The Legal 500 EMEA Rankings

Legal 500 provides annually and impartial guides and rankings on the leading law firms and lawyers. Last week they announced this year's results for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and we are delighted to be rated in this guide along with many other great law firms.

This year we have four new practice areas rated as Tier 1, while retaining all of our previous ratings. This means that Wikborg Rein can boast fifteen categories in Tier 1 and four categories in Tier 2.

Legal 500 has also pointed out fourteen lawyers in our firm as "leading individuals", six lawyers as "next generation partners" and one lawyer as "rising star".


"The overall level of service is excellent, with quick response times and strong industry knowledge. The team is very good at advising when the position is unclear.

"They seem to really care about our business and making sure we are making sound business decisions. They are more than just lawyers, and have great business acumen.

Thanks to all clients who has given us great feedback. We are happy to hear that clients are pleased with our work and we will always do our best to meet our clients needs.

Tier 1

1. Banking and finance 
2. Capital Markets
3. Commercial, Corporate and M&A
4. Dispute Resolution
5. Electricity and renewable energy 
6. EU and Competition 
7. Fishing and Aquaculture
8. Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
9. Insurance
10. Intellectual property
11. Maritime Law
12. Offshore construction and shipbuilding
13. Public procurement 
14. Real estate
15. TAX

Tier 2

1. Construction
2. Employment
3. Oil and Gas
4. TMT

Leading individuals

  • Dag Erik Rasmussen
  • Sigurd Opedal
  • Ola Haugen
  • Ola Ø. Nisja
  • Mads Magnussen
  • Grunde Bruland
  • Leif Petter Madsen
  • Anders Færden
  • Gunnar Meyer
  • Gaute Gjelsten
  • Morten Lund Mathisen
  • Øystein Meland
  • Alf Amund Gulsvik
  • Rolf Riisnæs

Next Generation Partners

  • Hanne Camilla Zimmer
  • Hanna Beyer Olaussen
  • Herman Steen
  • Ingrid Høstmælingen
  • Lars Ulleberg Jensen
  • Simen Lium

Rising star

1. Erik Staurset Andresen