Firm Profile > Advokatfirmaet CLP DA > Oslo, Norway

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

Capital markets Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA primarily focuses on ECM work and regularly acts for issuers, investors and managers on equity offerings; the team also assists with securities and stock exchange law issues and corporate governance work. Department head Edvard Cock handles M&A, restructurings, stock exchange listings and issuances; and Andreas Kildal advises on public and private M&A and trades in listed securities. Lars Gunnar Aas, Jakob Villum and senior associate Joakim Gjerde also contribute to the practice.

Testimonials

CLP has a very strong team supporting us in all aspects related to capital markets, M&A and corporate governance. As we have limited internal resources, it is very good to have a team available that gives on the spot advice and support.

Andreas Kildal is our main partner. He has 100% availability for us.’

Key clients

Techstep ASA

Atlantic Sapphire AS

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 (previously Eitzen Chemical ASA)

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lars Gunnar Aas leads the department at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA, which has the ‘ability to easily gain the client’s trust’ thanks to a ‘commercially insightful’ approach. The group is singled out for its private equity expertise and fund work and counts private equity firms, funds, investors and financial institutions as clients; notable examples include Ferd, Viking Venture and SpareBank 1 Gruppen. Alexander Lund is a key name for private equity and fund issues, Jakob Villum focuses on M&A work, and Edvard Cock also handles capital markets transactions. Amund Erdal was promoted to the partnership in 2019.

Testimonials

I mostly appreciate the team’s ability to easily gain the client’s trust, sticking their necks out when recommending structures and solutions.

Mid-sized legal adviser, fully competitive with other top providers. Always available, commercially insightful and consistent partner presence throughout the process.

Jakob Villum stands out with solid commercial mindset, experience in venture structuring and his ability to get transactions over the line. Especially the last point, and his commitment to deals.

Lars Gunnar Aas is highly driven, insightful across disciplines 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

Dispute resolution Tier 2

M&A and commercial litigation boutique Advokatfirmaet CLP DA has expanded beyond its traditional real estate strength to handle matters across the oil and gas, finance, construction, insurance, media and technology sectors. The group recently acted in the high-profile Gassled litigation and represented Skeie Technology in a dispute against the Norwegian Government relating to the standard parent company guarantee required by the government for activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. Contract and real estate expert Egil Jarslett, media and IP specialist Kyrre Eggen and Vidar Riksfjord, who is ‘extremely dedicated to every case’, jointly lead the dispute resolution practice, which also counts managing partner Fred Arthur Andersen as a key practitioner.

Testimonials

The team consists of lawyers with unique individual skills. They cover a considerable area of commercial law, but are still highly specialised within key fields.

CLP is very dedicated to the task given, always setting up a highly competent team with short response times and well-qualified suggestions. They are always trying to find the best solution, with good advice, even in cases where we as a client see the reality differently. This reality check is important for us as a client.

Pragmatic, result-oriented and non-bureaucratic.

Kyrre Eggen is a brilliantly creative and intuitive litigator. He has a unique talent in spotting the core of complex matters and making original and effective moves to achieve optimal results. He is shrewd and determined in cross-examinations.

Vidar Riksfjord has a unique knowledge of business terms, and is extremely dedicated to every case and task we have worked with. He always involves a highly competent team but the follow up is made by him as a partner in the law firm. In many other companies the partner starts, and the rest is done with associates. This is not the case with CLP and Vidar, who we can recommend as a top lawyer in Norway.

Ability to address the key issues in a straightforward yet non-emotional way and ability to find solutions.’

Key clients

FERD AS

Recover Nordic AS (Recover Nordic Group)

4Service AS (4Service Group)

Skeie Technology AS

Codan (RSA Insurance Group)

Capeomega AS

Silex Gas Norway AS,

Solveig Gas Norway AS

Infragas Norge AS

First Hotels

Flying Elephant

Finnmark Rein AS

Subway AS

Interwell AS

Stykket Invest AS

NCC Norge AS

Induct AS

Scandza

OBOS BBL

J. B. Ugland Holding AS

E&P Holding AS

Production Energy Company AS

HIYR AS

Hofseth Aqua AS

Power Norge AS(former Expert Norge AS)

Vesteraalens AS

Kredinor SA

DNO ASA

Equinor ASA

British American Tobacco Company

Amedia

Verdens Gang (VG)

Scott Free Films

Vice Media

Netnordic Communications

Silver Spring Networks Inc.

TINE SA

Hegnar Media AS

Alevo Group S.A

Alfa Sko AS

Bergens Tidende

Fresh Fitness AS

Real estate Tier 2

Highly skilled lawyerHåvard Skogvoll, heads up the department at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA and has ‘a unique ability to create a friendly deal environment’. Clients also praise Elin Mack Løvdal, who ‘exudes experience with a no-nonsense attitude’, and senior lawyer Mathias Borch, who is ‘an outstanding real estate legal adviser’. The practice focuses on transactions and property development projects including transformation projects and mixed-use projects; the team is also a key name in the market for foreign real estate funds investing in Norway.

Testimonials

CLP offers a unique team of individuals, with a passion for real estate and top-notch legal competence. Having CLP on the buy side or sell side of a transaction is always a positive when negotiating a real estate transaction.  The partners exude trust and are able to create an amiable environment for negotiations and facilitating an effective process for reaching a final agreement.’

It is my impression that the firm has a very good insight into the Norwegian real estate market. The advice given is always on-point and the firm provides excellent value for money. I highly appreciate that I have a single point of contact with Håvard Skogvoll, even if multiple lawyers work in the background in case of larger transactions.

Strong ability to understand, solve and communicate the underlying commercial aspects of legal issues. They provide a proactive approach to advising on current and potential risks involved in both developments and transactions.

Håvard Skogvoll has a great sense of humour and has a unique ability to create a friendly deal environment. His legal competence in real estate matters is unquestionable.

Elin Mack Løvdal exudes experience and a no-nonsense attitude.

Mathias Borch exudes confidence and knowledge, as well as being service minded towards clients and others.’

I have mainly worked with Håvard Skogvoll from the firm. He is a very skilled lawyer who is able to identify important matters quickly and also provide durable solutions. He is an extremely strong negotiator who has a lot of focus on the commercial aspects of a transaction without compromising the level of legal expertise.

Elin Mach Løvdal provides efficiency and valuable recommendations in every process.

Mathias Borch is an outstanding real estate legal adviser. He has broad experience in the real estate field, and it shows in his advice, as he is able to provide sound legal advice on the whole real estate value chain. This is amplified when he follows a real estate investment from acquisition to development, management and divestment. He can look forward and identify and legally manage potential risks.

Key clients

Catella Real Estate AG

Scala Eiendom AS

Scandinavian Property Group AS

Euro Real Estate S.a.r.l.

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

J.B Ugland Eiendom AS

CapMan Real Estate Oy

Selvaag Eiendom AS

Fortum Oy

Fredriksborg Eiendom

Oslo House Development

Electricity and renewable energy Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA’s renewable energy, power and transmission department, which was formerly part of the corporate group, has notable strength in transactional mandates including acquisitions and divestments; the team’s expertise also encompasses power purchase agreements, project developments, cable and grid projects, energy software issues and clean-tech investments. The group’s client roster includes domestic and international purchasers, sellers, stakeholders and managers; key examples include Agder Energi, Hafslund Marked and eSmart Systems. Lars Gunnar Aas and newly promoted partner Amund Erdal jointly lead the practice.

Testimonials

The department, led by partners Lars Gunnar Aas and Amund Erdal, is highly responsive, very knowledgeable and has great commercial insight (all crucial for our choice of legal adviser).

Young and energetic team.

Lars Gunnar Aas is unique.

Lars Gunnar has, as our trusted legal adviser, delivered an outstanding service for many years. He is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable and always provides on-point advice. He is also an excellent project manager and manages to stay on top whilst at the same time having full insight into the crucial details.

Amund Erdal has been a great addition to the renewables team. He is very efficient, and has extensive knowledge of the regulatory framework in addition to being an experienced and first-class M&A lawyer.

Lars Gunnar Aas is very hands-on in projects. Competent knowledge of the sector and tough in negotiations.

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

Røros Elektrisitetsverk AS

Freyr AS

Baze Technology AS

Powel AS

Enfo Technology AS

Agder Energi Venture AS

BKK AS

Intex Resources ASA

eSmart Systems AS

Scala Eiendom AS

Intellectual property Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA’s IP strength lies in its contentious expertise and the group fields noteworthy litigators including Kyrre Eggen. The practice also assists with licensing matters, contract drafting work and transactional issues for a roster of technology companies including Vivaldi Technology and View Software. Team head Stephan Brodschöll acts for clients in the internet, telecoms, technology, biotech and life sciences sectors; and Kjetil Vågen focuses on assisting retailers and franchisors.

Testimonials

Technically very strong and commercially aware with good sector knowledge.

The team is very capable, responsive and approachable.’

Key clients

Agder Energi Kraftforvaltning AS

View Software AS

Agder Energi/ Los Energy AS

Vivaldi Technology AS

TMT Tier 3

The TMT practice at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA is noted for its expertise acting for software and internet companies at a global level, regularly handling licensing issues, litigation, contract drafting and regulatory matters. The team is also increasing its focus on technology transfer work in digital payment solutions technology and energy-related software applications. Stephan Brodschöll leads the technology law department and is a key contact for contractual and regulatory advice.

Key clients

Signicat AS

Agder Energi Kraftforvaltning AS

View Software AS

Numascale AS

eSmart AS

Vivaldi Technologies AS

Interwell AS

NetNordic AS

Boost Communications AS

Bakken & Bækk AS

Made for Movement AS

Norigin Media AS

Symetri Collaboration AS

Sanity AS

House of Control AS

Cimpress Corp

Dyreidentitet AS

PoLight AS

People are different, and so are lawyers, and law firms. Offering top-tier legal advice with personal touch and commitment, CLP was set up in 2007 as a dynamic, exclusive boutique alternative to the largest law firms in Norway.

CLP’s lawyers have experience in a range of sectors and legal areas. Many also have experience working in areas other than law and several have degrees in finance and business administration. We are convinced that this makes CLP better equipped to assist our clients in an increasingly complex legal environment.

CLP ranks highly in national and international legal rankings and our clients include a number of leading Norwegian and international companies.

Solid industry knowledge combined with our hands-on approach ensures efficient processes. Our clients use CLP as both legal adviser and commercial sparring partner. 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
Mr Fred Arthur Andersen  photo Mr Fred Arthur Andersen
Mr Stephan Brodschöll  photo Mr Stephan Brodschöll
Mr Edvard Cock  photo Mr Edvard Cock
Mr Kyrre Eggen  photo Mr Kyrre Eggen
Mr Amund Berthelsen Erdal  photo Mr Amund Berthelsen Erdal
Mr Egil Jarslett  photo Mr Egil Jarslett
Mr Andreas Kildal  photo Mr Andreas Kildal
Ms Elin Mack Løvdal  photo Ms Elin Mack Løvdal
Mr Alexander Sandberg Lund  photo Mr Alexander Sandberg Lund
Mr Vidar Riksfjord  photo Mr Vidar Riksfjord
Mr Håvard Skogvoll  photo Mr Håvard Skogvoll
Mr Kjetil Vågen  photo Mr Kjetil Vågen
Mr Jakob Villum  photo Mr Jakob Villum
Number of lawyers : 37
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Contact : Fred Arthur Andersen faa@clp.no