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ABB

Operating mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology areas, Swedish-Swiss multinational ABB is a truly global present in more than 100 countries with approximately 147,000 employees located all across the world. ABB in Norway has operations all over the country with approximately 2,200 employees and annual turnover of around NOK 8.3bn in …

Aker BioMarine

When Aker BioMarine, the world’s leading supplier of krill (the highly demanded shrimp-like crustacean from Antarctic waters), recognised that there was a need to address its increasingly complex legal issues in a more structured and professional manner it recruited Lars Jacobsen, as the first full time general counsel to its firm in 2017. Since then …

Aker Solutions

Senior vice president legal and compliance Frode Strømø heads up the global legal and compliance team at Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions. As Strømø explains, the global team contains ‘36 lawyers and three non-lawyers [with] 24 Norwegian based team members, forming a sizable in-house team by Norwegian standards’ in addition to a global compliance …

Avinor

Avinor Group has a dual purpose as the operator of a network of 45 airports across Norway and the national air navigation service for civilian and military aviation, with 12 airports operated in connection with the Norwegian Armed Forces. Avinor is a public owned limited liability company and is self-financed through public listings on the …

Cermaq

Operating in Norway, Chile and Canada, Cermaq is a world-leading farmer of salmon and trout. The company’s in-house legal function in Norway is comprised of chief legal officer Axel Gustavsen, who is part of the group’s executive management team and also holds responsibility for the global HR and sustainability functions, and group legal counsel Niels …

ConocoPhillips Norge

Primarily active in petroleum exploration and production, ConocoPhillips is one of the largest foreign operators on the Norwegian continental shelf. Amongst its 1,850 employees is the company’s legal department which is comprised of four lawyers, including managing counsel Tore Ulleberg who leads the team, and one paralegal. Ulleberg provides legal support to the management of …

COOP Norge

Producing an annual revenue figure of NOK 30.04bn, the historic Oslo-headquartered Coop Norge is a flagship cooperative that has a number of business concerns in the retail sector. Considering the breadth of its scope within the country – Coop Norge has more than 1.3 million members and operates approximately 1,100 grocery stores – the legal …

Coor

Since being formed in 1998, Coor has developed into the Nordic region’s leading service management company in just 20 years. The legal function has been headed by Katrine Hverven Sontum since she joined the company in 2012, and today she heads Coor’s entire legal, human resources and communications functions. Amongst its most recent work, in …

Danske Bank Norge

Danske Bank Norge, originally named Fokus Bank, is the Norwegian operation of the Danish Danske Bank. The bank was founded in 1859 and is one of the largest banks in Scandinavia, and in Norway currently has a portfolio of 41 local branches spread throughout the country; its main office is in Trondheim and the bank …

DNB

Founded in 1822, DNB is the largest financial services group in Norway and one of the largest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation. Such a profile means that the Bank requires and attracts the best lawyers to the ranks of its legal department. Described by nominators during this year’s research as having …

DNO International

DNO International is a major Norwegian oil and gas producer with a portfolio of operations in the Middle East and the North Sea, particularly in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Oman, Yemen, the UK and Norway. It is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange founded in 1971 with both offshore and onshore licenses …

DNV GL

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company for the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries amongst others. The company’s headquarters in Norway has a legal team of 12 lawyers, while the total global team consists of 25 lawyers located in London, Hamburg, Houston, Shanghai, Singapore and Dubai. Thor Winther is …

Elkjøp

Elkjøp, also known as Elgiganten in Sweden, Denmark and Greenland, as well under different names in other countries including Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, is the largest consumer electronics retailer in the Nordic region, with 400 stores in six countries and 10,000 employees. Founded in 1962, the company is now owned by British giant …

Eni Norge

Eni is an Italian-headquartered major energy company, and whose Norwegian subsidiary – Eni Norge – was first founded in 1965. The company has had a major impact in the history of the oil and gas sector in the country, having discovered the Goliat oil field in 2000, and now produces from all the regions of …

Equinor

Formerly Statoil, Equinor is an international energy company and Norway’s largest operator that develops oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. Given the importance of the energy sector in Norway economy and Equinor’s reputation within the industry, the company’s legal function is relied on heavily to ensure key transactions are …

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