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Three additional partners ranked in Chambers Global

In the middle of February, Chambers and Partners posted their Chambers Global Guide 2020. Simonsen Vogt Wiig is incredibly proud to see three additional partners being ranked in this year's guide.

The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world within selected practices. All practice guides are included in the Chambers Europe Guide being published in March.

In Chambers Global, Simonsen Vogt Wiig is ranked within Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, Intellectual Property, Oil and Gas and Dispute Resolution. We are also included in the International & Cross Border Capabilities spot light table. In the Chambers Global Guide 2020, we have three new individual rankings.

Amund Fougner Bugge has been ranked within Capital Markets, and Chambers notes in their review:

Amund Fougner Bugge enters the rankings following impressive market endorsements. Sources highlight his expertise in ECM mandates, particularly IPOs, with one client saying: “He is very proactive and service-minded, has a good legal and commercial understanding and has good experience in capital markets.” He is also knowledgeable in private placements and rights issues.

Christian Reusch has been ranked within Dispute Resolution, and Chambers notes in their review:

New to the rankings, Christian Reusch assists public and private clients with contract disputes and claims for damages and loss of profit. One source says that he is a “terrific lawyer: highly knowledgeable, very analytical and has a great understanding of how to plead a case most effectively before courts and public authorities.”

Christoffer Bjerknes has been ranked as Up and Coming within Corporate/M&A, and Chambers notes in their review:

Christoffer Bjerknes enters the rankings following impressive market acclaim. Clients describe him as “very responsive, service-minded and flexible, with good commercial awareness. “He often acts on corporate and M&A mandates involving private equity and venture capital investment.

In addition, four partners defend their previous rankings.

Bjørn-Erik Leerberg is ranked within Oil and Gas:

Bjørn-Erik Leerberg is highly experienced in advising foreign governments on the development of oil and gas legal frameworks. He also assists with corporate and transactional mandates involving the NCS.

Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy is ranked as Up and Coming within Dispute Resolution:

Tage Brigt Skoghøy advises on contract disputes and damages claims in a range of industries, with particular experience of cases in the shipping sector. One client says: “He is service-minded and to the point, and we appreciate both the quality of his legal advice as well as his litigation skills.”

Halvor Klingenberg is ranked as Up and Coming within Banking and Finance:

Halvor Klingenberg is described as “hands-on, knowledgeable, efficient and solution-driven. “He assists with leveraged finance mandates connected to acquisitions as well as project finance matters.

Peter Aall Simonsen is ranked within Banking and Finance:

Peter Aall Simonsen is praised by clients for being “very accessible and solution-minded.” He is noted for his experience in ship finance mandates and project finance matters connected to the renewable energy sphere. He regularly advises lenders on bilateral and syndicate loans as well as refinancing mandates.

In this year’s guide, our Dispute Resolution practice has been promoted, and we have been included in the Spotlight Table in the new category International & Cross-Border Capabilities, where Chambers notes:

Simonsen Vogt Wiig is an active firm internationally, frequently advising on cross-border issues across M&A, disputes, regulatory matters and financing. The firm is well known for having a high proportion of companies based in foreign jurisdictions as well as states among its clients, typically acting on matters involving the TMT and energy sectors. The firm is also active in international shipping, with an office in Singapore helping to build relationships with clients in the Asian markets in need of advice on maritime law issues.

We are also very humble to be ranked Band 1 within the new category International Oil & Gas Law & Regulation:

Has an exceptional reputation for its long history of working on the development of regulatory frameworks for overseas oil and gas exploration in emerging economies and is well versed in international law issues related to the oil industry. A high proportion of the firm’s clients are based in foreign jurisdictions including energy companies investing globally and foreign governments and states. It has been pioneering force in projects involving North and West Africa during recent years, advising on the application of oil industry expertise to project development in countries such as Mozambique.