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It is with great pleasure we announce that Berit Solseth, Svein Terje Tveit, Vidar Løhre, Henrik Braavold Johansen, Jens Baumann Melberg and Frode Martin Toftevåg are promoted to partners in Arntzen de Besche in January 2019. This is a strengthening of our competence within dispute resolution and litigation, M&A, finance, oil and offshore, labor law and competition law / public procurement. The recruitments are part of an ambitious strategy to further develop Arntzen de Besche as one of Norway's leading law firms.
- We look forward to welcoming so many skilled lawyers who wish to further develop Arntzen de Besche in the future, says managing partner Håvard Sandnes. We bring in strong expertise and experience in major legal areas and we are pleased that these six become part of the partnership in our company. We are always looking for the brightest minds, and have recruited a total of 16 new partners over the past two years. We are proud of our good working environment and look forward to getting more new employees in place in the future.
Berit Svensli Solseth has broad experience from more than ten years as a judge / assistant chief judge and as a lawyer, including chief legal counsel in Trondheim municipality, lawyer and partner in Wikborg Rein, and lawyer in BAHR. In addition to extensive court / procedural experience both from the judiciary and as a lawyer, she has considerable experience as a strategic advisor for private and public sector management in matters regarding governance, reorganisation, transactions and dispute resolution. Berit has an MBA from INSEAD. Berit becomes partner at our office in Trondheim.
Svein Terje Tveit has broad expertise in EU / EEA law. He works primarily with competition law, state aid, public procurements, trade law and EU/EEA regulatory matters, and has broad experience in important industries such as energy, transportation and food. Svein Terje is a sought-after speaker and has written several reports on state aid, public procurement and competition law. Svein Terje has experience from Thommessen, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and as a Deputy judge in Stavanger District Court.
Vidar Løhre works with financing and has extensive experience within various areas of financing. His expertise covers, amongst other things, derivatives, acquisition financing, corporate loans, bonds as well as restructuring. Vidar is one of the most active Norwegian lawyers within financing of the oil & gas sector in Norway. Vidar assists also in relation to ship financing, renewable energy and commercial real estate. He has experience from Wikborg Rein.
Henrik Braavold Johansen works primarily with M&A and capital market transactions, as well as stock exchange and securities law. He has extensive experience with M&A transactions within several industries, as well as with different types of capital markets transactions. Henrik started in Arntzen de Besche in 2017 and has previous experience from Thommessen.
Jens Baumann Melberg works primarily with M&A, company law and contract law. He has extensive experience with M&A, asset transactions, contract negotiations and restructuring, and has worked extensively on matters for oil companies and oil service companies. Jens has previously been seconded as legal manager in DEA and Engie E&P, and has a total of 13 years of experience from Kluge, Schjødt and Kyllingstad Kleveland. Jens becomes a partner at our office in Stavanger.
Frode Martin Toftevåg assists Norwegian and international clients with counseling and dispute resolution within employment law and pensions. He has considerable experience as a litigation lawyer and has brought cases before the ordinary courts, the Labor Court and the EFTA Court. Frode regularly lectures on courses held by Juristenes Utdanningssenter (translated: Center for Continuing Legal Education) in subjects within employment law and pension. Frode has experience as associate and lawyer in The Norwegian Police, lawyer at The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise for 8 years and as lawyer in Thommessen law firm.