Wiersholm boosts its team

Kai Thøgersen and Morten Goller, two of Norway's most prominent lawyers, announce their transition to Wiersholm. Thøgersen comes from Thommessen while Goller comes from Wikborg Rein.

"Thøgersen and Goller are two of this country's leading business lawyers within their respective fields. The fact that they now choose to leave our highly respected competitors Thommessen and Wikborg Rein in favour of Wiersholm, makes us proud," says board chairman Jan Fougner.

Clients' needs our top priority

"Wiersholm works continuously to fulfil its clients' needs and to secure its position as one of the market's best and most efficient advisers of business law. The fact that two of the industry's most prominent business lawyers announce their move to our firm is an important validation of the course we have chosen, and serves to consolidate our position as one of Norway's leading law firms," Wiersholm's managing partner, Nils H. Thommessen, says.

Thøgersen has his core areas of expertise within M&A and general business law, whereas Goller is a leading lawyer within the fields of competition law and public procurement.

Competence reinforcement

"We are breaking down silos and encourage partner cooperation on a broad basis in order to be able serve our clients in the best way possible across all trades and businesses," Nils H. Thommessen says.

Thøgersen will be a heavy contributor to our focus on Trade, Services and Technology, and Goller will be a part of our Industry team, and also a key member of our litigation department. These are all central areas of business to Wiersholm and the two partners' expertise and experience within these fields will further raise the importance and quality of these areas.

"The admission of new partners is a strategic measure taken to complement our existing competence in the best interest of our clients", Thommessen concludes.

Thøgersen and Goller will join Wiersholm as partners as soon as all the details surrounding their transition have been clarified with their respective firms.

Published 23 January 2014