Filip Truyen

Filip Truyen



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Practice areas   Company Law, Capital Markets

Filip Truyen is a Partner in Wikborg Rein's Bergen office and is head of the firm's Corporate group. Truyen is also a Professor, Doctor of Laws at the University of Bergen and at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Truyen 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. Truyen has broad experience as an Appellate Court Judge and as an arbitrator. Moreover, Truyen 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. Truyen was Deputy Chairman at the Appeal Board of Stock Exchanges in Norway in the period 2009-2012.

Work experience:

  • 2010- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
  • 2012- Professor II, Faculty of law, University of Bergen
  • 2011- Professor II, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
  • 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 (acting 1995-1996)
  • 1993-1995 Lawyer/Associate, Office of the Attorney General
  • 1991-1993 Senior Executive Officer, Legislation department, Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police
  • 1990 Editor, "Jussens Venner" (Norwegian University Law Review)
  • 1988-1989 Research Assistant, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo


  • Contributor to the book 100 næringseiendomstips (100 commercial real estate tips), Wikborg Rein 2014
  • Book review of Magnus Aarbakke: Partnerships and Silent Partnerships, 7th edition (TfR 2010 pp. 883-886)
  • National Reporter, UNIDROIT 18th International Congress of Comparative Law: Financial Leasing and its Unification
  • 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)
  • Book review of Beate Sjåfjell: Towards a Sustainable European Company Law, 2009 (LoR 2009 pp. 637-639)
  • Capital drought, emergency issue and coup (PACTA 6/2009 pp. 29-31)
  • Book review of Knut Bergo, Stock exchange and securities law, Oslo 2008 (LoR 2009 pp. 506-508)
  • 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
  • Book review of Karl-Anders Grønland: Companies trade with own shares, Oslo 2007 (TfR 2008 pp. 229-233)
  • The Terra case (LoR 2007 no. 10 pp. 561-562)
  • Valuation principles in connection with a parent company's squeeze-out of shares in a subsidiary. Report from Norway (European Company Law 4/2007 pp. 177-180)
  • New rules on accessorial liability. Report from Norway (European Company Law 3/2007 pp. 130-133)
  • 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)
  • Statutory Regulation of Executive Pay Stipulation in Public Limited Companies. Report from Norway (European Company Law 1/2007 pp. 33-35)
  • Book review of Erik Werlauff, Stock exchange law and capital market law, 3rd edition, Copenhagen 2005 (TfR 2006 pp. 697-702)
  • "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]
  • Book review of Rolf Dotevall, Company co-operation. Concerning unincorporated enterprises, Stockholm 2005 (TfR 2005 pp. 659-661)
  • Co-determination and abuse of power in private limited companies (Revisjon og Regnskap 2005 no. 2 pp. 17-20)
  • 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)
  • Shareholder's abuse of authority - a study of the Companies Act /Joint Stock Public Companies Act § 5-21 and unwritten principles regarding misuse (Doctoral theses), Bergen 2004, 417 pages
  • 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)


  • The Municipality of Bergen as owner and shareholder (Bergens Tidende, 03.04.2011)
  • Delicious and Daring Danish Company Law (Dagens Næringsliv 21.06.2010)
  • Hedge funds with wit (Dagens Næringsliv 20.12.2007)
  • Pardon and secrecy (Dagens Næringsliv 03.11.2005) 
  • Hedge fund to the people? (Dagens Næringsliv 16.03.2005)

Public reports:

  • NOU 2017:1 Markets for financial instruments - Implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR (chairman in the legal committee)
  • NOU 2016:2 Amendments in the Act on Securities Trading - Periodic information  and disclosure of acquisition of financial instruments (chairman in the legal committee)
  • Regulation on ownership restriction on infrastructure enterprises within the securities field (stock exchange etc.). Report from work group submitted 14.12.2007 (chairman)
  • NOU 1993:16 Re-examination of the legislation on bankruptcy (secretary)



  • 2016- Chairman of the Council of Ethics in the Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts (member since 2010)
  • 2015- Chairman of the Norwegian Government's Legislative Committee on Securities
  • 2013- Chairman of the Norwegian Bar Association's Legislative Committee on Company Law
  • 2008- Member of the editorial committee of Nordic journal of company law ("Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret")
  • 2006- Chairman of the control committee in Borea Opportunity II AS
  • 2005- Member of the editorial board of "Jussens Venner" (Norwegian University Law Review)
  • 2004- Member in Nordic network of company law
  • 2004 Doctor of Laws, University of Bergen
  • 1994 Practising certificate
  • 1991 Cand. jur., University of Oslo