Mr Sigurd Opedal > 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, M&A, Captial Markets


Sigurd Opedal is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is head of the firm’s M&A practice. He works primarily with M&A, private equity transactions and capital markets transactions. Opedal is ranked as one of Norway’s leading lawyers within mergers & acquisition by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR and had according to Mergermarkets list for 2016 most transactions of Norwegian lawyers.


2007- Partner, Wikborg Rein. 2004-2006 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 2002-2004 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 2001 Deputy Judge, Horten. 1999-2001 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo.


Norwegian Bar Association.


2002 Practising Certificate. 1998 Cand. jur., University of Oslo. 1992 Business Economist, The Norwegian School of Management BI.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Capital markets

Wikborg Rein is recognised in the market for its public takeover strength with substantial expertise in the offshore and energy markets. In a recent highlight, Per Anders Sæhle acted for Transocean on its successful takeover of listed company Songa Offshore; other work for the department includes Sæhle assisting Weifa with a bid by Karo Pharma for its outstanding shares via a voluntary cash offer, department head Dag Erik Rasmussen advising Clarksons Platou Securities as manager of the listing of Star Bulk Carriers on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and Rasmussen and Sigurd Opedal handling Norsk Hydro’s NOK27bn acquisition of Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa. Christoffer Bergene is deputy head of the group and newly promoted partner Stian Tande Mortensen leads the DCM practice.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Sigurd Opedal

Wikborg Rein

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.