Banking & Finance



We offer legal advice in all aspects of financing law for a wide range of industries - both locally and globally.

Legal advisors in finance transactions and other banking and finance related matters are facing continually increasing market expectations. Complex finance transactions demand insight and broad experience, solid structuring, tailored documentation and professional administration of the transaction process.

DLA Piper’s Banking and Finance team in Oslo works for market leading banks, investors and funds, as well as other international participants in the finance and capital markets. We also assist borrowers and bond issuers, and provide assistance on other structured finance arrangements.

Our international reach, as well as our ability to provide a seamless service for our clients with colleagues in over 40 countries, is unique in the Norwegian market. We have easy access to lawyers across more than 00 offices, including in the world’s major financial centres such as New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore and in key growth economies such as Africa, South America and parts of Asia. We are therefore also uniquely positioned to advise on Norwegian, English, American and other countries’ law.

As a global law firm we are able to keep abreast of market developments internationally, and can provide our clients with an insight into the most recent trends affecting our clients’ businesses across the world.

We focus on the following areas:

  • Acquisition finance; private and public companies
  • Real estate financing; investment and development projects
  • Asset financing; financing of, and transactions in relation to, ships, offshore installations and aircraft
  • Energy and infrastructure projects, including project finance and Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

We assist with structuring, documenting, negotiating, administration and completion of both entirely local transactions as well as complex cross border transactions. We provide practical solutions that preserve the commercial aspects of any transaction.

Our approach is to draft simple, clear and transparent contract terms. We are skilled technicians, deliver efficiently on legal questions and challenges, and administrate the transaction process professionally.

    Finance Regulation

    We have a specialised and dedicated team of lawyers who work on finance regulatory matters in relation to banks, funds, finance companies, payment institutions and investment firms, as well as institutions part of the financial infrastructure in the capital markets.

    Our practice covers both advice within the legal framework for finance institutions, investment firms and funds, as well as transaction assistance in relation to the issue of corporate bonds.

    We assist banks, payment institutions, finance companies, full service investment firms and smaller companies specialised within asset management, investment advice and electronic trading.

    We assist in matters related to licensing, organisation, capital requirements and the drafting and development of customer documentation, services and products.

    We have a particular focus on Norwegian companies’ adaptation to emerging EU legislation and other new regulations. As part of a global law firm, we also advise our non-Norwegian institutional clients operating in the Norwegian market on a regular basis. Our Norwegian team forms part of and regularly works with DLA Piper’s finance regulatory teams located in the other Nordic countries, EU and US.