’

‘The team stands out with exceptional knowledge within this legal area, commercial knowledge and ability and knowledge to handle large litigation processes in an effective and most competent manner.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a unique strength in public procurement.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a very competent team of procurement lawyers who are able to provide high-value advice on all stages of the procurement process.’

Key clients

Vygruppen

Norges Bank

Elvia AS

Enova

Norsk Gjenvinning

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Staples AS

Sykehusinnkjøp HF

NorgesGruppen

Work highlights

  • Acting as legal counsel to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on over 25 procurements.
  • Providing ongoing advice to the Ministry of Defence on the largest outsourcing of IT services in Norway.

Norway > Real estate Tier 1

Commercial property work forms the backbone of Wikborg Rein‘s practice. The team regularly handles high-value transactions and development projects for developers and investors, and is equally adept at advising on real estate financing issues. Practice head Ingrid Høstmælingen is ‘easy to work with, service minded, and well informed on latest commercial practice when negotiating real estate transactions‘, and is noted for her expertise on commercial lease agreements. Lars Ulleberg Jensen focuses on assisting financial services and international clients with M&A work and private equity deals. Senior lawyers Erik Enger-Mår and Håkon Lagesen are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Ingrid Høstmælingen

Testimonials

‘Ingrid Høstmælingen is very professional and always ready to assist us. We value her advice.’

‘Puts the client first, flexible on short notice, academically strong team, excellent negotiation skills.’

‘Strong people skills.’

‘The real estate team relevant to our business (Ingrid Høstmælingen and Håkon Lagesen) are well coordinated and service minded. They are efficient in their communication and to the point when advising on sale and purchase agreements.’

Håkon Lagesen: Hard working, high level of accuracy and efficient.’

‘This is a dynamic, highly competent team. Ingrid Høstmælingen has created a great environment for the entire department. Lars Ulleberg Jensen is also a great lawyer, and the two of them constitute a great team.’

‘Ingrid Høstmælingen is very good at negotiations and comes up with suggestions for good commercial solutions.’

Key clients

DNB Liv

Storebrand Liv

Entra ASA

DNB Markets

Front Real Estate

DEAS Asset Management (former Aberdeen Standard)

Clarksons Platou

Carnegie

Niki AS

Base Property

NREP AS

Arctic Securities

Ineo Eiendom

Øgreid Eiendom

Work highlights

  • Advised NREP Logicenters on its NOK3bn acquisition of the C-Log Logistics Center.
  • Advised DNB Markets (on behalf of an investor) on its acquisition of the NVE building in Central Oslo.

Norway > Regulatory, compliance and investigations Tier 1

Wikborg Rein‘s practice is ‘a true one-stop shop for complex cross-border compliance matters and crisis management‘. Led by Elisabeth Roscher, the team’s workload includes private investigations and anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and international sanctions matters. Geir Sviggum ‘is the rock that you need in a crisis‘; he regularly handles anti-bribery mandates for Norwegian public authorities. Senior lawyer Tine Elisabeth Vigmostad has solid experience in acting in international investigations concerning alleged corruption and other forms of misconduct.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Roscher

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable and solution-oriented.’

‘Excellent composition of team.’

‘The WR team is a true one-stop shop for complex cross-border compliance matters and crisis management, including interaction with authorities and media handling. They will quickly staff up a task force which is available 24/7 and with a fit for purpose competency spread.’

‘Geir Sviggum: Geir is the rock that you need in a crisis. He will not just ensure that all legal and reputational matters are taken care of but also understands the impact complex compliance matters can have on an organisation and the importance of facilitating continued focus on normal operations.’

Key clients

Samherji hf

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Huawei Technologies AS

Solstad Offshore ASA

Statkraft AS

Norfund (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries)

Norsk Gjenvinning Norge AS

Work highlights

  • Acting for the board of directors of Icelandic fishing and fish processing company Samherji in a long-running investigation into the “Fishrot” case, involving allegations of bribery and corruption taking place in Namibia.
  • Acting for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an investigation into allegations of past wrongdoing at the Norwegian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
  • Assisting Huawei Technologies with a range of regulatory and digital compliance matters.

Norway > Tax Tier 1

The practice at Wikborg Rein is particularly known for working in tandem with the firm’s M&A group to advise on the tax and VAT elements of large transactions and restructurings, and is equally adept at assisting with commercial real estate transactions. Department head Anders Myklebust has expertise in advising clients from the shipping and petroleum sectors on tax matters, and also handles transfer pricing issues. Kaare Andreas Shetelig is a key contact for tax litigation, and Are Zachariassen has expertise in handling international tax work, particularly for offshore sector clients. Cecilie Tollefsen advises on domestic and international tax issues, and is very experienced in assisting with cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Anders Myklebust

Testimonials

‘The team is highly competent and solution oriented, while having a keen sense for commercial issues and the totality of the situation.’

‘Are Zachariassen is a top notch lawyer in both a Norwegian and international context. He is a lawyer with a deep commercial understanding that always delivers, and his level of knowledge around complex issues is absolutely first rate.’

Key clients

Norsk Hydro ASA

Aeternum Capital

Energi Norge

Fred Olsen Windcarrier AS

Oil Taxation Office

Gard AS

Stiftelsen Norsk Rikstoto

Storebrand

Summa Private Equity

NBT

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to the Oil Taxation Office regarding a transfer pricing dispute.
  • Representing Hydro Aluminium, a subsidiary of Norsk Hydro, in a dispute related to real estate tax.
  • Advised on the tax structuring of investment fund Aeternum Capital, established by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen.

Norway > Construction Tier 2

Jointly led by contract law expert Marius Egeberg and litigation specialist Ola Nisja, Wikborg Rein‘s ‘responsive‘ team has an established track record in acting for real estate developers and large construction companies in contentious work. The group has also been kept busy advising on a range of construction projects. Kristoffer Lerum is the name to note in the Bergen office, and senior lawyer Lars Erik Schjeide handles contractual matters and disputes arising from onshore projects.

Practice head(s):

Marius Egeberg; Ola Nisja

Testimonials

Lars Erik Skjeide supports us in a professional and timely manner. He is well organised and always well-prepared to discuss matters at hand.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a very solid team, and ensure that their advice is tailored to our needs and straight to the point with a very good strategic understanding. Very good value for money.’

‘Marius Egeberg and Lars Erik Schjeide are both excellent lawyers, and provide swift and precise legal assistance in highly complex matters, and one of their many strengths is their ability to focus on the important details.’

Key clients

Entra ASA

Storebrand

BundeBygg

The municipality of Oslo

Calanus

Øgreid Eiendom

Kvia Entreprenør

Ineo Eiendom

Base Gruppen

Novaform

Work highlights

  • Advising BundeBygg on the ongoing NOK2bn construction project at Meierikvartalet in Lillestrøm.
  • Advising Base Property on all aspects of the NOK1bn Knud Holms gate 8 building project in Stavanger.
  • Representing Entra in a dispute with a contractor relating to the ongoing refurbishment of the Law Faculty building in Oslo.

Norway > Employment Tier 2

Headed up by Simen Lium, the employment practice at Wikborg Rein advises on all aspects of employment law and acts for a variety of clients, including aquaculture, retail, energy and financial services businesses. The team is very experienced in advising on the employment aspects of large transactions, transfers of undertakings and reorganisations, and is equally adept at handling high-profile employment disputes. Bergen-based Fredrik Gisholt focuses on downsizings, individual terminations and whistleblowing cases. Jan Backer is well known for his expertise in pensions law and executive dismissal cases. Senior lawyer Kjersti Borgen is ‘very efficient, always extremely well prepared and ready to help out‘.

Practice head(s):

Simen Lium

Testimonials

The team is very professional, qualified and service minded. Their response is timely and thorough.’

Simen Lium is outstanding in his focus and follow up with our company. The advice he provides is well grounded and thorough.’

‘Mr. Lium delivers sound counselling in all matters presented to him.’

‘Jan Backer has very good knowledge of the Norwegian labour law, and gives very good advice in cases. He communicates well and is easy to work with. His written presentation is very good.’

‘The overall level of service is excellent, with quick response times and strong industry knowledge. The team is very good at advising when the position is unclear.’

‘Simen Lium and Kjersti Borgen have both got an solution-oriented approach. Simen is very service minded and has an enormous knowledge of employment law.’

‘Wikborg Rein – I find them very competent and knowledgeable and easy to work with. I always get solid support and quick delivery of services.’

‘Simen Lium is our contact. I am confident that I get proper and solid support when I ask for help and assistance. Simen Lium is easy to work with, calm and trustworthy. His advice have never proven wrong and what I value the most is his timeliness and his ability to make things simple.’

Key clients

Vygruppen

Transocean

Norgesgruppen

Øgreid AS

Norsk Hydro

Norsk Gjenvinning

Yara

The Wilhelmsen Group

Norges Bank

Eidsiva Energi

Work highlights

  • Assisted Transocean with a reorganisation and downsizing process in Norway, as part of a global cost reduction process.
  • Assisted Norsk Hydro ASA with the employment aspects of its divestment of the Rolled Products business to KPS, an American investment fund.

Norway > Insurance Tier 2

Wikborg Rein‘s team ‘has a solid understanding of insurance‘ and provides ‘excellent advice‘ on a broad range of marine and non-marine insurance work, with portfolio transfers and acquisitions, coverage issues and marine insurance litigation included in the group’s recent workload. Department head Anders Færden is ‘a skilled negotiator and particularly strong in insurance contract law,’ and litigator Gaute Gjelsten is the main name for shipping and offshore work. Specialist counsel Anne-Karin Nesdam‘s practice focuses on gas sector matters, while Herman Steen is very experienced in handling disputes relating to marine P&I, war and cargo insurance.

Practice head(s):

Anders Færden

Testimonials

‘Herman Steen is very good with the law, and fully understands the commercial aspects as well. Great and swift service on casualty response.’

‘Excellent industry knowledge.’

‘They have expertise in marine insurance. Advice is spot on, clear and informative.’

‘Anders Færden’s advice is extremely useful and clearly showcases his expertise. He provides sensible commercial advice and is always responsive.’

‘Anders Færden – knowledgeable, great at tackling problems and quick to provide legal advice.’

Key clients

Assuranceforeningen Gard/Gard Marine & Energy Ltd

Codan Insurance

AXA XL

Norwegian Hull Club

Assuranceforeningen SKULD

Hydor

Söderberg & Partners

RSA

Brit Insurance

RiverStone Insurance (UK) Limited

Zürich Insurance

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to marine insurer Gard Marine & Energy Insurance and international co-insurers concerning a constructive total loss dispute.
  • Assisted Storebrand Forsikring AS with its acquisition of the Norwegian non-life portfolio from Insr ASA.
  • Acting for AXA XL in a case concerning lawyers’ alleged professional negligence, and issues regarding insurance cover.

Norway > Oil and gas Tier 2

At Wikborg Rein, the petroleum and energy team is assisting Ukrainian state-owned gas company Naftogaz with the implementation of a settlement and related awards, after acting as lead counsel for the client in a prominent, successful, multi-jurisdictional international arbitration; Aadne Haga, who heads up the gas disputes practice, and Dag Mjaaland, who is noted for his expertise in international gas disputes, jointly led on this matter. Head of the petroleum and energy team Cathrine Hetland has over a decade’s experience within the oil and gas sector.

Practice head(s):

Cathrine Hetland

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Great industry insights and very fast and efficient – especially in dispute management. Sound and practical legal advice without making things overly complex.’

‘Second-to-none energy industry knowledge, and a rare gift to combine this knowledge with highly sophisticated legal advice.’

Key clients

DNB Bank ASA

BKK AS

Naftogaz

Ukrgazvydobuvannya (UGV)

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel to DNB Bank ASA (with the client acting as documentation agent) concerning the refinancing of Lundin Energy through a $5bn revolving credit facility and a $1bn accordion option.
  • Advising power company BKK AS, as well as a potential joint venture entity to be established by BKK AS, Equinor ASA and Air Liquide AS, on a project for establishing a new value chain for liquid hydrogen based on the western coast in Norway.

Norway > TMT Tier 2

Wikborg Rein‘s technology and digitalisation department is home to a team of ‘very skilled professionals‘ with ‘deep knowledge‘, and provides ‘practical and constructive advice‘ on data protection and privacy matters, IT contracts, marketing law and eGovernment work, to name some key areas of expertise. Hanna Beyer Olaussen‘s practice centres on technology contracts, transactions, marketing law and IT law; she co-leads the team with newly promoted partner and data protection specialist Gry Hvidsten. Other key names are Rolf Riisnæs, who provides ‘sound legal advice‘ on IT public procurement matters, eGovernment work and IT contracts, and Line Coll, who is singled out for her experience in handling digitalisation and privacy mandates.

Practice head(s):

Hanna Beyer Olaussen; Gry Hvidsten

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The GDPR team, with Line Coll and Gry Hvidsten, provides excellent assistance in situations where timing is critical, and planned compliance-related projects.’

‘Rolf Riisnæs is our main contact. He is always available and gives thoroughly prepared advice. He is a good partner to discuss complicated issues with.’

‘The team consists of very skilled professionals, with different unique strengths, that complement each other. Using a diverse set of skills and capabilities, they have managed to guide us through a very challenging set of procurements and privacy issues.’

‘Wikborg Rein has a strong data privacy team that provides a combination of solid professional and academic skills, with commercial understanding and technological knowledge.’

‘Gry Hvidsten and Rolf Riisnæs are extremely skilled data privacy lawyers, with a special and much appreciated combination of IT-expertise, academic and professional skills and have a way of understanding what kind of “product” the client needs and provide solid and good advice.’

‘Rolf Riisnæs is an outstanding lawyer. I have never met a more dedicated and conscientious lawyer and I look forward to working with him again.’

‘Wikborg’s team has delivered within tight time schedules and is always available for discussions.’

‘Gry Hvidsten is to the point. She has practical approach, excellent judgement and is always available. Her experience both from the private and public sector is very useful.’

Key clients

Norway’s Central Bank

H. Aschehoug & Co

Quantafuel ASA

Norgesgruppen ASA

Agency for Public and Financial Management

Norwegian Military Forces

Jotun AS

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Eidsiva Bredbånd AS

Entra ASA

Digital Norway

Yara International ASA

Byggmakker Handel AS

Sykehusinnkjøp HF

Gard AS

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Agency for Public and Financial Management (DFØ) with the drafting of two new standard Cloud Services Agreements for the Norwegian market.
  • Advised the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) on privacy matters regarding the establishment of a national app for tracking Covid-19 infections, as well assisting with setting up the framework for corona certificates to demonstrate vaccine/immunity status.
  • Assisting publishing company Aschehoug with drafting standard agreements regarding the licensing of and rights to digital content.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Labour Jan L Backer
Labour Simen Smeby Lium
Banking and finance Johan Rasmussen
Banking and finance Alexander W Owesen
IP and technology Rolf Riisnæs
Capital markets Dag Erik Rasmussen
Competition and procurement Mads Magnussen
Contract law and construction Ola Ø Nisja
Mergers and acquisitions Sigurd Opedal
Commercial property Ingrid Kristine Høstmaelingen
Commercial property Leif Petter Madsen
Litigation and arbitration Kaare Andreas Shetelig
Litigation and arbitration Ola Haugen
Litigation and arbitration Ola Ø Nisja
Petroleum and energy Aadne Martin Haga
Shipping offshore Gaute Gjelsten
Shipping offshore Trond Eilertsen
Tax Anders Myklebust
Tax Are Zachariassen
Financial Regulation Ole Andenæs
Contract and Construction Marius Egeberg
Corporate Finance and Tax Kaare Christian Tapper
Shipping Offshore Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen
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Mr Ole Andenæs  photo Mr Ole Andenæs Ole Andenæs is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office, and heads…
Mr Jan L Backer  photo Mr Jan L Backer Jan L. Backer is a partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office. He…
Mr Finn Bjørnstad photo Mr Finn BjørnstadFinn Bjørnstad is the Managing Partner in Wikborg Rein and is part…
Mr Ketil E Bøe  photo Mr Ketil E Bøe Ketil E. Bøe is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Ms Line Coll  photo Ms Line Coll Line Coll is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and head…
Mr Marius Egeberg photo Mr Marius EgebergMarius Egeberg is a partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Trond Eilertsen  photo Mr Trond Eilertsen Trond Eilertsen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen  photo Mr Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office where he…
Mr Anders Færden photo Mr Anders FærdenAnders W. Færden is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Gaute Gjelsten  photo Mr Gaute Gjelsten Gaute Gjelsten is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and Global…
Mr Aadne Haga  photo Mr Aadne Haga Aadne M. Haga is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Ola Haugen  photo Mr Ola Haugen Ola Haugen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Ms Cathrine B. Hetland  photo Ms Cathrine B. Hetland Cathrine B. Hetland is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Ms Ingrid K. Høstmælingen  photo Ms Ingrid K. Høstmælingen Ingrid K. Høstmælingen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Simen Lium  photo Mr Simen Lium Simen Lium is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Tormod Ludvik Nilsen  photo Mr Tormod Ludvik Nilsen Tormod L. Nilsen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Leif Petter Madsen  photo Mr Leif Petter Madsen Leif Petter Madsen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Mads Magnussen  photo Mr Mads Magnussen Magnussen advices Norwegian and foreign companies within areas of business law, in…
Mr Gunnar Meyer  photo Mr Gunnar Meyer Gunnar Meyer is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Dag Mjaaland  photo Mr Dag Mjaaland Dag Mjaaland is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Anders Myklebust  photo Mr Anders Myklebust Anders Myklebust is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Sigurd Opedal  photo Mr Sigurd Opedal Sigurd Opedal is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Alexander W Owesen  photo Mr Alexander W Owesen Alexander W. Owesen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Johan Rasmussen  photo Mr Johan Rasmussen Johan Rasmussen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Dag Erik Rasmussen  photo Mr Dag Erik Rasmussen Dag Erik Rasmussen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Rolf Riisnæs photo Mr Rolf RiisnæsRolf Riisnæs dr. juris, is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office,…
Ms Elisabeth Roscher  photo Ms Elisabeth Roscher Elisabeth Roscher is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Kaare Andreas Shetelig  photo Mr Kaare Andreas Shetelig Kaare Andreas Shetelig is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Herman Steen  photo Mr Herman Steen Herman Steen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Geir Sviggum  photo Mr Geir Sviggum Geir Sviggum is Managing Partner International with overall responsibility for Wikborg Rein’s…
Mr Per Anders Sæhle photo Mr Per Anders SæhlePer Anders Sæhle is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Stian Tande Mortensen  photo Mr Stian Tande Mortensen Stian Tande Mortensen is a Partner with Wikborg Rein’s Capital Markets team,…
Mr Kaare Christian Tapper  photo Mr Kaare Christian Tapper Kaare Christian Tapper is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
Mr Lars Ulleberg Jensen  photo Mr Lars Ulleberg Jensen Lars Ulleberg Jensen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office, and…
Mr Ole Henrik Wille  photo Mr Ole Henrik Wille Ole Henrik Wille is partner at our Oslo office and and is…
Mr Are Zachariassen  photo Mr Are Zachariassen Are Zachariassen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Ms Hanne Zimmer photo Ms Hanne ZimmerHanne Zimmer is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is…
Mr Ola Ø. Nisja  photo Mr Ola Ø. Nisja Ola Ø. Nisja is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and…
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Wikborg Rein’s firm culture is based on utilizing our talented employees and working towards a more diverse workforce. The most important success factor in Wikborg Rein is our people where a key element of this is to promote diversity and inclusion. We have currently 25 nationalities represented in our firm. Being Norway’s most international law firm, we are proud to say that we have lawyers and employees of foreign origin in our offices in Norway. This has been a conscious strategy to increase competence, diversity and exchange experiences in an international market.

Multicultural diversity is a competitive advantage for Wikborg Rein. This includes language skills, ability to connect with international clients from non-Norwegian cultures, and awareness of business cultures. It is also important for our internal work environment, where different views are very important both regarding client work and work engagement internally. Wikborg Rein does not accept discrimination in any form, whether it is based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.

In order to achieve gender equality, it needs to be a pipeline from our lawyer junior level that ensures we have talents ready to advance in the career path. Our recruitment strategy focuses on bringing in young talent directly from the universities, and our trainee programs are our main channel for recruitment of associates.

With our trainee programs we aim to provide fully compensated work experience to students over five weeks, giving the students valuable insights into the business lawyer profession. We also have the opportunity to evaluate the trainees as potential future associates, and we do this through exposing the trainees to a broad variety of fields within business law. A dedicated individual sponsor ensures the trainees are able to perform in the same way as a new associate would.

We have between two and four trainees in Wikborg Rein at any given time, in addition to our International interns and Digital trainees. We aim to have gender equality in our trainee pool, and preferably a small overweight of female trainees.

53% of all employees working in Wikborg Rein today are women. Of these, 48% are lawyers, and 18 % partners. Based on our internal candidates, it is realistic to expect that we will recruit at least as many women as men as partners in the coming years. Our goal is that 50% of all partners hired in the period up to 2023 should be women. In order to achieve the goal of gender balance in future partner admissions, we have, among other things, implemented a mentoring program with tailored guidance for female senior lawyers.


CLIENT: within TMT
COMPANY/FIRM: Wikborg Rein, Norway
TESTIMONIAL: Wikborg Rein has a dedicated team. The firm manages to deliver advice of high value in complex cases, that also takes into account the customers’ needs. The firm also has a thorough understanding of relevant suppliers and new technology in the European market. We are satisfied with the firm’s initiatives when providing practical solutions in projects. Compared with its competitors that we have used, it is a leading department. Our understanding is that the only a few Norwegian law firms have the necessary understanding of both market and law that meets our needs. 


CLIENT: within Public Procurement
COMPANY/FIRM: Wikborg Rein, Norway
TESTIMONIAL: I’m very impressed with them. Their work is quite outstanding on this area. I can’t really suggest any improvements. They took feedback and improved as we worked at all times. There were no professional areas where they lacked understanding. 


CLIENT: within Dispute
COMPANY/FIRM: Wikborg Rein, Norway
TESTIMONIAL: Their strength is their good combination between technical and practical. That’s very valuable. Especially in dispute resolution, they’re not afraid to be brutally honest, and to explore the potential routes to resolution. What I really appreciate from them is that they have a nice balance between what they bring and what they charge. I also think they also have a nice mix between sales guys and doers. 


CLIENT: within Compliance
COMPANY/FIRM: Wikborg Rein, Norway
TESTIMONIAL: They stood by our side. They have always tried to find solutions, even if our team made things difficult. During all our cooperation, they have been strong on professionalism and integrity. From my understanding, everyone in the team delivers high quality work quickly. They have good insights into the laws that were involved. I could not find anything to improve. I can only find examples where I’m impressed by their desire to do even more, after difficulties have occurred on our side. 


CLIENT: within Energy: Electricity 
COMPANY/FIRM: Wikborg Rein, Norway
TESTIMONIAL: In what was a highly complex matter, they took responsibility for the vast amount of work, providing swift and precise legal advice. They were team players who involved the relevant experts as far as necessary. It has been a positive working relationship 


CLIENT: within Energy: Oil & Gas
COMPANY/FIRM: Wikborg Rein, Norway
TESTIMONIAL: They have a stronger team, with more senior personnel available than at other firms. I think Wikborg Rein have quite a strong team in oil and gas, with more resources available, and they have done a good job for us, so I will keep using them again. They are very professional, I can only give these guys great feedback.