Company Law

Private and public limited companies make up the foundations of Norwegian and international company law. A profound insight into the latest legal developments is essential to the formation and management of a business in an ever-changing market. Our corporate law expert group of highly skilled specialists combines in-depth knowledge of the industry with long-standing experience to provide clients with first-class advice of the highest level tailored to meet their business needs.

The group works together seamlessly to maintain and advance its position as one of the country’s leading experts in this field. Our solutions-driven approach and broad understanding of the most central elements of the corporate and commercial industry sets us apart from our competitors.

The members of the corporate group are key advisors in the planning and implementation of transactions. Strategic corporate advice and expertise are vital to achieve a successful commercial outcome for our clients. During the preliminary stage of a transaction, our clients can benefit from our comprehensive expertise in a wide array of corporate law in matters which includes due diligence, the structuring of equity capital and other related documentation work. The group has been involved in all aspects of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions.

The group also offers advisory services with particular focus on legal issues arising from the day-to-day management of a business. The matters we work on range from resolutions in shareholder and director meetings to corporate governance and compliance. Disputes arising from shareholder agreements are often quite challenging, and we work together with our clients to provide them with the best possible advice to resolve the disputes without violating the rules on misuse of powers.

The group works to prevent and resolve shareholder disputes on a daily basis. Our annual seminar on company annual general meetings has become a highlight for participants in Oslo and Bergen. The group also advises clients on the enforcement of ownership rights, public ownership and other corporate actions such as share issues, transfers and redemption.

Wikborg Rein’s corporate law group consists of 23 highly-qualified lawyers under the direction of partner, Filip Truyen, Doctor of Jurisprudence. Truyen is also a visiting professor at the University of Bergen and Norges Handelshøyskole (Norwegian Business School).