Mr Jan Erik Clausen > 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

Company Law, Capital Markets


Jan Erik Clausen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Bergen office. Clausen’s main areas of practice are within company law and stock exchange and securities law. He advises Norwegian and international companies on mergers, acquisitions and other equity transactions. He also has broad experience within the private equity market. Clausen assisted in establishing Wikborg Rein’s office in Singapore.


2003- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Bergen 2002-2003 Partner, Wikborg Rein, Singapore 2001 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Singapore 1999-2000 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen 1995-1998 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen 1995 Trainee, Clifford Chance, Amsterdam, Holland.


Norwegian Bar Association.


1995 Cand. jur., University of Bergen, 1990 Business Economist, Bergen Technological College.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Wikborg Rein provides ‘a level of expertise unmatched by most other firms in Norway‘; clients claim that ‘no challenge is too great or too small for them to provide business-minded and high-quality legal support‘ thanks to ‘an excellent understanding of its clients and an ability to draw on experts from other divisions when needed‘. Sigurd Opedal leads the team and recently advised Altor Equity Partners and Altor Fund III on its sale of Norsk Gjenvinning to Summa Equity. Other key practitioners include Kaare Christian Tapper, who leads the corporate, finance and tax department; Jan Erik Clausen, who heads up the Bergen team; and senior lawyer Espen FuruholtKetil E Bøe assisted Storebrand Livsforsikring on its acquisition of the portfolio of Silver Pensjonsforsikring and Per Anders Sæhle acted for Transocean on its takeover of Songa Offshore.

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy

Wikborg Rein regularly acts for Norwegian power producers on the full range of contentious and transactional work with substantial presence in the wind power sector. Department head Tormod Ludvik Nilsen is a key name for clean technology transactions in the battery, hydrogen and solar sectors, and his recent work includes advising Luxcara on the development of a wind power portfolio and assisting Kongsberg Automotive with the sale of its ePower unit, which supplies the electric car industry. Jan Erik Clausen in Bergen is another key name for transactional work.

Norway > Fishing and aquaculture

Wikborg Rein ‘has all the expertise clients need when it comes to aquaculture‘ under the leadership of the ‘highly skilled‘ Grunde Bruland, who is ‘the most experienced lawyer in the Norwegian aquaculture sector‘. The department handles the full spectrum of aquaculture and fishery issues with particular experience in regulatory work, license applications and development issues. Per Magne Strandborg is the key name in the group for fisheries law, Ketil E Bøe focuses on corporate mandates and M&A expert Jan Erik Clausen handles matters in the seafood industry. Senior lawyers Richard Bjerk and Tor Henning Rustan Knudsen, and senior associate Erik Staurset Andresen are also names to note. The practice recently represented Remøy Havfiske in a case relating to the detainment of a shrimp trawler in the Barents Sea for catching shrimp without a license and advised Grieg Seafood on its establishment of Tytlandsvik Akva, a joint venture with Bremnes Seashore and Vest Havbruk.