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Wikborg Rein

KRONPRINSESSE M√ĄRTHAS PLASS 1, PO BOX 1513 VIKA, 0117 OSLO, NORWAY
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Alexander W Owesen

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Wikborg Rein

Work Department

Financing, M&A

Position

Alexander W. Owesen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and head of the firm's Financing practice. He typically assists Norwegian and foreign investment banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, public and private companies and other clients in connection with corporate lending, acquisition financing and restructurings. Owesen regularly advices such clients on various types of deal and debt structures, including bank, mezzanine and/or bond financings. He has special competence in contract law, company law as well as finance, security/collateral and enforcement law.

Career

2009- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 2006-2008 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 2001-2005 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 2000 Trainee, Wikborg Rein, Oslo.

Member

Norwegian Bar Association.

Education

2003 Practising license. 2001 Cand. jur., University of Oslo.


Norway

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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