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Jarle Kvam

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Corporate/M&A, Tax, Company Law, Capital Markets, Contract Law


Partner Jarle Kvam works mainly with company law and stock exchange law, with emphasis on advising and preparing contracts in business transfers, mergers and private equity/venture capital investments and instruments. He also has long experience with international negotiations. In addition, Jarle Kvam has approximately 25 years of experience with M&A and cross-border transactions, and he frequently assists international, Nordic and local buy-out funds.


Partner at Wiersholm since 2003 Partner, Wikborg, Rein & Co., Oslo, 2000-2003 Senior Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co., 1997-1999 Lawyer, Gorrissen Federspiel Kierkegaard, Copenhagen, 1994-1995 Associate and Lawyer, Jonas Bruun, Copenhagen, 1989-1994


Solicitor of England and Wales, 1998 Norwegian practising certificate, 1997 Master of Business Administration, Henley Management College, 1996 Cand. jur., University of Copenhagen, 1989, Danish practising certificate


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Wiersholm¬†combines 'great availability and business understanding' with 'a hardworking¬†approach to any task' to maintain its position as 'one of the best in the market'. The department excels in M&A and private equity work; recent examples include assisting Orkla with its sale of a 50% stake in Sapa to Hydro Aluminium, acting for Visma on the acquisition by Visma Nederland of Emerald Bidco, and advising Summa Equity on its purchase of Norsk Gjenvinning from Altor Fund III.¬†Harald Hellebust¬†leads the practice, which also includes¬†Erik Thyness, cross-border expert¬†Jarle Kvam, Gunhild Dugstad¬†and¬†Kai Th√łgersen. Nils Thommessen moved in-house.

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Fishing and aquaculture

Within: Fishing and aquaculture

Nicolas Brun-Lie¬†leads the practice at¬†Wiersholm, which is noted for its transactional strength;¬†Jarle Kvam¬†advised Kverva Technology on its acquisition of 20% of the shares of Patogen Holding, a fish health company, and assisted Insula with its acquisitions of Nordic Group and B√•tsfjordbruket. Other clients include Marine Harvest, Salmar, Milarex, Summa Equity and Lumarine.¬†Tone √ėstensen,¬†Gunhild Dugstad¬†and senior associate¬†Svein-Helge Hanken¬†are also active in the space.

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