Torkel Ernø is a specialist on M&A, company law, banking and finance law, restructuring and IT outsourcing. He has extensive experience both nationally and internationally as a lawyer for energy and industrial companies, and financial institutions, in acquisitions, mergers, demergers, share issues and restructuring processes, and in matters of contract and company law in general.

Mr. Ernø has i.a. participated in large international acquisitions, cross border mergers, major restructuring processes and IT-outsourcing projects.

Mr. Ernø also works as an advisor in national and international petroleum law and contract law in general.


  • Mr. Ernø was head of Wiersholm's team in the Norwegian bank DNB's outsourcing of the bank's IT activities to Tata Consulting Services Limited, HCL Technologies Limited and Evry AS.
  • Mr. Ernø was head of Wiersholm's team in Santander Consumer Finance SA's acquisition of GE Moneybank AB and the subsequent merger between Santander Consumer Bank AS and GE Moneybank AB.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2000
  • General Counsel, Postbanken AS, 1996-2000
  • Corporate Counsel, Norsk Hydro ASA, 1989-1996
  • Head of Department, Norsk Hydro ASA, 1986-1989
  • Corporate Counsel, Norsk Hydro ASA, 1983-1986


  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1983

Board Memberships

  • Oslo University Hospital's foundation, Board member