Bernt Olav Steinland

Partner, LawyerOslo

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Bernt Olav Steinland is an expert on financial regulatory issues. He has in-depth expertise within framework conditions for enterprises subject to financial supervision, and extensive experience as an adviser in matters involving the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (FSA) and the Ministry of Finance. He advises both national and international financial institutions, investment firms and other parties subject to regulation by the FSA. Bernt Olav is also highly experienced within all aspects of securities law. He has particular focus on structural changes within the savings bank sector, and has advised in a majority of the mergers, private placements and other capital market transactions within this sector during recent years. His practice also includes advising in relation to the establishment of new enterprises subject to supervision, as well as compliance issues, including issues arising in connection with on-site inspections by the FSA. Bernt Olav is ranked as "Leading Lawyer" by the International Financial Law Review in the category "Banking, Financial Services, Insurance". He is also recommended as one of the leading Norwegian banking and financial lawyers by the rating agencies Chambers and The Legal 500. Bernt Olav is a strong communicator and serves widely in the financial sector as a speaker on financial regulatory issues.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2004 - 2009
Associate/Senior Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
Stagiaire – European Commission, Brussels
2000 - 2003
Legal Adviser – FSA, Section for Securities Institutions
1999 - 2000
Senior Executive Officer – FSA, Section for Estate Agencies and Brokers, Debt Collection Firms


Cand.jur. – University of Oslo