Area of expertise

  • Finance and Capital Markets,
  • Restructuring

As a restructuring and financing specialist, Magnus advises creditors and debtors on restructuring and debt financing, including bank and bond financing.   ​

On the restructuring side, Magnus has lead the firm’s work on several high-profile, complex cross-border processes over recent years, involving in and out of court processes, Norwegian and international. The restructurings regularly involve intricate structures and complex stakeholder constellations and cover a range of industry sectors, including renewable energy, shipping, offshore, telecom and technology companies. ​

On the debt side, Magnus has broad experience with cross-border bank and bond financing structures within a range of different industry sectors, including telecom, renewable energy, NPL, shipping and offshore. ​

Magnus has previously worked as an in-house legal advisor in DNB Bank ASA’s department of shipping and offshore on a secondment lasting two years where he amongst other things worked on financing and restructuring within shipping, offshore and aviation.

Magnus Tønseth – Highly energetic and always with a positive attitude. Strong work capacity and professional attitude. Strong interpersonal skills. Makes complicated matters look easy. - Magnus Tønseth stand out as always delivering very high quality work. - Both Mr. Sjøquist (Head of BAHR’s Finance Group) and Mr Tønseth provide very good legal advice. They tend to have a very good view of the various transactions and have a practical approach to solving legal problems. They lead a team of very skilled younger lawyers and provide top-class services.

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Work experience

  • 2019 - present - Partner, BAHR
  • 2013 - 2018 - Senior Associate, BAHR
  • 2012 - 2013 - Associate, BAHR
  • 2010 - 2012 - Secondment, DNB Bank ASA - Shipping, Offshore & Logistics. Transaction and Advisory Team
  • 2008 - 2012 - Associate, BAHR


  • 2008 - Master of Law, University of Oslo
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