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Anders Arnkværn Partner Advokat

Anders joined the firm in 2000, has been a transaction partner since 2002 and was the chairman of Thommessen from 2010 to 2014. His practice includes a wide range of M&A and equity capital markets work as well as financial restructuring, acting for corporate clients, PE firms and leading investment banks.

Anders is consistently ranked in tier 1 in Norway within both Corporate/Capital Markets and M&A. He was ranked as the best M&A lawyer in Norway by Best Lawyers both in 2012 and 2014, the best Capital Markets lawyer in 2016 and the best Corporate law lawyer in 2018.
  1. The Legal 500
    Hall of Fame, Capital Markets

    "We have worked with Anders Arnkværn on several IPOs. He has a hands-on approach and is quick to respond on important matters. Also pragmatic. We also have very good experience with the rest of the team associates and senior associates (and other partners)."

  2. The Legal 500
    Hall of Fame, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

  3. Chambers & Partners Europe and Global
    Band 1, Corporate/M&A

    "Anders Arnkværn is strategic and understands negotiations well. He is always calm, goes through issues thoroughly and methodically and creates a sense of security."

  4. Chambers & Partners Europe and Global
    Band 1, Capital Markets: Equity

    "He is very seasoned, and an excellent lawyer who is easy to work with."

  5. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    3rd Place, M&A

  6. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    Top 5, Issues and IPOs

  7. IFLR1000
    Market Leader, Capital Markets and Private Equity

    "Accessible, knowledgeable and solution-oriented."

    "Excellent knowledge, service and commercial & practical approach."

    "Highly receptive and attentive to the customer's requests and objectives. Very efficient. Highly accessible. Intelligent balance of legal and commercial approach."

  8. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended, Capital markets: Debt and equity

  9. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    1st Place, M&A

  1. Partner, Oslo, Thommessen

  2. Senior Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  3. CEO Task Force, Kværner ASA/Kvaerner PLC

  4. Lawyer and Company Secretary, Kværner ASA/Kvaerner PLC

  5. Associate, Kværner ASA

  6. Research Assistant, University of Oslo, Institute for private law

  1. Exam in Essential Project Management (5 ECTS)
    Skema Business School

  2. Candidate in Jurisprudence
    University of Oslo

  1. "Mister aksjeeieren sine organisatoriske rettigheter ved inngåelse av opsjoner og andre finansielle instrumenter", Tidsskrift for Forretningsjus (2002) nr. 2, (Arnkværn, Berge og Haugstad)