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Edvard Cock

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Advokatfirmaet CLP DA

Work Department

Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A


Edvard Cock’s main areas of practice are in capital markets, public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. Cock has extensive experience in advising Norwegian and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sales processes, restructurings and other equity transactions as well as stock-exchange listings, equity issues and rules and regulations for capital markets, including voluntary and mandatory offers, disclosure requirements and insider trading rules.

In addition to his law degree, Cock has an MBA from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he specialised in finance and private equity/venture capital. He is rated as one of the leading capital market lawyers in Norway.



Partner, Advokatfirmaet CLP DA (2007), Partner, Wikborg Rein (2004-2007), Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein (2001-2003), Associate, Wikborg Rein (1997-2001)


Scandinavian languages and English


Member of the Norwegian Bar Association


Masters in Business Administration, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA (1997-1999), Master of Law, University of Oslo (1997)


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

The 'interested and involved' group at¬†Advokatfirmaet CLP DA¬†'takes charge of situations and is highly knowledgeable about the processes while remaining solution oriented'.¬†Edvard Cock¬†leads the team, which also includes¬†Jakob Villum, who focuses on transactional work and securities law; and¬†Andreas Kildal, who has 'great commercial instincts, easily outlines the legal issues and risks involved and has a hands-on approach'. Kildal recently advised Fortum on a voluntary offer by Oslo Municipality for its shares in Hafslund, and Cock worked with¬†Elin Mack L√łvdal¬†on Atlantic Sapphire's $70m private placement and $60m debt financing.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clients of Advokatfirmaet CLP DA 'get full partner attention throughout any project and a legal adviser who cares about them well beyond the specific task at hand'. Department head Lars Gunnar Aas attracts praise as 'one of the best M&A lawyers in the mid- and high-end market', who 'combines an extreme work capacity with detailed legal understanding'. The group also includes Alexander Lund, who focuses on the private equity and venture capital space, Jakob Villum, Andreas Kildal and Edvard Cock. Villum recently advised SpareBank 1 Gruppen on the merger between its subsidiary SpareBank 1 Forsikring and DNB Forsikring, and Aas and Kildal acted for Fortum on a voluntary offer made by Oslo Municipality for all shares in Hafslund.

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