Jarle Kvam core practice area is M&A. The major part of his work relates to cross-border transactions, and Jarle frequently assists international, Nordic and local buy-out funds as well as industrial players. Jarle has long international experience within M&A, both as a practicing lawyer in Copenhagen followed by an MBA degree from Henley Management College in England, which gives an edge not only to advice on legal aspects, but also to strategic and commercial aspects of the transactions. The main legal practice areas cover company law and contract law, with emphasis on advising and preparing contracts in business transfers, mergers and private equity/venture capital investments and instruments.
Mr. Kvam is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on mergers and acquisitions by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
According to interviewees, Jarle Kvam is a "very high-quality lawyer." He assists a broad range of clientele, from manufacturing companies to private equity funds. One client describes him as "skilled in tactics and negotiations, balanced and clear-sighted."
Partner, Wiersholm, 2003
Partner, Wikborg, Rein & Co, 2000
Senior Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co, 1997
Lawyer, Gorrissen Federspiel, 1994
Associate and Lawyer, Jonas Bruun, 1989
Solicitor of England and Wales, , 1998
Master of Business Administration, Henley Management College, 1996
Cand. jur., University of Copenhagen, 1989
Honours and awards
Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe , 2020
Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe, Band 1, 2019
Private equity, IFLR1000, Highly regarded, 2019