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Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl Partner Advokat

Ellen has extensive experience in advising on financing transactions within a number of sectors. She assists domestic and foreign lenders, borrowers, and arrangers with bilateral and syndicated facilities, bond loans and debt programs. Her main focus is on asset finance (ship finance and aircraft financing), as well as project and acquisition financing across all sectors. Ellen heads the firm's banking and finance practice, and is also a member of Thommessen's restructuring team.
  1. The Legal 500
    Leading Individual, Banking & Finance (including shipping finance)

    "Ellen is very knowledgeable and very good at seeing and explaining the bigger picture, to assist clients with decision-making."

  2. The Legal 500
    Recommended Lawyer, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

  3. The Legal 500
    Recommended Lawyer, Maritime Law

    "Ellen is one-of-a-kind in finance, with her unique combination of legal and industry knowledge. We can always rely on her to get the deal done or have broader strategy discussions."

  4. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    Top 10, Banking and Finance

  5. Chambers & Partners Europe and Global
    Band 2, Banking & Finance

    "Ellen is a hard-working and well-experienced lawyer who is very pleasant to work with. She is able to deliver both high-quality legal and strategic advice as well as being able to consider and understand the commercial side and possible risks."

  6. Chambers & Partners Europe
    Band 2, Shipping: Finance

    "Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl has a unique understanding of the client's needs."

  7. Highly Regarded, Banking and finance

    "She is one of the best in the business, service minded and very knowledgeable."

    "Ellen is a hard-working, well experienced, service minded and top qualified lawyer. She delivers expert advice both individually and together with her team that stands out beacause of their ability to take into consideration both the law and the commercial side of a case as well as risks and strategic considerations."

  8. IFLR1000
    Highly Regarded, Restructuring and insolvency

  9. IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022
    Women Leader Norway,

  1. Partner, Oslo, Thommessen

  2. Managing Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  3. Senior Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  4. Admitted to the Bar

  5. Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  6. Associate, Wiersholm

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

  2. Candidate in Jurisprudence
    University of Oslo