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Wikborg Rein

KRONPRINSESSE M√ĄRTHAS PLASS 1, PO BOX 1513 VIKA, 0117 OSLO, NORWAY
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Johan Rasmussen

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Wikborg Rein

Work Department

Company Law, Financing

Position

Johan Rasmussen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Banking and Finance practice. Rasmussen mainly works with issues relating to financing, security, documentation and restructuring. He has also conducted several cases within these areas before the Norwegian courts. Before joining Wikborg Rein he worked in the Oslo municipality with legal issues relating to real estate. Furthermore, he worked in Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse ASA. Rasmussen is recommended by Chambers and Partners as "Leaders in their field" in the category Banking Finance.

Career

2002 - Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1999-2002 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1997-1998 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1992-1997 Associate and Lawyer, Legal Department, Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse ASA, Oslo. 1990-1992 Adviser, Section for Housing and Real Estate Development, City of Oslo.

Member

Norwegian Bar Association.

Education

1990 Cand. jur., University of Oslo.


Norway

Banking and finance (including shipping finance)

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Johan Rasmussen - Wikborg Rein

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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