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Advokatfirmaet CLP DA
PB 1974 – VIKA, 0125 OSLO
Sommerogata 13-15
0158 OSLO
Norway

Capital markets Tier 2

The ‘experienced and highly competent’ practice at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA ‘stands firmly behind its clients’ with notable expertise in ECM mandates; the group is also a key name for private equity clients. Other areas of expertise include securities transactions and stock exchange law, and acting for issuers, shareholders, investment banks and investors. In a recent highlight, group head Edvard Cock advised Atlantic Sapphire on its listing on the main board of the Oslo Stock Exchange. Andreas Kildal is also singled out for public and private M&A and listed securities trading issues.

Practice head(s):

Edvard Cock

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Kildal

Testimonials

‘Edvard Cock shows very loyal support and dedication to his clients.’

‘Tailored attention, quick responses despite differences in time zones, practical legal advice – incredible service and attention for complex issues.’

‘Edvard Cock is an exceptional lawyer – knowledgeable, yet business savvy and practical.’

‘CLP stand very firmly behind their clients.’

‘Andreas Kildal: experienced and strong competence of M&A transactions and in particular the securities trading act and everything related to the listing of companies, private placement, etc. High availability, and a valued discussion partner.’

Key clients

Techstep ASA

Atlantic Sapphire ASA

poLight ASA

Aqua Bio Technology ASA

Element ASA

S.D. Standard Drilling Plc

Funcom N.V.

Hofseth BioCare ASA

Saga Tankers ASA

Induct AS

Black Sea Property AS

KID Interiør ASA

Data Respons ASA

NattoPharma ASA

Team Tankers International Ltd

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Mercell Holding AS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

'Hardworking' corporate boutique Advokatfirmaet CLP DA stands out in the market for its focus on private equity and fund work, advising private equity houses, funds, investors and financial institutions. With an extensive group of experienced partners, the team is well-positioned to act on cross-border mandates. 'Dynamic' practice head Lars Gunnar Aas handles a wide range of transactions, investments and restructurings, and has extensive expertise in handling regulatory frameworks for stockbrokers and mutual funds. Other key names to note are Alexander Lund and Jakob Villum, who are 'particularly good to work with on M&A-related matters', and capital markets and M&A specialist Edvard Cock. Hanne Heltne joined the partnership from an in-house position in mid-2020.

Practice head(s):

Lars Gunnar Aas

Other key lawyers:

Jakob Villum; Alexander Lund; Edvard Cock; Hanne Heltne

Testimonials

‘A hardworking team which makes itself very available to its clients and willing to go the extra mile to achieve its client’s goals and deadlines.’

‘Generally, the CLP team appears to have a very pragmatic and solution-oriented approach particularly in relation to M&A and financing transactions, with a clear focus “to get the job done” through simplicity. Jakob Villum and Alexander Lund are particularly good to work with on M&A related matters’

‘CLP has a team consisting of people with a diverse skillset. The partners have extensive experience in M&A activities and provide high knowledge in addition to creative problem solving capabilities.’

‘The partners and associates at CLP have extensive market understanding and experience. In comparison to competitors, CLP is a small / medium size law firm that ensures efficient processes. Furthermore, their partners have experience from some of the biggest law firms in Europe.’

‘Trustworthy and easy to deal with.’

‘Combining the flexibility and dedication of a smaller law firm with the high quality and professionalism of a larger law firm. Easy and pleasant to work with, very efficient, and simply good at what they do.’

‘Alexander S. Lund – No detours but just straightforward, pragmatic, high-quality advice. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘Lars Gunnar Aas – Dynamic and competent, solution-oriented and service-minded. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘Fred Arthur Andersen – Well known for his experience and prowess as an M&A lawyer.’

‘Very experienced and internationally-oriented.’

‘Andreas Kildal is very experienced within M&A process, within a range of sectors.’

‘Uniquely positioned in the Norwegian M&A law market. The team has served several Norwegian PE-firms for almost two decades. ’

‘Worked with partner Mr. Alexander Lund for almost twenty years. Outstanding when it comes to thinking outside the box, finding solutions and always available.’

Key clients

Ferd

SpareBank 1 Gruppen

Fortum Oyj

Kredinor

Viking Venture

Standout Capital

Alliance Venture

Agder Energi

Cubera

Powel

Verdane Capital

Stykket Invest

Credo Partners

Signicat

Scandza

Summa Equity

Hofseth International AS

Flying Elephant

Nysnø Klimainvesteringer AS

Lefdal Mine Datacenter AS

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The full-service dispute resolution practice at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA has strong offerings in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, capital markets and banking litigation, private equity and venture capital claims, director's liability issues, commercial real estate litigation, and media and technology disputes. Kyrre Eggen jointly heads up the practice with Egil Jarslett, who has significant construction, tort law and professional liability experience, and Vidar Riksfjord, who concentrates on banking litigation, bankruptcy and distressed debt claims, and directors' liability disputes.

Practice head(s):

Egil Jarslett; Kyrre Eggen; Vidar Riksfjord

Testimonials

‘A practical approach. Action oriented, gets things done.’

‘Professional standard, sense of urgency in the matter, proactive approach, good information flow.’

‘Vidar Riksfjord is known for his professional approach, respected among competitors, and with a great knowledge! Top lawyer in Norway!’

‘Outstanding service and ability to assist.’

‘Kyrre Eggen – smart at reading the situations in court and in live negotiations. Very pragmatic but based on thorough knowledge and understanding of law, case strengths and weaknesses and personalities of parties involved. Ability to pinpoint the issue precisely so all disturbing minor things can be muted/eliminated.’

‘A personal approach.’

‘Eager to succeed. Pragmatic. Proactive. Creative. Non-bureaucratic.’

‘A specialised law firm with high experience in dispute resolution.’

‘Vidar Riksfjord is a skilled trial lawyer with extensive court experience, both as lawyer and judge. He is effective and forthcoming, with high customer attention.’

‘Knowledgeable, strategic, efficient, always available, dedicated.’

Key clients

Ferd

Skeie Technology

SpareBank 1 Gruppen

Fortum Oyj

Recover Nordic Group

Kredinor

Viking Venture

Standout Capital

Alliance Venture

Agder Energi

Cubera

Powel

Verdane Capital

Stykket Invest

Credo Partners

Signicat

Scandza

Skanska

Summa Equity

Umoe

Hofseth International AS

Flying Elephant

Tribe / First Hotels

Induct

Amedia

Real estate Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA's team 'combines pragmatism with a flair for novel solutions' on transactions and property or mixed-use development projects. Other core areas of focus include advising foreign real estate funds investing in Norway, especially from Germany, as well as assisting with retail real estate issues and construction-based disputes. Håvard Skogvoll is 'extraordinarily experienced and a tough, creative, respected negotiator', and co-heads the practice alongside Elin Mack Løvdal, who specialises in leases and joint venture structuring mandates. Other key names include corporate and M&A partner Kjetil Vågen, specialist litigator Egil Jarslett and associate Mathias Borch.

Practice head(s):

Håvard Skogvoll; Elin Mack Løvdal

Other key lawyers:

Kjetil Vågen; Egil Jarslett; Mathias Borch

Testimonials

Very strong competence, adapts easily to the negotiation environment and gives personal service.’

CLP has a team of experienced lawyers with unique know-how about real estate transactions, developments and lettings, which enables the firm to handle complex acquisitions and sales, no matter if they take place as asset or share deals, and lettings with more efficiency than the competition. The team combines pragmatism with a flair for novel solutions, providing a consistent and highly dedicated service.’

Partner Håvard Skogvoll would without hesitation be a first call out of Oslo for real estate transactions or lettings. The level of confidence he gives anyone is second-to-none, and his ability to adjust his advice to the situation is thoroughly impressive. Håvard is extraordinarily experienced and a tough, creative and respected negotiator. His commercial and pragmatic approach to all matters ensures that the main goal always is to succeed, but always on the best achievable terms and conditions which is secured by great negotiation skills and ability to focus on the essential parts of matters.’

They operate very efficiently and are very invested in the customer relationship. They conduct business with a smile and have supported on transactions and acquisitions.’

High-level real estate law competence, always with a deep understanding for the commercial aspects. Very good at handling various types of people and counterparties, particularly Håvasrd Skogvoll and Mathias Borch.

Key clients

Catella Real Estate

Omsorgsbolig Holding (Infranode/DIF Capital Partners)

Scandinavian Property Group

Euro Real Estate

Kongsberg Gruppen

J.B Ugland Eiendom

CapMan Real Estate Oy

Selvaag Eiendom

AF Gruppen

Fredriksborg Eiendom

OBOS Eiendom

AVA Eiendom

Electricity and renewable energy Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA’s renewable energy, power and transmission department is particularly strong in transactional mandates and active in energy technology deals, including clean tech and utility and infrastructure technology mandates. Notable example highlights include software and technology work related to power production, production and transmission surveillance issues, and power transmission matters. Electricity and renewables-sector divestments and acquisitions are a key area of work, in which teams co-heads Lars Gunnar Aas and Amund Erdal are both experienced.

Practice head(s):

Lars Gunnar Aas; Amund Erdal

Testimonials

‘Efficient and direct communication and production, expert knowledge across legal M&A and equity structures.’

‘The CLP team stands out from other Oslo-based teams in many ways, but most importantly by achieving strong commercial results, requiring creativity, commercial astuteness, deal and sector experience and intelligence – from lead partner to associate. They are able to build trust with counterparts which is important for smooth execution of transactions.’

‘Lars Gunnar Aas is a very experienced lawyer, a good negotiator and very pleasant to deal with. Amund Erdal is extremely qualified in energy law and equally pleasant to deal with. Both gentlemen do their utmost to meet with the client’s requests and timeline and proactively consider what would be best for the client in each situation.’

‘In addition to very good sector knowledge in energy, they are extremely flexible, proactive and pragmatic.’

‘Very strong and competent team. Although compact, it’s always attentive, able to cope with large transactions and driving processes proactively. Very solution-oriented attitude which is always appreciated. ’

Key clients

Agder Energi AS

Fortum Oyj

Hafslund Marked AS

Agder Energi Vannkraft AS

Fortum Oslo Varme AS

Fortum Markets AS

Statkraft Ventures GmbH

Ånstadblåheia Vindpark AS

Nygårdsfjellet Vindpark AS

Sørfjord Vindpark AS

Fredriksborg Eiendom AS

CapMan Real Estate Oy

Røros Elektrisitetsverk AS

Freyr AS

Nysnø Klimeinvesteringer AS

Arendal Fossekompani ASA

Baze Technology AS

Powel AS

Enfo Technology AS

Agder Energi Venture AS

BKK AS

Intex Resources ASA

eSmart Systems AS

Resoptima AS

Lefdal Mine Datacenter AS

Intellectual property Tier 3

Many of the clients of Advokatfirmaet CLP DA stem from the technology and IT sectors, which is one of the firm's focus areas, and include software companies, start-ups, media houses and technology companies. With regard to IP work, the team frequently advises on transactions, assists with licensing and trade secret issues, and acts in intellectual property disputes. Hanne Heltne, who was previously senior legal counsel at a media company, jointly heads up the practice with Stephan Brodschöll.

Practice head(s):

Hanne Heltne; Stephan Brodschöll

Testimonials

CLP brings rare world-class IP competence that is hard to find in our region. They are particularly experienced in how to help Norwegian companies protect software IP internationally. They offer an excellent service and invest in understanding client needs and goals.’

‘CLP comes across as solution-oriented, and uses its experience to not simply solve a task, but to also think about how the challenge they are working on fits with other commitments and company goals. They challenge client thinking and listen to needs in order to provide the best solution, being always available for, and responsive to, all tasks.’

‘To-the-point, cooperative and no hassle whatsoever.’

Always ready to advise.’

Strong knowledge and a fast, pragmatic assessment of matters.’

Stephan Brodschöll has extremely good control, he is calm and efficient. An excellent adviser who is pragmatic and helps deal with issues that should have highest priority.’

Hanne Heltne is recommended on intellectual property matters. She utilises her extensive in-house experience to provide pragmatic and value-for-money advice.’

Great service, great advice. They make difficult law accessible.’

The CLP team are well-versed in IP subject matter, and made themselves available. This included working over summer holiday period, and accompanying our team for final negotiations. It is knowledgeable and has a company culture dedicated to enhancing customer satisfaction and building strong customer relationships.’

Key clients

VGTV AS

Schibsted ASA

Tellu IoT AS

Promon AS

WindSim AS

Dyreidentitet AS

Sanity AS

Fusetools AS

Interwell P&A AS

Xait AS

Prophylaxia AS

E-smart AS

Otivio AS

Vitux AS

Agder Energi AS

Signicat AS

TMT Tier 3

The technology and IP department at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA acts for a number of cutting-edge software and internet companies, providing a wide range of advice spanning licensing issues, dispute resolution and litigation, and contract drafting and negotiation support. Further strengths include privacy and competition law and technology transfer issues. The team is led jointly by Stephan Brodschöll and Hanne Heltne, who joined from an in-house role in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Brodschöll; Hanne Heltne

Testimonials

‘The CLP team has demonstrated unique strengths, skills and capabilities within international contracting knowledge in general, contractual fencing related to liability, indemnity and other issues, software IPR fencing and transfer and more. We use CLP as our in-house lawyers for all legal advice and contract work.’

‘When it comes to individuals it is still the unique agility that really differentiates them from competitors. They work very well as a team, introducing individuals with special strengths, skills and relevant experience for different issues.’

‘International expertise, specifically with IT SaaS contracts and complex data integrity and confidentiality clauses, and working across different country requirements including UK and Brexit challenges.’

‘Very senior team that takes charge in the projects. Super business minded and pragmatic.’

‘We have been working with CLP for many years and their lawyers go straight to the point and resolve the matters we need assistance on. We work with them in the technology field but also on the financing and equity side. We find that the CLP lawyers’ approach is solid and similar although the areas of law are different. They provide to-the-point advice and assistance in a time and cost efficient manner.’

‘We work with Stephan Brodschöll in the technology space. He is an experienced lawyer, has good overview of intellectual property rights and sector regulations and is a good and clever negotiator. He has assisted us with cooperation agreements with Japanese and German companies and understands the international aspects of doing business in the technology space.’

‘CLP manages to deliver the specialisation of a boutique and the quality and speed of a larger firm. CLP is extremely strong within the software space and has been of great support during contract negotiations as well as formulation of legal documents.’

‘Very responsive, quick to understand customer business model and underlaying requirements, efficient delivery – on time.’

Key clients

Signicat AS

Agder Energi AS

Mercell AS

EU Supply AB

Tellu IoT

Numascale AS

eSmart AS

Vivaldi Technologies AS

Interwell AS

NetNordic AS

Boost Communications AS

Sysco AS

Promon AS

WindSim AS

Symetri Collaboration AS

Sanity AS

House of Control AS

Dyreidentitet AS

PoLight AS

Bazefield AS

Interwell AS

Vitux AS

Otivio AS

Mobile Software AS

VGTV

Fuse AS

Memory AI AS

Schibsted ASA

People are different. And so are lawyers, and law firms. Offering top-tier legal advice with personal touch and commitment, CLP is a dynamic, exclusive boutique alternative to the largest law firms in Norway.

We are convinced that the best results are achieved when working closely with our clients. The personal commitment and the close relation with the client makes CLP better equipped to assist its clients in an increasingly complex legal environment.

CLP have approx. 40 lawyers working at our office in Oslo. Our core competencies are CorporateCommercial Real Estate, Technology/IPR and Dispute Resolution. Our corporate area comprises Banking and FinanceCapital MarketsCorporate/M&ARenewable Energy, Power and TransmissionPrivate EquityRetail and Technology/IPR.

Our clients are international and domestic businesses and investors. CLP has an extensive network, both internationally and in Norway.

CLP ranks highly in national and international legal rankings.

It is profitable for clients to work with CLP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Fred Arthur Andersen faa@clp.no +47 922 90 185
Capital markets Edvard Cock eco@clp.no +47 415 04 004
Dispute resolution Egil Jarslett eja@clp.no +47 481 16 980
Renewable energy, power and transmission Lars Gunnar Aas lga@clp.no +47 911 19 886
Private equity Alexander S Lund asl@clp.no +47 913 47 061
Commercial real estate Håvard Skogvoll hsk@clp.no +47 480 12 328
Retail Kjetil Vågen kva@clp.no +47 977 69 083
Technology and media Stephan Brodschöll sbr@clp.no +47 480 07 749
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Lars Gunnar Aas  photo Mr Lars Gunnar Aas Lars Gunnar Aas specializes in M&A and private equity, and his extensive…
Mr Fred Arthur Andersen  photo Mr Fred Arthur Andersen In addition to be the Managing Partner of CLP, Fred Arthur Andersen…
 Stephan Brodschöll  photo Stephan Brodschöll Stephan Brodschöll advises clients in the internet-, IT-, telecommunications-, technology- and media…
Mr Edvard Cock  photo Mr Edvard Cock Edvard Cock’s main areas of practice are in capital markets, public and…
Mr Kyrre Eggen  photo Mr Kyrre Eggen Kyrre Eggen is an expert on litigation and dispute resolution, and acknowledged…
Mr Amund Berthelsen Erdal  photo Mr Amund Berthelsen Erdal Amund focuses on renewable energy, and assists in acquisitions and mergers within…
Mrs Hanne Heltne  photo Mrs Hanne Heltne Hanne Heltne has substantial experience within technology and intellectual property law, with…
Mr Egil Jarslett  photo Mr Egil Jarslett Egil Jarslett is a specialist on commercial litigation and arbitration. Jarslett’s areas…
Mr Andreas Kildal  photo Mr Andreas Kildal Andreas Kildal has been advising Norwegian and international companies for several years…
 Elin Mack Løvdal  photo Elin Mack Løvdal Elin Mack Løvdal’s main focus and expertise is relating to real estate;…
Mr Alexander Sandberg Lund  photo Mr Alexander Sandberg Lund Alexander S. Lund’s main areas of practice are issues relating to private…
Mr Vidar Riksfjord  photo Mr Vidar Riksfjord Vidar Riksfjord is a dispute resolution specialist with extensive litigation and arbitration…
 Håvard Skogvoll  photo Håvard Skogvoll Håvard Skogvoll works mainly with real estate transactions, financing, operation and development.…
 Kjetil Vågen  photo Kjetil Vågen Kjetil Vågen has extensive experience in advising clients within the various types…
Mr Jakob Villum  photo Mr Jakob Villum Jakob Villum has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and…
Number of lawyers : 44
English
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Contact : Fred Arthur Andersen faa@clp.no