Susanne Munch Thore

Susanne Munch Thore



+47 22 82 76 18
+47 911 36 899

Practice areas   Company Law, Capital Markets

Susanne Munch Thore is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Corporate Finance and Tax group. She specializes in Corporate and Securities law. Munch Thore has assisted both foreign and Norwegian entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital market transactions including stock exchange listings, as well as transactions pertaining to company law and securities law, including in relation to Board issues, corporate governance and management. Munch Thore assists Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, with portfolio-, public-to-private-, and exit transactions. Clients include private equity companies, stock-listed companies, Norwegian and foreign investment banks, and non-listed entities. She is a frequent lecturer, inter alia for board members or prospective board members.

Munch Thore is recommended by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as "Leaders in their field" in the category Corporate M&A and Capital Markets.

Work experience:

  • 1993- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2011-2016 (Feb) Managing Partner Wikborg Rein
  • 1992-1993 Lawyer, Oslo Stock Exchange
  • 1988 Visiting Lawyer, Jones Day Reavies & Pogue, New York
  • 1987-1991 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 1983-1984 Assistant Lecturer, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo


  • Chairperson of the Board of Oslo Areal AS
  • Member of the Board of Unifor
  • Deputy head of Norsk Hydro ASA Corporate Assembly, member of Norsk Hydro ASA Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Board of  Grieg Star Group AS
  • Member of the Board of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Head of Board of the Norwegian Bar Association's International Legal Aid Committee
  • Member of the Law Committee for new Anti Money Laundering Legislation in Norway (2015 and 2016)
  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's permanent advisory group in securities law
  • Member of Ashoka Support Network Norway

Previous directorships:

  • Renewable Energy Corporation  ASA (REC) 2006-2011
  • NERA ASA /Eltek ASA
  • Gjensidige Bank, Gjensidige Bank Boligkreditt
  • Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (KHIO)
  • SE Labels
  • Head of the Norwegian Bar Association's permanent advisory group in securities law (2012-2016)
  • Head of the Norwegian Bar Association's permanent advisory group in corporate law (2002-2006)


  • NOU 2015:12, NOU 2016:27 – co-author as member of the Norwegian law committee for new Anti Money laundering legislation in Norway


  • 2014 Insead/Business Kolding Executive Management Programme
  • 1989 Master of Laws (L.L.M.), International law, Georgetown University
  • 1987 Cand. jur., University of Oslo
  • 1985 Diploma of International Affairs, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna