Furthermore, Thommessen lawyers Hans (Hasse) Cappelen Arnesen, Ervin Auren, Anders Arnkværn, Kim Dobrowen, Einar Grette, Hans Haugstad, Tore Mydske and Rune Solberg are all named "leading lawyers" within their respective fields of law.
The guide notes the following about our banking and finance team:
One of the more notable matters the banking and finance team worked on during the research period saw Hans Haugstad leading a team acting for a syndicate of banks in connection with the kr2 billion refinancing of Kværner. Einar Grette, meanwhile, was the partner in charge as the firm worked with PRA Group Europe in relation to the refinancing of its $900 million syndicated revolving credit facility agreement, where DNB Bank, Nordea and Swedbank acted as arrangers and lenders.
The capital markets team is also positively mentioned:
The capital markets team has performed well during the research period, advising on a number of IPOs. One such example saw a team led by Anders Arnkværn and Kim Dobrowen advising ABG Sundal Collier, Goldman Sachs International, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Skandinaviska Enskildabanken, as underwriters, in connection with the IPO of Europris on the Oslo Børs. Arnkværn was also in charge as the firm assisted ABG Sundal Collier and Arctic Securities in relation to the IPO of Multiconsult, also on the Oslo Børs.
IFLR 1000 notes the following about our M&A practice:
The M&A team remains one of the strongest in the Norwegian market, as exemplified by its continuing ability to secure some of the most impressive mandates. One example of that saw Dobrowen and Baard Bale leading a team advising Altor Equity Partners and Bain Capital on their sale of EWOS to Cargill for kr12.4 billion. Bale is also the partner in charge of assisting Golden Brick Silk Road (Shenzhen) Equity Investment Fund II in connection with its protracted negotiations to purchase some of the operations of Opera Software.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) publishes the IFLR magazine and the lawyer listing IFLR1000. IFLR1000 bases its annual rankings on marked analysis and interviews with clients.