Ratings and recognition

Chambers and Legal 500 are two of the most important rating agencies for law firms and individual lawyers. Their assessment of which law firms and lawyers are the most proficient in a variety of categories is based on interviews and conversations with the law firms’ clients and business partners.

Extensive competence

For many years, Arntzen de Besche has been among the highest rated Norwegian law firms. We achieve strong scores within the fields banking and finance, capital markets, commercial property, construction, corporate transactions/M&A, dispute resolution, electricity and renewable energy, European and competition law, intellectual property, insurance, offshore construction and shipbuilding, oil and gas, restructuring and insolvency, shipping, tax and TMT.

Close cooperation with the client

In addition to ranking law firms and lawyers, Legal 500 and Chambers publish quotes that show what clients say about Arntzen de Besche. We are proud of the fact that our clients said the following about us in 2022:

  • "Combination of exceptional good understanding of the legal framework with a commercial mindset and negotiation skills."
  • "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."
  • "Competent, efficient, experienced with focus on the important issues. Good people with good values."
  • "Very good availability, quick response and excellent competence both with regards to understanding our legal issues and providing a combination of competent and practical advice
  • "The team offers very good services and gives the highest priority to us," praises a client, further calling the advice "realistic with very high integrity, which enables us to rely on their advice in very complex matters."
  • "High working capacity in addition to in depth understanding and knowledge on a very broad variety of legal disciplines."
  • "It doesn’t matter whom you deal with in the team, you are guaranteed first class expertise and a super fast response time."
  • "Extremely professional and service minded.’
  • "The team always understands the needs of the client. The right level expertise to the case in question is always provided."
  • "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."
  • "Arntzen de Besche is our go to firm for Norwegian employment law advice. Carefully thought out and crafted advice."
  • "Arntzen de Besche has excellent litigators in the team."
  • "A well put together team that provided efficient and tactical advice on a complex insurance litigation matter."
  • "Highly experienced commercial transaction lawyers, able to address and solve the key issues of the transactions."
We are motivated by working with exciting and ambitious companies, who are leaders in their fields and who gives us challenging assignments. Our goal is to be the client’s best advisor.

Håvard Sandnes, managing partner


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