Partner Banking & Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency
Siv has extensive experience in banking and finance as well as from company restructuring and other insolvency related transactions, often of an international nature. Siv also has extensive experience with cross-border restructuring in the shipping and offshore industry. For many years she has been one of Norway's most prominent lawyers in these areas and is highly recommended in international ratings.
Siv advises banks, investment firms and other financial services companies. She has broad experience as legal advisor for shareholders and boards of directors in major corporations experiencing financial stress, in addition to holding board positions in state-owned and listed companies. Siv has been chairperson of the control committee (Norw.: Kontrollkomité) in several banks and other financial institutions and was, inter alia, appointed by The Ministry of Finance as a member of the Board of Administrators of Kaupthing Bank in Norway. Siv has handled more than a thousand bankruptcies as appointed trustee and has extensive experience with investigations as a result of this and other investigation assignments.
She is Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute, which is a non-profit organization with very limited participants globally, where experts (regardless of education) that are considered the most experienced and respected in international insolvency are invited. She is also the former Chairman (due to time-limited term) of the Bar Association's legislative committee within the area bankruptcy, composition, liens, enforcement and collection.
Siv is an experienced speaker on her fields, and regularly gives talks at home and abroad. She is often invited to write about Norwegian conditions in international studies and publications undertaken by larger institutions like the World Bank, various UN agencies, prestigious publishers, universities and other large and/or international interest groups.
Siv is ranked among Norway's most prominent lawyers in banking and finance and insolvency in Finansavisen's lawyer survey as well as in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
"Siv Sandvik is an impressive practitioner who receives plaudits for her knowledge of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. One client enthuses "She is one of my favourites. She is extremely experienced and has an enormous working capacity." Recent work include handling restructuring negotiations and assisting with issues relating to loan documentation." (Chambers 2016)