Andreas Mellbye specializes as a transaction lawyer in both private and public sector, with particular focus on corporate and M&A law and negotiations. He is admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Mr. Mellbye has over the years been ranked by Global Counsel 3000 as the only Norwegian "leading individual" in the category "Corporate Finance", as one out of two "leading individuals" in the category "Capital Markets", and as one out of several "highly recommended individuals" in the category "Banking and Finance". In one of these years, Andreas Mellbye was the only Norwegian lawyer ranked in all three categories.

Mr. Mellbye has also been ranked as a "leading individual" in the category "Corporate/M&A" in Chambers Global's The World's Leading Lawyers, as one of the leading M&A lawyers in Norway by European Counsel 3000 and as one of the Norwegian "Super League" lawyers in the category "Banking and Finance".

Andreas Mellbye has a broad practice and balances advising clients in connection with securities law and M&A transactions with a Supreme Court litigation practice.

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • Mr. Mellbye assisted Wilh. Wilhelmsen in connection with the merger with Wallenius Lines (2017).
  • Mr. Mellbye assisted the Norwegian Government both in connection with the secondary sale by the Government in Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) (2016), and in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani (2014-2016).

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 1989
  • Lawyer, Wiersholm, 1987-1989
  • Lawyer, Norsk Hydro, Legal Department, of which one year was spent with Conoco's Legal Acquisition Department, London, 1983-1986
  • Officer at the Norwegian Navy, 1976


  • Admitted to the Supreme Court, 1993
  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1983
  • Educated officer in the Norwegian Navy, 1975

Board Memberships

  • Current Board Memberships:
  • Lorentzen Skibs, Chairman of the Board
  • Martina Hansens Hospital, Chairman of the Board
  • Bonheur ASA, Board Member
  • Former board memberships etc.:
  • Member of Committee for Securities Law, Oslo Stock Exchange
  • Pareto Wealth Management AS, Chairman of the Board
  • Wilrig ASA, Board Member