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Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS  

Legal Services | Norway

tel: +47 21 95 55 00 | fax: +47 2195 55 01
P.O. Box 2043 Vika | Oslo | N-0125 | Norway

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS's Overview

Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a leading business law firm with offices in all major cities in Norway and Singapore. Our 180 lawyers assist all key industries, and build lasting relationships with our clients by combining inbound business acumen and legal expertise in counseling. High quality at all levels to be guiding principles for our business. Through cooperation and availability, we arrange for relevant and effective communication and advice to our clients. We have the capacity to be both specialized and versatile, and expertise to solve the most demanding problems and the major missions.

  • Year this Office was Established: 2013
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 7
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 180

Languages: English, French, Portugese, German, Scandinavian languages, Icelandic, Mandarin, Greek, Vietnamese


Areas of Practice
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Climate and Renewable Energy
  • Communications, IT and media
  • Compliance and Scrutiny
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • EU / EEA and Competition
  • FinTech
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • IT, Privacy and Data Security
  • Minerals and Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal Injury law
  • Public Procurement
  • Public Sector
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Shipping and Offshore
  • Stock Exchange and Securities
  • Taxes and Duties

Gun jumping in merger cases – Important clarifications by the ECJ
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, July 2018

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") on 31 May came with important clarifications regarding the implementation of mergers before merger clearance, so called "gun jumping." The topic often arises in merger cases where the parties have "signed the deal" but are awaiting clearance by the relevant competition authority...

A Reality Check for Autonomous Shipping in 2018
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, April 2018

  Autonomous vessels are generating increasing interest in the shipping industry, both due to novelty and promising commercial benefits. However, despite all the buzz actual investments in projects involving autonomous vessels remain few and far between. This article will take a closer look at the commercial and legal realities explaining why there is no imminent sea change in sight. To the observer it is striking that much of the technology underpinning autonomous vessels has been in use for many years with several vessel designs already developed...

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GlaxoSmithKline's Purple Coloring on Inhalers has not Acquired Distinctive Meaning as a Trademark in Norway
, April 2018

Norway's Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the color purple had acquired distinctive (or secondary) meaning as trademark for the drug Seretide (HR-2017-2356-A). GlaxoSmithKline AS ("GSK") owns the drug, which it launched in 1999 as a first of its kind combination drug formula for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ("COPD"). Patients inhale the drug via a dry-powder inhaler (named Diskus) or an aerosol spray. The patent protecting Seretide expired in 2014, after which competing drug manufacturers were free to produce and sell their own generic versions of the drug...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig strengthens its litigation practice
Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, September 2017

Seasoned litigator Christian Reusch joins Simonsen Vogt Wiig's litigation team. He comes from the Attorney General's office, which serves as the Norwegian Government's legal advisors and litigators in high profile and important matters on behalf of the state. Previously, he also held a position as a specialist director at the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister. Mr. Reusch is highly regarded as a leading lawyer in civil procedure matters and is a recognized speaker and author in the civil litigation field. Christian was admitted to the Supreme Court already in 2003. He has pleaded a significant number of high profile cases before the Appeal Courts and the Supreme Court...

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