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Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

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Managing Partner: Mr Jacob S Bjønness-Jacobsen
Number of partners worldwide: 17
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 40
Languages: English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages

Firm Overview:
Grette is a dynamic law firm dating back to 1887 and covers the full spectrum of business law. Grette has a flat organisational structure with lean and highly competent teams. This makes Grette able to solve each case in the best interest of the customer, professionally as well as commercially.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate M&A
EU & Competition, Public Procurement
Employment & Pensions
Dispute Resolution
Electricity & Renewable Energy
IP & Unfair Competition
IT, E-Commerce & Telecommunications
Oil Services & Shipping
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
German Desk

Banking & Finance:
The expertise of Grette’s banking and finance team includes acquisition and leveraged financings and re-financings, debt capital markets and high yield, syndicated and bilateral lending, project finance and financial derivative. The firm also advises banks and lenders, and other market participants that operate in heavily regulated environments, on finance regulatory matters.
Contact: Johan Christian Kongsli
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
The firm’s capital markets team assist issuers and underwriters with equity and debt capital market transactions, such as IPO’s, follow-on offerings and private placements, rights offerings and related transaction types.
Contact: Andreas O. Myrstad
Email: [email protected]

Corporate M&A:
Grette’s corporate M&A team advice across the full range of transaction types, including private M&A, public-toprivates, carve-outs, distressed M&A and joint ventures. The firm focuses on providing practicable risk assessments and solutions in its transactional work.
Contact: Andreas O. Myrstad
Email: [email protected]

EU & Competition, Public Procurement:
Grette advises private and public customers in complex negotiations across all sectors on all competition issues, including: national and international cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, merger control, compliance, state aid and market access/internal market issues. Grette has one of the largest public procurement department in Norway.
Contact, EU/EEA/Competition: Odd Stemsrud
Email: [email protected]
Contact, Public Procurement: Marie Braadland
Email: [email protected]

Grette’s construction team has long traditions in advising on construction, including infrastructure, matters. The firm advises contractors, private developers and major state owned entities. Its expertise includes complex construction contracts, both on- and offshore, public-private partnerships, joint ventures and litigation.
Contact: Line Wefald
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Pensions:
Grette’s employment law practise has a particular focus on individual and collective employment law advice to corporations. The team provides customers with strategic advise and representation in employment law related litigation and advise on, among other things, downsizings, pension law matters, employment of leading personnel and incentive schemes.
Contact: Thorkil H. Aschehoug
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Grette represents customers before all Norwegian courts and in arbitration. The litigation work the firm does for its customers is usually led by specialist litigators, in cooperation with lawyers that are industry or sector experts.
Contact: Line Wefald
Email: [email protected]

Electricity & Renewable Energy:
Grette’s electricity and renewable energy team advise energy companies, investors, banks, landowners and contractors on matters relating to development of hydroelectric power plants, development on windmill projects, regulatory matters, intellectual property rights matters, as well as litigation within this space together with the firm’s dispute resolution team.
Contact: Thomas Borch-Nielsen
Email: [email protected]

IP & Unfair Competition:
Grette offers services in all areas of IP. Grette advises on IP strategy matters and regularly represents customers in negotiations of international technology transfer agreements, R&D and commercial agreements and corporate M&A relating to IP intensive businesses. Grette’s contentious IP work stretches from assisting customers in stopping counterfeited products by means of injunctions, litigating patent infringement and validity cases, to assisting in cases concerning the statutory compensation owed to employee inventors.
Contact: Odd Stemsrud
Email: [email protected]

IT, E-Commerce & Telecommunications:
Grette advises some of the biggest players in the Norwegian IT market, in privacy matters, contract negotiations and corporate M&A.
Contact: Odd Stemsrud
Email: [email protected]

Oil Services & Shipping:
Grette’s team regularly assists actors in the entire value chain of the Norwegian oil and gas industry, including, seismic, E&P, offshore, and service providers. Grette has expertise within all relevant legal areas of the oil and gas industry including petroleum law, petroleum tax, corporate finance, M&A, regulatory, employment, construction contracts, rig and drilling, shipbuilding contracts and charter parties.
Contact: Stig Walle
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Grette’s real estate team assists property investors, landlords and leaseholders, estate agents, real estate corporations and planners with the full range of transaction-related work: real estate sales and acquisitions, negotiations and due diligence, disputes and legal processes, the development of building plots for commercial purposes, property and property portfolio management in cooperation with public authorities, architects and developers.
Contact: Dag Henden Torsteinsen
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Grette’s restructuring and insolvency team focuses primarily on financial work outs and litigation. Grette’s restructuring and insolvency team distinguishes itself by its attorneys having operational experience from inhouse positions from both the creditor and debtor side.
Contact: Thomas J. Fjell
Email: [email protected]

Grette’s tax practice covers all areas of transactional and advisory tax and VAT (direct and indirect), including corporate and acquisition structures (national and cross-border) as well as all types of employee share or incentive schemes, procedural assistance and litigation.
Contact: Kari-Ann Mosti
Email: [email protected]

German Desk:
Grette’s German desk, which consists of one German lawyer and various Norwegian lawyers who are fluent in German, advises German-speaking businesses in Norway in all of the above practice areas. Grette’s German Desk provides legal services with the added benefit of thorough first-hand knowledge of the relevant German speaking legal and cultural environment. Grette also has extensive contacts and working relationships with renowned advisors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including law firms, accountants, financial advisors, and patent attorney firms.
Contact: Dr Roland Mörsdorf
Email: [email protected]