Friday night, (07.04.2017) managing partner Nils H. Thommessen received Chambers & Partners’ exclusive award “Norwegian Law Firm of the Year 2017” at Chambers Europe Awards 2017 in London. Wiersholm was nominated along with BA-HR, Schjødt, Thommessen and Wikborg Rein.
This award comes in addition to The Lawyer’s prestigious “Nordic Law Firm of the Year” award that we received in March. Our competitors then were Borenius (Finland) Dittmar & Indrenius (Finland), Krogerus (Finland), Kromann Reumert, (Denmark) Magnusson (Denmark) and Thommessen (Norway).
Chambers has been ranking the best commercial lawyers since 1990 and now covers 185 jurisdictions. Chambers and Partners is regarded as leading when it comes to giving clients insight into the lawyers’ expertise.
The award in Chambers’ own words:
“These awards honour the work of national and international law firms across Europe on the basis of research for the upcoming edition of Chambers Europe. They recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key countries in the region. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”
The reason for awarding Wiersholm the prize this year is:
“Backing up a strong year of growth within the firm, Wiersholm receives strong endorsements from clients across multiple industries and practice areas, with many confirming the practice as a leading player in the Norwegian market and marvelling at its high standards of service and its wide-ranging expertise. The firm consistently achieves high rankings in all its core areas, with a notably strong track record in transaction. The firm is also distinguished by its impressive experience in handling complex contentious cases, including employment disputes, restructuring matters and insolvency cases and cross-border financial claims.”
– We are honoured that the world’s leading independent ranking firm recognises our position in the Norwegian market, says managing partner Nils H. Thommessen. “Winning two out of the most important and prestigious awards in the course of four weeks makes us extremely proud. We work continuously to exceed the expectations and to deliver the best quality to our clients. We are both thrilled and motivated by this attention. Recognitions like these give us extra boost to create values for our clients by offering market-leading and innovative advice”, he adds.