Chambers Europe 2019
Chambers Europe recently published its 2019 rankings. Ro Sommernes is top ranked and recommended, also this year, and several of our lawyers are pointed out as particularly competent within their practice areas.
The firm is top ranked within Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. It is also highly ranked within Real Estate. Seven of our lawyers are ranked amongst the best within their practice areas, two of whom are entitled "Senior Statespeople", which is a great distinction.
Chambers and Partners is a recognized ranking agency which annually ranks law firms and lawyers across Europe on the basis of in-depth analysis. The rankings are based on legal skills, professional conduct, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, efficiency and other qualities which are considered important to clients. The rankings divide lawyers and law firms into Bands, from 1 to 6, whereof Band 1 is the best (top ranking).
Ro Sommernes has for decades been top ranked within Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. Also this year the firm is ranked in Band 1. The firm is considered as one of the best firms in Norway within this practice area.
Knut Ro, described as "the godfather of Norwegian bankruptcy", is once again honoured as "Senior Statespeople". Sources describe him as "legendary in insolvency, still the number one".
Håvard Wiker, Erik Sandtrø and Nils Holger Koefoed are also top ranked within Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. Håvard Wiker, a well-known profile, is described as "one of the sharpest minds in insolvency law". Erik Sandtrø is acknowledged for his "vast experience in both bankruptcy and restructuring". Nils Holger Koefoed stands out as "practical and solution-oriented", getting excellent feedback from clients underlying that he has a "practical and strategic understanding of business and a strong ability to negotiate with creditors".
The firm's Real Estate department and two of the partners therein are also ranked amongst the best. The department is, in particular, recognized for its competence and experience within the hotel sector and investments. Henrik A. Christensen is described as "solution-oriented" and stands out with his "commercial awareness and effectiveness". Nils Petter Hansson is acknowledged for his "wealth of experience representing clients in commercial real estate matters".
Erling Lind is honoured as "Senior Statespeople" within shipping and offshore. Market sources describe him as "impressive, with a huge reputation and a huge amount of experience and intelligence".
We appreciate this recognition and will use it as inspiration for continued hard work.