Financial regulatory

Our experienced lawyers act for and advise a wide range of Norwegian and foreign financial market participants.

Our experienced lawyers act for and advise a wide range of Norwegian and foreign financial market participants, including banks, credit institutions, insurance undertakings, investment firms, payment service providers, management companies, market infrastructure players, pension funds, fintech firms, virtual currency services providers, as well as agents and intermediaries, and other entities that operate in the financial market.

Financial services and the regulations that govern them continually evolve, and we strive to be at the forefront of new legislative and regulatory frameworks, working closely with and advising our clients.

We resolve complex problems while delivering clear, practical advice, and clients come to us for bespoke advice on the full range of regulatory issues.

Our experts on asset management help clients facing demands for superior performance from their investors to implement the optimal economic, regulatory, and commercial strategies.

We have the industry knowledge to address our clients’ needs and is experienced across a wide range of fund types – UCITS and alternative investment funds – including stock funds, bond funds, money market funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, impact funds, private equity funds and venture funds.

Our financial regulatory team also assist on the sustainable finance regulation frequently, advising financial market participants on interpretation and implementation of the regulations on its business.

We assist on

Financial regulatory

  • Establishment, structuring and authorisation
  • Operating conditions
  • Operational policies, including AML/CTF
  • Compliance and risk management
  • Regulatory change projects
  • Securities trading and brokerage
  • Market conduct issues
  • New payment products and services
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Clearance and settlement matters
  • Cross-border operations out of and into Norway
  • Investigations and enforcement actions by regulatory bodies

Asset management

  • Establishing new asset management businesses, hereunder advising on the constitutional and governance documentation for the business (such as shareholders’ agreements and incentive programs), as well as assistance with applications for authorisation
  • Structuring and establishing investment fund vehicles, hereunder drafting necessary documentation (such as term sheets, application forms, shareholders’ agreements, and management agreements)
  • Marketing and distribution to retail and professional investors, both domestic and cross-border out of and into Norway, hereunder assistance with applications for marketing authorisations
  • Domestic and EU regulatory and compliance issues
  • ESG (environmental, social and governance) related issues applicable to funds, their managers, and their investors
  • Custody services