Robert Sveen mainly works with M&A, Private Equity, ECM and securities law. Robert has more than 25 years' experience in international private and public cross-border transactions, and he routinely represents both larger international Private Equity funds, the Norwegian State, international investment banks and publicly and privately held companies in such transactions. Working within this area for many years, Robert has developed particular expertise in leading transactions involving multiple jurisdictions, including also capital market transactions such as initial public offerings (IPO's) and "public-to-private-transactions". Robert's practice also covers general securities, company and accounting law matters. The international rating agencies Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 promote Robert as one of the leading transaction lawyers in Norway. Robert currently chairs and holds non-executive board positions in several private companies, and he has broad experience with corporate governance questions. Robert is co-head of Selmer's international desk.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2000 - 2011
Partner and Head of Corporate Department – Advokatfirmaet Steenstrup Stordrange DA
1994 - 2000
Senior Associate – Advokatfirmaet BA-HR
1993 - 1994
Assistant – Judge Advocate General


1989 - 1992
Cand.jur. – University of Oslo


Float guide for initial public offering
How to float/list a company on the Norwegian Stock Exchange
Norway – In: The Corporate Governance Review. London
Norway – In: Getting the Deal Through: Private Equity in 33 jurisdictions worldwide
Norway – In: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions