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Kaare Oftedal

Country Managing Partner

Kaare Oftedal is an experienced M&A lawyer. Besides overall commercial legal advice in business contract negotiations, he assists clients in connection with corporate transactions and M&A, both national and cross-border, including investments, acquisitions, reorganization and equity transactions. He assists both Norwegian and foreign clients from a broad range of industries.

Kaare Oftedal has in-depth knowledge about Norwegian company legislation, and has extensive experience in establishment of businesses, joint-ventures and shareholders agreements, mergers and demergers, company restructuring, compliance and contract negotiation.

Oftedal also has experience in the private equity sector, including with the creation of - and investment in - investment funds, management and advisory structures, investment in portfolio companies, buying and selling of portfolio companies and other M&A in that regard.

  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • University of Oslo, Master of Law, 1998


  • "Some highlights of the Co-operative Companies Committee's Report," Lov og Rett no. 8/2002 (p. 481-497), together with legislative advisor Tore Fjørtoft

Prior Experience

  • 2014 -; Partner, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA 
  • 2002 - 2014, Lawyer, Partner and Managing Partner, different Oslo based law firm 
  • 1999 - 2002; Secretary for the Co-operative Companies Committee 
  • 1998 - 2002; Senior executive officer and Legal advisor in the Legal Department in the Ministry of Trade and Industry 
  • 1998; Senior executive officer, Purchasing department, The Norwegian Radium Hospital (Project regarding implementation of tender rules)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association