Ræder Bing > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Ræder Bing
0191 OSLO

Norway > Insurance Tier 2

Ræder Bing has a ‘very strong department within insurance law, tort law and procedure‘, and advises insurance companies and industry clients across a wide range of sectors, particularly in the maritime and shipping spaces. Practice head Jon Andersen is ‘hardworking, efficient and thorough‘ and is sought out for his expertise on property and liability insurance cases, especially within the maritime and transport sectors. The group also includes product liability expert Kyrre Kielland, and Kristian Østberg, who has specialist knowledge of shipping and construction matters. Alexander Wiesner Barg returned to the firm in January 2023 and has extensive experience in liability and insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Jon Andersen


‘Outstanding firm in Norway for product liability and recalls.’

‘The team has valuable knowledge of insurance law and other relevant areas of law. Priority is given to work efficiently and to achieve good results. ’

‘The involved lawyers are very quick to respond to queries, delivering what we need when we need it. The focus is on reaching the best solution for the client. Amicable solutions are sought where appropriate and in a suitable manner, avoiding unnecessary and costly escalation of disputes.’

‘The firm has a very strong department within insurance law, tort law and procedure. Furthermore, the department has some of the country’s most skilled procedural lawyers. They work thoroughly and efficiently. We have exclusively had very positive experiences with the firm and they are one of our closest partners.’

‘The lawyers in the department ensure that there is close cooperation between them and the client, where strategies, choices and solutions are discussed. The team are superb at adapting to the client’s needs and wishes. They are very skilled and efficient and provide the client with close follow-up in the cases.’

‘Jon Andersen is hardworking, efficient and thorough. At the same time, he shows good interpersonal understanding and seeks good, sensible solutions.’

‘Kyrre Kielland is quick and witty in grasping facts of the case, and good at working together with authorities.’

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



Work highlights

  • Assisted Gjensidige forsikring and Oso Hotwater with a product liability claim, in relation to a serial defect with some 39,000 water heaters being recalled from the Norwegian market.
  • Advised Tryg Insurance on legal issues regarding the contractual role of freight forwarders, as either agents or contractual carriers under NSAB.
  • Appointed by the City Court as trustee for the limitation fund established following the grounding and subsequent wreck removal of the vessel “Server”.

Norway > Employment Tier 3

Ræder Bing provides ‘great expertise‘ on all aspects of employment law. Notable practitioners are Julie Dahl Sagmo, who particularly leads on employment law and GDPR projects; and Annette Reinsberg Vernan and Nina Wilborn, who both advise on a wide range of employment matters. Former practice co-heads Siri Falch-Olsen and Ragnhild Nakling departed to Selmer in early 2024.


‘Strong legal expertise, good understanding of the clients’ needs, efficient and effective in their work.’

‘Highly professional and provides great expertise.’

‘They are very professional, friendly, understanding and supportive. A trusted adviser in difficult situations.’

‘Unique service and high-quality advice.’

Key clients

Frontline Management AS

BankID BankAxept AS

Ryde Technology AS

WorkMan AS

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority with a legal assessment of questions related to the Norwegian certification scheme for work equipment.
  • Represented Frontline Management with a high-profile dismissal case in both the Oslo District Court and the Court of Appeal. The case also involved questions relating to breaches of data protection rules/GDPR, which had not previously been handled before by Norwegian courts.

Norway > Maritime law Tier 3

Jon Andersen leads the maritime offering at Ræder Bing, which has notable expertise in cargo-related matters, handling liability claims, and marine insurance matters, as well as claims and disputes following collisions and groundings. Charterparty issues and commercial agreements also feature in the group’s workload. Andersen works alongside Kristian Østberg, who handles arrests, insurance matters, and charterparties.

Practice head(s):

Jon Andersen

Other key lawyers:


‘Jon Andersen is a very experienced transport lawyer. Highly recommended.’

‘Solid knowledge in logistics and broad experience background.’

‘Jon Andersen – solid knowledge base and understanding of client business. Efficient response to requests.’

‘The team has valuable knowledge of maritime law and other relevant areas of law. Priority is given to working efficiently and achieving good results.’

‘The involved lawyers are very quick to respond to queries, delivering what we need when we need it. The focus is on reaching the best solution for the client. Amicable solutions are sought where appropriate and in a suitable manner, avoiding unnecessary and costly escalation of disputes.’

‘Experience, service and knowledge.’

‘Seeks solutions for us.’

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring NUF

W.R. Berkley Insurance Nordic NUF

If Skadeforsikring NUF

MOWI Markets Norway AS

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

AXA XL, Norway Branch

Zurich Insurance plc

Norwegian Coastal Directorate

Work highlights

  • Advised the City Court of Oslo on the Limitation fund following the grounding of the vessel ‘Server’ in 2007 near Hellesøy in Fedje in Norway.
  • Advising the Norwegian Coastal Administration on various maritime law issues including preparedness against acute pollution.

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Ræder Bing has ‘strong professional knowledge‘ and advises on mandates relating to bankruptcies, restructurings and assets recovery work. Group head Anne Christine Wettre is singled out as an ‘outstanding‘ insolvency lawyer with specialist knowledge of monetary claims, regulations, and financial and debt collection company compliance. Erling Opdal is an experienced insolvency and restructuring lawyer, who frequently acts as trustee for bankruptcy estates, as does Anne Gro Enger, who is also an experienced tax lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Anne Christine Wettre

Other key lawyers:


‘Large team with long experience and strong professional knowledge.’

‘Combines a practical approach with high professional knowledge.’

‘The team has great knowledge of insolvency and the important processes that we need to follow. They suggest different solutions that we haven’t considered earlier.’

‘I have collaborated with Ræder Bing in several cases and experience them as forward-looking lawyers with commitment.’

‘Erling Opdal is an experienced insolvency practitioner and trustee that really knows how to realise the estate’s assets in the best interests of the creditors. He has got an extra gear in terms of commercial acumen. He is very trustworthy – not only in the eyes of the client but also in the eyes of the Court and the counterparty.’

‘Erling Opdal really stands out. He always finds solutions even in situations where others wouldn’t.’

‘Anne Christine Wettre is very dedicated and has great knowledge of bankruptcy and tax related issues.’

‘I recommend Anne Christine Wettre as an outstanding and qualified insolvency lawyer with broad competences and a skillful way of handling complex situations.’

Key clients

Oslo City Court

Euler Hermes Credit Insurance

Norges Blindeforbund

Ryde Technology AS

Norwegian Block Exchange AS (nbx.com)

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

  • Assisted Elivery Sport AS as one of a few companies being reconstructed through the courts.
  • Appointed as the administrator of the bankruptcy estate of Move About AS.
  • Assisted MY Bank ASA with recovering complex non-performing loans.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 4

Norway > Real estate Tier 4

The commercial real estate group at Ræder Bing is comprised of three divisions covering transaction and commercial leases, construction issues, and real estate developments. The transaction and commercial leases group has considerable experience in complex commercial real estate transactions, both asset and share deals including forward transactions, while the real estate development group handles administrative planning law. Practice head Andreas Frislid regularly advises clients on complex commercial real estate transactions with particular experience in negotiation and due diligence processes, and the structuring and financing of transactions. Anders Utne has particular expertise in the purchase and sale of commercial property, commercial lease agreements, and the management of property investments. Erik Salbu Aasland has a special focus on transactional and financing work, while Eva Hagen and Jøran Kallmyr specialise in real estate development issues.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Frislid


‘They have a broad range of highly dedicated professionals in all areas I have had the need for.’

‘Anders Utne is a highly commercial and quick responder to all matters. The best in the business.’

‘Ræder Bing makes us feel like a valued client. They are efficient in their responses.’

‘Anders Utne as the lead partner is always responding quickly.’

‘Anders Utne has established himself in the market as a leading closing agent, especially in complex transactions.’

Key clients

SKB Eiendom AS (Kaare Berg AS)

RiskPoint AS

Food Folk Norge AS (McDonald’s)

Colliers International AS

60 grader Næringsmegling AS

Scandinavian Property Group

Oslo Airport City AS

Logistic Contractors AS


Major og Advokat Eivind Eckbos Legat (Eckbos Legat)

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

Work highlights

  • Advising Oslo Airport City (OAC) on numerous legal and strategic property development issues.
  • Advised Logistic Contractors with its expansion in the Nordics.
  • Advised SKB Eiendom AS on the sale of several properties in Bergen and the sale of a portfolio in a south eastern city.

Norway > Tax Tier 4

Ræder Bing fields ‘an experienced and knowledgeable tax team‘, which advises on the full range of tax issues. Practice head Anne Gro Enger assists with real estate transactions and is also an expert in petroleum tax. The group also includes ‘highly qualified and efficient‘ tax specialist Tone Kaarbø, who has expert knowledge on the tax rules for hydroelectric power; tax litigator Geir Even Asplin, who works with structuring ownership interests and businesses; and Jørgen Bull, who joined the firm in February 2023 and is praised by clients as ‘one of the most competent and experienced lawyers within the field of VAT and real estate‘. Celine Scheel, who assists with tax issues related to transactions, is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Anne Gro Enger


‘Ræder Bing has an experienced and knowledgeable tax team. The team has depth and breadth, and they adjust the level of expertise needed to solve the legal issue. The lawyers have different backgrounds, and the team therefore has a holistic view to understanding important adjoining legal areas and ensures that financial, commercial and legal matters are covered when advising on tax related issues. They provide clear practical advice.’

‘We have had assistance from the Ræder Bing team on questions regarding tax for expats. The team is very highly qualified in both national tax and cross-border tax questions. They are highly efficient and respond promptly.’

‘Good team that cooperates very well.’

‘In-depth knowledge, very committed in getting to know the client.’

‘Tone Kaarbø and Celine Scheel are experienced tax practitioners, solution oriented, easy to work with and respond quickly. They provided sound legal, strategic and commercial advice.’

‘I would specifically recommend Tone Kaarbø who is highly qualified and efficient.’

‘Jørgen Bull is one of the most competent and experienced lawyers within the field of VAT and real estate. He has deep knowledge of all VAT issues relating to real estate and has the gift of being able to provide exact advice without too many reservations. Very easy to cooperate with and his communication skills are first class.’

Key clients

Gill Gruppen AS

Eckbos Legat

SKB Eiendom AS

Dolphitech AS

Purity IT AS

Oso Hotwater AS

Fiskum Næringspark AS


Thin Film Electronics ASA/ Ensurge Micropower

TT Micro AS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gill Gruppen with tax and corporate law matters in relation to its joint venture with Sojitz Corporation, which acquired 49% of the shares in the Norwegian autocar distributor Pongo.
  • Advising NCC Industry on corporate, tax and VAT issues.

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 Bing 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@raederbing.no
Tax Rune Andersen rua@raederbing.no
Employment Kari Bergeius Andersen kaba@raederbing.no
Tax Jørgen Bull jobu@raederbing.no
Corporate and commercial, Agency and distribution, EU and compatition Carl A Christiansen cac@raederbing.no
Corporate and commercial, Capital markets, M&A and securities Carl Garmann Clausen cgc@raederbing.no
Construction Jarle Edler jed@raederbing.no
Tax, Insolvency Anne Gro Enger age@raederbing.no
Tax Camilla Fiskevoll cfi@raederbing.no
Real Estate Andreas Frislid afr@raederbing.no
Intellectual property, TMT Trygve M Gravdahl tmg@raederbing.no
Real Estate, Construction Eva Hagen evha@raederbing.no
Dispute resolution Joar Heide jhe@raederbing.no
Real estate Knut Hodneland kho@raederbing.no
Tax Tone Kaarbø toka@raederbing.no
Real Estate Jøran Kallmyr jka@raederbing.no
Corporate and commercial, Kyrre W Kielland kwk@raederbing.no
Employment Mari Kimsås-Otterbech mako@raederbing.no
Real Estate, Property Development Kåre Klausen kkl@raederbing.no
Employment Alf Kåre Knudsen akk@raederbing.no
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Erling Opdal eop@raederbing.no
Capital markets, M&A and securities Morten Opstad mop@raederbing.no
EU and competition Fredrik Ottesen fot@raederbing.no
TMT - Media Stine Helén Pettersen shp@raederbing.no
Real Estate Marius Rød mar@raederbing.no
Real Estate / Corporate Erik Salbu Aasland eaa@raederbing.no
Dispute Resolution Ole Tokvam oet@raederbing.no
Real Estate Odd Tvedt odtv@raederbing.no
Commercial property, real estate Anders Utne aut@raederbing.no
Insolvency, corporate restructuring Anne Christine Wettre acw@raederbing.no
TMT - Media Christian With cwi@raederbing.no
Maritime, Insurance Kristian Østberg kos@raederbng.no
IP, IT Law, Privacy & GDPR Magnus Ødegaard mao@raederbing.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…
Anne Christine Wettre photo Anne Christine Wettre Anne Christine Wettre is a Partner and leads Ræder’s Restructuring and Insolvency…
Number of lawyers : 85
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