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“He has the widest skills set and knowledge base of all lawyers in the transaction area in the Norwegian market. In addition, he has good commercial understanding and the ability to extract the most critical drivers in a transaction. He is always present, well prepared, follows up closely and works round the clock if required.”
— IFLR1000 2020 (Client feedback)
“Great negotiator and planner.” “performed very well.” “The best M&A lawyer I have worked with.”
— IFLR 2019 (Client feedback)

Ole K. Aabø-Evensen

Co-head of M&A and Corporate Finance

Mobile: (+47) 909 95 470
e-mail: oka@aaboevensen.com

Ole Kristian has worked with M&A since the early 1990’s. He was previously a partner and head of Corporate Legal Services and M&A with the International Advisory Firm KPMG in Norway (1995-2002). Ole Kristian has extensive experience in advising on all types of M&A transactions including cross-border transactions. For the past 12 years Ole Kristian has been rated among the top three M&A lawyers in Norway by his peers in the annual surveys conducted by the Norwegian Financial Daily (Finansavisen). The Norwegian Financial Daily named Aabø-Evensen as Norway's No 1 M&A lawyer in the newspaper’s independent peer reviews for each of the years 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Ole Kristian is also the author of a 1,500-page Norwegian textbook on Acquisitions of Shares and Businesses, published by Universitetsforlaget.

Professional Experience

  • Partner and founder of Aabø-Evensen & Co since 2002

  • Partner and Head of Corporate Legal Services and M&A KPMG from 1995-2002

  • Lawyer and later associated partner in de Besche & Co (now Arntzen de Besche) from 1988 - 1994

  • Trainee in Sinclair Roche Temperley (solicitors), London in 1992

  • Trainee in Essex Court Chambers (barristers), London in 1992


  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1988

  • King’s College University of London, Studies in English and International Law, 1992


Click here to get an overview over all publications Ole Kristian has contributed to

“Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is ‘clearly a market leader’ and has ‘one of the widest skills sets in the sector”
— The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 (Client feedback)