Therese Trulsen

Specialist Counsel

About Therese Trulsen

Therese Trulsen is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office. She is part of the firm's corporate, Finance & Tax group, and works mainly with cross-border matters related to the Nordics and China, hereunder international M&A, compliance, and corporate law.

Her work is primarily related to international transactions and corporate matters, hereunder advice to Norwegian and Scandinavian industrial and technology companies with a China strategy or presence.

Within M&A Trulsen has extensive experience with leading due diligence processes in China, negotiation and completion of M&As with Chinese targets. Experience with private equity transaction and regulatory issues for the private equity industry in Norway and the EU is also part of her practice.

Trulsen has experience with regulatory and license requirements for operations, contract and contractual structures (production, sales, distribution, agent, license etc.) in China, and handling of disputes arising out of the same. Company (WFOE and representation office) establishment and joint ventures negotiation in China form part of her expertise. Restructuring and liquidation, hereunder dismissal of employees in China are also processes Trulsen assists on.

The compliance assignments Trulsen regularly assists with often have a China angle. She assists on compliance review and training as part of preventive advisory compliance work, as well as investigation into and follow-up of suspected misconduct. The focus areas vary from anti-bribery work to personal data under the Cyber Security Law.

Therese Trulsen is frequently used as a speaker at conferences and in other fora.

Work experience
  • 2022 -

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2019 - 2022

    Senior Lawyer and Chief Representative, Wikborg Rein, Shanghai

  • 2018 - 2019

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Shanghai

  • 2017 - 2018

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo/Shanghai

  • 2014 - 2017

    Associate, Law firm BA-HR DA

  • 2013 - 2014

    Trainee, Royal Norwegian Consulate Shanghai

  • 2011 - 2012

    Trainee at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, DNV GL and various law firms

  • 2018

    Practising certificate

  • 2014

    Master of Laws, University of Oslo

  • 2013

    LLM General, University of Southampton

  • 2011

    Exchange semester (law), City University of Hong Kong

  • 2008

    Bachelor in culture and social sciences with a major in Chinese (Mandarin), University of Oslo

  • 2007

    Exchange semester (Chinese), Peking University (北大)