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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Corporate/M&A

10 ranked lawyersBand 1NorwayGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Thommessen possesses an exceptional corporate law group handling a broad range of mergers, acquisitions and disposals. The law firm's expertise includes public M&A and takeovers. It has an impressive reputation for ECM transactions such as IPOs, private placements and rights issues. The law firm often acts for private equity firms and financial institutions as well as companies from the energy, offshore and shipping sectors. Its transactions frequently have cross-border elements.

Notable practitioners

Anders Arnkværn is a highly acclaimed M&A practitioner highlighted for his expertise in both private and public transactions, including private equity mandates. He is also revered for his ECM practice, handling IPOs and private placements. One client praises him as "one of the finest transaction lawyers in the country, with a deep understanding of economic needs."

Christian Grüner Sagstad heads the law firm's transaction department and handles a broad range of public and private deals. One client praises his "unmatched ability to get to the core of the issues immediately based on his extensive experience."

Ervin Auren is a well-regarded lawyer with experience in mergers and public tender offers.

Hans Cappelen Arnesen is universally revered for his market-leading expertise in private and public M&A transactions as well as ECM mandates. He is highly experienced in IPOs and private placements. One client lauds his "deep understanding of legal and commercial aspects."

Lars Eirik Gåseide Røsås heads the firm's London office and advises on multi-jurisdictional M&A and ECM mandates.

Solveig Fagerheim Bugge rises in the rankings on the back of notable market endorsements. She frequently handles IPOs and listings, and is praised by one source as "knowledgeable, available and constructive."

Managing partner Sverre Tyrhaug has considerable experience in equity capital markets transactions, including share issues and IPOs.

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Overview

Thommessen's mergers & acquisition practice has year after year been leading the market. Our full-service M&A practice advises on the whole range of mergers and acquisitions, from private M&A transactions to public M&A transactions. We stay continually at the forefront, in terms of both the number and value of deals.

Mergers and acquisitions are essential to create a healthy and competitive business environment. The buyer gets access to new technology, expertise or a new industrial or geographic market, while the seller can focus on developing its core business or reallocate its investment. Successful transactions create blooming businesses that grow and increase their profitability. 

We have expertise in all fields that may be affected by a transaction. We regularly advise on the largest M&A projects in the market, using our proprietary project management model and cutting-edge technology to improve processes and deliver exceptional results to clients.

Thommessen advises large, medium-sized and small companies across all industries, private equity firms, family offices and investment banks. We are involved in strategic assessments, negotiations, closing and implementation of a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Members

Sagstad, Christian Grüner (Head of Department)

Abrahamsen, Thomas

Auren, Ervin

Berge, Stig

Brudvik, Jan

Christoffersen, Bendik

Hals, Christian

Julsvoll, Nicolai

Karlsen, Øyvind Mork

Kristiansen, Ståle

Lindal, Hans Olav

Muggerud, Ole Christian

Norberg, Jimmy Fredrik

Paulsen, Mons Alfred

Ranberg, Katinka

Rynning, Marius Holm

Slaatta, Stian Alexander

Stakkestad, Jone

Stornes, Audun

Sveen, Lars Martin

Tyrhaug, Sverre

Ulriksen Steinsland, Rune

Urtegaard, Bjørn Sande

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banks

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Corporate/M&A

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Location

Haakon VIIs Gate 10

PO Box 1484 Vika

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

N-0116

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Norway

Capital Markets: Equity


Anders Arnkværn
Band 1
Hans Cappelen Arnesen
Band 1
Lars Gåseide Røsås
Expertise based abroad in UK
Solveig Fagerheim Bugge
Band 3
Sverre Tyrhaug
Eminent Practitioners

Corporate/M&A


Anders Arnkværn
Band 1

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