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Practice Areas

Capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law, private equity.

Sverre is the Managing Partner of Thommessen, a role he has held since 2013. He is committed to a strategic transformation programme and to effect deep-rooted, underlying behavioural change across the firm to secure Thommessen’s leadership position in the Norwegian market. In a legal market that is up for disruption and digitalization, we are working on individual engagement and development, and how to get lawyers to change, lead, be curious, do new things and experiment on our service delivery model - and learn to like it. Sverre is a capital markets and M&A lawyer.


2013- Managing Partner, Thommessen; 2006- Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2005-2005 Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2003-2004 Head, London office, Thommessen; 2001-2002 Lawyer, London office, Thommessen; 2000-2001 Smarterwork Ltd, Legal Counsel; 1998-2000 Lawyer, Brussels office, Thommessen; 1997-1998 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen

Professional Memberships

Norwegian Bar association


International Acquisition Finance, Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Norwegian chapter); Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (Norwegian chapter).


2002-2003 Corporate Finance Programme, London Business School; 1998-1998 Post-graduate degree EC law, University, Oslo; 1991-1997 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University, Oslo