Nordic Buy Out Forum 2018

Published: Monday, December 10, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, Wiersholm organised Nordic Buy Out Forum in collaboration with the Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (NVCA). 

Wiersholm Perspectives

M&A in Scandinavia

Published: Sunday, November 25, 2018

The market for mergers and acquisitions in Scandinavia is strong and growing. It shows similar strength as the UK market relative to the size of the economies. 


Cryptocurrency mining and electrical power tax

Published: Monday, November 12, 2018

The Norwegian Tax Administration proposes removal of tax concession. 


The IFLR1000 2019 rankings have been announced

Published: Friday, November 2, 2018

Wiersholm maintains its leading position in all corporate categories: Banking and Finance, M&A, Capital Markets and Project Development. 


Wiersholm launches Dispute Control

Published: Friday, October 19, 2018

Wiersholm has recently launched a new dispute resolution platform. We call it Dispute Control. 


Wiersholm is advising NTE

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wiersholm is advising NTE AS on a merger of the power grid business of NTE AS and TrønderEnergi AS. 


Wiersholm part of business delegation to China

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wiersholm partners Ståle Gjengset and Kai Thøgersen took part in the delegation visiting China last week together with the Royal Couple, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Trade and Industry. 


Wiersholm is advising Eni

Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wiersholm is advising Eni on the merger of Eni Norge and Point Resources creating Vår Energi AS. 


The GDPR and Wiersholm

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

We consider the GDPR an important and positive step in enhancing privacy protection. 


Wiersholm has assisted in the sale of VNG Norge AS

Published: Friday, June 29, 2018

We assisted VNG AG in the sale of its subsidiary VNG Norge AS to Neptune Energy Norge AS. 


Wiersholm has been nominated for the Norwegian Bar Association's Talent Award 2018

Published: Friday, April 27, 2018

On Friday, the nominations for this year's Talent Award were announced. The Norwegian Bar Association has reported a record level of interest this year among Norwegian law firms in the competition to win the award. 


Wiersholm has won the IFLR Most Innovative Norwegian Law Firm of the Year Award

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018

Managing partner Morten Goller collected the prize in London on Thursday evening. 


Wiersholm is moving up in this year's Legal 500 ranking

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018

We are reinforcing our strong professional position in this reputable ranking. 

Wiersholm Perspectives

Sustainability - From ethical vision to legal standard

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018

What is sustainability? It is about covering the needs of today, for all citizens. Without deteriorating the future prospects of the next generation.  


The Chambers Europe rankings for 2018 have now been published

Published: Monday, March 12, 2018

We are proud to be the firm to have the most individual rankings overall. 


Wiersholm has assisted Awilco Drilling

Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We have assisted Awilco Drilling PLC in a private placement in which the company raised USD 65 million in new equity. 


Wiersholm comes out at the very top in Finansavisen's lawyers survey for 2018

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018

In addition, our managing partner, Morten Goller, is yet again ranked as the most sought-after lawyer in the business by our competitors. 


Top rankings for Wiersholm in Chambers Global 2018

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018

This year's results show us as firmly positioned at the top.  


The commercial property market in 2017

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The total 2017 turnover volume increased compared to 2016. The trend from last year has continued, with high activity and a large number of transactions, but few portfolio sales. 


Wiersholm advises Polarcus

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Polarcus announced on 25 January that it has obtained support for a restructuring of its balance sheet from its key stakeholders, being the Company's banks, lease providers, and certain bondholders and shareholders. 


Karl Even Rygh to join Wiersholm

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This new addition to our partner team will consolidate and reinforce our already strong position within shipping. 


Morten Goller is the new Managing Partner of Wiersholm

Published: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mr Goller takes over the leadership after Nils H. Thommessen. 


Wiersholm admits a new partner

Published: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christel Søreide joins the partnership as of the new year. 


Nordic Buy Out Forum 2017

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wiersholm recently organised – for the seventh time – Nordic Buy Out Forum, an event which is also backed by the Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (NVCA). 


Wiersholm has assisted MPC container ships

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017

Our lawyers assisted in connection with a private placement in which the company placed new shares at a total value of approx. USD 175 million. 


Wiersholm assists Schibsted in private placement

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017

Our lawyers assisted the company in connection with a private placement in the amount of NOK 2.5 billion. 


Wiersholm has assisted Komplett Bank

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017

Komplett Bank was admitted for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Friday 10 November after completing a successful IPO. Wiersholm has assisted Komplett Bank in the process. 


The IFLR1000 2018 rankings have been announced

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wiersholm maintains its leading position in all three corporate categories (Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A, and Capital markets), as well as in the fourth category, Project development, which comprises the practice areas oil and gas, renewable energy and enterprise. 


Wiersholm assisted Borr Drilling with purchase of rigs

Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wiersholm also assisted with an equity offering in connection with the purchase of nine jack-up rigs. 


Wiersholm has assisted Arendals Fossekompani

Published: Monday, October 2, 2017

We assisted the company with the sale of their shares in Glamox AS. 


Jon Rabben to Wiersholm

Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One of Norway's best and most experienced lawyers joins our energy team. 


Wiersholm has assisted Stadtwerke Munchen and Bayerngas

Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We assisted Stadtwerke Munchen and Bayerngas in the combination of Bayerngas Norge AS and Centrica's oil and gas assets in the North Sea, establishing a new substantial oil and gas producing company with activities in Norway, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands. 


Wiersholm assisted Multiconsult

Published: Saturday, July 15, 2017

We assisted Multiconsult with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Hjellnes Consulting AS and Johs Holt AS.  


Legal developments in Norway H1 - 2017

Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wiersholm's bi-annual newsletter has now been published.  


The Gassled tariff dispute in short

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Gassled Court Case is one of the largest cases in Norwegian legal history. The recent judgment from Borgarting Court of Appeal aquitted the Norwegian State from all claims. The four Claimants have until 16 September 2017 to file an appeal with the Supreme Court.  


M&A and IPO trends

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Norwegian transaction market has experienced a positive trend since the 2008 financial crisis. H1 2017 saw 190 transactions, a higher level of transactions than before the 2008 financial crisis. Even though the transaction market in Norway is enjoying a positive trend, with a high number of transactions, the IPO market has been relatively quiet. 


Less than a year until the new data protection era

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The 25 May 2018 marks a watershed for data protection. The subsequent application of GDPR, in interplay with the private sector, government, and individuals, will decide which shape data protection will take. We believe the main driving force behind data protection will be the demands actors in the private sector make on each other – through contracts and otherwise – to reduce the risk of economic liability and loss of reputation. 


Corporate Social Responsibility: Kind-Hearted PR or Mandatory Laws?

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lawyers Thomas Skjelbred and Jannicke Eilertsen asked this significant question in an article published in Dagens Næringsliv this spring. There are many good reasons why this development will continue. Sustainability is no longer a matter of kind-hearted PR measures; increasingly there are legal obligations with which corporations must and should comply. 


The leading Norwegian firm within transactions in H1 2017

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wiersholm comes out on top in Mergermarket's survey of transactions in Norway in terms of transaction value, and holds second place when it comes to number of transactions. 


Real estate - Brief Market report

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brief Market report The first half of 2017 has proven very busy for our commercial real estate team. As demonstrated by several analysts, Q1 2017 had the highest number of transactions ever recorded during the first three months of a year in the Norwegian commercial real estate market. 


Oil and gas update

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Oil & gass is the largest industry in Norway, and Wiersholm are working with several of the key actors in the industry. Hence, we follow the changes and movements in the industry closely. Below we have commented on the most important events that have happened recently. 

Wiersholm Perspectives

Negotiations and the art of Dealmaking

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

See highlights from Professor Guhan Subramanian's lecture on Negotiations and the Art of Dealmaking on Nordic Buy Out Forum last year. 


Wiersholm has acted for Orkla

Published: Monday, July 10, 2017

Orkla and Hydro have entered into an agreement whereby Hydro will purchase Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa. 


Wiersholm has assisted Infranode AB

Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Infranode enters the Norwegian market through an acquisition of a 33% ownership stake in Akershus Energi Varme. 


Central changes in the Norwegian tonnage tax regime

Published: Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Norwegian Government has communicated that the Norwegian tonnage tax regime will be continued for another period, but that new restrictions will be implemented as compared with today's regime. The new period will last from 1 July 2017 until 31 December 2026. 


Wiersholm performs strongly in Legal 500

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We are pleased that we have maintained our strong positions in this latest rankings. 


Wiersholm named Norwegian Law Firm of the Year at Chambers Europe Awards 2017

Published: Monday, April 10, 2017

Once again we receive recognition for our expertise and position in the Norwegian market. 


Wiersholm top ranked by Chambers Europe 2017

Published: Monday, April 10, 2017

In addition to winning Norwegian Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Europe Awards 2017, we are ranked in all categories in this year's survey. 


Top rankings for Wiersholm in Chambers Global 2017

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017

Chambers and Partners just launched its "Global Edition 2017" where we, once again, receive excellent feedback from our clients.  


Wiersholm is named the Nordic Law Firm of the Year 2017

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017

Wiersholm has just been named the "Nordic Law Firm of the Year 2017" by the renowned magazine "The Lawyer" 


Wiersholm highly recognised in annual lawyer survey

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wiersholm maintains its position among the top three firms and Morten Goller leaves the competition ever further behind in the bid for the title "Most Sought-After Lawyer in the Business". 


Outstanding performance by our insurance team

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wiersholm receives the highest number of votes for its insurance practicein the Norwegian Financial Daily Newspaper.  


The business property market in 2016 in brief

Published: Monday, February 13, 2017

The market for business property in Norway reached a peak in 2015, with record sales volumes. In 2016, the volumes decreased a good deal, but the level of activity was still high. 2016 turned out to be yet a good year in terms of the sales of business property, with the second highest registered volumes ever. 


Wiersholm has assisted shipping company Olympic Ship

Published: Friday, February 10, 2017

The financial restructuring of the company was finalised on Saturday 4 February. 


Wiersholm has advised Borr Drilling

Published: Friday, January 27, 2017

Our team has assisted the incorporation and OTC listing of Borr Drilling in December and on the rig acquisitions. 


Wiersholm has been nominated for the title of Nordic Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A record number of law firms were competing this year for a nomination. 


A new year with two new Wiersholm partners

Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

On 1 January 2017, Kristian Martin Lind and Kristine Hasle Øverby entered the Wiersholm partnership. Both of them have long service at our firm.  


Wiersholm advises Olympic

Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Olympic Shipping AS has obtained the required support for a restructuring, according to a stock exchange notification of 9 December.  


Summary of this year's Nordic Buy Out Forum

Published: Monday, December 12, 2016

On Wednesday 7 December, Wiersholm and the Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (NVCA) gathered the venture capital and private equity industry and others involved in the transaction market for the 6th Nordic Buy Out Forum.  


Would the B Atlantic have been determined differently if it was under the Nordic Plan's War Risks cover?

Published: Monday, December 5, 2016

Following the recent decision in London in the B Atlantic, this article considers whether the assured would have had their claim for a CTL paid had the B Atlantic been insured under the Nordic Plan's War Risks cover. 


Invitations to the sixth Nordic Buy Out Forum have now been sent out

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This year's conference consists of four sessions; The Art of Deal-Making, Value Creation in the Digital Age, Investment Insights and Market Developments. 


Proposal to increase taxation of investments through fund accounts (unit link)

Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has proposed to increase the taxation of share investments made through fund accounts (unit link) to the same level as for shares owned directly by shareholders being natural persons.  


Norwegian rules on interest deductibility are discriminatory

Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has in a reasoned opinion concluded that certain interest cap rules contained in the Norwegian Tax Act are not in line with Article 31 of the EEA Agreement regarding freedom of establishment.  


The results from the IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2017 ranking are now available

Published: Friday, October 14, 2016

Wiersholm holds a strong position in the market for all the ranked areas of expertise and, not entirely surprisingly, maintains its first-tier rating in all the corporate categories. 


Wiersholm advised the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Published: Thursday, October 13, 2016

We assisted with the Norwegian state's sale of shares in SAS which took place simultaneously with the Swedish state's sale of shares.  


Harvard and Wiersholm joined forces during this year's IBA conference

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Each year lawyers from around the world participate in the most important global gathering of the industry. This year the conference is held in Washington DC.  


Wiersholm has assisted Golar LNG

Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Golar LNG Limited has entered into a 50/50 joint venture with investment vehicles affiliated with private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. 


Wiersholm have advised Pareto Bank on this year's first listing on a Norwegian regulated market

Published: Monday, June 6, 2016

Wiersholm have advised Pareto Bank ASA on the listing of its shares on Oslo Axess. This is the first listing on a Norwegian regulated market (Oslo Børs/ Oslo Axess) in 2016. 


Wiersholm has the most ranked lawyers in Best Lawyers 2016

Published: Friday, May 27, 2016

Wiersholm is at the very top of this year's Best Lawyers ranking with 37 lawyers ranked. 


Proposal for amendments to the rules on VAT registration through a representative in Norway

Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Norwegian Government has proposed amendments to the provisions in the Norwegian VAT Act regarding VAT registration for foreign businesses. 


Compliance, regulatory issues, crisis management and corporate criminal law

Published: Friday, April 29, 2016

Wiersholm is a leading provider of legal advice on compliance, regulatory issues, crisis management and corporate criminal law.  


Wiersholm top ranked by Chambers Europe 2016

Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Each year, Chambers Europe releases its rankings of leading European law firms. 


Wiersholm still dominates Legal 500

Published: Monday, April 18, 2016

Wiersholm's 11 first place rankings confirm our position in the top layer of law firms in Norway. According to Legal 500, twelve of our lawyers are "leading individuals" in the Norwegian market and 36 are on the list of "recommended lawyers".  


Wiersholm has assisted in the sale of Gravifloat AS

Published: Friday, March 11, 2016

Wiersholm has acted for the sellers in the sale of shares in the company Gravifloat AS. The shares were acquired by Sembcorp Marine Limited, a listed company based in Singapore, which provides engineering solutions to the global offshore and marine industry, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. 


Limitation of interest deduction on intra group loans

Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

In this article we take a closer look at the provisions regarding limitation of deduction of interest expenses paid between related parties. 


Wiersholm assisted the lenders in financing Europe's largest onshore wind power project

Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We acted for the senior lenders in a syndicate led by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) in connection with the financing of an acquisition of 40% of the partnership interests in Fosen Vind DA. 


Wiersholm number one in most categories

Published: Monday, February 22, 2016

In Finansavisen's annual survey, Wiersholm lawyers come out on top in most categories. 


Wiersholm advised Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Published: Monday, February 22, 2016

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) bought out its joint venture partner Groupe CAT from their operations in USA and South Africa, simultaneously as Groupe CAT acquired Vehicle Service Europe (Germany) from WWL.  


New possibilities as sanctions against Iran are lifted

Published: Thursday, February 18, 2016

With effect from 16 January 2016, the UN and the EU have lifted the comprehensive economic and financial restrictions against Iran. However, in a patchwork of rules, Norwegian companies must act with care. 


A new year and three new partners in Wiersholm

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

On 1 January 2016, Sondre Dyrland, Thomas Naalsund and Håkon Cosma Størdal entered Wiersholm's partnership. With their contribution, important areas of expertise and focus are further strengthened. 


The Supreme Court: Norwegian management does not give non-resident companies a tax liability to Norway

Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The judgment provides important clarifications with regards to the requirements for a non-resident taxpayer to have a limited tax liability to Norway for activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. 


Wiersholm advises Polarcus

Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Polarcus has announced its decision to formally address the Company's long term financing structure with the aim of restructuring the Company's balance sheet. 


ICLG Cartels & Leniency

Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wiersholm has contributed a chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Cartels & Leniency 2016.  


Wiersholm advised Cisco

Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cisco has entered into an agreement with the intention of buying Acano. 


Wiersholm advised LetterOne/DEA

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Today, it became clear that DEA is acquiring E.ON's Norwegian business. Wiersholm has advised DEA in this transaction which is referred to as the first step in the company's new growth strategy. 


Wiersholm ranked on top in this year's IFLR survey

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has published the results from the survey IFLR1000 Financial and corporate 2016. Wiersholm is ranked as number one in all categories and is the Norwegian law firm with most individual rankings. 


ICLG Competition Litigation

Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wiersholm has contributed the chapter on Norwegian law in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2016. 


New standard contracts for the Norwegian Shelf

Published: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Several years of work have resulted in new standard contracts for modification work on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. This note sets out a brief overview of the most interesting changes. 


Wiersholm assisted SL Capital Partners

Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wiersholm has assisted SL Capital Partners in connection with their purchase of 13 small power plants from Nordkraft AS. 


Wiersholm Top Tier Firm in energy and infrastructure ranking

Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) has published the ranking of Norwegian law firms for 2015. We are very pleased that Wiersholm holds first place in this year's ranking. 


Cooler bond market a hot topic at conference

Published: Friday, June 5, 2015

The financing prospects in light of the oil price decline were a hot topic when the shipping and offshore industry gathered yesterday. 


Wiersholm assisted Coop

Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wiersholm has assisted Coop with the sale of Smalvollveien 65 Eiendom AS 


Wiersholm has assisted Metier

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wiersholm has assisted the shareholders of Metier in the sale of Metier Holding AS to RPS Norway AS. 


Wiersholm assisted the shareholders of Nydalen Næringseiendom AS

Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wiersholm has assisted the shareholders of Nydalen Næringseiendom AS in the sale of 100% of the shares in the company to OBOS Nye Hjem AS. 


Wiersholm nominated for best international law firm

Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

As the only Nordic law firm, Wiersholm is a finalist in the category "International Law Firm of the Year" in the The Lawyer Awards 2015. 


Wiersholm has the most individual rankings

Published: Monday, April 27, 2015

Chambers has published the results of its extensive annual lawyers' survey. Wiersholm's results are very good, with strong rankings on all areas of business law. 


Wiersholm performs strongly in Legal 500

Published: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Once again, our expertise and versatility are confirmed in this year's Legal 500 in the form of 11 first rankings. 


Jan Fougner appointed Adjunct Professor at BI Norwegian Business School

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

Partner Jan Fougner has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Employment Law at BI Norwegian Business School. 


Parliamentary bill with a new anti-corruption provision

Published: Monday, March 23, 2015

Michael Tetzschner, Deputy Chairman of the Norwegian Parliament's Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs, has, together with Partner Jan Fougner and Wiersholm, proposed a new bill with clear parallels to the world's most up-to-date anti-corruption legislation – the UK Bribery Act. 


Wiersholm has assisted Bertel O. Steen

Published: Friday, March 13, 2015

Bertel O. Steen purchases 100 percent of the shares in Citroën Norge. 


Criminal prosecution of individuals for breach of the competition rules

Published: Friday, March 13, 2015

The Norwegian Competition Authority has circulated for comments a draft guide regarding charges against individuals. We are generally positive towards the draft, but request more predictability.  


Wiersholm assisted AF Gruppen

Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wiersholm assisted AF Gruppen with the purchase of 70% of the shares in LAB AS. 


Nominated for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015

Published: Monday, March 9, 2015

We are proud to be nominated in the category "Best Norwegian law firm" in this year's Chambers Europe Awards. 


We have relocated!

Published: Monday, February 23, 2015

Today, Monday 23 February, we are moving into our new building in Dokkveien 1 at Aker Brygge in Oslo. We are looking forward to welcoming both existing and new business associates to Dokkveien 1!  


The Norwegian Ministry of Justice hires Wiersholm

Published: Monday, February 23, 2015

Wiersholm's partner Jan Fougner has been hired to investigate the Norwegian Police Management in a possible child murder case.  


What can we do for you?

Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Author: Wiersholm 2015
There are endless solutions - we find yours! 


Wiersholm assists Norske Skogindustrier ASA

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015

Wiersholm assists Norske Skogindustrier ASA (Norske Skog) in its EUR 250 million bond offering and an exchange offer and consent solicitation in respect of its existing notes. 


Wiersholm assists Eitzen Chemical ASA

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eitzen Chemical ASA has entered into a plan support agreement (the "PSA") with the majority of both its banks and bondholders and its largest shareholder for the financial restructuring of its debt. 


New partners in Wiersholm

Published: Monday, December 29, 2014

Wiersholm has the pleasure of announcing that Gunhild Dugstad, Rune Opdahl and Hans Kenneth Viga-Gerhardsen have been admitted as new partners with effect from 1 January 2015. 


Wiersholm has advised Nordic Capital with agreement to acquire Vizrt

Published: Monday, December 22, 2014

A company controlled by Nordic Capital Fund VIII ("Nordic Capital") has entered into a merger agreement with Vizrt Ltd. 


Wiersholm has assisted Schibsted

Published: Friday, November 14, 2014

Schibsted Media Group, Telenor and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the South African company Naspers are establishing joint ventures. 


Wiersholm assisted Hurtigruten ASA

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hurtigruten ASA has entered into a transaction agreement with Silk Bidco AS regarding launch of a voluntary offer to acquire all the shares in Hurtigruten. 


Wiersholm ranked at the top in IFLR 2015

Published: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wiersholm is ranked as a top-tier firm in all categories in IFLR 1000's annual survey and is proud to have 12 lawyers ranked. 


The International Comparative Legal Guide

Published: Monday, September 29, 2014

Anders Ryssdal and Monica Hilseth-Hartwig from Wiersholm has contributed to the latest edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2015 edition. 

Wiersholm Perspectives

Nordic Buy Out Forum

Published: Monday, September 1, 2014

The annual M&A event that joins the venture capital and private equity industry and others involved in the transaction market in Norway and the other Nordic countries 


Interpretive ruling relating to the limitation of the deductibility of interest

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014

On 10 June this year, the Ministry of Finance made an interpretive ruling relating to the rules on the limitation of the deductibility of interest. 


Rules on the limitation of deductibility

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In connection with the national budget for 2014 new rules were adopted on the limitation of deductibility of interest in respect of interest payable to related parties, with effect from the income year 2014. 


The most individual rankings in Chambers

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014

Chambers has published the results of its extensive annual lawyers' survey. Wiersholm's results are very good, and we are pleased to see new names on the lists. 


At the top of the Chambers Global ranking

Published: Monday, April 14, 2014

Wiersholm has a solid placement at the top of the Chambers Global ranking for 2014, which was published on Thursday 13 March. Also, Wiersholm this year has more partners represented in the ranking than any other Norwegian law firm. 


No. 1 in transactions in Norway in Q1

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wiersholm tops Mergermarket's list of transactions for the first quarter both in terms of transaction value and the number of transactions. 


Wiersholm assisted Ringeriks-Kraft and its owners

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014

Wiersholm assisted Ringeriks-Kraft and its owners, Ringerike municipality and Hole municipality, respectively, in connection with the sale of 15 percent of the shares in Ringeriks-Kraft to KLP. 


Wiersholm assists Advent International, Bain Capital and ATP

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014

Wiersholm assists Advent International, Bain Capital and the pension fund ATP in connection with their acquisition of Nets. 


A day with anti-corruption on the agenda

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Corruption and non-compliance are matters which many are concerned with. Wiersholm's Jan Fougner was the initiator of Oslo Compliance Forum and in today's conference, he set the Minister of Trade and Industry a challenge. 


Wiersholm assisted Scandic in the acquisition of Rica Hotels

Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wiersholm has alongside Mannheimer Swartling assisted EQT and Scandic in connection with the acquisition of Rica Hotels. 


Praise for Wiersholm in WTR

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wiersholm receives high praise in this year's edition of the World Tradmark Review (WTR). 


Wiersholm boosts its team

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kai Thøgersen and Morten Goller, two of Norway's most prominent lawyers, announce their transition to Wiersholm. 


Supplementary regulations on the limitation of the deduction

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013

On Friday 20 December, the Ministry of Finance submitted draft regulations on the limitation of interest deductions in communities of interest – the provision of security from related parties. 


Wiersholm assisted in the first fast-track listning

Published: Friday, October 25, 2013

Wiersholm assisted ABG Sundal Collier, Swedbank First Securities and Pareto Securities in the listing of Western Bulk ASA. 


Wiersholm ranked at the top of IFLR 1000

Published: Friday, October 25, 2013

Wiersholm further strengthens its position in IFLR 1000's annual ranking. Wiersholm is one of three leading law firms ranked highest in all three disciplines. 


External loans to be reclassified as internal loans

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013

In the state budget, the proposed interest limitation will be extended in that external loans will be regarded as internal loans in a number of contexts. 


Wiersholm advised VTC

Published: Friday, October 11, 2013

Vestas sells its machining and casting units to VTC. 


The Energy and Natural Resources guide

Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wiersholm partner Thomas K. Svensen and Wiersholm lawyers Sandra Simonsen and Kristian Martin Lind have written a Q&A guide to oil and gas regulation in Norway. 


Wiersholm won the "Lawfirm of the Year - Norway"

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013

Wiersholm was honoured in London in connection with IFLR's European Awards Wednesday 10 April. 


Wiersholm advised the shareholders of Pharmaq Holding AS

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Permira has entered into an agreement regarding a purchase of the shares in Pharmaq Holding AS. 


Wiersholm stands out in Legal500’s ranking for 2013

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wiersholm stands out in Legal500's ranking for 2013.