John Aa. Sveinsvold has more than 25 years of experience in business law, as well as extensive experience as a board member. He has expertise in M&A, contract negotiations and dispute resolution. John has led and assisted in a considerable number of major restructuring and transaction cases, cross-border acquisitions, business transfers and other equity transactions.

John has in-depth knowledge of corporate law, and he assists clients, including other law firms, with a number of different corporate legal issues, from matters relating to boards of directors liability to issuances by listed companies.

John is recognised for his expertise in the area of Commercial, Corporate and M&A by Legal 500. His colleagues in the industry describe him as a leading lawyer with his in-depth knowledge of the Norwegian Public Limited Liability Companies Act.


Norwegian and English

2012 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2003 - 2012 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
2001 - 2003 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
1997 - 2001 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers
1995 - 1997 Legal department, The Ministry of Justice
1999 Lawyers' practising certificate
1995 Master of Laws, University of Oslo
Recommended (2014-2024) Commercial, corporate and M&A Legal 500 2024