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Kaare Oftedal

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate and M&A


Country Managing Partner


Kaare Oftedal is an experienced M&A lawyer. Besides overall commercial legal advice in business contract negotiations, he assists clients in connection with corporate transactions and M&A, both national and cross-border, including investments, acquisitions, reorganization and equity transactions. He assists both Norwegian and foreign clients from a broad range of industries.

Kaare Oftedal has in-depth knowledge about Norwegian company legislation, and has extensive experience in establishment of businesses, joint-ventures and shareholders agreements, mergers and demergers, company restructuring, compliance and contract negotiation.

Oftedal also has experience in the private equity sector, including with the creation of - and investment in - investment funds, management and advisory structures, investment in portfolio companies, buying and selling of portfolio companies and other M&A in that regard.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

DLA Piper's practice has 'a hands-on and pragmatic approach' and includes managing partner Kaare Oftedal, who is 'effective, exceptionally service minded and confident enough to ask the extra questions other legal counsels might not dare', practice head Sveinung Mjaugedal, Fredrik Lykke and private equity expert Christian Fenner. The group assisted QuMei Home Furnishing Group and Huatai Zijin Investment with its public tender offer for Ekornes, and acted for Urbaser on its acquisition of RenoNorden. Stan Stewart joined from Baker McKenzie LLP.

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Electricity and renewable energy

Within: Electricity and renewable energy

Led by Fredrik Lindblom, DLA Piper's practice is a key name for project finance work, with notable expertise in the onshore wind sector. In a recent highlight, Lindblom advised DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale on the project financing of an onshore wind farm project in Northern Norway. Other key individuals include transactional specialist Kaare Oftedal and finance expert Erik Ramm. Dag Thomas Hansson joined Kluge Advokatfirma AS in 2019.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
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