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 heads the firm’s Financial Regulations practice, and has comprehensive experience advising all types of regulated entities. This includes investment firms, managers of UCITS and AIFs, banks, insurance/pension, payment services/fintech, virtual currencies and investor conduct. He has led a number of processes towards the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority, including advising in obtaining licenses etc, but also in connection with contentious cases related to administrative sanctions within the areas of AML, MAR, shareholding disclosure and short selling. He 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, Ole worked as a 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.


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 > Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

The banking and finance practice at Wikborg Rein houses a team of ‘highly skilled individuals with great work capacity; quick to respond, and show great responsibility’. Transactional work is a core pillar of strength for the group, and the department has a strong track record in handling ship finance and financial regulatory work, an area in which Ole Andenæs excels. Andenæs jointly heads up the practice with debt financing expert Stian Tande Mortensen. Johan Rasmussen is a highly regarded practitioner in the space, and Alexander Owesen ‘has a unique competence when it comes to working with different financial products in combination‘.

Norway > Insurance

Wikborg Rein‘s full-service practice offers both Norwegian and English law insurance advice spanning disputes, transactions and regulatory issues; it acts for a roster of high-profile clients including insurance and reinsurance companies, captives and mutuals, policyholders, and insurance intermediaries. Marine and offshore insurance issues are a key focus of the firm. Practice head Anders Færden specialises in insurance law and has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings regarding insurance coverage disputes, recovery issues and professional liability claims. Other key names that contribute to the practice include litigators and maritime experts Oddbjørn Slinning and Herman Steen, and regulatory specialist Ole Andenæs.