Managing Partner: Finn Bjørnstad
Number of partners worldwide: 58
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 210
Languages:Cantonese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin, Russian, Italian, Icelandic, Spanish, Scandinavian languages
Wikborg Rein is an international law firm with headquarters in Oslo and offices in Bergen, London, Singapore and Shanghai. The firm’s purpose is to cultivate the sharpest minds in order to make an impact on business and society and it does this by providing first-class legal assistance and expert knowledge in most disciplines and industries.
Wikborg Rein is constantly taking new steps to meet changing client demands and market conditions. That is why the firm focuses heavily on the use of digital tools and use this to a greater or lesser extent in all assignments it performs. Digitisation benefits clients through good communication flow, smooth processes and efficient implementation of projects.
Through the firm’s 100 years of history, it has gained a unique international experience, and Wikborg Rein’s lawyers represent more than 23 nationalities. The firm has an English law team as well as Chinese and Singaporean lawyers in the international offices. The firm’s large international network of local law firms has been built and maintained over decades, including the alliance with Vieira Rezende in Brazil.
Wikborg Rein is committed to great cooperation with clients. To succeed with this, a good dialogue and understanding of client needs is crucial. Clients value the firm’s ability to address their challenges and find good and sustainable solutions to these. Wikborg Rein is perceived as a business with high availability and service, and it always does the utmost to exceed client expectations.
Main Areas of Practice:
Compliance & Crisis Management
Contract & Construction
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Litigation & Arbitration
Oil, Gas & Renewable Energy
Protection of Privacy
Restructuring & Insolvency
State Aid & EU/EEA
Technology & IT Law
Wikborg Rein assists a number of leading Norwegian and international clients within the industrial sector, banks and financial institutions, shipping and offshore, aquaculture, trade, information technology, energy, government departments and agencies, municipalities and public utilities.
Wikborg Rein has a long standing tradition of assisting clients worldwide, reflecting Norway’s history as an international shipping, trading and energy nation. A considerable portion of the client base is non-Norwegian; Western and Eastern European, North and South American, Japanese, South-East Asian and Australian. Wikborg Rein has, to a greater extent than other Norwegian law firms, chosen to develop an international network of offices and many of the firm’s partners have practised abroad for several years.