Roar Cordes Nilsson

Lawyer - partner

Roar Cordes Nilsson has worked for 7 years in banking and insurance in addition to 23 years in other legal practice, where the main field of work has been contract law and company law. Nilsson has very high qualifications in English-language contract work. He is also one of the few Norwegian lawyers with expertise in the aviation field. Nilsson assists several airline companies with corporate law, contract law (purchase/sale/rental/hiring/maintenance etc.), as well as issues regarding regulatory matters.
Roar Cordes Nilsson also works with contracts related to real estate and is permitted to operate real estate brokerage. He has experience from due diligence in major real estate transactions, and has assisted with the implementation of negotiations and settlement function. 


2011 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Mageli DA
2010 - 2011 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Mageli ANS
2003 - 2009 Lawyer, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA
2002 - 2003 Assistant Bank manager, Den Norske Bank, procurement
1997 - 2002 Lawyer, Manager of the legal section, Norlandsbanken ASA, Oslo Department
1996 - 1997 Lawyer, Advokatene Aadland, Nilsson & Warpe
1993 - 1996 Associate, Advokat Arne Vadset
1993 Case worker, lending section, Vital Forsikring AS


1996 Practicing certificate
1993 Law degree, University of Oslo
1993 Special subject - Police law ( University of Bergen)
1992 European market Law (EU Law) ( University of Oslo)


2007 - 2009 SIMONSEN Advokatfirma DA, board member
2003  Pronordica S.A. (Spanish DnBNOR-owned real Estate company), chairman of
2000 - 2007 the board
2000 - 2007 Helicopter Rental Group AS, board member
2000 - 2005 Heli-Rent AS (Swedish airline company), board member
1993 - 2003 Freja Finance S.A. (Bank of Luxembourg), board member
1993 - 1994 Regular lecturer on the subject of Business Law at the Norwegian Business
2003 - School
2016 - Lecturer in the subject European market law at the Norwegian School of Economics
Member of the European Air Law Association
Member of the Nordic Contact Group for the Aviation Working Group


2016 PLC Cross Border Handbooks; Secured Lending cross border


Scandinavian, English



Employment Law
Inheritance and family
Banking and finance
Child welfare
Energy law
Building and construction law
Tort law
EU/EEA and competition law
Real estate
Public administrative law
General agreement and contract law
Intellectual property law
Bankruptcy and restructuring
Commercial real estate
Allodial law
Public procurement
Planning and building law
Litigation and dispute resolution
Company law and transactions
Tax law
Expert assessment and expropriation
Criminal law
Industry, commerce, finance
Family, inheritance and probate
Property and construction
Public sector
Oslo, Arbeidsrett, Bank og finans, Generell avtale og kontraktsrett, Konkursrett, Luftfart, Næringseiendom, Selskapsrett og transaksjoner
Roar Cordes Nilsson has been a regular lecturer at the Norwegian Business School on the subject of "Business Law" and at the Norwegian School of Economics on the subject "European market law".
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