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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

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Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger

Frode Olsen

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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

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Industry trade and finance


Specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law as well as domestic and international tax. In addition to advising on and negotiating agreements and other transaction related documentation, he has a long experience with transaction tax advice, especially where a human capital element is prevalent. He especially deals with TMT and human capital intensive businesses such as transactions involving consulting firms. In addition to his qualification as a lawyer, Olsen also possesses an MBA from Bocconi.


2015 - Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma AS 2012 - Associate Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma DA 2010 - Senior lawyer, Kluge Advokatfirma DA 2009 - 2010 Lawyer Arntzenlegal (niche firm specialised in tax) 2008 - 2009 Senior lawyer / Senior Tax Manager, International Tax Service, Ernst & Young TAX 2006 - 2007 Senior lawyer / Senior Tax Manager, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers AS, 2004 - 2006 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, 1999-2002 associate/lawyer, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA


Scandinavian languages, English, Dutch and some German


Member of the Norwegian Bar Association.


2003 Master of Business Administration (MBA), SDA Bocconi, Milano, Italia 2001 Admitted to the Norwegian bar as a lawyer 1998 Candidate jurisprudence til Law Degree, University of Oslo


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With a strong base in Stavanger,¬†Kluge Advokatfirma AS' practice is led by¬†Per Kristian Ramsland¬†and counts¬†Snorre Haukali¬†and¬†Thomas Abrahamsen¬†as key practitioners, while¬†Frode Olsen¬†and¬†Stig Even Jakobsen¬†are the contacts in Oslo. The department focuses on the oil and energy, construction, real estate and public sectors; it recently advised √ėgl√¶nd System Group on its sale to Hilti, assisted Techinvent with its sale to Yokogawa Electric and handled Odfjell Drilling's sale of its shares in Robotic Drilling Systems to Nabors Industries.

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Within: Tax

At Kluge Advokatfirma AS, Frode Olsen and Amund Noss lead the tax advisory and tax litigation groups respectively. Olsen advised Akershus Fylkeskommune on the tax aspects of the structuring of the ownership of its transportation infrastructure and Noss represented Total E&P Norge in a tax dispute relating to the delayed delivery of LNG from the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Eirik Jensen retired and Anders Heieren joined from Arntzen de Besche in 2019.

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Legal Developments by:
Kluge Advokatfirma AS

  • Norway not included when short sale regulations in EU take effect 1 November 2012

    From 1 November 2012 EU Regulation 236/2012 on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps will come into effect. Although the Regulation is within the scope of the EEA Agreement, Norway has not implemented the EU Regulation. Based on unofficial information from the Norwegian authorities, we expect the implementation process to be delayed until at least late 2013. Meanwhile, existing rules on short sale in Norway will continue to apply for transactions performed on the Norwegian market. 
    - Kluge Advokatfirma DA

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