Frank C. Aase is the Managing Partner at Brækhus. He is recognised for his expertise in restructuring and insolvency, as well as banking and financing. He has extensive experience in securing credit engagement and default management from his former position as a in-house lawyer in one of the largest banks in the Nordic region.

Furthermore, Frank has broad expertise in corporate law and assists both Norwegian and international clients with acquisitions, and company conversion and restructuring. He also has considerable experience with advising boards and creditors on issues related to board responsibilities and dispute resolution.

He is often appointed estate administrator for bankruptcy estates by the Oslo District Court. In 2022, he was appointed as leader of the Norwegian Bar Association’s law committee for liens, bankruptcy, enforcement, voluntary arrangement and debt collection.

Frank is recommended by Legal 500’s in the area of Commercial, Corporate and M&A, and by Chambers Europe as an up-and-coming lawyer in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency. He has also been ranked as one of Norway’s leading lawyers in the category of Bank and Finance, and as up-and-coming in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency in Finansavisen’s annual lawyer survey.

2019 Managing Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2016 - 2018 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2015 - 2016 Associate Partner, Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma
2014 - 2015 Lawyer, Tryg Forsikring
2010 - 2014 Lawyer, Group legal, Nordea Bank Norge
2007 - 2010 Associate/Lawyer, Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma
  • Appointed as leader of the Norwegian Bar Association’s law committee for liens, bankruptcy, enforcement, voluntary arrangement and debt collection.
  • Appointed as member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s law committee for liens, bankruptcy, enforcement, voluntary arrangement and debt collection.
2009 Lawyers' practising certificate
2007 Master of Laws, University of Oslo
Leading Lawyer (2021) Banking and Finance Finansavisen
Up and Coming (2017-2021) Restructuring and Insolvency Finansavisen
Recommended (2019-2021) Corporate, Commercial and M&A Legal 500
Up and coming (2020-2021) Restructuring and Insolvency Chambers and Partners
Up and coming (2022) Banking and Finance Finansavisen