Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS
0191 OSLO

Norway > Insurance Tier 2

Led by Jon Andersen, the ‘experienced and knowledgeable‘ team at Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS is well known for acting for manufacturing companies and large insurers in professional liability and product claims, as well as transport and marine insurance work. Andersen is noted for his expertise in handling maritime matters, and regularly appears in litigation. Other key practitioners are newly promoted partner Kristian Østberg; Kyrre Kielland, who is a product liability expert; and professional liability specialist Joar Heide.

Practice head(s):

Jon Andersen


‘Kyrre Kielland is always available for good advice.’

‘Experienced and knowledgeable.’

‘Quick response to any inquiry. They follow up continuously throughout the assignment. Understand the needs of their clients, and the customers of the client as well.’

‘Efficient processing of cases/assignment. provide excellent service at a decent and reasonable billing policy. They adapt smoothly to the various tasks, and make use of the best resources internally to solve the task in the best possible way. I would like to endorse these outstanding partners who fulfil all the mentioned qualities: Jon Andersen, Kristian Østberg. Kyrre Kielland.’

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

Norway > Maritime law Tier 3

Led by Kristian Østberg, Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS‘ shipping, marine and transport department garners praise for its ‘knowledge and quick assistance‘ with recovery claims, vessel collisions, recourse actions, and salvage and groundings, among other maritime matters. Jon Andersen is another key name to note for marine insurance matters and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Østberg

Other key lawyers:


‘Knowledge and quick assistance.’

‘Good service, quick assistance if we have problems.’

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring NUF

W.R. Berkley Insurance Nordic NUF

Codan Forsikring NUF

Nemi Forsikring

MOWI Markets Norway AS

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

AXA XL, Norway Branch

Zurich Insurance plc, Norway Branch

Norwegian Coastal Directorate

Norway > Employment Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS‘ team is ‘highly skilled in employment law‘, with expertise in restructurings, whistleblowing matters, pensions law, transfer of undertakings and collective wage agreements. The group is acting for technology company Tag Sensors in a dispute with the client’s former CEO concerning the CEO’s summary dismissal. Practice head Siri Falch-Olsen is ‘fearless‘, ‘efficient’ and ‘always available‘, with established expertise in handling major whistleblowing cases. Ragnhild Nakling, who joined from Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL) AS in March 2021, is ‘an excellent employment and litigation lawyer, and has outstanding legal expertise‘.

Practice head(s):

Siri Falch-Olsen

Other key lawyers:


Strong and experienced team on employment law. Accessible and easy to work with.’

Ragnhild Nakling and Siri Falch-Olsen are both very experienced employment lawyers with in-depth knowledge of employment law, good at strategic assessments, and both good contributors to amicable solutions.’

Ragnhild Nakling has outstanding social skills in assisting clients who are experiencing various types of crisis within the the field of employment law.’

Always very flexible and the collaboration is great.’

Always meet you with a smile, and always explain the situation and how to proceed in a simple way.’

Excellent legal skills combined with a highly service-minded team that has an outstanding ability to understand the key questions of the subject matter and to identify the client’s needs. They work cost efficiently.’

Key clients

Frontline Management AS

Taxi Depot AS

Colliers International AS

Dolphitech AS

Pickatale AS

Netcompany AS

Cookie Information A/S

Rjukan Næringspark KS

Tag Sensors AS

Work highlights

  • Represented Frontline Management AS before the Oslo District Court in a case concerning the alleged unlawful dismissal of an employee, involving alleged breaches of data protection.

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS fields ‘a very strong team with specialists in both corporate restructuring and traditional liquidation proceedings‘. Practice head Anne Christine Wettre has longstanding expertise in bankruptcy proceedings, and Erling Opdal is well known for acting as a court-appointed administrator of bankruptcy estates. Anne Gro Enger advises on the tax aspects of restructuring and insolvency mandates, while senior associate Hanne Brun Haugen advises on bankruptcy and debt negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Anne Christine Wettre


‘They have a professional and good relationship with clients. They work hard, manage to be objective and find good practical solutions to complex legal problems/questions.’

‘Advokatfirma Ræder AS delivers very good quality of service.’

‘Partner Erling Opdal is always available and a very skilled lawyer. Good at strategy and always solution-oriented.’

‘Team members are service-minded, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with.’

‘Anne Gro Enger offers high-quality advice and has valuable knowledge of the industry. Furthermore she is easy to get access to and good at building trust.’

‘They have a very skilled team with very great experience of bankruptcy.’

Key clients

Oslo City Court

Amesto Accounthouse

Euler Hermes Credit Insurance

Norges Blindeforbund

Ryde Technology AS

Norwegian Block Exchange AS

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

Enter Gruppen AS

Work highlights

  • Assisting real estate group Enter Gruppen AS with its restructuring process.
  • Acting on the administration of seven bankruptcy estates under the Easy Lavpris retail brand.
  • Advising on the administration of the bankruptcy estate of Vlantana Norge AS.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS has a solid track record in advising clients from the e-commerce, technology, banking and entertainment industries on trade mark and brand name protection issues, licensing agreements, and patent litigation. Marketing and advertising law is another core area of strength for the team. Department head Vebjørn Søndersrød has expertise in copyright and trade mark law, as well as IP litigation and domain name issues. Trygve Gravdahl handles contentious trade mark matters and unfair competition issues.

Practice head(s):

Vebjørn Søndersrød

Other key lawyers:


‘Great caretakers of their clients, and a pleasure to work with and has so far only delivered us excellent results in the matters we entrusted them.’

‘Trygve M. Gravdahl is our go to person for IP enforcement in Norway.’

Key clients

Norwegian Refugee Council


Xplora Mobile AS

Brødr. Sunde AS

Norsk Metallgjenvinning AS Nummeropplysningen AS

Eckbos legat

Steelwick AS

Thin Film Electronics ASA

IDEX Biometrics ASA

Eiendomsverdi AS

Unilamp Norden AS

Luzense AS

Work highlights

  • Advising the Norwegian Refugee Council on trade mark and brand name protection matters.
  • Assisting non-profit foundation Eckbos Legat with the IP aspects of the launch of an art critics’ website.
  • Advising Fjordkraft on trade mark and brand name protection issues, including trade mark filing.

Norway > Real estate Tier 4

Eva Hagen heads up Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS‘ real estate practice, which has been kept especially busy advising Norwegian and international property developers, contractors and owners on acquisitions, management matters and lease agreements. The group is assisting real estate developer Bonum with multiple purchases in the residential property sector. Clients praise Anders Utne‘s and Andreas Frislid‘s ‘outstanding performance‘ in real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Eva Hagen

Other key lawyers:


‘Anders Utne has a unique ability to combine good client skills and deep legal understanding.’

‘Broad experience and practical execution of tasks.’

‘Anders Utne is very competent and skilled in his field. He assesses the situation quickly and accurately and makes suggestions and recommendations during the process. He is solution-oriented and contributes to a good negotiating climate.’

Key clients

RiskPoint AS

Food Folk Norge AS (McDonald’s)

Colliers International AS

60 grader Næringsmegling AS

Scandinavian Property Group

Logistic Contractors AS

Norgesgruppen ASA


Morrow Batteries AS

Areal Partner AS

Malling & Co AS

Black Bricks AS

Asker Eiendom AS

Cushman & Wakefield Realkapital AS

Saja Eiendom AS

Jahre Eiendom AS

Bonum AS

Axer Eiendom AS

RSV Eiendom AS

Sørenco AS

Norway > Tax Tier 4

Noted for its ‘deep tax-related knowledge‘ and ‘excellent business understanding‘, Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS‘ department has been kept busy handling VAT matters, large restructuring mandates, and tax audits, alongside contentious work. Firm managing partner Tone Kaarbø heads up the group, which includes corporate tax expert Anne Gro Enger and senior associate Celine Scheel, who advises on international tax and transfer pricing matters. Einar Heiberg moved to Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tone Kaarbø

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is innovative and work closely together to create the best solutions for the client. The client feels that they are taken care of and get responses within the time frames agreed upon.’

They have good relations with the tax authorities.’

‘We have worked with Anne Gro Enger and Celine Scheel. Both are very pleasant people to work with and have a very good knowledge within tax. They are not afraid to state their opinion so the solution will be within the frames of what is acceptable within tax.’

‘Excellent business understanding and efficient.’

‘Tone Kaarbø and her team have shown great engagement and thoroughness in the tasks they have been asked to perform. We have always felt highly valued as a client. Kaarbø has a deep understanding of the tax related space where we have needed assistance.’

‘Strong dedication.’

‘Thorough and dedicated.’

‘Delivers at the right time, what has been agreed on, professional and correct. High quality work every time.’

Work highlights

  • Advising a Swedish construction company on issues regarding VAT on imports.
  • Advising a client on a tax audit.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to one of the largest real estate owners in Norway on a range of tax law and corporate law matters, including strategic advice related to acquisitions and divestments.

Norway > TMT Tier 4

Data protection and privacy matters and e-commerce issues form the backbone of Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS‘ practice, which is also widely recognised for its strength in marketing law. Practice head Vebjørn Søndersrød is ‘highly skilled in GDPR and IT security law, with a pragmatic and commercial approach‘. Senior associate Cathrine Grundtvig brings IP expertise.

Practice head(s):

Vebjørn Søndersrød

Other key lawyers:


‘Vebjørn Søndersrød has very good industry knowledge and technological understanding, which is very important in the field of marketing and privacy.’

‘Vebjørn Søndersrød is highly skilled in GDPR and IT security law with a pragmatic and commercial approach.’

Key clients

Nordic Choice Hotels

Vipps AS

Tinder, Inc

Power Norge AS

NorgesGruppen ASA

IDEX Biometrics ASA

ANFO (Norwegian association of advertisers)

Thin Film Electronics ASA Nummeropplysningen AS

Stokke AS

McDonald’s (Food Folk Norge AS)

Xplora Mobile AS

Fjordkraft AS


Eckbos Legat

Eiendomsverdi AS

Work highlights

  • Acting as longstanding counsel to Stokke AS on a wide range of GDPR-related issues.
  • Acted for electronic equipment retailer Power Norge in a case regarding energy labelling requirements of electronic products.

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.

Insurance, Maritime, Arbitration Jon
Tax Geir Even
Tax Jørgen
Corporate and commercial, Agency and distribution, EU and compatition Carl A
Corporate and commercial, Capital markets, M&A and securities Carl Garmann
Tax, Insolvency Anne Gro
Employment Siri
Real Estate Andreas
Intellectual property, TMT Trygve M
Real Estate, Construction Eva
Dispute resolution Joar
Real Estate Jøran
Corporate and commercial, Kyrre W
Tax Tone Kaarbø
Employment Ragnhild
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Erling
Capital markets, M&A and securities Morten
EU and competition Fredrik
Real Estate / Corporate Erik Salbu
Intellectual property, TMT Vebjørn Søndersrø
Real Estate Odd
Commercial property, real estate Anders
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Anne Christine
Maritime, Insurance Kristian Ø
Number of lawyers : 65
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