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Anders Arnkværn Partner Oslo

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, Commercial, corporate and M&A

    Anders Arnkværn has a toned down approach, keeping in sight the main priorities, an ability to relate smoothly with both client and counter-parties, exceptionally efficient in time and process to reaching the main goal, keeps his calm in difficult situations and conflicts.

  2. The Legal 500
    Leading Individual, Capital Markets

    "Anders Arnkværn is an outstanding transaction lawyer and one of the foremost in his generation"

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

    "One of the top lawyers, a very complete practitioner." "A very experienced and practical M&A lawyer."

  4. Chambers & Partners Global
    Band 1, Capital Markets

    Anders Arnkværn is described as "efficient and knowledgeable" and a "specialist in negotiations"

  5. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    Top 10, Issues and IPOs

  6. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    Top 10, M&A

  7. IFLR1000
    Market Leader, Private Equity

  8. IFLR1000
    Market Leader, Capital Markets

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

  10. Best Lawyers
    Lawyer of the year, Corporate Law

  11. Best Lawyers
    Recognized lawyer, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  12. Best Lawyers
    Recognized lawyer, Capital Markets Law

  1. M&A experience

    Anders advised Vår Energi in connection with the acquisition of ExxonMobil's licenses on the NCS, Oslo Børs VPS Holding in connection with the take-over by Euronext, Pioneer Property Group in connection with the sale of Pioneer Public Property and Pioneer Management, Norvestor in connection with its acquisition of Stamina Group, SafeRoad and Nordic Capital in connection with the sale to FSN, Storebrand in connection with its acquisition of Skagen, Norsk Hydro in connection with its acquisition of the bauxitt business of Vale against consideration in cash and new shares in NHY, BP in connection with BP's sale of BP Norge to Aker BP against consideration in cash and new shares in Aker BP, Storebrand in connection with its acquisition of SPP from Handelsbanken, Wintershall in connection with its take-over of Revus, Ratos in connection with its acquisition of Plantasjen, Norvestor in connection with its sale of ABAX, Oslo Børs in connection with the merger between Oslo Børs and VPS and Norsk Hydro in connection with the establishment of Sapa by Norsk Hydro and Orkla. Anders has advised on more than 150 M&A transactions.
  2. ECM experience

    Anders advised on the IPOs of Shelf Drilling, Norbit, Webstep, SafeRoad, ArcusGruppen, Europris, Multiconsult, Bergen-Bio, Odfjell Drilling, Tanker Investments, Statoil, Songa Offshore, Renewable Energy Corporation, REC Solar, Trefoil, African Petroleum, Odfjell Invest I, Odfjell Invest II, Austevoll Seafoods, Bridge Energy, Interoil, Aker Solutions, RomReal and Discovery Offshore. He has also advised on all of the large rights offerings in recent years, including the rights offerings in Kongsberggruppen, Storebrand, DNB, REC, Norsk Hydro and Det norske oljeselskap (now Aker BP). He has acted for both issuers and managers/underwriters in a number of private placements.
  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)