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Kaare Christian Tapper

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Wikborg Rein

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M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency


Kaare Christian Tapper is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is head of the firm's Corporate Finance and Tax group. Tapper has considerable experience with mergers, acquisitions and other equity transactions, as well as financial and structural reorganization of businesses. In addition to his legal degree, Tapper holds a MSc in Management degree from HEC Paris. Tapper was in 2015 identified as one of Europe's most outstanding ‘up and coming’ lawyers by Chambers and Partners.


2014- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 2012-2013 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 2009-2011 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 2008-2009 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 2008 Secondment 6 months, Associate, Allen & Overy LLP, London 2007 Associate, Wikborg Rein, London 2006-2007 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 2001-2005 Trainee at various law firms 2003-2004 Research Assistant, Institute of Private Law, University of Oslo


2009 Practising Certificate 2006 MSc in Management, HEC Paris 2005 Cand. Jur. University of Oslo


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: 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 Furuholt.¬†Ketil E B√łe¬†assisted Storebrand Livsforsikring on its acquisition of the portfolio of Silver Pensjonsforsikring and¬†Per Anders S√¶hle¬†acted for Transocean on its takeover of Songa Offshore.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: 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.

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