Accessing the US Capital Markets

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Joint Ræder and OTC Markets event focusing on the benefits of cross-trading in the U.S. capital markets for publicly-traded Norwegian companies. Learn how companies can expand their investor base in the U.S. without the cost and complexity of listing on an exchange.

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Carl Garmann Clausen, Partner at Raeder

Carl Garmann Clausen is a partner in Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS, a law firm in Oslo, Norway. A dual licensed attorney in both Norway and New York State, a considerable part of Carl’s work is focused on Norwegian-US cross border transactions. Carl advises publicly listed companies on Oslo Børs and has substantial experience with stock exchange introductions, information disclosure requirements and equity transactions in listed companies. He has also assisted several Norwegian issuers with their applications for trading at OTCQX and OTCQB. Advokatfirmaet Ræder AS was in March 2020 qualified and approved as the first Nordic OTCQX Sponsor. Carl holds an LL.M degree in international law from the University of Notre Dame London Law Centre.

Jason Paltrowitz, Director & EVP of OTC Markets Group

In his dual role as Director, OTC Markets Group International Ltd. and EVP, Corporate Services, Jason Paltrowitz manages the company’s international and domestic Corporate Services business, supporting more than 1,200 companies that trade on the premium OTCQX and OTCQB Markets. Leveraging his background in financial services and expertise in cross-border trading, Jason spearheads sales initiatives and alliances to provide international issuers with efficient alternatives to raise capital, access U.S. investors and help alleviate the cost and complexity associated with trading in the U.S. capital markets. Prior to joining OTC Markets, Jason held senior level positions at JP Morgan and BNY Mellon. Jason holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Boston University and received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Tore Enger, CEO TECO 2030 ASA

Tore Enger, founded TECO Group in 1994. Throughout the past 25 years he has initiated a large number of products and services to the Maritime Industry. TECO 2030 is an innovative engineering and equipment development company aiming to significantly increase the use of renewable energy, specifically in the form of hydrogen fuel cells, and reduce the environmental footprint of the shipping industry. TECO 2030 started trading on the US OTCQB Market in June 2021.Tore has also been Chairman and major shareholder of Scanship Holding ASA (now Vow ASA).

Joe Coveney, VP Corporate Services of OTC Markets


Advokatfirmaet Ræder - US Corporate Desk

Ræders US Corporate Desk facilitates Nordic-US business opportunities in a time-efficient manner with a team that understands international standards, rules and regulations as well as the cultural differences. Ræder regularly advises Norwegian companies when expanding their business to the US market and in US business dealings. Conversely, we also act for US clients when doing business with and into Norway. Our team advises on cross border M&A and other business transactions, and on investments between Norway and the US. The team on our US Corporate Desk includes attorneys with substantial experience in securities laws, corporate law, contracts and M&A transactions.

Advokatfirmaet Raeder was the first Nordic law firm to serve as an OTC Markets Sponsor and assists clients who wish to cross-trade in the United States on the OTCQX and OTCQB stock markets.

OTC Markets: 

OTC Markets Group, Inc. is a New York based operator of the US over-thecounter stock market, which includes OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink Markets.Foreign listed issuers can expand their US investor ownership and shareholder base when joining OTCQX, while simultaneously growing local market volume, liquidity, and valuation without additional complexity.
Hundreds of non-US listed issuers have successfully used the OTCQX Best Market to enable US brokers and investors to quote and trade their shares in US dollars during US market hours. At the OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink Markets, OTC Markets create efficient markets for more than 10,000 securities, including 6,000 international companies, which are held by the largest US institutions and US retail investors. No SEC filing requirements apply in relation to having shares quoted on OTC Markets. While not limited to large companies, OTC Markets provide market services to some of the best-known issuers in Europe, among them several Norwegian companies.

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