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Ketil E Bøe

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Wikborg Rein

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M&A, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Ketil E. Bøe is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's M&A practice. Bøe has 20 years of experience as advisor to investors, securities firms, banks and companies with establishments, share listings and issues, mergers, acquisitions, divestments and restructurings both in Norway and abroad. In addition he advises a number of profiled Norwegian businesses with investments, project work and general commercial law advice. He also actively advices on debt capital market matters, particularly corporate bond issues and Norwegian and international borrowing programmes for Norwegian and foreign issuers. Bøe is recognized by Chambers and Partners as "Leaders in their field" in the categories Capital Markets and Corporate M&A.


2000- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 1999-2000 Partner, Wikborg Rein, London 1997-1998 Resident Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London 1994-1996 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo 1992-1994 Solicitor, Eksportfinans ASA, Oslo 1991 Deputy judge, Larvik sorenskriverembete 1988-1990 Legal advisor/associate, Eksportfinans ASA, Oslo.


Norwegian Bar Association.


1987 Cand.jur., University of Oslo.


Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Within: Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

Wikborg Rein's 'unique experience, problem-solving skills and solution-oriented approach' ensures 'an excellent service across the board' with substantial strength in financial regulatory work, ship, offshore, asset and acquisition financing matters, and high-yield bond mandates.¬†Johan Rasmussen¬†leads the finance department,¬†Ketil E B√łe¬†manages the regulatory department,¬†Lars-Erik √ėsterb√ł¬†heads up the team in Bergen, and¬†Stian Tande Mortensen¬†leads the bond practice; √ėsterb√ł and Mortensen were recently promoted to the partnership. Clients also single out shipping and offshore specialist¬†Bernhard Haukali¬†and the acquisition finance-focused¬†Alexander W Owesen. Recent highlights include advising Storebrand on the winding up and acquisition of the portfolio of Silver Pensjonsforsikring, assisting payment system companies Vipps, BankAxept and BankID Norge with their combination, and acting for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken on a secured tax-based exploration finance facility to a Norwegian exploration and production (E&P) company operating on the Norwegian continental shelf. BNP Paribas, Danske Bank and Nordea Bank are also clients.

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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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Fishing and aquaculture

Within: 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 B√łe¬†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 Rem√ły 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.

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