The Norwegian capital market is indeed active for both equities and bonds. The Oslo Stock Exchange is the world’s largest stock exchange within shipping, aquaculture and oil service and no. 2 in Europe within energy. The bond market is continually growing and is the world’s third largest for high-yield.
Our capital markets team has in-depth experience from stock exchange listing and other equity capital market transactions in listed and non-listed companies, bond issues and securities law matters. We have long-time experience with assisting foreign capital investing in Norway and we assist a number of domestic entities connected to capital raisings. Our attorneys have the capacity and experience to handle the largest and most complex matters, and focus on matters within branches such as finance, transportation, technology, aquaculture, energy and private equity, to mention some.
The Norwegian legal environment is EU-compliant and the legal development is particularly driven by EU’s processes in the area. This is a comprehensive and complex legal environment which is in continuous development for issuers, shareholders and other investors and with active surveillance from the authorities. We assist in the whole specter of the legal field.
The firm excels within the banking and debt capital markets areas.
Our advice includes, among other things:
Our firm assists with listing of Norwegian and foreign companies on Oslo Børs, Oslo Axess, Merkur Market and N‑OTC, and with bond listings on Oslo Børs and Nordic ABM. We have particular competence on secondary listings of foreign companies.
We assist with equity issues in listed and unlisted companies, with and without a prospectus, in rights issues and private placements with and without repair issues and in issues of other equity capital instruments such as warrants, convertible loans and in more sophisticated combinations of instruments. Our team has experience with equity capital market transactions within a variety of sectors such as, for instance, finance, oil and gas, aquaculture, airline, shipping, biotech and pharmacy.
We assist issuers and managers with all types of bond issuances and advise our clients with negotiating of bond agreements. We have also experience with listing of bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange and the Nordic Alternative Bond Market.
We assist issuers, primary insiders and investors related to the various disclosure requirements on regulated markets and MTFs, provide guidance connected to inside information and the obligations triggered thereby, market manipulation and short-sale. Further, we assist in matters related to equal treatment of shareholders and investors, incentive programs, remuneration issues and board and general meetings in listed companies. Even further, we have considerable experienced in assisting listed entities and their employees in their dealings with regulated markets and supervisory authorities.