Bjørn Olav Torpp


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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 and author of the article “Auction Processes in Norway”.
Chambers & Partners

…he really understands the business, he can dive in strategically and get a solution.

Chambers & Partners Europe 2019



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  • 2005-
    Advokatfirmaet Haavind, partner 2010
  • 2004-2005
    Deputy Judge, Indre Follo District Court
  • 2001-2002
    Master in Laws, Commerical Law, London School of Economics
  • 1999-2004
    Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
  • 1999
    Cand. jur, UiO


  • 2016
    Ness, Iversen and Torpp: Norwegian Mergers & Acquisitions, biannual report from Haavind []
  • 2015
    Bondeson, Iversen and Torpp: Auction Processes in Norway
  • 2012
    Editor (Transactions) Practial Law (Gyldendal Rettsdata) – service similar to PLC
  • 2012
    Torpp, Foyn, and Bondeson: Venture capital investments: An overview of some legal issues and practical challenges connected to requirements of an investor towards minority shareholders in Business Law Journal no 2 2012