Ole K Aabø-Evensen is one of the founding partners of Aabø-Evensen & Co, a Norwegian boutique M&A law firm. Ole assists industrial investors, financial advisors, private equity funds, as well as other corporations, in friendly and hostile takeovers, public and private M&A, corporate finance and other corporate matters. He has extensive experience from all relevant aspects of transactions, both nationally and internationally, and is widely used as a legal and strategic adviser in connection with follow-up of his clients’ investments. Aabø-Evensen is also the author of a 1,500-page Norwegian textbook on M&A. He is recognised by international rating agencies such as The Legal 500 (rated a leading individual in M&A), Chambers, European Legal Experts and, during the past 12 years, he 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). In 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and in the 2019 edition of this survey, the Norwegian Financial Daily named Mr Aabø-Evensen as Norway’s No. 1 M&A lawyer. He is also the former head of M&A and corporate legal services of KPMG Norway. Aabø-Evensen is the head of Aabø-Evensen & Co’s M&A team.