Maintains strong results on Legal 500's ratings

The renowned legal rating agency Legal 500 has published the results from its 2022 edition. We consolidate our position as one of Norway’s leading law firms and are rated in 18 of 20 practice areas. We obtain Tier 1 and Tier 2 ratings within 13 practice areas. 47 of our lawyers have been recognized within their respective areas of expertise.

Legal 500 has, based on interviews with the law firms’ client and their own research, rated the best law firms and lawyers within nineteen practice areas in Norway.

We are rated in Tier 1 or 2 within the following practice areas.

• Banking and Finance
• Capital Markets
• Construction
• Dispute Resolution
• Employment law
• EU and Competition
• Insurance
• M&A
• Offshore Construction and Shipbuilding
• Oil and Gas
• Public Procurement
• Real Estate
• Tax

Additionally, we obtain strong results within Electricity and Renewable Energy, Fishery and Aquaculture, Corporate recovery and Insolvency, Intellectual Property and TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications).

A broad team of experts

Legal 500 has listed the lawyers they recognize to be the best within each practice area. The fortyseven lawyers in Arntzen de Besche recognized in the 2022 edition are:

Anders Dyrseth, Anders Rødland, Andreas Nordby, Christan Backe, Christopher Hestnes, Eilif S Koch, Eivind Landmark Tandrevold, Erlend Husebye Haug, Erlend Solberg, Espen I. Bakken, Eyvind Sandvik, Frida May Behrens, Frode Martin Toftevåg, Hans Henrik Kværne, Henrik Braavold Johansen, Håvard Sandnes, Joar Grimsbu, Jon Gresseth, Jon Martin Atkinson, Karl Erik Navestad, Karl Rosén, Knud Jacob Knudsen, Knut Martinsen, Knut-Marius Sture, Lars Horgen Hinze, Odd-Harald Berg Wasenden, Ole Skeidsvoll Moe, Per Dagslet, Per Kristian Ramsland, Reidar Smedsvig, Rune Omdahl, Rune Tjomsås Andersen, Siril Visnes, Stein Knut Tonning, Stein Ove Solberg, Stian Heimdal, Svein Terje Tveit, Sven Iver Steen, Terje Granvang, Thomas Øslebø, Tobias Behncke, Tommy Dahlen, Tor Kristian Lånke, Trond Kildal, Vidar Løhre, Vidar Riksfjord, Wenche Maartmann-Moe

Next Generation Partner

Lawyers ranked in this category has up to five years experience as partner and have received significant recognition from clients and peers in the market.

- We are very pleased to see that seven of our lawyers are rated in the category Next Generation Partner, states managing partner Håvard Sandnes.

The partners that are being rated in this category are:

• Christian Backe (employment law)
• Eivind Landmark Tandrevold (dispute resolution)
• Siril Visnes (banking and finance)
• Stian Heimdal (construction)
• Svein Terje Tveit (EU and Competition)
• Vidar Løhre (Banking and finance)
• Vidar Riksfjord (Dispute resolution)

What do our clients say?

The results of the survey are partially based on interviews with our clients. We are grateful for the feedback our clients have provided to Legal 500. Some of the quotes from this year’s edition are:

Banking and Finance: “Extremely professional and service-minded”

Employment: "All of the individuals in the team are of the highest calibre. It doesn’t matter who you deal with, they are extremely knowledgeable, professional and able to explain the most complex legal issues in the most straightforward way. Moreover, they are exceptionally personable and a real pleasure to work with.”

EU and Competition:“Very dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable partners”

Capital markets: “Their availability and quick response times are very good for us when we have processes that need to be handled on a professional level in a short window of time”

Corporate and M&A "Highly experienced commercial transaction lawyers, able to address and solve the key issues of the transactions”

Construction: "Extremely accessible team. Detailed and punctual in their work.”

Dispute resolution: “Arntzen de Besche has excellent litigators in the team”

Oil and Gas: “Combination of exceptional good understanding of the legal framework with a commercial mindset and negotiation skills”

Public procurement: “Very dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable partners”

Real estate: “Competent, efficient, experienced with focus on the important issues. Good people with good values”

Insolvency and Corporate recovery: "Professional breadth and large capacity”


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