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Global Norway Banking & Finance

The Global-Wide Banking & Finance section of Chambers research is a recognition of the firms adept at advising on various elements of a broad range of cross-border banking transactions, which includes advice to both borrower and lender clients. The following topics are included:

  • Acquisition finance: Transactions involving arranging finance for acquisitions acting for either the lender or the borrower.
  • General bank lending: Syndicated lending, structured finance, leveraged finance.
  • Project finance: Financing of infrastructure and industrial projects. Often arranged on a non-recourse loan basis. See also equipment finance and leasing.
  • Refinancing: The refinancing and restructuring of existing loans and debtor-in-possession financing is also included.

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    The firm houses top-tier financing as well as DCM practices. Its superb banking and finance practice attracts praise for its in-depth knowledge of transactional and regulatory matters. The team advises on syndicated and bilateral loans, leveraged finance, and investment-grade finance matters. Advokatfirmaet Thommessen also assists with refinancing matters. The group's areas of expertise include acquisition and project finance. On the DCM side, the team acts on high-value bonds, acting for both managers and issuers. The team regularly acts for leading banks in the Nordic area.
  2. BAHR
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    BAHR
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Market-leading banking and finance practice at BAHR maintains its significant strength across a range of financing mandates, including a strong regulatory offering. The team assists with bilateral and syndicated loans as well as debt finance transactions. The team has further notable experience in restructuring and refinancing projects. It advises both banks and borrowers on deals involving the energy and shipping sectors. The lawyers often handle matters with international aspects, including pan-Nordic projects.
  3. Wiersholm
    1
    Wiersholm
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Wiersholm houses an impressive banking and finance team advising domestic and international clients on a range of matters. It assists both borrowers and banks with transactions in the shipping and energy sectors. Areas of expertise include acquisition finance as well as debt restructuring and refinancing issues. The team is also noted for its strong expertise in regulatory topics.
  4. Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
    1
    Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Top-ranked in banking and finance as well as DCM matters, it is an accomplished practice acting for a wide range of lenders and borrowers. The team assists with acquisition finance, asset finance and refinancing mandates. It handles bilateral and syndicated lending as well as leveraged and asset-based finance transactions. It offers particular strength in the shipping and energy sectors. Additionally, the practice is active and experienced in bond transactions, including acting on bonds issued by the Kingdom of Norway.
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Band 2
  1. Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
    2
    Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Simonsen Vogt Wiig has a robust banking and finance practice with a strong reputation in loan and refinancing mandates in the shipping sector. The team acts for borrowers and lenders on bilateral and syndicated facilities, and has additional knowledge in project, aviation and acquisition finance transactions. The team also regularly advises the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency.
  2. Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
    3
    Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Selmer's banking and finance team advises lenders and borrowers on a range of banking and finance mandates, often in the shipping and real estate sectors. The practice is particularly active in acquisition and LBO finance transactions. It also handles refinancing matters. Additionally, it offers a strong skill set in advising on a variety of regulatory topics.
  2. Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Advokatfirma DLA Piper
    4
    Advokatfirma DLA Piper
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded department, often assisting with acquisition finance and refinancing mandates. It has additional knowledge in project finance transactions in the renewable energy and agricultural sectors. The team also advises clients on a range of regulatory and compliance issues.
  2. Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 4