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“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)
“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 and 2018. 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