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Frode Olsen


CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English

Frode Olsen works in particular with M&A, and has been responsible for negotiations, management of due diligence reviews, preparation of agreements and implementation of a significant number of share transactions in the recent years. In addition, he has assisted in transactions led by others, and works closely with financial advisors. He also assists his clients with advice within transaction tax, both for acquisitions that are industrial and within Private equity.

Throughout his career, Olsen has also worked with issues in the borderland between tax, company law and accounting law. He regularly assists with Norwegian and international restructuring, where his interdisciplinary skills make it possible to provide cost-effective assistance together with other specialized advisers.

With his financial background, he has also worked extensively with the premises for and quality assurance of valuations in connection with restructuring and transactions, including valuations in connection with the restructuring of real estate portfolios.

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Relevant experience

  • 2015 - Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2012 - 2014 Associate partner, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2010 - 2012 Senior Lawyer, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2009 - 2010 Lawyer/partner, Arntzen legal (niche company within tax)
  • 2008 - 2009 Senior Lawyer, Ernst & Young TAX
  • 2006 - 2007 Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers AS
  • 2004 - 2006 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
  • 1999 - 2002 Associate/lawyer, Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA and PricewaterhouseCoopers Belastingadviseurs, Amsterdam
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association
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Awards & Rankings

Frode Olsen is recommended by Legal 500 within Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

‘Frode Olsen is very responsive, fast to answer and has a quick and excellent understanding of our specific requirements.‘ (Legal 500 2020)

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  • 2003 Master of Business Administration (MBA), SDA Bocconi, Milano, Italy
  • 2001 License to practice law
  • 1998 Cand. jur., University of Oslo
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