Head of Corporate
Bjørn Olav focus on mergers and acquisitions with a particular emphasis on cross-border (both inbound and outbound) transactions. He also has extensive experience in private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.
Bjørn Olav has represented both major Norwegian and foreign industrial and financial companies, as well as private equity firms.
He has been distinguished as one of the leading corporate/M&A lawyers in Norway by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000, and is described by Chambers Global 2017 as a “very proactive, efficient and practical M&A lawyer.” Legal 500 describes the “Standout partner Bjørn Olav Torpp” in their rankings.
He has worked on many of the most high-profile M&A transactions in Norway in recent years including Alimentation Couche-Tard’s USD 2.8 billion acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA.
Bjørn Olav is the editor of the webpage www.norwegianmergers.no and author of the article “Auction Processes in Norway”.