Erlend Lous is one of our leading experts within shipping and offshore related transactions, including financing and restructuring within shipping and offshore.

Erlend Lous has extensive experience with shipping- and offshore related transactions, financing, restructuring and general corporate/M&A. Erlend assists the major arrangers of sale/lease back projects and ship owners with sale, purchase and registration of vessels, structuring/restructuring and construction contracts.

He also assists several Norwegian and international banks and financial institutions, and has assisted several banks in major restructuring processes.

Erlend was the head of the Singapore office of Simonsen Vogt Wiig from 2007 – 2009.

He is ranked as one of Norway’s leading lawyers within his areas of expertise, including “Hall of Fame” within Offshore Construction and Shipbuilding (Legal 500) and in Band 2 within Shipping: Finance (Chambers and Partners).

He is very experienced and knowledgeable, and does not miss any points.

- Chambers and Partners

Erlend Lous is one of the best shipping lawyers there is. Handles both legal and also commercial matters with care.

- Chambers and Partners


2007 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2007 - 2009 Partner og Head of Office, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, Singapore Branch
2004 - 2009 Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2002 - 2004 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2000 - 2002 Associate, Andersen Legal


2019 - 2021 Chairman, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS


2000 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo