Advice and assistance with listings, share and debt offerings, acquisitions of listed companies and other transactions involving listed companies, requires a thorough knowledge of the core principles of securities laws, stock market and financial regulations. This is a field in rapid development, and the rules are complex and subject to ongoing change. Wikborg Rein strives to stay abreast of the latest legal developments and remains a market leader within these areas. The group's extensive experience covers a wide array of capital market transactions, including drafting of prospectuses, information documents and offer documents.
The group regularly assists listed companies, investment firms and investors with their activities in the securities market, regulatory conditions and compliance. We advise on matters such as insider issues, disclosure of shareholdings, disclosure obligations of listed companies, mandatory and voluntary offers for listed shares etc.
Participants in the finance and security markets, including financial institutions, insurance companies and fund managers, must comply with an extensive public regulatory framework that governs their organization and operations. The regulations also cover a wide range of the products offered in the financial market, such as various types of securities funds, insurance and structured products. We have considerable experience in assisting both Norwegian and international clients in this area. Our assistance also covers establishment, applications for authorizations and licenses, product development and compliance with company- and operational regulations, applicable at any given time.
The capital markets team consists of highly qualified lawyers many with past experience from the Oslo Stock Exchange, the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority and other market players within the finance industry. During the past several years, Wikborg Rein has had a considerable market share of listings, capital market transactions and acquisition of listed companies, and is among the market leaders within financial regulatory work.