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We have a highly experienced, dedicated and market leading capital markets practice that provides top tier transactional and regulatory advice to issuers, arrangers, underwriters, trustees, investment banks and investors.

With deep expertise and a familiarity with the capital markets and financial services industry, our capital markets team is well-equipped to provide innovative, practical and effective advice and solutions that help our clients succeed in a complex and rapidly changing market and legal regime and achieve their business goals.

We are ranked as a top tier law firm across relevant sectors, including financial regulation, debt capital markets and banking and finance in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

We offer

Advise on debt and equity issues, complex financing structures and regulatory compliance related to, inter alia:

  • IPOs and listings on the Oslo Stock Exchange and Euronext Growth
  • Voluntary and mandatory take-over offers
  • Private placements
  • Bond issues
  • Direct lending
  • Restructuring
  • OTC offerings

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Simplified prospectus rules coming – the Listing Act legislative package

The European Commission has put forward a proposed legislative package called the "Listing Act". The purpose of the Listing Act is inter alia to simplify listing on European public markets, and alleviate the requirements for companies once listed. The Listing Act was voted through by the European Parliament in April 2024 and will eventually be implemented in Norway.


Wikborg Rein assisting NORBIT ASA on its NOK 200 million private placement

We have had the pleasure of assisting NORBIT ASA (OSE: "NORBT") on its successfully completed private placement of new ordinary shares, raising gross proceeds of approximately NOK 200 million.


New reporting obligation to Oslo Børs related to share issuance

With effect from 4 July 2024, a new reporting obligation related to compliance with prospectus requirements is imposed on companies listed on Oslo Børs' regulated markets (Euronext Oslo Børs and Euronext Expand). Furthermore, Oslo Børs guides on the practical handling of the obligation to prevent trading in new shares before any conditions for trading are met.

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