Private Equity & Venture Capital

Schjødt has a market leading Private Equity and Venture Capital group in Norway. No other Norwegian law firm has advised on more Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions in the Norwegian market over the last years (source: MergerMarket). We assist private equity and venture capital houses in making investments locally, and globally in cross-border transactions.

We advise a large number of Norwegian, nordic and international private equity funds in their investment and divestment activities in Norway. We offer sophisticated advice for the full life cycle of an investment or portfolio company.

Our range of services include public and private M&A, debt financing of M&A transactions, incentive structures, MBOs, IPOs, due diligence reviews and regulatory advice and public filings.  We also advice on Norwegian and international fund formations, representing both general partners and limited partners, and establish management and advisory structures.

As part of our services to the private equity and venture capital houses, we also represent portfolio companies in their daily activities, including advice on IPR protection, corporate law, commercial contracts and negotiations, labour law, public permits and licenses, tax, etc.

We are consistently ranked by international legal rating bureaus as one of the leading private equity and venture capital law firms in Norway.

Primary contacts

Knut Smith-Erichsen
Einar Caspersen


Andreas Lowzow
Einar Caspersen
Jon Kristian Sjåtil
Knut Smith-Erichsen
Morten Foros Krohnstad
Odd Erik Johansen
Preben Willoch
Robert Romansky
Sindre Søndenå Andersen
Thomas Aanmoen
Viggo Bang-Hansen
Birgit Midtbust
Harald Blaauw
Contact us


Ruseløkkveien 14

P.O.Box 2444 Solli

NO-0201 Oslo

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


C. Sundts gate 17

P.O.Box 2022 Nordnes

NO-5817 Bergen

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


Kongsgårdbakken 3

P.O.Box 440

NO-4002 Stavanger

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


Notenesgata 14

P.O.Box 996 Sentrum

NO-6001 Ålesund

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


48 Gracechurch Street

London EC3V 0EJ

United Kingdom

t: +44 203 322 9998

f: +47 22 83 17 12