Ole Andenæs


About Ole Andenæs

Ole heads the firm's Financial Regulations practice, and has comprehensive experience advising all types of regulated entities. This includes investment firms, managers of UCITS and AIFs, banks, insurance/pension, payment services/fintech, virtual currencies and investor conduct. He has led a number of processes towards the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority, including advising in obtaining licenses etc, but also in connection with contentious cases related to administrative sanctions within the areas of AML, MAR, shareholding disclosure and short selling.

He previously worked as Head of Legal in investment bank Carnegie AS, and he has in-depth and practical knowledge about the regulatory framework surrounding investment firms, asset managers, investor behaviour and adjacent regulations. Prior to this, Ole worked as a lawyer in law firm Thommessen, where he mainly worked with financial regulations, advising a wide range of regulated entities, as well as company law and disputes within these areas.

"While always providing excellent in-depth advice within niche areas, Ole is also a regulatory generalist with detailed knowledge of the entire financial regulatory ecosystem. Navigates complex matters in an outstanding way. Excellent availability" (Legal 500)

Work experience
  • 2019 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2016 - 2019

    Head of Legal, Carnegie AS

  • 2008 - 2016

    Senior Lawyer/Lawyer/Associate, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

  • 2010

    Practising certificate

  • 2008

    Master of Laws, University of Oslo

  • "Aksjeselskaper og allmennaksjeselskaper", 3rd ed. with Margrethe B. Christoffersen and Stig Berge

  • "Rådighet over selskapsmassen ved fusjon", Institutt for privatrett skriftserie 183

  • "Tvisteloven – ti på topp og ti på bunn", with A. Nordby and Borgar Berg, Lov og Rett nr 1