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Hans Cappelen Arnesen Partner Advokat

Hasse joined the firm in 1990 and has been a transaction partner since 1996. His practice includes a wide range of M&A and equity capital markets work, acting for corporate clients, PE firms and leading investment banks.

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, 2020 and 2021 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.
  1. The Legal 500
    Hall of Fame, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

  2. The Norwegian Financial Daily's annual Lawyer survey
    1st Place, Issues and IPOs

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

    "Hans Cappelen Arnesen is Norway's leading lawyer across both M&A and capital markets. For any landmark transaction, especially those with a public market aspect, he is the go-to guy."

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

    "He is a top lawyer in his field and pleasant to work with"

  5. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity

  6. IFLR1000 2020
    Market Leader, M&A

    "Experienced and knowledgeable. Flexible. Available, positive."

  7. IFLR1000
    Market Leader, Capital markets: Equity

    "Skilled, accessible and easy to work with."

  8. The Legal 500
    Recommended Lawyer, Capital Markets

    ‘Very good at finding solutions and ensuring a smooth execution‘

  1. Partner, Oslo, Thommessen

  2. Senior Associate/Lawyer, London, Thommessen

  3. Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

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

  2. Candidate in Jurisprudence
    University of Oslo

  3. Postgraduate Diploma
    Oslo School of Economy