Monica Gjerde Sperre

Monica Gjerde Sperre is specialised in employment law, crew law and dispute resolution.

She assists several larger shipping companies and land facilities in the fishery and offshore industry. The experience includes a wide range of individual and collective employment and crew law issues, such as downsizing, reorganisations, suspensions and dismissals. She has extensive experience in collective employment legislation.

Monica Gjerde Sperre is also specialised in dispute resolution, and litigates frequently before the courts. She has authored several articles within her fields of expertise, and has experience as a lecturer and external examiner on maritime subjects. She is also an assistant judge advocate for Southern Norway.

Henrik Grung

Henrik Grung is a partner with extensive experience in private M&A, joint ventures, corporate governance and commercial advisory in general. With over 20 years’ experience, he has developed a broad practice, advising Norwegian and international clients across a range of industry sectors, including open-sea fisheries, shipbuilding, real estate and consumer goods.

He works with investors, boards of directors and senior management in matters relating to strategy, governance and industrial development.

Henrik has been mentioned in the IFLR1000 ranking of leading financial law firms, with clients saying that he “offers efficiency with knowledge and availability”. Combining creativity, high availability and responsiveness, Henrik is a proactive advisor, working closely with his clients to find robust solutions. He is a strong communicator.

Experience includes advising major shareholders in a listed company on a potential take-over offer, providing the board of directors of a listed company with assistance in implementing a corporate governance regime, advising a major Norwegian off-shore shipowner on the restructuring of its debts and advising a major European shipyard on its investments and interests in Norway.

Sverre S. Tysland

Sverre S. Tysland works primarily with corporate governance, corporate strategy and industrial development with emphasis on companies in restructuring, mergers, demergers, acquisitions and alliances.

His experience includes international, national and regional based business issues within energy (renewable as well as oil and gas), the food industry, tourism, hydropower based industry, offshore and oil services, shipping and the engineering industry. Tysland has led projects in a variety of national and international transactions, including extensive assignments for the Norwegian government and for companies where the government is the main shareholder. Tysland is a trusted and much used adviser for top executives, boards and strategic owners in private as well as listed companies and companies with wholly or partly public ownership. He is chairman / holds positions in boards in both national and international companies.

Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen is a specialist in insolvency, restructuring and dispute resolution.

He acts for domestic and international clients in financial restructuring, debt negotiations, bankruptcies and investigations. He advises creditors, shareholders, investors, boards of directors and senior management and been engaged in many of the largest and most complex insolvency cases in Norway during the last 10 years. He also advises Norwegian and international banks in the handling of deferred loans.

Jensen regularly litigates cases before the ordinary courts and in arbitration, and he has considerable experience with complex cases within a wide variety of industries and legal disciplines, both as a lawyer and a deputy judge. A significant portion of Robert’s dispute resolution practice encompasses cases related to real estate, contract law and insolvency law. Further, Robert has expertise on enforcement, temporary precautionary measures and arrests, and advises companies regarding securing of monetary claims and other claims.

The international rating agency Chambers and Legal 500 rates Jensen in the category restructuring/insolvency.

Robert Jensen has served as a deputy judge and was a senior executive officer in the Ministry of Finance. He is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Committee on Insolvency law and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, as well as lecturing for fellow lawyers within the insolvency law community  and for law students on insolvency, claims and property Law.

Hillevi Torngren Myhre

Hillevi has previously lead the internal legal unit of Nordea’s Wholesale Banking division providing legal advice to departments such as Corporate & Investment Banking and Markets. Before that, she worked as an inhouse counsel at Swedish Export Credit corporation plus many years in the banking and finance department of law firm Vinge in Stockholm and Thommessen in Oslo. She has thus accumulated extensive practical experience and knowledge of the financing business from the inside.

Hillevi works with financing transaction in areas ranging from regular loans to bond loans, hybrid capital, derivatives, structured products, cash management products and related financial regulatory matters.

Hillevi has also worked with M&A and corporate law, both in Norway and Sweden and has broad experience of international transactions. During her time as inhouse counsel in Norwegian based FMCC company Orkla ASA she worked up a solid M&A experience from handling the legal aspects of transactions all the way from planning it, negotiating, signing and closing until implementation of large multinational M&A-transactions as well as smaller and add-on acquisitions, divestitures of companies or parts thereof, larger and smaller intra group reorganizations. With experience both as inhouse counsel and external advisor, she has earned a sound business mindset and is good at putting together suitable teams.

Jon Skjørshammer

Skjørshammer is one of Norway’s leading experts within restructuring and insolvency. Skjørshammer acts for domestic and international clients in financial restructurings, debt negotiations and bankruptcies, and he advises creditors, shareholders, investors and board of directors on all aspects of insolvency law. His practice further includes advising Norwegian and international banks in the handling of deferred loans.

Skjørshammer has been involved both as an adviser and publicly appointed as chairman of debt negotiations committees and as bankruptcy trustee in many of the largest and most complex cases in Norway during the recent years. He is recognised for his strong commitment and solution-oriented advice, and is highly acknowledged for his project management skills in complex projects where commercial understanding and industry insight is a prerequisite.

Being Norway’s exclusive representative of ICC FraudNet, an organisation specialised in asset-recovery with representatives in more than 80 countries, Skjørshammer has considerable experience in representing Norwegian clients in matters involving other jurisdictions. His practice encompasses both matters relating to the selection of local partners and project management.

The international rating agencies Chambers Europe and Legal 500 ranks Skjørshammer as one of the leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers in Norway.

Skjørshammer is a strong communicator and widely used as a lecturer on issues related to restructurings and the handling of financial challenges, both for fellow lawyers and law students.

Anne Kjølseth Ekerholt

Anne Kjølseth Ekerholt is specialized in transaction advisory services for big clients, including industrial groups and financial institutions. Anne assists both listed and unlisted companies with sales of businesses, acquisitions, integration processes, as well as advising on other matters within business law. She has managed a significant amount of transactions both nationally and internationally, involving complex structures both on the shareholder’s side as well as financially.

Anne also assists companies with financial restructuring, including sales of all or part of a business, changes in corporate structure and renegotiating financing. She also has several years of experience as an administrator of estates.

Furthermore, Anne is highly competent in and experienced with corporate governance, as well as being a legal advisor on stock exchange. As an advisor, Anne is focused on combining law with commercial and strategic needs.

Kristin Nyhus Halvorsen

Kristin Nyhus Halvorsen is a specialist in corporate law with emphasis on business transfers and processes related to restructuring of companies, mergers and acquisitions.

Kristins experience is primarily within the trade and industry segment. She’s goal oriented and has conducted major acquisitions and processes both nationally and internationally. Her practice also encompasses advising companies on day-to-day advice in company law matters, and she has for many years been a permanent legal advisor to major national and international companies.

She is known to be a strong negotiator and an efficient project manager. As a former CEO, she has gained considerably financial understanding. Through various boards positions in several private companies Kristin has extensive experience in corporate governance, strategic processes and business development, and has strong focus on practical solutions to complicated legal issues.

Robert Lund

Robert is considered one of the country’s leading procurement and state aid experts. He has a number of support and procurement law publications to refer to, in addition to being ranked among the foremost lawyers in his field of expertise in Finansavisen’s annual bar of lawyers the last years. Robert also has extensive experience in dispute resolution in the above-mentioned disciplines and in contract and contract law and pension law.

Much of Robert’s assistance in recent years has been provided in connection with complex projects for the state, county councils, municipalities and publicly owned companies. This has provided unique insight into how clients and sponsors think and work, which is of great value when advising private companies, for example in connection with submitting tenders or complaints to the public.

Robert has advised in many sectors, such as research, development and innovation, public transport, rail, port, aviation, broadband, land, ICT, energy, toll, public sector, non-profit and cultural and sports.

Robert is also a widely used speaker in his field of expertise.

Gry Bratvold

Gry Bratvold has comprehensive international experience as an advisor to the oil and gas and offshore industries, through tenders, negotiations and advising on ongoing projects. She has assisted on a range of international offshore projects, of which several FPSO-and subsea projects.

She also has extensive experience in sale and purchase of vessels, and in developing anti-corruption programs.