Ylva Cornelia Axelsen

Partner

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Ylva Cornelia Axelsen (partner) is head of SANDS’ Banking & Finance team. Ylva assists Norwegian and foreign lenders, borrowers, funds, arrangers and agents in various financings, and has extensive experience with globally syndicated loans, in particular within energy, shipping and offshore.  She has been involved in several of the most high profiled financial restructurings in the maritime sector in recent years. In addition, Ylva is experienced within general business law, advising on transactions, contract law, mortgages and guarantees, insolvency law and board liability issues. She has for many years had English as her primary working language.

Expertise areas

2019 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Partner
2018 - 2019

Nordea

Head of Transaction Management
2011 - 2018

Nordea Bank AS

First Vice President
2008 - 2011

Advokatfirmaet Haavind DA

Lawyer | Senior Associate
2005 - 2008

Ro Sommernes Advokatfirma DA

Lawyer | Associate
2004

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.
2004

University of Cape Town

Master of Laws
2019 and 2020

International Financial Law Review

"Highly Regarded"
2018

The Legal 500

"She is an extremely able, knowledgeable and experienced in-house lawyer (…)”
2020 -

Bank2 ASA

Board Member