Advokatundersøkelsen 2018: Aabø-Evensen & Co recognised as one of Norway's leading M&A law firms

The annual peer review conducted by the Norwegian Financial daily, Finansavisen, was published 15 February. Aabø-Evensen & Co is once again ranked as one of Norway's leading M&A Law firms

Since the firm was founded in 2002, Aabø-Evensen & Co has been a niche firm focusing on M&A transactions. In 2014, Capital markets transactions and IPO's also became one of the firm's main practice areas. Today, two of the firm's lawyers are once again recognized in these two categories.

The annual peer review rank lawyers in 23 categories and it is not allowed to vote inside the firm.  Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is again ranked as Norway's No 1 M&A lawyer, and receives in total 100 points from his peers. This is 53 points ahead of No 2 on the list.  Lars André Gjerdrum is recognized in the Capital Markets transactions category and also under the “up and coming” section under both the Capital Markets transactions category and the M&A category.

"Today I am more than usually proud of being a partner in our firm. Our partners were ranked among Norway’s leading lawyers within the categories and our main practice areas; Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital markets and IPO's.

Personally I am very grateful to be ranked by our peers as No 1 M&A lawyer in Norway, and to see my partner colleague Lars André Gjerdrum ranked as No 3 on the M&A up and coming list and as No 2 on the Capital Markets & IPO up and coming list, and not least that our firm being ranked as No 2 M&A law firm, just 1 point behind BAHR. First and foremost, this is an acknowledgement of the consistent efforts made by our team. Many thanks to all our colleagues that voted for us" says Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen.To see the peer review in its entirety, please visit to request a copy or click here to see the mentioned section of the survey.