Advokatfirmaet CLP DA > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

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

Norway > Capital markets Tier 2

At Advokatfirmaet CLP DA, recent instructions for the group include practice head Edvard Cock leading the advice to Atlantic Sapphire on its $121m private placement; the team had previously assisted the client with its listing process on the Oslo Stock Exchange’s main board. Stock exchange and securities law are other cornerstone areas of strength for the department. Andreas Kildal handles listed securities trading matters, and senior lawyer Joakim Gjerde acts for issuers, investors and managers on capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Edvard Cock

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Techstep ASA

Atlantic Sapphire ASA

poLight ASA

Aqua Bio Technology ASA

Element ASA

S.D. Standard Drilling Plc

House of Control Group AS

Hofseth BioCare ASA

Saga Pure ASA

Black Sea Property AS

Clean Seas Seafood

Sparebank 1 Markets

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Mercell Holding AS

Work highlights

  • Represented Arctic Securities, Carnegie and Sparebank1 Markets as managers in connection with airline company Flyr’s NOK600m private placement and listing on Euronext Growth Oslo.
  • Advised Nattopharma ASA on a voluntary offer from Lesaffre.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Boutique firm Advokatfirmaet CLP DA houses a ‘dedicated‘ team that ‘delivers premium advice in corporate/M&A matters‘. Private equity work is a cornerstone area of expertise for the practice, and the group has also been kept busy handling large transactions for clients in the technology sector. Firm managing partner Lars Gunnar Aas heads up the practice, and has an excellent reputation for his expertise in handling cross-border M&A mandates for domestic and international clients, as well as assisting funds and investors with acquisitions and investments. Jakob Villum has extensive experience in technology transactions, and Alexander Lund focuses on private equity and venture capital work.

Practice head(s):

Lars Gunnar Aas

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘CLP offers a unique combination of pragmatic approach and very commercial advice. They work effectively and are always easy to reach at all times.’

‘Great M&A knowledge, thought leadership, customer centric and extremely pragmatic/solution orientated.’

‘Very pragmatic.’

‘CLP acts as a trusted adviser at the highest level. They stay 100% on top of all legal matters, in addition the team has deep insight and lengthy experience and can advise at a holistic level to articulate the best path forward.’

‘Lars Gunnar Aas is a very strong deal maker with an international flair.’

‘The CLP team is very knowledgeable, direct and to the point. Crisp and clear advice.’

‘Alexander Lund is knowledgeable, confident, yet humble.’

Key clients

Mercell Holding ASA

Jordanes AS

Element Logic AS

Ferd

SpareBank 1 Gruppen

Fortum Oyj

Kredinor

Viking Venture

Standout Capital

Alliance Venture

Agder Energi

Powel

Verdane Capital

Stykket Invest

Credo Partners

Arribatec Solutions ASA

Summa Equity

Hofseth International AS

Nysnø Klimainvesteringer AS

Work highlights

  • Advised a global growth equity company on a $150m investment in industrial software company Cognite AS.
  • Advised the shareholders of Element Logic AS on the divestment of a majority stake in the company to Castik Capital.
  • Assisted Mercell Holding ASA with its acquisition of a 100% stake in Finnish e-procurement platform Cloudia Oy.

Norway > Real estate Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA‘s ‘highly competent and hardworking‘ team reports an increase in residential property development mandates, and has a solid track record in handling transactional work for mid-size and large retail clients. Practice co-head Håvard Skogvoll has ‘excellent legal real estate experience‘, and is highly regarded for his expertise in complex transactions and lease matters. Practice co-head Elin Mack Løvdal is ‘highly competent and hardworking with a strong business understanding, making her very versatile and effective to work with‘. Senior associate Peder Jøsendal and associates Sverre Saugstad and Stian Lockert are names to note. Mathias Borch left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Håvard Skogvoll; Elin Mack Løvdal

Testimonials

‘Elin Mack Løvdal is one of the most professional lawyers I know. She is a great discussion partner, a person with wide perspective and a large network, and a smart and efficient lawyer.’

‘Håvard Skogvoll is a unique lawyer. The combination of deep knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills make him a valuable asset in all transactions. In a situation where negotiations are locked, his smile and informal approach can loose up any knot.’

‘An agile team where partners are deeply engaged in the delivery of each project.’

‘We appreciate the high degree of partner attention and that they give us clear and efficient advice on all matters. The team is hands on.’

‘Håvard Skogvoll is a well-connected and experienced lawyer and he has done a lot of work for international real estate investors in Norway. He gets things done in an efficient way and with a personal touch and does not bother us with unnecessary questions. The attention he provides and the knowledge he has about our business makes him an important part of our Norwegian team.’

‘Highly competent and hard-working team that cares about the client.’

Peder Jøsendal is very skilled and hard-working.’

Key clients

Catella Real Estate AG

Omsorgsbolig Holding AS (Infranode/DIF Capital Partners)

Scandinavian Property Group AS

Euro Real Estate S.a.r.l.

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

J.B Ugland Eiendom AS

CapMan Real Estate Oy

Morrow Batteries AS

AF Gruppen ASA

Fredriksborg Eiendom

OBOS Eiendom

AVA Eiendom AS

USBL

Bonava Oslo AS

KLP Eiendom AS

Work highlights

  • Advised AVA Eiendom AS on establishing a joint venture with Høyskolen Kristiania concerning a school development project.

Norway > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Litigator Kyrre Eggen jointly heads up the practice at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA with the ‘solution-orientedEgil Jarslett, who is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court and is well known for his expertise in IP, construction, real estate and tort law. Recent work for the team includes Eggen leading the advice to Copyright Management Services in a principle case against Telenor and other internet service providers concerning access to IP addresses relating to illegal distribution of films and television shows. Vidar Riksfjord moved to Arntzen de Besche in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Kyrre Eggen; Egil Jarslett

Testimonials

‘We always get help directly from Partners. Effective and realistic advice, relentless precision and value for money. In-depth knowledge in several disciplines we operate in.’

‘Egil Jarslett is a very capable and experienced lawyer. He works well with the client, is accessible and solution-oriented.’

‘The team is truly dedicated and takes a firm command of the process of litigation.’

‘Ability to deliver a sharp, coherent and rational story in court.’

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

Work highlights

  • Acting for Skeie Technology AS in a recourse claim dispute, arising from litigation against the Norwegian Government regarding a claim under a parent guarantee.

Norway > Electricity and renewable energy Tier 3

Managing partner Lars Gunnar Aas and Amund Erdal jointly head up the ‘very hands-on, pragmatic and solutionoriented‘ team at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA. The group garners praise for its ‘expertise, efficiency and deep understanding of the industry‘, with a solid track record in advising on large-scale energy transactions, clean tech deals and infrastructure technology matters. Electricity and renewables sector acquisitions and divestments remain a buoyant area of instruction for the group. Senior associate Lars Strøm Killengreenstands out as a talented legal professional within the energy sector‘.

Practice head(s):

Lars Gunnar Aas; Amund Erdal

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Both Amund Erdal and Lars Gunnar Aas are very knowledgeable within the electricity and renewable practice, and assist the client with all faces of the projects and contribute to getting the deals through.’

‘Very high quality deliveries within the time scope agreed. High availability.’

‘Very competent and dynamic team. Senior resources are hands-on in the projects.’

‘Lars Gunnar Aas has been very hands-on in the projects we have worked together. He is competent, flexible, listens to the clients’ needs, and delivers in an efficient and timely manner.’

‘Apart from providing efficient legal advice of very high quality, the CLP team stands out with their commercial mindset and understanding.’

‘Amund Erdal is a highly competent attorney who truly cares for his clients. He always makes himself available when needed and works proactively to ensure that risks and mitigating actions are identified at an early stage. His support has helped our legal department deliver value adding contributions to our business. Amund’s personable demeanour also makes him a pleasure to work with.’

Lars Strøm Killengreen stands out as a talented legal professional within the energy sector. He has helped drive complex projects with characteristic persistence and calm in high-pressure environments.’

‘Very practical, solution oriented, fast to respond.’

Key clients

Agder Energi AS

Arendal Fossekompani ASA

Fortum Oyj

Fortum Consumer Solutions AS

Agder Energi Vannkraft AS

Volue ASA

Fortum Markets AS

Ånstadblåheia Vindpark AS

Nygårdsfjellet Vindpark AS

Entelios AS

Sørfjord Vindpark AS

Røros Elektrisitetsverk AS

Nysnø Klimeinvesteringer AS

Baze Technology AS

Enfo Technology AS

Agder Energi Venture AS

Intex Resources ASA

eSmart Systems AS

Resoptima AS

Lefdal Mine Datacenter AS

Morrow Batteries AS

Work highlights

  • Advised Agder Energi Vannkraft AS on the negotiation of a power purchase agreement with renewable energy asset manager Luxcara for the output of a 900MW wind power portfolio across Finland and Sweden.
  • Advising Morrow Batteries on the development of a factory, which will use renewable hydroelectric power to manufacture batteries.
  • Advising Fortum Oyj on the sale and transfer of shares in Sørfjord Vindpark AS to Nordic Wind B.V.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 3

Technology and IT are core sector strengths for the IP team at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA, which is well known for assisting a client base of start-ups, media entities, and software and technology companies with a broad range of contentious work and transactional matters. The group has seen an increase in defence-side instructions. Stephan Brodschöll is experienced in advising clients from the life sciences, biotech and telecoms sectors on IP rights; he jointly heads up the practice with the ‘pragmatic and commercially orientedHanne Heltne.

Practice head(s):

Hanne Heltne; Stephan Brodschöll

Testimonials

‘Great team with experience and knowledge of IPR.’

‘Experienced team with the right knowledge. Always available and deliver on time.’

‘Hanne Heltne is perceived as very present, with a high level of knowledge in the field of intellectual property rights.’

‘Practical, knowledgeable and available. Quick to respond and experienced. Helps in sorting out what is the main points to focus on and yet keeps a firm grasp of the overall goal for me.’

‘Very dedicated, available relative to need, and efficient.’

‘The firm is a great business partner. They always deliver high quality, cost effective, advice on time.’

‘Hanne Heltne is a fantastic lawyer. She is skillful, professional, client focused and always delivers high value for money.’

‘Hanne Heltne – up-and-coming partner who can handle a wide range of intellectual property matters. Pragmatic and commercially oriented.’

Key clients

Aftenposten AS

VGTV AS

Schibsted ASA

Schibsted Norge AS

Resoptima AS

CXS Nordic AS

OSS Norge AS

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

poLight AS

MHWirth AS

Green Iceberg AB

Northcom AS

Work highlights

  • Representing CXS Nordic in trade mark and copyright litigation against a counterparty in Singapore.
  • Defended OSS Norge against allegations of patent infringement.

Norway > TMT Tier 3

Stephan Brodschöll and Hanne Heltne co-lead the technology team at Advokatfirmaet CLP DA. Recent work for the group includes advising software companies on technology agreements, and the department is equally adept at handling technology transfer matters, competition issues and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Brodschöll; Hanne Heltne

Testimonials

‘Stephan Brodschöll is really good in a heated negotiation. He diffuses the situation and enables strong progress based on good legal practice.’

‘Fast and to the point advice.’

‘Stephan is extremely knowledgeable, mixed with pragmatism.’

‘The firm is a great business partner. They always deliver high-quality, cost effective advice on time.’

‘Hanne Heltne is a fantastic lawyer. She is skilful, professional, client focused and always delivers high value for money.’

‘Stephan Brodschöll is unique. He has a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge. Any task is handled quickly.’

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

Tribia AS

Sanity AS

House of Control AS

Northcom AS

PoLight AS

Bazefield AS

Interwell AS

Vitux AS

Otivio AS

Prophylaxia AS

VGTV AS

Fuse AS

Memory AI AS

Schibsted ASA

eRate AS

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice to VGTV concerning negotiations over licensing issues.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to WindSim concerning a technology transfer deal with Shanghai Electric Power Energy.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate/M&A Fred Arthur Andersenfaa@clp.no+47 922 90 185
Capital markets Edvard Cockeco@clp.no+47 415 04 004
Dispute resolution Egil Jarsletteja@clp.no+47 481 16 980
Renewable energy, power and transmission Lars Gunnar Aaslga@clp.no+47 911 19 886
Private equity Alexander S Lundasl@clp.no+47 913 47 061
Commercial real estate Håvard Skogvollhsk@clp.no+47 480 12 328
Retail Kjetil Vågenkva@clp.no+47 977 69 083
Technology and media Stephan Brodschöllsbr@clp.no+47 480 07 749
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Lars Gunnar Aas photoMr Lars Gunnar AasLars Gunnar Aas specializes in M&A and private equity, and his extensive…
Fred Arthur Andersen photoMr Fred Arthur AndersenFred Arthur Andersen is part of the corporate team. He works primarily…
Stephan Brodschöll photoMr Stephan BrodschöllStephan Brodschöll advises clients in the internet-, IT-, telecommunications-, technology- and media…
Edvard Cock photoMr Edvard CockEdvard Cock’s main areas of practice are in capital markets, public and…
Kyrre Eggen photoMr Kyrre EggenKyrre Eggen is an expert on litigation and dispute resolution, and acknowledged…
Amund Berthelsen Erdal photoMr Amund Berthelsen ErdalAmund focuses on renewable energy, and assists in acquisitions and mergers within…
Hanne Heltne photoMrs Hanne HeltneHanne Heltne has substantial experience within technology and intellectual property law, with…
Egil Jarslett photoMr Egil JarslettEgil Jarslett is a specialist on commercial litigation and arbitration. Jarslett’s areas…
Andreas Kildal photoMr Andreas KildalAndreas Kildal has been advising Norwegian and international companies for several years…
Alexander Sandberg Lund photoMr Alexander Sandberg LundAlexander S. Lund’s main areas of practice are issues relating to private…
Elin Mack Løvdal photoMs Elin Mack LøvdalElin Mack Løvdal’s main focus and expertise is relating to real estate;…
Håvard Skogvoll photoMr Håvard SkogvollHåvard Skogvoll works mainly with real estate transactions, financing, operation and development.…
Kjetil Vågen photoMr Kjetil VågenKjetil Vågen has extensive experience in advising clients within the various types…
Jakob Villum photoMr Jakob VillumJakob Villum has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and…
Number of lawyers : 46
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Contact : Lars Gunnar Aas lga@clp.no