Capital Markets

  • Financing, Ranking, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration, Oil and gas, Intellectual Property, Shipping Offshore, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Financial Regulation, Competition law, M&A, Employment Law, Renewable energy

    2021

    Chambers Europe 2021

    We are pleased to announce that Wikborg Rein is consolidating our strong position in the Chambers Europe 2021 Guide launched today.

  • Capital Markets

    2021

    MAR in force in Norway – reminder

    The Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation(EU)No 596/2014 MAR) comes into force in Norway from 1 March 2021, and Norway will finally have a regime aligned with EU with respect to insider trading and market abuse.

  • Ranking, Financing, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration, Oil and gas, Intellectual Property, Shipping Offshore

    2021

    Top ranked in Chambers Global 2021

    We are happy to announce that it is once again confirmed by Chambers and Partners that Wikborg Rein is top ranked in Chambers Global 2021.

  • Transaction, Financial Regulation, Capital Markets, Asset Management

    2021

    We have assisted Aeternum Management with the establishment of an alternative investment fund

    Wikborg Rein has assisted Aeternum Management AS (the AIFM) with the establishment of Aeternum Capital AS (the Fund). The management of the Fund will be led by the recognised Vegard Søraunet as CEO and CIO.

  • Capital Markets, Financing

    2021

    What you need to know about the new UK sanctions regime post-Brexit

    As the Brexit transition period has recently come to an end, we highlight below some key differences brought about by the UK's new sanctions regime and what you need to know about the new regime.

  • Capital Markets

    2020

    Wikborg Rein assisted BEWi ASA with its listing on Oslo Børs

    Wikborg Rein has assisted BEWi ASA in connection with its listing on Oslo Børs. Prior to the listing, BEWi successfully completed a private placement, a retail offering and an employee offering raising gross proceeds of approximately NOK 92 million. Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Norge, and SpareBank 1 Markets AS acted as joint global coordinators and bookrunners for the offerings.

  • Capital Markets, Fisheries and Aquaculture

    2020

    Wikborg Rein assisted on The Kingfish Company's Merkur Market listing

    Wikborg Rein has assisted The Kingfish Company N.V. (KING-ME) and the joint bookrunners DNB Markets (as sole global coordinator), Arctic Securities, Swedbank Norge and Coöperatieve Rabobank in connection with a private placement and the listing of The Kingfish Company's shares on Merkur Market.

  • Capital Markets

    2020

    Changes to the continuing obligations for listed companies

    In conjunction with the Oslo Stock Exchange migrating its trading platform to Optic, new continuing obligations are introduced for issuers on the marketplaces of the Oslo Stock Exchange. The background for the changes is to harmonize and adapt the rules to those that apply to other marketplaces in the Euronext Group.

  • Capital Markets

    2020

    Changes to the Oslo Børs' issuer rules

    In conjunction with Oslo Børs migrating its trading platform to Optic, new rules are introduced for issuers on the Oslo Børs marketplaces. The background for the changes is to harmonize and adapt the rules to those that apply to other marketplaces in the Euronext Group.

  • Capital Markets

    2020

    Proposed new rules for public takeover offers

    On 23 January 2019, the Securities Law Committee, chaired by Wikborg Rein partner Filip Truyen, proposed new rules for voluntary and mandatory takeover offers. The proposal entails a tightening of the rules for the implementation of voluntary offers. For both voluntary and mandatory offers, it has been proposed to grant extended discretionary powers to the takeover authority (Oslo Stock Exchange). It will be possible to withdraw acceptances if there are competing offers. It will be required with better information to the market in situations where companies are subject to speculations regarding possible offers, and a shorter time period from the announcement of voluntary offers until the offer is launched. The thresholds for mandatory offers are proposed continued.

  • Capital Markets

    2020

    Wikborg Rein assisted on Quantafuel fund raising

    Wikborg Rein has assisted Quantafuel ASA (QFUEL-ME) in connection with a private placement of new shares with gross proceeds to the company of NOK 602 million.

  • Capital Markets, COVID-19

    2020

    Structuring bond buy-backs in declining markets

    Fear of the Corona virus and a plummeting oil price has sent stock markets down and the credit spreads are widening significantly. With investors in sell-off mode issuers can buy back bonds at more attractive spreads, but buy-backs of listed bonds should take into account securities trading regulations and be structured properly.

  • Capital Markets

    2020

    Green wave in the capital market

    Risk and opportunities relating to Environmental, Social and Governance matters ("ESG") have become more and more important for the capital market, with a particular focus on human-caused climate changes. Companies with ESG high on their agenda and preferably with a climate friendly business, attract investors and capital.

  • Capital Markets

    2019

    The Oslo Stock Exchange's requirements for detailed announcement and information memorandum will no longer apply

    The Oslo Stock Exchange has today published new versions of the Continuing Obligations for stock exchange listed companies (Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess) and for Merkur Market.

  • Shipping Offshore, Capital Markets

    2019

    Teekay shuttle tankers issues the first Nordic maritime green bond

    In early October 2019 Teekay Shuttle Tankers LLC (“Teekay”) successfully placed its USD 125 million inaugural green bond, the first green bond to be issued in the Nordic markets by the maritime industries.