Title: Lawyer, Senior Partner
Company: Aabø-Evensen and Company
Location: Vika, Oslo, Norway
Ole K. Aabø-Evensen, Lawyer and Senior Partner at Aabø-Evensen and Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the practice areas of mergers, acquisitions and capital markets.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Aabø-Evensen served in the Norwegian Army from 1983 to 1984. He attended the University of Olso, earning a diploma, cum laude, in 1988, and accepted a position as an attorney at de Besche and Company (now Arntzen de Besche). He continued his academic pursuits at King’s College University in London, and earned a diploma in English and international law in 1992. Mr. Aabø-Evensen’s work has focused on mergers and acquisitions since the early 1990s and he rose to the rank of associated partner of de Besche and Company before parting ways with the firm in 1995. He then became a police officer in the Norwegian Police Force and partner and the head of corporate legal services, mergers and acquisitions at the international advisory firm KPMG in Norway from 1995 to 2002. In 1996, he left the police force to accept a position as a security officer at Securitas, where he remained until 1998. In 2002, Mr. Aabø-Evensen left KPMG Norway to work as a senior partner at Aabø-Evensen and Company, where he continues to practice law to this day.
Mr. Aabø-Evensen has extensive experience in advising on all types of mergers and acquisitions transactions including cross-border transactions. For the past 12 years, Mr. Aabø-Evensen has been rated among the top three mergers and acquisitions lawyers in Norway by his peers in the annual surveys conducted by the Norwegian Financial Daily (Finansavisen). The Norwegian Financial Daily named Mr. Aabø-Evensen as Norway’s No. 1 Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer in the newspaper’s independent peer reviews for each of the years 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. Aabø-Evensen is also the author of a 1,500-page Norwegian textbook on Acquisitions of Shares and Businesses, published by Universitetsforlaget.
Mr. Aabø-Evensen became attracted to the legal profession in high school, when he received a brochure detailing the different types of education required for careers in different fields. He wanted to work in the police force, and in order to be a boss, he read that a law degree was required. While pursuing his degree, Mr. Aabø-Evensen decided to try out the law, and has been involved in the legal profession since holding his first position. He has been recognized by Euromoney as one of the world’s leading white-collar crime investigation lawyers, and Finansavisen recognized him as one of the up and coming leading trial lawyers in Norway. He is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association, the European Lawyers’ Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the International Bar Association. As a testament to his success and stature, Mr. Aabø-Evensen has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World.
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