Firm Profile > Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS > Oslo, Norway

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS
0191 OSLO

Insurance Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS has 'a practical way of working', allowing it to 'look at all the appropriate angles and make a good assessment of any situation'. The firm has built on its historic focus on marine insurance with recent expansion into non-marine areas including professional liability claims, transactional issues and product liability work. The team of 'highly professional' partners includes group head Jon Andersen, who focuses on maritime and transport law, litigator Joar Heide and product liability specialist Kyrre Kielland. Joakim Ulltveit Moe moved in-house.

Maritime law Tier 2

As a key name in the market for cargo-related matters, Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS's department includes group head Jon Andersen, who focuses on contentious work, and product liability expert Kyrre Kielland. Recent highlights include acting for Tryg Forsikring and Gjensidige Forsikring in a liability claim relating to temperature damage to fish carried in refrigerated containers and representing Insr Insurance in litigation relating to a collision. Marine Harvest Norway, Tanux Shipping and Zurich Insurance are also clients.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS 'gets deals done effectively and efficiently', has 'excellent international reach for a firm of its size', and ensures clients receive 'hands-on and personalised partner attention'. Team head Carl Garmann Clausen is 'a very approachable and wise individual, who provides commercial and considered advice'; he recently acted for Thin Film Electronics on an asset sale to Xerox. Other key practitioners include contract specialist Carl Arthur Christiansen, technology sector expert Morten Opstad and Erik Salbu Aasland.

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

With 'a broad and experienced team in bankruptcies', Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS's 'practical and highly knowledgeable' group recently acted for Lise og Arnfinn Hejes Fond in bankruptcy proceedings and handled Hospital Organiser's bankruptcy proceedings. Anne Christine Wettre heads the team and is 'detail oriented and very proactive', Erling Opdal 'always delivers', and Anne Gro Enger handles tax-related matters.

Real estate Tier 4

With ' a strong knowledge of the property industry', Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS's practice is led by Anders Utne, who 'has a fantastic ability to understand his clients' and is 'solution oriented, dynamic and responsive'. Transactional specialist Andreas Frislid also attracts praise as 'knowledgeable, commercial and good at adapting to clients' needs'. Key areas of expertise include transactions, commercial leases and development issues; SKB Eiendom, RiskPoint and McDonald's Norge are clients.

Tax Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS's 'great tax team' attracts praise for its 'hands-on service from its partners and senior lawyers', 'very quick response times' and 'specialised knowledge'. The group handles the full spectrum of tax work at a domestic and international level; it recently advised Oslo Red Cross on the cross-border tax issues associated with a property sale in Spain. The 'highly experiencedHans Olav Hemnes leads the practice and focuses on transactional work and the 'impressiveEinar Heiberg handles tax litigation; Jan Fjellestad is also a name to note and senior lawyer Biljana Nedimovic 'stands out for her expert knowledge of VAT law'.

TMT Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS's clients have 'rarely worked with lawyers with such market knowledge' and who 'feel like a safe pair of hands for both urgent and day-to-day matters'. Team leader Vebjørn Søndersrød is singled out for his 'unique way of engaging clients and his commitment to the cause', and Jan Morten Evertsen (who joined from Zacco in 2018) is highly regarded for his media and entertainment sector expertise; he assisted Paradox with the contract work relating to the production of two feature films and a documentary. Nordic Choice Hotels, BankID and Tinder are also clients.

The firm

Advokatfirma Ræder is a commercial law firm located in central Oslo. Since 1949 the firm has advised companies, organisations and public authorities, both nationally and internationally, on all aspects of commercial law. Ræder has the qualities and provides the services of a large firm with the personal touch of a smaller firm. The firm works closely with clients and provides customised interdisciplinary advice based on solid legal expertise and a sound business understanding.

Areas of practice

To be able to deliver the legal advice that clients need to achieve a commercial advantage, the firm’s lawyers are organised into industry and practice areas. Ræder’s areas of practice include:

Banking and finance: Ræder advises on financial transactions (acquisition and project financing, financing of ships, real estate, aircraft, bond financing and lease financing). It also advises on all stages of loan transactions. Regulatory frameworks for finance institutions, licensing issues and compliance services are also strong practice areas in the firm.

Construction: Ræder advises private and public property developers and contractors on all construction matters – from large, complex, to small less complicated projects.

Corporate, M&A and capital markets: Ræder is a legal and strategic advisor on a broad range of transactions within M&A and corporate finance. Ræder is regularly involved in stock exchange transactions (including listings), and when listed companies issue shares in addition to other securities issues. It also advises issuers of shares, investors and market players on stock exchange rules and regulatory matters. Ræder’s practice has a strong international element. Transactions often cross national borders and several lawyers have acquired much of their expertise overseas.

Employment: Ræder assists employers with all aspects of employment and labour law. The practice advises on ‘daily’ personnel issues, provides assistance in individual employment disputes, negotiation and litigation. Reorganisations and downsizings, transfer of undertakings, breach of non-compete clauses, ex-pat contracts and pension issues are also handled.

Intellectual property: Ræder’s practice advises on a wide range of IPR and commercial-related matters. The practice is specialised in IPR litigation, copyright, marketing, trade mark, design, contract and entertainment law. The practice also manages trade marks and design portfolios for multiple national and foreign clients, including registrations and litigation before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office. Prosecution on both a domestic and international level is also a strong field.

Real estate/commercial property: Ræder’s commercial real estate practice advises on all aspects of commercial property law. The practice has a transaction/commercial lease group, a construction law group and a real estate development group which deals with administrative planning law. The practice is one of the largest real estate groups in Norway, and assists both Norwegian and international clients in real estate transactions in connection with lease agreements and operation/management of real estate.

Restructuring and insolvency: Ræder’s practice has some of the country’s most experienced and highly skilled advisers in legal processes related to bankruptcy. It is considered one of Norway’s most experienced practices in the field.

Marine – shipping and insurance: Ræder is one of the leading maritime firms in Norway and the market leader in cargo-related matters. The practice has extensive expertise handling recovery claims, recourse actions and general maritime and insurance cases. The practice also has extensive experience in maritime litigation and dispute resolution. Legal advice on sale and purchase, sale leasebacks, financing of vessels, newbuilding, construction and conversion contracts, registration and delivery of vessels and charter parties are also strong practice areas.

Tax.Ræders experienced tax group assists businesses, organisations and individuals on national and international tax matters. The tax services comprise tax planning and compliance, and assistance on tax audits and disputes, within areas such as transactions and business restructuring, current business tax issues, generation changes, EEA issues, transfer pricing, permanent establishment and moving of tax residency. The department also advises on direct taxes.

The firm covers all areas of commercial law, and in addition to the above also has a strong competition law practice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Kyrre W Kielland
Commercial property, real estate Anders Utne
Corporate and commercial Carl Garmann Clausen
Corporate and commercial Carl A Christiansen
EU and competition Carl A Christiansen
EU and competition Fredrik Ottesen
Agency and distribution Carl A Christiansen
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Erling Opdal
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Anne Christine Wettre
Tax Jan Martin Fjellestad
Tax Einar Heiberg
Tax Jan Martin Fjellestad
Tax Anne Gro Enger
Tax Hans Olav Hemnes
Shipping Jon Andersen
Intellectual property Vebjørn Søndersrød
Intellectual property Trygve M Gravdahl
Insurance Jon Andersen
Employment Ole Andre Oftebro
Employment Nils Kristian Lie
Capital markets, M&A and securities Morten Opstad
Capital markets, M&A and securities Carl Garmann Clausen
Dispute resolution Joar Heide
Dispute resolution Jon Andersen
Contracts Carl A Christaiansen
Contracts Erling Opdal
Arbitrators Jon Andersen
Arbitrators Carl A Christiansen
Trusts and estates Frederik Ottesen
Trusts and estates Morten Opstad
Number of lawyers : 65
Scandinavian languages