Erlend Balsvik has extensive experience in transactions and corporate restructuring, especially within industries such as information and communication technology, construction, renewable energy, and real estate.

He has assisted with the completion of several mergers and acquisitions of small and medium sized companies. In’s statistics he is credited as leading legal counsel in more than 20 transactions in recent years. He has also assisted a wide range of companies with preparation for sale and/or capital injections.

Erlend has experience from litigation and has argued several company law cases before the courts in the last few years. Specifically, he has worked on cases relating to board liabilities and rights.

Erlend regularly gives talks and seminars on different topics, such as the seminar M&A – acquisition and sale of companies. He has also published several articles on company law, board liability, technology, and intellectual property law. Recently he also published a series of articles in the Norwegian certified auditors’ magazine “Revisjon og Regnskap” about co-ownership and incentive schemes.

He also has experience as a board member of companies within the industries of energy, construction and finance, and leader of committees, such as the control committee for Kredinor Finans AS. Erlend also assists banks and financial technology companies in questions relating to regulatory framework conditions.

Awards and rankings

In the ranking agency The Legal 500’s 2021 publication Erlend is described by clients as “…a very knowledgeable specialist who supports, challenges and guides the processes.” The Legal 500 also recommended him within Commercial, Corporate and M&A in 2019, 2020, and 2021. In 2020, he was also recommended in the Insurance category as both an “M&A expert” and “a regulatory expert”.


  • 1992
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo

Work experience

  • 2018–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 2005–2018
    Partner, Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS
  • 2003–2004
    Attorney, Simonsen Føyen Advokatfirma DA
  • 1999–2003
    Attorney, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA
  • 1997–1999
    Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Stray Vyrje & Co
  • 1995–1997
    Deputy judge/acting district court judge, Skien og Porsgrunn district court
  • 1993–1995
    Associate, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech Advokatfirma

Articles by Erlend

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