This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2013
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FIRM OF THE YEAR- NORWAY
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen prides itself on providing “innovative, business-minded” solutions for its broad client base. Receiving our award for Norwegian Firm of the Year, it boasts offices in Oslo, Bergen and London and its lawyers are highly regarded for their commercial expertise and “solutions-oriented approach”. With a total of 29 listings across 15 practice areas, the firm is at the top of its game.
|ADVOKATFIRMAET THOMMESSEN AS|
|TOTAL LISTINGS IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 29|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Banking||1||Life Sciences - IP||2|
|Capital Markets||3||M & A||1|
|Corporate Tax||3||Public Procurement||1|
|Insolvency & Restructuring||1||Real Estate||4|
|Insurance & Reinsurance||2||Regulatory Communications||1|
|Internet & e-Commerce||3|
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen is particularly rated for its commercial property department, which excels in advising and litigating on complex property transactions, commercial development and leases. The practice fields four lawyers in our real estate chapter including corporate property expert Christopher Borch, who is lauded for his “thorough” approach. Geir Dalene is “superb”, having experience in advising clients at every stage of various property transactions.
Internet, e-commerce and data protection is a key practice area for the firm. The “expert” team is widely recognised as among the best in Norway and three practitioners are selected this year. Technology lawyer Ingvild Næss is “first-class” and colleagues Halvor Mansåker and Haakon Opperud also feature highly in our research, advising on a range of issues from outsourcing and service agreements to e-commerce and privacy protection.
Three exceptional lawyers feature in our competition chapter: an area for which the firm is particularly renowned, having acted for high-profile clients including Norway Post. Siri Teigum is noted for her ability to provide “practical and useful” advice, and is also highlighted for her expertise in the public procurement and regulatory communications chapters. Partners Eivind Sæveraas and Eivind Vesterkjær are selected for their in-depth knowledge of competition regulations across a wide range of industries and understanding of the market.
The firm boasts an extremely strong finance practice, with practitioners listed in our capital markets, banking, corporate tax and project finance chapters. Recommended for his competence in both banking and project finance, Hans Haugstad demonstrates “brilliant commercial awareness” and has acted in many high-profile matters including a syndicated loan agreement for Danske Bank. Alongside him in the banking and finance department is Berit Stokke, who specialises in capital markets regulation and is widely regarded as “excellent”.
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen fields two esteemed names in the life sciences: IP chapter. Arne Ringnes is a “stellar” intellectual property specialist who also features in our patents chapter. The “highly respected” Harald Irgens-Jensen, meanwhile, impresses clients with his patent litigation skill.
The strength and range of the firm’s expertise is demonstrated by further inclusions in our commercial litigation, insolvency, insurance and M&A chapters.
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