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Terje Gulbrandsen

Attorney at Law, Partner

Terje Gulbrandsen Terje Gulbrandsen is a partner at Steenstrup Stordrange’s office in Oslo, and is a senior member of the M&A and Corporate Practice. He mainly works with transactions, securities law, corporate law and financing. As well as being an Attorney at Law, he holds a Master of Business and Economics.

Gulbrandsen is recommended within Corporate and M&A in Legal 500 in 2014, and in M&A as well as Banking and Finance in IFLR 1000 in 2014. Gulbrandsen has also been selected by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers Norway (in the category “Banking law”) 2013 and 2014.

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From 12 January 2015, pre-commercial companies may apply for listing on Oslo Børs.


Takeovers of Norwegian listed companies

The Norwegian takeover rules correspond to a large extent to the rules within the EU. Notwithstanding this, there is some local variation within the EU and EEA. Further, there are always some cultural differences as well as differences in market practice. Below is an outline of certain key topics in a typical process of acquiring a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.


Business acquisitions in Norway

Norway has for some time fairly consistently attracted foreign investments. Below we provide a brief overview of Norway and Norwegian industry as investment targets, including some process and negotiation issues.


Proposal for framework legislation regarding interest rate benchmarks

On 31 March 2014, the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway published a consultation paper setting forth proposed regulations for the determination of interest rate benchmarks. This article provides a short summary of the consultation paper.


Recent Simplifications in Norwegian Company Law

Earlier this year, the Norwegian Parliament passed a resolution to amend the Norwegian company law, which came into effect from 1 July 2013. The main purpose of the changes was to simplify the legislation for companies with limited liability, thereby making it easier to conduct businesses in Norway.

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The Corporate Governance Review

Law firm Steenstrup Stordrange has contributed to the Corporate Governance Review 2013 by supplying the Norwegian chapter. The Review is published by Law Business Research Ltd and contains information about regulations and recommendations for corporate governance in 31 jurisdictions. The Norwegian chapter was authored by partners Terje Gulbrandsen and Odd Moe.