Ræder Bing > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

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

Norway > Insurance Tier 2

Ræder Bing’s insurance team advises a wide range of domestic and international insurance companies on mandates spanning the shipping, transport, electronics, and real estate industries. The firm has a core focus on maritime and cargo insurance, as well as professional liability claims. The team is led by Jon Andersen, who has unique expertise in advising on fish farming insurance and transaction insurance matters; other key names include product liability specialist Kyrre Kielland, Joar Heide, who acts in professional liability claims, and Kristian Østberg, who handles maritime insurance work.

Practice head(s):

Jon Andersen

Testimonials

‘The firm is very responsive and quick as well as very reliable in its timing.’

‘Kyrre W. Kielland is a very professional lawyer, very pragmatic and always gives clear recommendations and guidelines appropriate for the business. In addition, it is easy and pleasant to work with him’

‘I have worked with Ræder for many years. They are extremely competent in particular maritime and transport matters, and rank in my opinion as one of the leaders within that area.’

‘Fantastic lawyers. Efficient and trustworthy, and the best in their field of marine/transport insurance.’

‘The company has a team of professionals covering the transportation sector relevant to our company. Collaboration and professional advice within the area is important for us.’

‘Jon Andersen’s experience within all elements of contracts has proved valuable to us. His experience from settlement of disputes and claims adjustment has great value to our company.’

‘Ræder is a very reactive and professional law firm. They give pragmatic recommendations, applicable to the business, and professional support.’

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring NUF

W.R. Berkley Insurance Nordic NUF

Multiconsult Norge AS

MOWI Markets Norway AS

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

KLP Skadeforsikring AS

Zurich Insurance plc

XL Catlin / Catlin Europe SE

HDI Global SE

KLP

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel for a cargo insurer in connection with an incident where vessel MV Samskip Courier collided with 7 pipes under towage in the English Channel.
  • Acted as counsel for Winterbergh and its insured Microtrading AS in relation to insurance coverage and handling of roughly 50 product liability recourse claims in relation to house fires caused by defective radios.
  • Advised Gjensidige and its insured in connection with a NOK70m product liability recourse claim against an Italian supplier of defective parts.

Norway > Maritime law Tier 3

The ‘professional’ and ‘experienced team’ at Ræder Bing excels in handling cargo-related matters. Trusted by many for handling collision, anchor damage and salvage claims, groundings and other marine insurance matters, the team has an expert maritime litigation and dispute resolution practice. The practice, which is praised for its ‘positive contribution to the industry’, is led by Kristian Østberg. Jon Andersen and Hanne Wessel-Aas are also key individuals in the team.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Østberg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We have had long and good cooperation over many years, i.e. we have built up insight and understanding about each other as people and business. They are very professional and I find that we can trust their legal assistance and that is essential for us. They make a very positive contribution to the industry.’

‘I have been working with Jon Andersen and  Hanne Wessel-Aas. Their thoroughness and understanding of what we want and need, along with their interpersonal understanding makes me feel very safe and secure with their help.’

‘Experienced team and know the topic we need assistance in.’

‘Quick reply when we have contacted them with our problems.’

‘On the marine insurance and shipping side, if you want a law firm to represent the cargo or chartering interest there is no other choice – they are the best. With modern communications and a well supported team their speed of response is first rate,’

‘Jon Andersen is one of the leading maritime lawyers in Norway. he has successfully taken a number of leading cases to the Norwegian Supreme court and created important legal precedent. Technically and practically he is excellent and we and our clients keep going back to him for the clarity and commercial nature of his advice – we know he always has the client’s best outcome at the front of his thinking. Speed of response is first rate.’

‘Kristian Østberg is also an excellent maritime lawyer and the combination of his practical experience and knowledge of trading and insurance law (almost always relevant in maritime cases) makes him a go to lawyer for many of our clients.’ 

Key clients

ryg 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

Clyde & Co

Norway > Employment Tier 4

The employment team at Ræder Bing attracts praise for its ‘extensive knowledge‘, and the ‘very service-minded‘ group has notable strength in advising on whistleblowing cases, dismissal issues, temporary lay-offs, transfer of undertakings and redundancies. The ‘excellentSiri Falch-Olsen heads up the practice and is well known for her track record in advising on large-scale whistleblowing matters. Ragnhild Nakling ‘understands the client’s needs and has extraordinary communication skills‘. Annette Reinsberg Vernan and Sindre Buer are names to note at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Siri Falch-Olsen

Testimonials

‘Very detailed knowledge and very service-minded.’

‘Outstanding legal expertise within employment law.’

‘Ragnhild Nakling has great legal expertise within employment law. She is always available and her advice is clear. She works very cost-efficiently.’

‘The employment team delivers advice efficiently. They are very pleasant to work with.’

‘Siri Falch-Olsen and Ragnhild Nakling are highly skilled on employment law and are willing to go the extra mile for the client. They are very positive and service-minded with a great attitude. They work very well as a team.’

‘Always prompt and pleasant whenever we need assistance.’

‘Ragnhild Nakling combines the safety of an excellent lawyer and the skills of a good dialogue partner for a CEO that needs to work within financial constraints. Pleasant, swift and creative.’

‘I was highly impressed with Ragnhild Nakling. The combination of expertise and service was outstanding. She went out of her way to be flexible, accommodating and solution-oriented during a stressful period. I would also like to add that her ability to understand the client’s needs was exceptional, and she was both engaged and professional.’

Key clients

Frontline Management AS

Food Folk Norge AS

Colliers International AS

Vipps AS

Gateway Digital AS

Ryde Technology AS

180.no

InsightOne Nordic AS

Tag Sensors AS

WorkMan AS

Taxi Depot AS

Torp Hotel AS

Work highlights

  • Represented technology company Tag Sensors in a dispute with the client’s former CEO, concerning the CEO’s summary dismissal.

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Ræder Bing‘s restructuring and insolvency group has been kept busy assisting retail, construction, and real estate clients with a wide range of restructuring issues. The team is also highly regarded for its expertise in handling bankruptcy estates; Erling Opdal is a highly regarded practitioner in this area. Practice head Anne Christine Wettre garners praise for her ‘commitment and drive‘, and Anne Gro Enger regularly assists with the tax aspects of insolvency and restructuring matters. Senior associate Øyvind Bjørnstad is a key name for bankruptcy work.

Practice head(s):

Anne Christine Wettre

Testimonials

‘Dedicated team with high capacity and skill and a practical approach. They are very solution-oriented.’

‘Erling Opdal: experienced.’ 

‘Øyvind Bjørnstad: experienced and solution-oriented.’

‘Anne Christine Wettre is super effective and amazing in negotiations and in court.’

‘Anne Christine Wettre pays attention to details and is easy to work with.’

‘Anne Gro Enger has great people skills.’

Key clients

Oslo City Court

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

Enter Gruppen AS

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 4

At Ræder Bing, recent instructions for the group include advising a technology company on global licensing agreements and patent matters. The entertainment, banking, e-commerce and retail industries are other key sector strengths for the team. Practice head Vebjørn Søndersrød has a solid track record in handling trade mark, copyright, marketing and advertising mandates, and Trygve Gravdahl has an excellent reputation for his expertise in unfair competition matters. Corporate expert Carl Garmann Clausen assists technology companies with contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Vebjørn Søndersrød

Key clients

Norwegian Refugee Council

Fjordkraft

Xplora Mobile AS

Brødr. Sunde AS

Norsk Metallgjenvinning AS

180.no Nummeropplysningen AS

Eckbos legat

Steelwick AS

Thin Film Electronics ASA

IDEX Biometrics ASA

Eiendomsverdi AS

Unilamp Norden AS

Luzense AS

Norway > Real estate Tier 4

Ræder Bing' real estate practice fields three main groups: the transaction and commercial leases group, the construction team and the real estate development group, which deals with administrative planning issues. Clients vary from developers to contractors. Eva Hagen leads the team, which ‘completes its work with a high level of rigour and with a strong presence of collaboration’. Another notable name is Anders Utne, who specialises in transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Eva Hagen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Helpful, quick responses, competent team.’

‘Anders Utne is competent in every part of the “game”. Always nice, and we can recommend him to anyone. He is responsive.’

‘The firm holds high standards for its team of lawyers specialising in real estate and has continuously offered quick and professional feedback for our property asset management company. Furthermore, the firm completes their work with a high level of rigour and with a strong presence of collaboration.’

‘We would like to give Anders Utne a special recognition. Anders Utne shows high professional competence. He always gives quick feedback, he shows a good understanding of our business challenges and finds great solutions that are adapted to our needs.’

‘Anders Utne has good personal qualities that make it easy to work with him. His personal qualities also promote cooperation with our business partners. We would without a doubt highlight Anders Utne as one of the best real estate lawyers in Norway.’

‘Great all-round capabilities on the real estate team.’

‘Excellent delivery, both in terms of speed and quality of work.’

‘Relevant market expertise, not only as law firm lawyers.’

Norway > Tax Tier 4

At Ræder Bing, the ‘knowledgeable‘ and ‘professional‘ team continues to advise one of the largest real estate owners in Norway on a broad spectrum of corporate and tax law issues; Anne Gro Enger, who is well known for her expertise in corporate tax matters, is leading on this matter. Clients also highlight the firm's knowledge of cryptocurrency tax work. Firm managing partner and department head Tone Kaarbø assists multi-national companies with a wide range of tax work, and Geir Even Asplin is a key contact for tax litigation, reorganisations and tax planning issues. Senior associate Celine Scheel counts transfer pricing work and international tax law as key strengths.

Practice head(s):

Tone Kaarbø

Testimonials

‘Highly competent team. Always available.’

‘Tone Kaarbø is very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and tax.’

‘They cover the crypto market and have a good understanding of the sector.’

‘They have experts with deep understanding of digital assets and experience advising on crypto.’

‘Strong knowledge on the field of cryptocurrencies and taxation.’

‘Good value for money.’

‘Tone Kaarbø delivers a high-quality service.’

‘All of the people in Ræder I’ve talked with have been more than welcoming and pleasant. Every conversation goes with a smile, and the product they deliver is more than anticipated in quality.’

The firm:
Ræder Bing is a commercial law firm located in central Oslo.  The firm has advised companies, organisations and public authorities, both nationally and internationally, on all aspects of commercial law since 1897. 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 Bing’s areas of practice include:

Banking and finance: Ræder Bing 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 Bing 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 Bing 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. Our practice has a strong international element. Transactions often cross national borders and several lawyers have acquired much of their expertise overseas.

Employment: Ræder Bing 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.

Entertainment: The Entertainment team provides tailor-made legal and commercial advice to Norwegian and international players and trade organizations in the fields of music, film/TV, theatre, gaming, advertising, events and the stage. The Entertainment team cooperates closely with prominent organizations abroad, regularly handling cases involving cross-border elements.

Intellectual property: Ræder Bing’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 Bing’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 Bing’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 Bing 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: Ræder Bing’s 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
Insurance, Maritime, Arbitration Jon Andersen joa@raeder.no
Tax Jørgen Bull jobu@raeder.no
Corporate and commercial, Agency and distribution, EU and compatition Carl A Christiansen cac@raeder.no
Corporate and commercial, Capital markets, M&A and securities Carl Garmann Clausen cgc@raeder.no
Tax, Insolvency Anne Gro Enger age@raeder.no
Real Estate Andreas Frislid afr@raeder.no
Intellectual property, TMT Trygve M Gravdahl tgr@raeder.no
Real Estate, Construction Eva Hagen evha@raeder.no
Dispute resolution Joar Heide jhe@raeder.no
Real Estate Jøran Kallmyr jka@raeder.no
Corporate and commercial, Kyrre W Kielland kwk@raeder.no
Tax Tone Kaarbø toka@raeder.no
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Erling Opdal eop@raeder.no
Capital markets, M&A and securities Morten Opstad mop@raeder.no
EU and competition Fredrik Ottesen fot@raeder.no
Real Estate / Corporate Erik Salbu Aasland eaa@raeder.no
Real Estate Odd Tvedt odtv@raeder.no
Commercial property, real estate Anders Utne aut@raeder.no
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Anne Christine Wettre acw@raeder.no
Maritime, Insurance Kristian Østberg kos@raeder.no
Photo Name Position Profile
Jon Andersen photo Jon Andersen Jon Andersen is a recognized attorney in maritime and transportation law, law…
Øyvind Bjørnstad photo Øyvind Bjørnstad Øyvind is Senior Attorney and member of Ræder’s Insolvency and Restructuring group.…
Carl Garmann Clausen photo Carl Garmann Clausen Carl Garmann Clausen is a partner in Ræder’s Corporate / M&A team…
Anne Gro Enger photo Anne Gro Enger Anne Gro Enger is a partner and has extensive experience in work…
Andreas Frislid photo Andreas Frislid Andreas Frislid is an experienced attorney and specialist within commercial real estate,…
Trygve Gravdahl photo Mr Trygve Gravdahl Trygve M. Gravdahl is a Partner and member of Ræder’s IP team.…
Eva Hagen photo Ms Eva Hagen Eva Hagen is an experienced attorney and specialist within commercial real estate…
Joar Heide photo Joar Heide Joar Heide is an experienced litigator and has litigated hundreds of lawsuits…
Tone Kaarbø photo Ms Tone Kaarbø Tone Kaarbø is a recognized tax lawyer and partner in Ræders Tax…
Kyrre Kielland photo Kyrre Kielland Kyrre W. Kielland provides services within contract law, financing law, market law,…
Erling Opdal photo Erling Opdal Erling Opdal is a recognized attorney and has extensive experience in work…
Kristian Østberg photo Mr Kristian Østberg Kristian is a partner and specialises in maritime, transportation and insurance law.…
Anders Utne photo Anders Utne Anders is an experienced transaction specialist assisting clients in connection with purchase…
Annette Reinsberg Vernan photo Annette Reinsberg Vernan Annette Reinsberg is an Attorney affiliated to Ræders Employment group. She also…
Anne Christine Wettre photo Anne Christine Wettre Anne Christine Wettre is a Partner and leads Ræder’s Restructuring and Insolvency…
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