Mr Ole Andenæs > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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

Financial Regulation


Ole Andenæs is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office, and heads the firm’s Financial Regulations practice.

Andenæs previously worked as Head of Legal in investment bank Carnegie AS, and he has in-depth and practical knowledge about the regulatory framework surrounding investment firms, asset managers, investor behaviour and adjacent regulations. Prior to this, Andenæs worked as a Senior Lawyer in law firm Thommessen, where he mainly worked with financial regulations, advising a wide range of regulated entities, as well as company law and disputes within these areas. He is also a specialist in company law, and is the co-author of “Aksjeselskaper og allmennaksjeselskaper (3rd edition 2016) (“Public and Private Limited Company Law”).


2019- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2016-2019 Head of Legal, Carnegie AS
2008-2016 Senior Lawyer/Lawyer/Associate, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
2010-2014 Part time lecturer, Treider Law School
2006-2008 Trainee, various law firms


2010 Practising certificate
2008 Master of Laws, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Capital markets

With ‘an extremely experienced and very well connected’ team, Wikborg Rein is a go-to firm for blue-chip clients and high-profile mandates; it recently advised ABG Sundal Collier and DNB Markets on the combined senior secured bond issuance and IPO of Norske Skog, and acted for the managers on a NOK15bn government bond issuance by the Kingdom of Norway. The practice is also highly active in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Dag Erik Rasmussen heads up the department and Stian Tande Mortensen leads the debt capital markets group. Per Anders Sæhle is a key contact for ECM transactions, Filip Truyen leads the corporate team in Bergen, and Ole Andenæs leads the financial services practice.

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Wikborg Rein is particularly known for advising banking clients, with key segments of the practice’s work including shipping and offshore financings, asset finance mandates, corporate lending and Norwegian bond transactions. Ole Andenæs leads the embedded financial regulatory practice, which has a strong offering in the insurance industry and handles securities law and international alternative investment funds. Lars-Erik Østerbø, who has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions, jointly heads up the wider department with Stian Tande Mortensen, who focuses on high-yield bond issuances and international borrowing programmes. Johan Rasmussen is noted for assisting international and domestic banks with asset-backed transactions.