Jan Olav Aabø


Jan Olav Aabø

Jan Olav works on a wide range of contractual and tortious disputes.His diverse background as a litigator/arbitrator, as an in-house General Counsel in a big four accounting firm and his extensive experience within litigation finance has enabled him to combine in-depth legal knowledge with a strong commercial acumen.

Jan Olav has particular experience acting for accounting firms and law firms on professional indemnity cases, as well as for D&Os, insurance companies and insolvent estates on disputes arising out of insolvencies.

Further, he has considerable experience advising audit firms on regulatory and/or contractual matters.

In addition, Jan Olav has comprehensive experience with collective redress and he has co-authored several legal articles regarding the Norwegian class action framework.

Jan Olav Aabø has become our trusted adviser on all high-stakes contentious matters. Excellent litigation strategist with a keen sense for risk/reward. Associate Martin Hoff punches well above his rank. I am very impressed by his attention to detail and oral advocacy skills.

Client, Legal 500, 2024


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26 February 2021

Newsletter: The FSA reconfirms its view that legal financiers require FSA approval to carry out dispute funding in Norway

As interest in third-party funding in Norway continues to grow, the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) again confirms its view that funders require authorisation to market and provide litigation and arbitration funding in Norway. This underlines the FSA’s commitment to enhance oversight over the fast-growing new breed of financial services organisations, including legal financiers.

7 January 2021

Jan Olav Aabø and Eivind Landmark Tandrevold new partners

It is a great pleasure to welcome Jan Olav Aabø and Eivind Landmark Tandrevold as partners in Arntzen de Besche as of 4 January 2021. They will be important contributors to our dispute resolution and litigation department.

8 January 2019

Third party litigation and arbitration funding in Norway

Interest in third party litigation and arbitration funding in Norway continues to grow. Our colleagues Eivind Tandrevold and Jan Olav Aabø have authored the Norway chapter in the recently published The Third Party Litigation Funding Law Review (Second Ed.). The chapter surveys current developments in the Norwegian third-party funding landscape.


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