Erlend Balsvik

Partner

Mobile: +47 934 90 713
Email: egb@bull.no

 

Main work areas

  • Company law
  • Transactions (M&A)
  • Option schemes and co-ownership
  • Corporate governance and board liability
  • Technology

Erlend has extensive experience with transactions and corporate restructuring in the IT, enterprise, renewable energy and real estate sectors. He also has extensive experience assisting growth companies in matters like fundraising, structuring, incentive programmes and intangible assets.

Through his work as a lawyer, Erlend has carried out a large number of acquisitions and mergers of small and medium-sized companies.  In Mergermarket.com’s statistics, he is credited as lead legal adviser on around 20 transaction in recent years. He has also assisted a number of owners with preparations for sale or capital infusions.

Erlend regularly holds seminars and lectures on various topics, such as the seminar “M&A—The Sale and Acquisition of Companies”, arranged by Advokatenes HR. He has written several professional articles on company law and board liability, as well as on technology and intellectual property—most recently a series of articles in Revisjon & Regnskap on co-ownership and incentive schemes..

Erlend has acted as Chairman on various boards and committees, including as Chairman of the Control Committee for Kredinor Finans AS. Today, Erlend advises several finance related technology companies, addressing issues such as regulatory framework conditions.

Erlend also has litigated cases within ​​company law in recent years, including issues related to board member liability and governance.

Ratings
Erlend is described to the ranking agency The Legal 500 (2019 edition) by clients as “a very analytical individual, who has a great ability to simplify the key issues and drive discussions towards a conclusion”. The Legal 500 recommends him within Commercial, corporate and M&A (2019 and 2020), regnognising him as an M&A expert and as a regulatory expert in the Insurance category (2020).

     

Education

The programme «Det verdiskapende styret» (The value-generating Board) at The Norwegian School of Management, 2010
Licence to practise law, 1995
Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo, 1992

Professional experience
Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, 2018-
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS, 2005-2018
Associate, Simonsen Føyen Advokatfirma DA, 2003-2004
Associate, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA, 1999-2003
Associate, Advokatfirmaet Stray Vyrje & Co, 1997-1999
Deputy Judge, The Office of the District Judge in Skien and Porsgrunn, 1995-1997
Associate, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech Advokatfirma, 1993-1995

Offices
Chairman of the Board, Becker Entreprenør AS, 2016-2017
Chairman of The International Lawyers Commission for Privacy Law, Communication and Freedom of Speech 2015-
Chairman of the Control Committee for Kredinor Finans AS, 2009-2016
Director, Oljeselskapet Norske AEDC AS, 2008-2014
Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Law Firm DA, 2002-2004

Memberships
Member of The Norwegian Bar Association.

Language
Norwegian
English