Chambers Europe, en publikasjon som rangerer advokater og advokatfirmaer, har i dag offentliggjort resultatene for 2013.

Chambers Europe om Bull & Co:

Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement
Andreas Wahl heads the competition and public procurement department at Bull & Co. He has practised in the procurement field for many years and «is very good at being hands-on and following up,» according to one satisfied client.

Intellectual Property
This group is especially strong in copyright issues related to the film and TV industry and has many clients in this field. It also handles counterfeit goods cases, unfair competition, trade marks and patents. The team has expertise in the IT sector and assists clients with e-commerce, marketing, data protection and consumer rights. A significant client is the Nobel Peace Center.

Sources say: «The excellent advice earned it a gold star in our book.»

Senior statesman Amund Grimstad is highly regarded by clients for his technical understanding. He advises generic pharmaceutical companies on patent matters and is also a leading authority on marketing law.

Practice head Kristine Madsen has previous experience in the IT industry and brings this considerable expertise to a variety of IT and IP matters.

Trade marks and unfair competition specialist Bente Holmvang «inspires confidence,» according to clients. She assists Puma Norge with trade mark protection and enforcement on a continuous basis.

Tom Eilertsen stands out for his extensive knowledge of the film and TV sector. Clients say: «He knows our business and is a good listener.» He advises film production and distribution company Filmkameratene on a variety of IP and rights clearance issues.

As part of a broad commercial practice Rune Nordengen advises on a range of IP matters. He assists a number of pharmaceutical companies and has much experience of counterfeit goods cases.

Restructuring/Insolvency
This group enters the rankings this year having received excellent client feedback. The talented two-partner team advises on both domestic and cross-border restructurings, and recently assisted SEB Merchant Bank with a major EUR100 million restructuring and refinancing.

Sources say: “They are very helpful, deliver on time, and you can always get an answer from the person you are working with.»

The “outstanding” Siv Sandvik heads the firm’s cross-border insolvency team and remains one of the most prominent lawyers in the field. Market sources commend her “good business sense and flexibility.” SEB Merchant Bank is a client.

Kristoffer Aasebø is responsible for the firm’s domestic insolvency practice and recently advised Storebrand Bank on aspects of the Factor Real Estate Group’s NOK1 billion bankruptcy. Valued by clients for his service-oriented approach, he is considered one of the rising stars of the insolvency industry. “He is excellent. He will go far,” says one interviewee.