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Jørgen Keiserud Managing Associate Oslo

Jorgen works mainly with financial regulatory issues and assists banks and other financial institutions with issues related to especially Norwegian financial legislation, first and foremost the Financial Undertakings Act. With his 10 year background from the Secretariat of the Banking Law Commission, Jorgen has in particular developed high expertise within the rules of the Financial Institutions Act relating to capital and solvency requirements for banks and insurance companies (CRD IV/CRR and Solvency II), crisis management of banks and larger investment firms (BRRD) and deposit guarantee schemes for banks ( DGSD). This - in addition to writing commentaries to several Norwegian laws within the financial field - has given Jorgen a good basis for providing assistance in licensing and supervisory issues that may arise under normal business circumstances or when changing or expanding the business profile, in addition to assist in Due Diligence processes with a focus on financial regulatory matters.

Jorgen has an LL.M. from Columbia Law School with a particular focus on regulation of financial institutions, and has in this relation gained good understanding and insight concerning certain financial regulatory conditions relevant for US banks, but also financial regulatory issues that may arise in a cross-border context.

In addition, Jorgen has contributed to preparing a proposal for new rules concerning crisis management of insurance and pension companies in Norway, and has gained good insight into the issues that may arise in that context. With his background from the Banking Law Commission, Jorgen has also good knowledge of the various pension schemes in especially the private sector.

With his background as a manager for several Norwegian artists (including himself as a musician and record company owner) and by attending courses within contract law and copyright law as a part of his LL.M. from Columbia Law School, Jorgen also has a good understanding and insight when it comes to providing assistance to Norwegian artists and companies within the music and entertainment industry especially within drafting contracts and negotiations.
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  1. Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  2. Legal advisor, In 2011 to 2012, Jorgen was studying at Columbia Law School in New York to obtain a LL.M. degree within especially the financial regulatory area. Afterwards, Jorgen - in addition to participating in various report work within the insurance and pension area - was primarily responsible for the report work related to the implementation of the bank recovery and resolution directive (BRRD) and the deposit guarantee schemes directive (DGSD) into Norwegian law. When this report work was completed, Jorgen worked on new rules on crisis management for the insurance and pension sector based on awaited EU rules within this area., The Banking Law Commission, Ministry of Finance

  3. Legal advisor, In addition to participating in the the Banking Law Commission's report work on adapting the private pension laws to the National Insurance reform of 2009, in this period Jorgen was primarily responsible for the completion of the draft consolidated Act on Financial Institutions and Financial Groups (Financial Institutions Act), which was issued in May 2011 and later adopted as law in 2015., The Banking Law Commission, Ministry of Finance

  4. Acting Principal Secretary, Jorgen served as the Secretariat's principal secretary for the period 2008 to 2009 where he a special responsibility in completing the proposal for new rules for non-life insurance companies and a new framework for equity capital instruments and structural changes within the savings bank sector., The Banking Law Commission, Ministry of Finance

  5. Legal advisor, Jorgen was hired as legal advisor to the Banking Law Commission's Secretariat in the autumn of 2007. He was responsible for the Banking Law Commission's report work within the banking and finance field, including in particular drafting the new law on financial institutions and financial groups (Financial Institutions Act) and the revision of the rules on deposit guarantee schemes and public administration of banks etc. with the view of implementing the bank recovery and resolution directive (BRRD) and the deposit guarantee schemes directive (DGSD) into Norwegian law. In addition, he has participated in the Banking Law Commission's report work within insurance and pension., The Banking Law Commission, Ministry of Finance

  1. LL.M.

  2. Candidate in Jurisprudence
    University of Oslo, Faculty of Law

  3. Student exchange program
    University of Barcelona, Faculty of Law

  1. Financial Institutions Act - Commentary Part I (work in progress), Gyldendal Rettsdata