Chambers Europe 2021

We are pleased to announce that Wikborg Rein is consolidating our strong position in the Chambers Europe 2021 Guide launched today.

Two major events have marked the year and ranking for 2020 in Europe (and globally) - the pandemic and Brexit. This has entailed closed businesses, more disputes, use of new technology, new ways of working overnight, virtual meetings and innovation.

For this year's results, we can highlight some of the legal areas and the strength that the Chambers' survey highlights and that consolidates our position as Band 1 over a number of years:

Dispute Resolution Department
"Esteemed disputes department acting on a wide range of mandates in both the public and private sectors. Enjoys a particularly impressive reputation in the shipping, offshore, and oil and gas industries. Handles breach and termination of contract cases, and damages claims. Maintains noteworthy strength in cross-border disputes, including acting on a number of high-profile international arbitrations."

One client praises Wikborg Rein for having focus on the clients' needs, saying: "The team is very customer-oriented." Another adds that the lawyers are "very service-minded, understanding and very proactive in how they advise their client."

Corporate Compliance & Investigations Department
"Top-tier practice acting on all aspects of compliance, including sanctions and trade control, anti-corruption and money laundering, corporate audits and whistle-blowing. Supports a diverse client base of public bodies and corporates on day-to-day compliance adherence, as well as internal and external investigations. Frequently highlighted for its international and cross-border expertise."

One client underlines the department's "excellent quality of advice and procedures, high degree of availability, right-sized teams and specialist back-up." Another client appreciates the lawyers' "tailored and practical approach," adding that "their service and attentiveness is good and timely."

Restructuring/Insolvency Department
"Exceptional restructuring and insolvency team with a significant international footprint. Earns praise for the expertise of its team across senior and junior levels. Strong offering for financial restructuring mandates, including bond and loan restructuring matters. Very active in the offshore and shipping sectors, as well as in Nordic restructurings and cross-border projects involving the Asia-Pacific markets through its offices in Singapore and Shanghai. Also advises clients in the aviation, banking, mining, real estate and retail sectors."

Clients report that "Wikborg Rein is one of the best insolvency firms in Norway," further attesting that "the team seeks solutions rather than unnecessary disputes." Another respondent notes that "the lawyers are easy to communicate with and to get access to, and good at building trust."

Several of our lawyers have also this year advanced their rankings in their various law areas.