Mr Marius Gisvold > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate Law, M&A.


Marius Morsund Gisvold is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is part of the firm’s M&A practice. Gisvold is an “all-rounder”, who started out writing an award-winning book on contracts in the petroleum business. He then mainly worked within the areas of maritime law and maritime insurance. He handled several large cases relating to the loss of ships in the 80’s and early 90’s. In 1990 Gisvold had a significant role in establishing the Norwegian derivative market, and then mainly worked with stock exchange and securities law, especially with issues relating to mergers and acquisitions. Gisvold has, for many years, been an external examiner of the subjects of law of mortgage and pledges, property law and law of bankruptcy, at the legal faculty in Oslo. He has also worked a lot with re-financing, restructuring, debt negotiations and bankruptcies, specialising in the handling of crises. Gisvold also has extensive experience in negotiating large and complex agreements in the international arena, and speaks several languages fluently. Gisvold has been stationed at Wikborg Rein’s former Rotterdam office (1986-1987), and at the London office, which he established (1987-1990). Board member of Wikborg Rein (1990-1995) as well as managing partner (1995-1997). Gisvold is recommended by Chambers and Partners as “Leaders in their field” in the category Corporate M&A, and is ranked in several other corresponding publications within Corporate M&A, restructuring and “Corporate Governance”.


1999-2000 Temporary Presiding Judge, Borgarting lagdømme. 1990- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1990 Temporary Presiding Judge, Hålogaland lagdømme. 1987-1990 Resident Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London. 1986-1987 Resident Lawyer, Scandinavian Law Office, Rotterdam. 1985- External Examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. 1983-1986 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1980-1983 Assistant Lecturer and Temporary Assistant Professor, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo.


Norwegian Bar Association.


1998 Authorised FIFA agent. 1983 Cand. jur, University of Oslo.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘well-known and experienced‘ team at Wikborg Rein is ‘highly respected in the market‘, with clients praising group co-heads Leif Petter Madsen and Kaare Christian Tapper as ‘best-in-class in the market‘ and ‘able to provide truly unique and valuable advice‘. Madsen recently assisted Blue Water Energy with the insolvent estates of Halvoersen Group and Halvorsen Offshore, and Tapper advised a financial creditor on the bankruptcy of RenoNorden. Marius Gisvold focuses on restructurings, and acted for several senior lenders on the restructuring of the Island Offshore Group.