International approach

A client-centred international focus

Our international approach is set up to best serve our clients’ needs, with a strong relationship-focused network, and lawyers with significant international experience. We assist Norwegian-headquartered companies with establishing a presence overseas and we assist foreign companies operating in or seeking to establish a presence in Norway. We often use our extensive international network of law firms and partners, which covers more than 100 jurisdictions and is the result of systematic work and long-term relationships. The network consists exclusively of top tier firms, and is managed closely by our international committee. 

Our experience

From our base in Oslo and Trondheim, we assist our clients wherever they are or want to go in the world. We advise Norwegian companies on a wide range of international matters, cooperating seamlessly across borders and ensuring our clients receive a clear and consistent interface. We ensure they are up to date with international best practice and trends of importance to Norwegian-headquartered businesses. We also regularly assist foreign companies in Norway, and have in-depth experience with matters before the EFTA Court and the European Court of Human Rights. 

Our people

Many of our lawyers were educated in or have work experience from significant jurisdictions outside Norway, with a significant number also having current overseas practicing qualifications (such as for England, the US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark)Their international competence gives us a natural ability to build cross-border bridges and makes us a preferred legal advisor in cross-border transactions or matters. Many of our lawyers have also been on secondments to international law firms and we regularly host international secondments in return. 

International recognition

Wiersholm has top rankings in the largest international legal guides such as Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. The firm is also top-ranked as Band 1 in the category of International & Cross-Border Capabilites in Chambers Global.

Chambers Global 2023

Doing business in Norway?

Our team of lawyers comprises leading experts in the field, providing comprehensive legal services. We act as your primary point of contact and trusted advisor throughout strategic processes. For international entities either operating in the Norwegian market or considering entry, we have curated a valuable collection of resources. These resources offer a comprehensive overview and address common questions related to the Norwegian business landscape.