The IFLR1000 2019 law firm rankings

The annual review conducted by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), was published on 2 November. Aabø-Evensen & Co is once again recognised as a leading law firm in the field of M&A and Capital markets.

IFLR 1000 is based primarily on client feedback, and ranks both firms and lawyers in different categories. “We would like to thank our clients for their trust and positive feedback in this year’s ranking. We will continue to work hard and deliver strong performance going forward” says Ole K. Aabø-Evensen, partner at Aabø-Evensen & Co.

Some of the feedback the firm received:

“Professional, strong, good at negotiation, and effective to cooperate with.”

“They are knowledgeable and nice to work with. Very happy with their work. I can highly recommend Aabø-Evensen & Co.”

“Great people. Great results. Really feel the company went the extra mile to make us happy.”

In addition, partner Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is ranked as a leading lawyer within the M&A category. He is described by a client as a “Great negotiator and planner.” who “performed very well.” “The best M&A lawyer I have worked with” says another client.

Partner Lars André Gjerdrum is also recognised in this year’s ranking. A client says “Clever guy - good at following up and is always available.”

IFLR provides tiered rankings of the leading financial and corporate law firms for different regions, markets and practice areas, accompanied by analysis of the market trends and the business environment. The IFLR1000 has been researching legal markets for 29 years.

To view the review in its entirety, please visit


IFLR1000 – M&A

2009 edition: "They are very devoted, very hard-working guys who get to the real issue,” says one client. “They’re as good as any of the more well-known names.” Name partner Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is a well-known, well-respected player in the market. “He’s outstanding, really top-notch,” says one client. “It’s a true pleasure working with him. He’s not only a great lawyer, but a very sensible commercial guy. Even outside of assignments I can ring him up, tell him we are thinking about this or that, and he will dig up something useful. It’s almost like he’s working as an advisor for us.”