Area of expertise

  • Finance and Capital Markets,
  • Restructuring

Magnus Tønseth is a part of BAHR’s Finance group and advises lenders and borrowers on bank and bond financings and restructuring and has extensive experience within energy, shipping and offshore. The transactions involve complex structures accross various jurisdictions. Magnus has considerable experience with large and complex international processes and project management and led BAHR’s work with the restructuring of Seadrill Ltd. (2016-2018).

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.

The Legal 500 EMEA

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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