Transactions and company law

Lawyer Lawfirm Oslo Norway Transaction Company Law Mergers Acquisitions

Transactions and company law is an important area for Rime. Our lawyers have a thorough knowledge of company law issues, and possess considerable expertise related to company law and transactions. We are regularly advising our national and international corporate clients with respect to company law issues, transactions and restructurings.

Core expertise:

Rime has focused on transactions relating to small and medium sized companies. Several of our partners have experience in both large and complex transactions, experience that we take advantage of when working with transactions in the SME market. Our clients include national and international companies, investors and advisors in the transaction processes. Our advice includes both purchase and sale of companies, purchase and sale of assets, mergers and demergers.

Rime’s international network of lawyers (Lawyers Associated Worldwide) and our experience in working cross-border is a particular strength of our transaction oriented business.

Advice on company structure and company law issues
Company law is in many ways the foundation of all business activities. Rime has extensive experience as advisors in all areas of company law. This includes finding solutions tailored to each business within the framework of corporate legislation.

Handling a company also regularly raises a lot of day-to-day issues, like finding the answer to specific company law questions and preparing appropriate documentation for resolutions to be passed. We regularly assist management and shareholders in respect of this kind of issues.

Shareholder agreements/joint ventures
In small and medium-sized companies with a small number of owners, entering into shareholder agreements to regulate the relationship between the owners may be appropriate. Shareholder agreements governing the cooperation between the owners will contribute to secure a good working relationship in a way that laws and regulations can not, and shareholder agreements may provide useful guidelines for dealing with disagreements and conflicts. Rime assists in drafting appropriate shareholder agreements.

In many situations it may be appropriate and necessary to carry out a reorganization of the business without changing the underlying ownership. Reorganization may be due to the optimization of operations, planning for future sale or merger, or have tax reasons. Rime provides advice related to restructuring, corporate law and other interdisciplinary assistance related to implementation of the reorganization.

Directors’ liability
The legal requirements for directors and management are becoming more extensive, and failure to comply with these requirements may lead to both civil and criminal liability. Given Rime’s extensive bankruptcy practice, we have gained broad experience related to counseling and litigation relating to such matters. We also advise related to the establishment of procedures to ensure compliance with the regulations.

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If you have any questions regarding transactions and company law, please get in touch with
Harald Sætermo
Phone: +47 906 50 410