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Europe 2022
Norway Aquaculture and Fisheries
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About

Provided by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

The fisheries and aquaculture industry is one of Norway’s main export industries, and aquaculture production has increased steadily for several decades. We assist with safeguarding client assets in an industry which is subject to strict regulation and which is highly susceptible to the vagaries of domestic and international politics.

Thommessen has for several decades advised the fisheries and aquaculture industry on all areas of commercial law that affect industry players. We have extensive experience of, and specialist expertise on, the acquisition and divestment of companies, licences, IPOs, financing, negotiations, contracts and reorganisations in the sector. We also assist on issues relating to government regulation and on matters such as location decisions, joint operating agreements and decisions, as well as legislation and regulation processes.

Our lawyers also have extensive litigation experience from cases involving public law and patent law issues which require special industry insight and experience.

In-depth industry knowledge is required to advise clients throughout the value chain. Our team is strongly committed to keeping abreast of any changes in the regulatory framework that affect the industry. We thereby ensure that our advice serves to generate value for our clients in the long run.

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Aquaculture and Fisheries - Norway
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What the team is known for

Thommessen is a renowned firm with a growing focus on aquaculture and fisheries. The team is particularly well reputed for regulatory and licensing matters, and also assists with contentious proceedings, M&A transactions and financing deals. Thommessen represents a variety of clients, including fish farming groups, manufacturers and seafood producers.

Work Highlights

Provided by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
  • Represented BioMar in a patent infringement claim before the Borgarting Court of Appeal against STIM and MariCal in relation to a method for smoltification of farmed salmon.

Notable Practitioners

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Mons Alfred Paulsen
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Mons Alfred Paulsen
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Mons Alfred Paulsen moves up in the ranking this year thanks to the support from clients who believe he is "a top-notch lawyer," with "a very good understanding of the industry." Another client highlights that he has "a unique combination of broad and deep legal skills within the fishing and aquaculture field." He handles a range of matters, including transactions and financing, as well as licence applications and regulatory advice.

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Mons Alfred Paulsen
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Bernt Jacob Pettersen

Espen Ommedal

Marianne Brynjulfsen Overaa

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Mons Alfred Paulsen

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Rune Ulriksen Steinsland

Thomas Frølich

Trond Hatland

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