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Finance

Finance

Changes to the capital adequacy rules for banks, insurance companies and credit institutions have meant that financial institutions are being compelled to reconsider their balance-sheet positions. In demanding times there is a need to strengthen the Norwegian debt market. Law firms can contribute to this by assisting with the development of financial instruments and techniques.

Our services

Our team has advised a wide range of financial institutions, including investment and retail banks, insurers and reinsurers, asset managers, investment funds, leasing companies and others. As well as more straightforward lender and borrower work, our expertise extends across the entire field, from the regulatory framework and payments services to complex derivatives trading. We collaborate closely with other centres of expertise across the firm to provide the very best advice to our clients. We are particularly well-known for working on major international syndicated transactions, bond issuances, and the creation of bond programmes, both in Norway and abroad. BA-HR is also highly thought of in connection with cutting-edge financial services’ regulatory matters.

Corporate

BA-HR’s Corporate team works in a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on oil & gas, oil services, banking and finance, shipping, private equity, real estate, pharmaceuticals and consumer/retail. The team draws on expertise from across the firm to bring clients a comprehensive service with a commercial outlook.

Our services

Clients expect first class, effective and practically-oriented advice. It should meet the highest international standards, as well as show an in-depth understanding of their strategic and commercial goals. The Corporate team has the capability, resources, experience and drive to deliver. Handling anything from bolt-on acquisitions up to the very largest cross-border, transformational corporate transactions, we put together appropriately sized teams with the right competence, who can contribute to all stages of the deal, from the initial project review, to strategy, structuring, negotiations and drafting, all the way through to the post-acquisition implementation phase.

As shown by our consistent top ratings over the years, BA-HR has developed considerable expertise in stock exchange, securities, company and commercial law. The Corporate team’s work includes advising clients on IPOs, mergers, demergers, corporate restructurings, share issues, takeovers and bids, as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

A seamless approach to large, complex and often multijurisdictional corporate transactions is among the hallmarks of BA-HR’s practice. Many leading Norwegian and global clients turn to us for more complex and multijurisdictional work, knowing that our team has the broad international experience, knowledge and business acumen they require.