Garmann Clausen


Carl Garmann Clausen is head of Ræder’s Corporate / M&A team. He is admitted to the Bar both in Norway and in the State of New York, USA. A considerable part of Carl’s work is internationally focused (cross-border M&A transactions) but his expertise also includes domestic corporate and securities law.

Carl regularly handles complex contracts in accordance with English/American standards, assignments relating to M&A, stock exchange and securities as well as banking and finance issues.  He represents various technology companies, also in respect of their vendor and customer contracts. He has extensive experience with sale and purchase of technology businesses, both asset sales and stock sales.

He advises both small and medium-sized companies and publicly listed companies and has extensive experience with sale and purchase of businesses, equity transactions and stock-exchange introductions. Having worked with various technology companies has given Carl in-depth knowledge on intellectual property rights. 

Carl has an international profile. He has worked as an attorney in America specializing in American legal relations, with emphasis on Corporate, Trusts & Estates and Environmental Law. He regulary assists European clients in establishing and investing in the USA. Carl is also a recognized attorney within the commercial, corporate and M&A field in the Legal 500. 


  • 1991Cand. Jur., University of Oslo
  • 1990Master of Laws, (LL.M), University of Notre Dame

Professional experience

  • 2001 -Partner, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
  • 1997 - 2001Associate, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
  • 1991 - 1996Law Office John Sebastian Vaneria, New York City, USA

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