Norwegian law firms Vogt & Wiig and Simonsen merge

The Norwegian law firms Simonsen and Vogt & Wiig have decided to merge. The merger will create one of Norway’s most powerful firms of lawyers, especially within shipping, offshore, oil and gas. Through the merger, the company’s clients will have accessibility to the network and offices in all major cities in Norway and Singapore.

The combination of Simonsen’s international presence within oil and gas, strong relations to oil producing countries, the longstanding and close ties to the shipping industry of both firms and Vogt & Wiig’s presence in Singapore will form a unique platform for further development and growth.

Through the longstanding international activities and network of lawyers of both firms, the company believes that its clients will be secured top quality service in any jurisdiction.

The merger will be effective on 1 January 2013. The merged firm “Simonsen Vogt Wiig” will count approximately 180 lawyers. The main office will be in Oslo with offices in Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim, Tromsø and Singapore.

Mona Søyland will be the Managing Partner and Frithjof Herlofsen the chair of the new firm.

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