Area of expertise

  • Banking and Finance,
  • Debt Capital Markets,
  • Restructuring

Richard Sjøqvist is head of BAHR’s Finance practice group and his broad practice includes syndicated lending and acquisition finance, bond issues, restructuring and insolvency. He also chairs the firm’s Restructuring Group. Before joining BAHR, Richard was in-house counsel at leading Nordic bank DNB (formerly DnB NOR), where he headed the bank’s legal debt capital and restructuring team, whose remit included shipping, aviation, property, financial institutions and industrial enterprise. Richard has been involved in several high-profile restructurings in recent years, and has also been in charge of some of the firm’s largest financial transaction instructions. Richard and the firm’s Banking and Restructuring Group have been awarded top rankings by publications such as the IFLR, Legal 500 and Chambers.

“He is a deal-maker who understands commercial aspects as well as legal aspects, and he can use the law to make his clients' objectives happen.”

Chambers Europe

Work experience

  • 2006 - present - Partner, BAHR
  • 2001 - 2005 - Attorney and Head of corporate finance, Legal department, DnB NOR Bank ASA
  • 1999 - 2001 - Group Corporate Secretary, DnB Holding ASA (DnB NOR ASA)
  • 1995 - 1999 - Attorney and Head of corporate finance, Legal department , Den norske Bank ASA
  • 1994 - Attorney, Sinclair Roche & Temperley (England)
  • 1989 - 1993 - Associate and attorney, Den norske Bank ASA


  • 1989 - LL.M., University of Exeter, England
  • 1987 - Cand. jur, University of Oslo
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