Our team is among the largest in Norway and has a very high ranking in the banking and financing sector. Our specialists assist Norwegian and international banks, financial institutions, funds, facilitators and borrowers with complex loan financing. Financing often has international components, and we have an extensive international network to draw on, when required.

Advice from our lawyers

We work closely with our clients throughout the entire process, from structuring to preparation and negotiation of loan documentation. We also participate in the negotiations of the terms of a loan agreement and associated documentation, such as intercreditor agreements, where applicable. We assist with the following:

  • loan agreements, syndicated and bilateral
  • guarantee and security documents
  • acquisition financing
  • project financing
  • structured financing
  • leasing
  • derivatives
  • restructuring and insolvency (link)

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of banking and financing and several of them possess in-house experience from banks and know the financing processes from multiple angles. We have a broad international network of contacts and long experience in coordinating cross-border financing. In cases where financing includes issues related to other legal areas, such as tax law, petroleum law, securities law, or other legal areas, we consult with specialists from other departments in our firm.

What you can expect from us

With us, you get a high level of partner attention. We are committed to providing clear advice on best practices, and to distinguishing between what is important and what is less important to our clients.

We designate the team best suited to helping you, so that you always have the right expert on the right assignment at the right time.


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15 September 2023

IFLR 1000: Strong results for Arntzen de Besche

The results from this year’s edition of IFLR 1000’s annual survey was recently published. Arntzen de Besche is rated in Tier 2 within all five categories, and 11 of our lawyers are individually recognized. IFLR 1000 is one of the most recognized rating agencies, and have ratings of both law firms and attorneys who has an emphasis on financial and transactional services.

26 February 2021

Newsletter: The FSA reconfirms its view that legal financiers require FSA approval to carry out dispute funding in Norway

As interest in third-party funding in Norway continues to grow, the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) again confirms its view that funders require authorisation to market and provide litigation and arbitration funding in Norway. This underlines the FSA’s commitment to enhance oversight over the fast-growing new breed of financial services organisations, including legal financiers.

What we have done

Arntzen de Besche assists KMC Properties AS in transaction

Storm Real Estate ASA (OSE: STORM) announced on 17 November that the company has entered into an agreement for the purchase 100 % of the shares in KMC Properties AS (“KMC”) for approximately NOK 1 billion (NOK 1,076 million). KMC is a privately owned real estate company, owned 53 % by EBE Eiendom AS, a company controlled by the Bekken and Thoresen families, and 47 % by the Witzøe family's investment company, Kverva Industrier AS.


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