He is consistently ranked in tier 1 in Norway within both Corporate/Capital Markets and M&A. He was ranked as no. 1 for IPOs and other ECM transactions by Finansavisen in their 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 surveys of Norwegian commercial lawyers, and he was ranked among the top 7 M&A lawyers in all of the same surveys.
Hasse has been the Chairman of Thommessen since 2014.
M&A experienceHasse's M&A experience comprises more than 115 transactions included in Mergermarket's database, including private M&As such as EQT's sale of Broadnet and acquisition of Autostore, Goldman Sachs' acquisition of 50% of Navico, Goldman Sachs and Quadrangle's acquisition and sale of Get, Altor and Bain Capital's acquisition of EWOS, Wilhelmsen Maritime Services acquisition and sale of Callenberg, BW Tankers' merger with Hafnia Tankers, and Kongsberg Gruppen's acquisitions of Rolls Royce Commercial Marine and Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway.
His practice also includes public M&As such as Wilh Wilhelmsen's take-over of Unitor, the merger between Union Bank of Norway and DNB, BW Offshore's take-overs of APL and Prosafe Production, Klaveness and JP Morgan's take-over of Norwegian Car Carriers, and BW LPG's take-over of Aurora LPG and the proposed take-over of Dorian LPG.
In 2019, he inter alia acted in the sale of Netfonds, the sale of Nevion to Sony, CapMan and Caledon's acquisition of Norled, Kahoot's acquisitions of Poio and WeWantToKnow (Dragonbox), EQT's sale of Autostore, acquisition of Recover Nordic and sale of Itslearning, and in BW Group's acquisition of 83% of Merkur Market listed Epic Gas.
ECM experienceHasse's ECM experience includes more than 40 IPOs including acting for the issuer in the demutualization and IPO of Gjensidige NOR, the IPOs of Infostream, Mamut, Consorte, Norman, Catch, Firm, Codfarmers, Avocet Mining, Badger Explorer, BW Offshore, Höegh LNG, Link Mobility, BW LPG, Scanship, Next Biometrics, XXL, RenoNorden, Nordic Nanovector, Skandiabanken, B2Holding, Targovax, Salmones Camanchaca and Elkem.
He acted for the managers/underwriters in the Hydro/Yara demerger and IPO, the PGS/Petrojarl demerger and IPO, and in the IPOs of Aker Seafoods, Norway Royal Salmon, Trolltech, Hafslund Infratek, Gjensidige Forsikring, Napatech, Vardia Insurance Group, Pareto Bank, EVRY, Infront, Komplett Bank and Sparebanken Telemark.
In 2019, he acted for Norske Skog in its listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, Hafnia in its listing on Oslo Axess, Kahoot! in its listing on Merkur Market, and the managers in the listing of Klaveness Combination Carriers on Oslo Axess.
He has also advised issuers and underwriters in a large number of rights issues and private placements in both listed and unlisted companies.
Partner, Oslo, Thommessen
Lawyer, London, Thommessen
Associate, Oslo, Thommessen
Exam in Essential Project Management (5 ECTS)
Skema Business School
Candidate in Jurisprudence
University of Oslo
Oslo School of Economy