Filip Truyen

Partner

About Filip Truyen

Filip Truyen is a Partner in Wikborg Rein and is head of the M&A team in the Bergen office. He is also a Professor, Doctor of Laws at the University of Bergen and at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Filip is among Norway's leading experts on company law. He has published scientific work with focus on shareholder conflicts, directors' liability, corporate governance, compulsory acquisition, public ownership and enterprise valuation. He has broad experience as an Appellate Court Judge and as an arbitrator. Moreover, Filip is frequently engaged in the sale and reorganising of businesses, especially where the choice of transaction model is an important premise. He often acts as counsellor in ownership disputes, including challenges that come with generational changes.

Filip was Deputy Chairman at the Appeal Board of Stock Exchanges in Norway in the period 2009-2012. Since 2015 Filip has served as Chairman of the Norwegian Government's Legislative Committee on Securities. The Committee has delivered six public reports on securities law.

Work experience
  • 2012

    Professor II, Faculty of law, University of Bergen

  • 2011

    Professor II, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)

  • 2010

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Bergen

  • 2007 - 2011

    Professor, Faculty of law, University of Bergen

  • 2004 - 2007

    Associate University Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

  • 2000 - 2004

    Reseach Fellow, Faculty of law, University of Bergen

  • 1995 - 2000

    Appellate Court Judge, Gulating Court of Appeal

  • 1993 - 1995

    Lawyer/Associate, Attorney General

  • 1991 - 1993

    Senior Executive Officer, Legislation department, Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police

  • 1990 - 1990

    Editor, Norwegian University Law Review

  • 1988 - 1989

    Research Assistant, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo

Education
  • 2004

    Dr. juris, University of Bergen

  • 1994

    Practising certificate

  • 1991

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo

Publications
  • Can acquisitions in a holding company trigger the requirement for consent in connection with change of ownership? (Company, Contract, Bankruptcy, Sources of Law: Homage to Mads Henry Andenæs 70 years". Oslo, 2010, pp. 318-330)

  • General principles on the abuse of shareholders' rights in Nordic legislation (Company Law and SMEs s. 171-190)

  • The compensation by redemption of shares. How far does the Flesberg judgment reach? (NTS 2008 pp. 62-70)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility, The 38th Nordic Lawyer's Congress, Vol. II, Copenhagen 2008, pp. 492-496

  • Remedies against errors in the chairman's meeting voting record at the opening of the General Meeting (TfF 2007 pp. 8-22 and Håkonarmål 2006 pp. 46-57)

  • Share analysis and information liability (TfR 2007 pp. 85-170)

  • "Shareholder conflicts in small and medium sized companies - Remedies for shareholders' abuse of authority and improper retention of dividends" by Paul Krüger Andersen, Rolf Skog and Nis Jul Clausen (editors): Shareholder Conflicts, Copenhagen 2006, pp. 131-151

  • Collective investment possibilities - the relation between securities' fund, investment companies and investment clubs (TfR 2006 pp. 268-340)

  • Shareholder's abuse of authority, Oslo 2005, 587 pages. [The book includes a summary in English]

  • The parity principle in article 42 of the second corporate company law directive, in particular regarding equity issues and distribution (TfR 2004 pp. 580-592)

  • Authority abuse in private limited companies and public limited companies (JV 2004 pp. 305-328)

  • Norway Seafood's judgment: A signal of a better minority protection? (NTS 2003 pp. 343-356)

  • "Amicable settlement and in-court settlement in contestation proceedings" by Gudrun Holgersen, Kai Krüger and Kåre Lilleholt (editors): Nybrott and Odling, Memorial volume to Nils Nygaard, Bergen 2002, pp. 641-649

  • Delivery criterion by vendor's suspending operation right (TfR 1990 pp. 342-389)

  • Norwegian Official Report

  • Official Norwegian Report 2018: 10 New Prospectus Regulations

  • Official Norwegian Report 2018: 1 Markets for financial instruments (leader)

  • Official Norwegian Report 2017: 14 New regulations on misuse of markets - sanctions and penalty (leader)

  • Official Norwegian Report 2017: 1 Markets for financial instruments - Restoration of MiFID II and MiFIR (leader)

  • Official Norwegian Report 2016: 2 Changes in the Securities Tradin Act (leader)

  • Owner-exclusion rules for infrastructure entities in listed securities – Submitted recommendations from work group 14.12.2007 (Leader)

  • Official Norwegian Report 1993: 16 Reexamination of bankrutcy legislation (Secretary)

  • Norwegian Official Report 2019: Takeover bid - voluntary and obliged bid