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Mira Levand Bergsland is a specialist in matters of insolvency and bankruptcy law.

Mira has been working with restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy law since 2012, as a lawyer for banks, financial institutions, private and listed companies, and as a bankruptcy trustee. She works with a wide range of issues within the mentioned fields, such as debt refinancing, reorganization of corporate structures, securing creditor interests, etc. She also regularly works with M&A transactions and other corporate legal issues, in connection with restructuring and insolvency assignments, but also generally.

Mira has extensive experience from complex and comprehensive restructurings of companies in the oil/shipping sector, and from administering some of Norway's largest bankruptcy estates. Since 2022, she has been appointed as a bankruptcy trustee by the Oslo District Court.

Mira has also assisted real estate companies and other businesses with property law issues and transactions, including due diligence reviews, preparation of bids and purchase contracts, ground lease rights, tenancy law, planning and building law, lease contracts, forced evictions, and sectioning.

Mira is the author of the law commentary on the Wage Guarantee Act (Act of 14 December 1973 No. 61 on state guarantee for wage claims in bankruptcy, etc.), as well as the notes to the same law on www.lovdata.no.

Awards and rankings

Mira is ranked in first place in the "up and coming" category for Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law in Finansavisen's lawyer survey in 2033, up from third place in 2031. She is also highlighted in Legal 500 as a "key lawyer" for several consecutive years, where clients report that"Mira Bergsland has excellent legal skills, is nice to work with and is always focused on finding the best solution" (2022) and that she is "highly skilled lawyer[-s] with a very good understanding of commercial aspects" (2023).

Education

  • 2015
    Practising certificate
  • 2012
    Master of Laws, University of Bergen
  • 2011
    Special subjects, Faculty of Law, University of Glasgow

Work experience

  • 2024
    Partner, Bull
  • 2023
    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2019-2023
    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2015
    External examiner, University of Bergen
  • 2015
    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2014-2015
    Deputy Judge, Oslo County Court
  • 2012-2014
    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2012
    Scholarship holder, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2010-2011
    Trainee

Publications and talks

  • 2014
    Contributor to the book 100 næringseiendomstips (100 commercial real estate tips), Wikborg Rein 2014
  • 2021
    Author of the legal commentary to the Wage Guarantee law, titled "Lønnsgarantien Lovkommentar", Universitetsforlaget