Firm Profile > Aabø-Evensen & Co Advokatfirma > Oslo, Norway

Aabø-Evensen & Co Advokatfirma
PO BOX 1789
0159 Oslo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Aabø-Evensen & Co Advokatfirma fields 'a business-oriented team with a strong commercial approach' that 'focuses on understanding its clients' needs' and has the 'ability to adapt to a wide variety of client environments and situations from local SMEs to international corporations'. Group head and name partner Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is 'clearly a market leader' and has 'one of the widest skills sets in the sector'. Highlights included advising Link Mobility on its acquisition by Abry Partners and assisting Holta Invest with its purchase of JM Alsén Design. Nils Olav Aarseth, Lars André Gjerdrum, Hege Dahl and Gard A. Skogstrøm left to establish AGP Advokater in early 2020.

Capital markets Tier 3

Aabø-Evensen & Co Advokatfirma fields 'an eager team of down-to-earth people, who are always available and keen to help'. The team recently advised Link Mobility Group on a NOK3.4bn cash offer by Abry Partners for all issued and outstanding shares. In early 2020, Lars André Gjerdrum and Hege Dahl left to establish AGP Advokater.

The firm: Aabø-Evensen & Co Law Firm was established in 2002. Despite its young age the firm has a proven track record of delivering the highest quality of legal services to major enterprises and institutions. The firm’s work, particularly its M&A focus, has received recognition by major players in the M&A field.

The firm is a leading M&A and capital markets boutique law firm in the Nordic region, operating out of Oslo, Norway. Aabø-Evensen & Co Law Firm is not, nor does it strive to be, the largest law firm measured by the number of offices or lawyers. Instead, it endeavours to find the best solutions for its clients’ legal and commercial challenges, and securing their business transactions.

Areas of practice: M&A and private equity: Aabø-Evensen & Co Law Firm’s M&A and private equity practitioners are recognised for their high level of expertise and experience. The firm advises bidders, targets and financial advisers on all aspects of public and private M&A deals. The firm’s work covers the entirety of M&A and corporate finance, including tender offers and take-private transactions, mergers, demergers, share exchange, asset acquisitions, share acquisitions, group restructuring, joint ventures, LBO, MBO, MBI, IBO, private equity acquisitions and exits therewith, due diligence, takeover defence, shareholder activism, M&A tax, securities and securities offerings including credit and equity derivatives, acquisition financing, antitrust, and TUPE issues. A large amount of Aabø-Evensen & Co Law Firm’s work relates to cross-border transactions, and the firm’s approach to international work is driven by the principle that complex transactions require first-class independent legal expertise, rooted in local practice, procedures and culture.

Capital markets: Aabø-Evensen & Co Law Firm’s ECM practice covers the full range of equity capital markets work, hereunder advice to private and public listed companies (Norwegian and non-Norwegian), Nordic and international investments banks (acting as managers), issuers, acquirers, sellers, merging parties and investors on IPOs, private placings, global offerings, block trades, dual listings, delistings, takeovers, demergers, rights issues and depositary receipts. The firm also advises on company law and securities law and has extensive pre-IPO restructuring experience.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions
Securities and corporations
Capital markets
Take private and MBOs
Private equity and venture capital
Due diligence
Acquisition financing
Merger control and antitrust
Joint venture and group restructuring
IPO/stock exchange listings
Private placements
Corporate bonds
Scandinavian languages
Contacts : Ole K Aabø-Evensen (
Contacts : Nils O Årseth (