Marie Meling

Doctoral Research Fellow - Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
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Visiting address Karl Johans gate 47 Domus Media 0162 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Law (Student)


Marie Meling completed her Master’s degree in Law at the University of Oslo in 2008. She worked as a commercial lawyer in Norway and Germany from 2008 until 2016, and has a wide transaction experience within the shipping and offshore business covering debt and equity financing and M&A, as well as contract negotiations.


Marie Meling gives lectures in Marine Insurance (JUS 5450/JUS 1450), Ship Control & Classification (JUS 5402) as well as Mortgages, Maritime Liens, Retention and Arrest (JUS 5402). She has previously teached the course "Dynamisk tingsrett" which covers third party conflicts in property, moveables etc. for 3rd year students (JUS 3212).

Ongoing work

PhD thesis: "Restructuring of businesses", The background for the project can be outlined as follows:

In Norway, the restructurings of companies or groups of companies are usually done as out-of-court-restructurings or, if we use the World Bank’s expression, “in the shadow of the law”. The Norwegian Bankruptcy Code (Nw. konkursloven) of 1984 does not provide the required flexibility for a restructuring to succeed. Company groups within the shipping- and offshore sector are usually also having assets and activities outside of Norway, and the lack of legal tools to deal with this international aspect in a proper manner further complicates many of the restructurings. The message, both in the preparatory documents, in the later revision rounds for the Bankruptcy Code and in the many (non-binding) international guidelines applicable to restructurings, is, however, that more restructurings should be brought “out of the shadow” and “into the light of the law”.

The main research question for her project is therefore how changes to the current regulation in the Bankruptcy Code and other relevant legislation can foster such a development in Norway. At the same time, the project will analyse whether such a shift from purely consensus based solutions to more court led and forced solutions will actually be beneficial to the involved stakeholders. The project thus has a clear connection to legislative politics.

The project follows the international debate and development of (new) rules in foreign and international law, especially within the EU.

Tags: Tredjemannsvern, Konkursrett, obligasjonsrett, Sjørett, Selskapsrett, Internasjonal privatrett, Finansmarkedsrett


Meling, Marie (2009), Regelkonkurranse i skipsfarten. Skattemessige utslag ved valg av skipsregister og selskapsform. MarIus nr. 373.

  • Ellingsæter, Sjur Swensen & Meling, Marie (2020). Rekonstruksjonslovens muligheter og begrensninger. Tidsskrift for forretningsjus.  ISSN 0805-4355.  26(1-2), s 52- 82 . doi: Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Meling, Marie (2020). Aksjeeiernes makt i restruktureringer. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie (2020). Den nyttige konkursen. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie (2020). Konkurslovgivningen mangler kriseverktøy. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie (2020). Rekordhøy inkassogjeld. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie & Ellingsæter, Sjur Swensen (2020). Ny lov har hittil reddet kun to selskaper fra konkurs. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie & Mestad, Ola (2020). Styret må ikkje slå selskapet konkurs for tidleg. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 30- 31
  • Meling, Marie (2019). EU-domstolen sa nei til Hellas' misfornøyde långivere. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 27- 27
  • Meling, Marie (2019). Fra "bail-out" til "bail-in" i bankkriser. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie (2019). Konkursboet stoppes ofte på landegrensen. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 27- 27
  • Meling, Marie (2019). Konkursmagi. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 27- 27
  • Meling, Marie (2019). Retten til å mislykkes. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 27- 27
  • Meling, Marie (2018). EU planlegger norsk Chapter 11. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 16- 16
  • Meling, Marie (2018). EUs "Chapter 11" - versjon 2.0. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 29- 29
  • Meling, Marie (2018). Ferdigpakkede insolvensprosesser ("pre-pack").
  • Meling, Marie (2018). Hva er rettferdig restrukturering?. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 33- 33
  • Meling, Marie (2018). The future of Norwegian insolvency legislation What effects can be expected from the proposed Directive 2016/0359 (COD)?.

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Published Dec. 13, 2016 10:50 AM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2018 10:09 AM