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Wikborg Rein has a long-established reputation for providing exceptional legal support to Norway's largest industrial companies. We understand the wide-ranging and often complex nature of the legal demands required by our clients, particularly given their international footprint.

We offer unique expertise to add value to our clients' work as they grapple with national and international challenges. Our client's in-house teams possess tremendous legal, financial, commercial and strategic expertise, and we strive to complement their strengths.

We have a deep faith in Norwegian industry, both onshore and offshore, and we see how traditional cornerstones of local communities are transforming to meet the challenges of tomorrow.  We also see how fast-growing newcomers are ambitiously developing cutting-edge technological solutions.

Despite differences in size, products, geographical footprint, and many other aspects, Norwegian companies face a constantly evolving regulatory landscape with regulatory requirements, such as those relating to product quality, human rights due diligence, sanctions and export controls, environmental disclosure, and tax. In addition, these companies must navigate litigious implications from M&A activities, and implement effective investigation and compliance programmes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and expectations.

We recognise that Norwegian industrial companies are setting ambitious goals to contribute actively to making a difference through their operations. Private businesses are increasingly being trusted worldwide to drive transformational change, and demonstrate first-hand how Norwegian industrial companies are striving to outpace their role as a dynamic force in the green transition, rather than waiting passively for new regulations.  We are proud to support our clients in these endeavours.

We offer

  • Full-service business advice
  • Complex disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals worldwide
  • Cross-border M&A transactions and other corporate work
  • Crisis management on all continents
  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • One-stop-shop and full-service advisor on sanctions and export controls to large parts of Norwegian industry in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

We have been involved in the development of Norwegian industry, both in Norway and internationally, for 100 years. Our London office has been a part of our network for more than 25 years and continues to support Norwegian industry on English and common-law issues.

Our role has never been more exciting, rewarding, and challenging than it is today. We are privileged to be strategic advisors for the heart of Norwegian industry.

Profile image of Geir Sviggum
Managing Partner
E-mail gsv@wr.no
Profile image of Ola Ø. Nisja
Partner, Head of Disputes
E-mail oni@wr.no

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