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BAHR

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 1NorwayEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding team offering expertise on all corporate and M&A matters, including both public and private transactions. Possesses market-leading prowess in M&A and joint ventures involving the oil and gas industry. Highly experienced acting for financial institutions and private equity funds. Also demonstrates particular strength in ECM mandates such as IPOs and private placements.

Strengths

One client admires the lawyers' "commercial approach," adding that the team is "focused on problem solving."

Another client notes that the team is "a real business partner," appreciating "the combination of a quick understanding of issues with a rapid and helpful input."

Work highlights

Acted for a fund advised by HitecVision on its sale of CapeOmega to funds advised by Partners Group.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Lars Knem Christie focuses on ECM transactions, frequently handling IPOs as well as private placements.

Lars Kristian Sande is a well-regarded M&A practitioner with experience advising clients from the insurance and private equity sectors.

Robin Bakken is a leading ECM lawyer with impressive expertise in mandates involving share offerings and IPOs. He has particular experience in deals involving the shipping and offshore sectors.

Svein Gerhard Simonnæs is frequently lauded for his commercial approach and business understanding, with one interviewee describing him as "incredibly sharp." He advises industrial companies as well as private equity funds and banks on M&A transactions.

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Overview

BAHR’s corporate team enjoys a leading position based on its considerable expertise in stock exchange, securities, company and commercial law. The group advises clients from across the world on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, sales and demergers, corporate restructurings, share issues, takeovers and bids, as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

With over 50 lawyers we are a powerhouse for corporate M&A – a fact recognised by Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, which regularly place us at or near the top in Norway for both volume and value of deals. Our market share of the largest M&A – regularly totalling around 50% of the top 20 deals – is particularly notable.

Our corporate lawyers are valued by clients for their practically-oriented approach and in-depth understanding of their strategic and commercial goals. A seamless approach to large, complex and often multijurisdictional corporate transactions is also among the hallmarks of BAHR’s practice, and many leading Norwegian and global clients turn to us for their most complex and international work, knowing that our team has the broad international experience, knowledge and business acumen they require.

Active across most industries, the group is particularly notable for its strength in the oil and energy sector and enjoys a strong name for deals in the infrastructure sector and in large real estate portfolio transactions. We also continue to advise many of the region’s most active private equity houses.

Corporate/M&A Department

BAHR

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Tjuvholmen allé 16

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

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Norway

Capital Markets: Equity


Lars Knem Christie
Band 2
Robin Bakken
Band 1

Corporate/M&A


Lars Kristian Sande
Band 3
Svein Gerhard Simonnæs
Band 1