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Stian Tande Mortensen

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Wikborg Rein

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Capital Markets, Financing


Stian Tande Mortensen is a Partner with Wikborg Rein's Capital Markets team, specialising in debt capital market transactions and in particular Norwegian high yield bond issues. He has significant experience from advising both issuers and managers on large and complex debt capital markets transactions, as well as advising issuers in relation to ongoing compliance under bond agreements and stock exchange regulations and dealings with bondholders and the bond trustee. Mortensen advises in relation to listing of bonds on Oslo Børs and on the Nordic Alternative Bond Market (ABM), securities laws and listing regulations. Mortensen has previously worked as in-house legal counsel at DNB Bank ASA, as advisor to DNB Markets and the Debt Capital Markets division.


2018- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo, 2017 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo, 2016-2017 Attorney, DNB Bank ASA, Oslo, 2015-2016 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo, 2013-2014 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo, 2011-2013 Lawyer, DNB Bank ASA, Oslo, 2008-2011 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo, 2007 Trainee at various law firms


2011 Practising Certificate, 2007-2008 Diploma in International Finance Law, University of London, 2008 Master of Laws, University of Bergen


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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Capital markets

Within: 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.

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