Chambers Europe 2018
Ro Sommernes is top ranked by Chambers Europe and recommended within real estate. Seven of our lawyers were highlighted within their area of expertise.
In March 2018, the rankings of Chambers Europe were released. Chambers and Partners is a recognized legal rating agency that annually ranks lawyers and law firms based on thorough investigations. Chambers and Partners ranks law firms in Bands from 1 to 6, where 1 is the best. The ranking is based on corporate legal skills, professional behavior, client management, commercial capabilities, thoroughness, dedication and other qualities that are considered important to clients.
Ro Sommernes law firm has for several years been in the top level in terms of insolvency and restructuring, and was again ranked among the best in the country in this field of expertise in 2018. In addition, Knut Ro, Håvard Wiker, Nils Holger Koefoed og Erik Sandtrø were highlighted as particularly skilled in insolvency and restructuring. Knut Ro was ranked as «Star Individual» in this field and was described as «the godfather of Norwegian bankruptcy». Nils Holger Koefoed entered the ranking this year on the back of strong market feedback, with clients saying: «He has practical and strategic understanding of business and a strong ability to negotiate with creditors.».
The firm's department of real estate and two of it's partners were also highlighted by Chambers. Our real estate team is acknowledged for its «particular expertise handling matters related to hotel operation and investment». Clients note that they are «very good at expediting the process and are hands-on». Further clients state that the department has «high-quality teams with good depth» and ads that «the service was great». Partner Henrik Christensen is particularly recommended by his clients for his «commercial awareness and effectiveness» and for being «solution-oriented». Partner Nils Petter Hansson is praised for «wealth of experience representing clients in commercial real estate matters, as well as litigation and general M&A».
Erling Lind has over the years consistently been ranked as one of Norway's most prominent lawyers in the shipping and oil service sectors and was ranked as «Senior Statesmen» in his field this year. Clients note that he is «very efficient» and «helpful».
We appreciate the feedback and recognition from our clients, and let it serve as inspiration.