Stig Strand has broad experience from the banking and finance sector, and has in-depth knowledge of contract law and general business law.

Stig has extensive experience of financing in the banking industry after more than 10 years in various positions in DNB Bank ASA, including as First Vice President in New York Branch Legal Department. In his career, he has particularly focused on syndicated loans within the shipping-, offshore-, seafood- and oil and gas- sectors.

He has in-depth knowledge of various financing arrangements and agreements, including commercial contracts related to such transactions, and broad experience in coordinating borrowers, lenders, export credit agencies, law firms and others in cross-border transactions.

Stig has broad experience with contracts and issues related to trade finance, guarantees, derivatives, compliance, anti-money laundering and sanctions. He has worked with issues related to identifying, managing and mitigating financial, operational, reputational and legal risks.

The group is always available and proactive, and a good commercial mindset is something that you can always expect from the SVW team.

- Legal 500

Sources point to the results-focused client service as a key strength.

- Chambers and Partners

Work experience

2023 - (today) Associate Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2018 - 2022 Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2015 - 2018 First Vice President, DNB Bank, New York Branch Legal Department
2013 - 2015 Associate, DNB Bank, Juridisk Avdeling
2010 - 2013 Legal Advisor, DNB Bank, Shipping, Offshore & Logistics
2008 - 2010 Coordinator/Advisor, DNB Bank, Credit.Adm. / Energy


2007 Master of Law, University of Bergen
2002 Bachelor in Business and Administration, Vestfold University College