Firm Profile > Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS > Oslo, Norway

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS
DRONNING EUPHEMIAS GATE 11
PO BOX 2944 - SOLLI
0191 OSLO
Norway

Insurance Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS's practice mixes strong expertise in marine and transport insurance with a growing emphasis on product and professional liability claims, as well as building insurance work. Key clients encompass a variety of insurers, including Zurich, Tryg, XL Catlin and Gjensidige, as well as manufacturing clients. Jon Andersen leads the practice and has a notable background in maritime work. Joar Heide, who is a professional liability expert, and product liability specialist Kyrre Kielland are also key individuals.

Practice head(s):

Jon Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Joar Heide; Kyrre Kielland; Kristian Østberg

Testimonials

‘The team is unique because it comprises of not only excellent lawyers, but lawyers who have also worked in-house positions in the industry (eg Kristian Østberg), which gives the team a very commercial approach to legal problems. The team also includes lawyers who can advocate cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court. The team is of a good size and able to handle big and small cases alike.’

‘Jon Andersen is head of the team and he and all of the team provide top-quality but commercially focused advice, which is very much appreciated. Kristian Østberg is also an excellent lawyer and above all understands clients’ needs, having worked in the industry as an in-house counsel. Kristian and Jon are excellent trial lawyers and both have won difficult cases in the Norwegian court and in arbitration.’

‘Kyrre Kielland is available in an easy way, and has very good knowledge and interest in the field and industry.’

‘They are always available and have good knowledge of insurance.’

‘Availability, communication skills, feedback and efficiency are all key strengths.’

‘They follow up closely during the assignment, providing all documentation and materials needed to perform internal reporting and decisions. Never had to ask for this.’

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring NUF

W.R. Berkley Insurance Nordic NUF

Codan Forsikring NUF

Nemi Forsikring AS

MOWI Markets Norway AS

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

KLP Skadeforsikring AS

Zurich Insurance plc

XL Catlin / Catlin Europe SE

HDI Global SE

Securitas AS

Help Forsikring AS

Maritime law Tier 3

The shipping, marine and transport department at Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS is recognised in the market and appreciated by clients for its 'very commercial approach to legal problems'. The team includes practice head Jon Andersen, who is admitted to appear before the Norwegian Supreme Court, as well as Kyrre Kielland, who primarily acts in product liability claims. The group is a key name for recovery claims, recourse actions and general maritime and insurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Jon Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Kyrre Kielland

Testimonials

‘The team is unique because it comprises not only excellent lawyers, but lawyers who have also worked in in-house positions in the industry, which gives the team a very commercial approach to legal problems.’

‘The team is of a good size with junior, medium and senior experienced lawyers and is able to handle big and small cases alike.’

‘Jon Anderson is head of the team and provides top quality but commercially focused advice, which is very much appreciated by clients.’

‘Professional, quick service.’

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring NUF

W.R. Berkley Insurance Nordic NUF

Codan Forsikring NUF

Nemi Forsikring AS

MOWI Markets Norway AS

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

AXA XL, Norway Branch

Zurich Insurance plc, Norway Branch

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS acts for leading national and international corporations across the technology, construction, real estate and renewable energy sectors. Practice head Kyrre Kielland recently advised on a number of high-value equity transactions and has considerable experience within the shipping, aviation and real estate industries.

Practice head(s):

Kyrre Kielland

Other key lawyers:

Carl Garmann Clausen; Carl Arthur Christiansen

Testimonials

‘Two decades of continuous cooperation means we have a well-established working relationship.’

‘Ræder uses lawyers who are focused on their field, which means that no matter what type of challenge we have, this is solved in the best possible way.’

‘Fast response times. Delivers on time and with really excellent business advice. Excellent understanding of our business.’

Key clients

NorgesGruppen ASA

Food Folk Norge AS (McDonald’s Norge AS) and Food Folk Group Holdings AS

IDEX ASA

Simula Research Laboratory AS

Simula Innovation AS

Isachsen Gruppen AS

Thin Film Electronics ASA

Akershus Teknologifond AS

Securitas AS

Changetech AS

PCI Biotech Holding |ASA

Norsk Elektro Optikk AS

Polypure AS

Fabriscale Technologies AS

Purapipe Holding AS

GAC Norway AS

Breed Reply Investments Lt.

Celerway Communication AS

Exela Technologies AS

Daniel Wellington (Norway) AS

Atvexa AB

Escala Capital AS

Pickatale AS

Bossa AS

Scandinavian Payments AS

Dolphitech AS

TT Micro AS/Microtrading AS

Pickatale AS

Wisdom Edition AS

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS provides specialist advice on a wide range of work spanning bankruptcy, restructuring and asset recovery mandates. The practice is experienced in acting for various parties, including company management teams, creditors, debtors, lenders and employees. Anne Christine Wettre heads up the team, and is supported by the highly experienced Erling Opdal.

Practice head(s):

Anne Christine Wettre

Other key lawyers:

Erling Opdal; Anne Gro Enger; Hanne Brun Haugen; Joar Heide

Testimonials

‘Erling Opdal and Joar Heide stand out. They are very knowledgeable, effective and thoughtful.’

‘Anne Christine Wettre has led our collaboration and has provided nothing less than outstanding counsel. She is pragmatic and very thorough in her way of working. We feel that one key aspect that makes her stand out amongst other great lawyers is that she really cares about the client and the case, and that shines through in her work as well. She sees the desired end-outcome and has an incredible eye for how to achieve that outcome, looking beyond a traditional framework for how to get there.’

‘Ræder has a team that have been able to assist us in a unique way due to their specialized knowledge of the relevant laws in our particular case. We also feel that they have put in unusual effort and really cared about us as a client, beyond what could be expected of any professional legal counsel. They are easy to work with and are transparent in the way they are approaching the case.’

‘They are very dedicated to giving us the right lawyer for the job. They are as professional as expected from a large law firm, but they are also give us the personal attention as if they were a small firm. Always well prepared.’

Key clients

Oslo City Court

Amesto Accounthouse

Euler Hermes Credit Insurance

Norges Blindeforbund

Ryde Technology AS

Norwegian Block Exchange AS

Thomas Waal

Oslo Chambers of Commerce

Brødrene Ringstad

Vexta AS

Oslo Drosjeeieres innkjøpslag

Bo Klokt AS / BKH AS

Basal AS

Malmlaft Eiendom AS / CH Skog AS

Tinfos AS

Interimleder AS

Teko Trading AS

Intellectual property Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS provides IP advice to clients from all sectors, and is particularly experienced in the technology, e-commerce, entertainment and culture and banking industries. The team registers and manages trade mark portfolios, assists with research and development collaboration projects, negotiates license agreements and contracts, and acts in contentious patent and copyright disputes. Vebjørn Søndersrød leads the team and is experienced in software licensing agreements, trade mark rights and rights clearance work.

Real estate Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS handles real estate issues including property developments, purchases and management work, and also has a construction team, which assists with contracts, negotiations and litigation. Anders Utne is the key contact for the practice.

Practice head(s):

Anders Utne

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Frislid; Eva Hagen

Tax Tier 4

The tax department at Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS advises on the full range of tax work, regularly handling planning and restructuring mandates, tax filings and litigation. Einar Heiberg heads up the team. Other notable team members include Hans Olav Hemnes, who specialises in tonnage tax and transfer pricing mandates, and Anne Gro Enger.

Practice head(s):

Einar Heiberg

Other key lawyers:

Hans Olav Hemnes; Anne Gro Enger

Testimonials

High degree of professional capability. High extent of services.’

‘Speed in response and handling client care, with an economical mindset.’

‘Einar Heiberg has extensive practical legal experience and insight relating to many legal corporate subjects especially within contractual matters and tax. Very financially responsible in handling client matters, as well as in relation fee administration.

Very happy with Hans Olav Hemnes’ knowledge and use of the law to execute the solution asked for.’

Key clients

Stratema AS

Eckbos Legat

Kaare Berg AS

Ekeberg Bygg Holding AS

Purity IT AS

Utleiesenteret AS, Akershus Utleie AS and Høydespesialisten AS

Fiskum Næringspark AS

IDEX ASA

Thin Film Electronics ASA

Hafco Økonomi AS

TMT Tier 4

The TMT team at Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS is noted for its expertise in marketing law, while also maintaining an active practice in e-commerce, data protection and privacy matters. Department head Vebjørn Søndersrød is singled out for his work on GDPR mandates. Media specialist Jan Morten Evertsen departed for Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Vebjørn Søndersrød

Testimonials

‘Two decades of continuous cooperation means we have a well-established working relationship.’

‘Vebjørn Søndersrød is very competent in the fields of law and technology, which is important within privacy.’

Key clients

Nordic Choice Hotels

Vipps AS

Tinder, Inc

Power Norge AS

NorgesGruppen ASA

IDEX Biometrics ASA

ANFO

Thin Film Electronics ASA

180.no Nummeropplysningen AS

XXL Sport & Villmark AS

McDonald’s (Food Folk Norge AS)

Xplora Mobile AS

Fjordkraft AS

Simula

Xplora Mobile AS

Exkbos Legat

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
Corporate and commercial, Kyrre W Kielland kwk@raeder.no
Commercial property, real estate Anders Utne aut@raeder.no
Corporate and commercial, Capital markets, M&A and securities Carl Garmann Clausen cgc@raeder.no
Corporate and commercial, Agency and distribution, EU and compatition Carl A Christiansen cac@raeder.no
EU and competition Fredrik Ottesen fot@raeder.no
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Erling Opdal eop@raeder.no
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Anne Christine Wettre acw@raeder.no
Tax, Insolvency Anne Gro Enger age@raeder.no
Tax Tone Kaarbø toka@raeder.no
Tax Hans Olav Hemnes hoh@raeder.no
Insurance, Maritime, Arbitration Jon Andersen joa@raeder.no
Intellectual property, TMT Vebjørn Søndersrød vso@raeder.no
Capital markets, M&A and securities Morten Opstad mop@raeder.no
Dispute resolution Joar Heide jhe@raeder.no
Employment Ragnhild Nakling rana@raeder.no
Employment Siri Falch-Olsen sifa@raeder.no
Real Estate Odd Tvedt odtv@raeder.no
Real Estate, Construction Eva Hagen evha@raeder.no
Real Estate, Construction Lars Christian Skjelvan lcs@raeder.no
Real Estate Jøran Kallmyr jka@raeder.no
Maritime, Insurance Kristian Østberg kos@raeder.no
Andreas Frislid afr@raeder.no
Number of lawyers : 65
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