Kaare P. Sverdrup works with banking and finance, mortgage and insolvency. He has assisted many Norwegian and international banks and financial institutions in various forms of financing, including project financing, refinancing and acquisition financing.

Mr. Sverdrup is ranked as one of Norway's leading experts on banking and finance law by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey.

Kaare Sverdrup regularly leads on high-value financing transactions, including bond issues and loan facilities. Clients value his pragmatic approach: "He is spot-on in his advice, it is very effective."

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • Mr. Sverdrup is head of the Wiersholm team that assists Norske Skogindustrier ASA in their process towards and agreement on a refinancing of EUR 290 million.
  • Mr. Sverdrup is head of the Wiersholm team that assists Coop Norge Handel AS with the financing of their acquisition of ICA Norge AS.
  • Mr. Sverdrup was head of the Wiersholm team that assisted Danske Bank with a super senior credit facility to Beerenberg Holding AS.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2008
  • Lawyer, Wiersholm, 2000
  • Lawyer at a smaller law firm, 1997-2000


  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1996
  • BI Norwegian School of Business, 1989

Board Memberships

  • The Norwegian Bar Association's law committee for banking, financing and currency, member, 2008-2014