Ylva  Cornelia Axelsen

Ylva Cornelia Axelsen


Axelsen is a partner with SANDS’ Banking and Finance group. She has several years’ experience from law firms and as an in-house lawyer at Nordea Bank. In 2018 her contributions and leadership was recognised by the Legal 500 GC Powerlist, listing her team as one of the most influential in-house legal teams in Norway today.

Axelsen has assisted Nordic and international banks with structuring and agency of syndicated loan financing in particular to the shipping, offshore, oil service and cruise industries. Axelsen has worked with various international banks, export credit agencies, trusts and funds in multi-party cross-border financings and has worked on some of the most high-profiled and complex restructuring and recapitalisation transactions within the maritime sector over the recent years. Axelsen also has experience with general corporate law, in particular transactions, contract law and board member liability. Axelsen has for several years had English as her primary work language.

One of her former business relations says the following:

«She is an extremely able, knowledgeable and experienced in-house lawyer who is responsible for managing the expectations of a large number of internal commercial clients in the industrial and offshore shipping sectors of the bank as well as advising the agency and syndications teams of the bank. In addition to her significant day-to-day exposure regarding big-ticket loan transactions, she has been given widespread responsibility for transformational corporate restructurings within the bank, including its multi-jurisdictional tripartite merger.”

Axelsen was formerly a lawyer with the law firm Haavind AS and with the law firm Ro Sommernes DA.

Contact information

T: +47 22 81 45 56
M: +47 915 14 644
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Secretary: Rose Marie Avestruz
Email: ra@sands.no

Banking and finance law Mergers and Acquisitions
LLM, University of Cape Town
Cand jur., Universitety of Oslo

”The Restructuring Review”  (Norway), published by Law Business Research and Skadden Arps (2008-2010)