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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, Hanne Skaarberg Holen, Oslo, NORWAY

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Hanne Skaarberg Holen

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Tax and Duties


Partner. Mrs Hanne Skaarberg Holen has extensive experience with handling large-scale and complex cases, focusing on tax law and company law. She has litigated tax cases regarding taxation of dividends, reorganisations, exit tax, inheritance, transfer pricing, tax treaty law and EEC law before county courts, appeal courts and the Supreme court as well as the EFTA court. From her background as an auditor, lawyer and partner in PwC, she acquired comprehensive knowledge regarding the organization of functions, income, expenses, authority and responsibility within large corporate structures. She uses this in her work regarding tax and liability issues. Over time, Hanne has worked extensively with the finance industry, but also within oil service and E&P. In addition to her work as a lawyer, she has held various management positions, including chairman of a publicly quoted company, technical partner and member of the leadership team at law firm PwC and as Managing Partner of Arntzen de Besche.


2015 Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2014-2015 Managing Partner, Arntzen de Besche; 2012-2015 Partner, Arntzen de Besche; 2005-2012 Partner, Law firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AS; 2005-1998 Associate/lawyer/senior lawyer, Law firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AS; 2005 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway; 1986-1998 Auditor assistant/senior/manager, Price Waterhouse A.S.


English, French


Norwegian Bar Association


1994-1998 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo; 1983-1986 Licence en Sciences Économiques, Université de Lausanne; 1981-1983 International Baccalaureate, St Clare’s Hall, Oxford


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Recent highlights for the 'highly professional and reliable' practice at¬†Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS¬†include¬†Camilla Vislie¬†acting for Tono in a dispute with a TV distributor relating to multi-territorial licensing issues, and practice co-head¬†Henning Harborg¬†defending TGS Nopec Geophysical Company in a tax fraud case. Other noteworthy individuals include¬†Eirik W Raanes, who handles IP and construction disputes;¬†Trond Hatland¬†in Bergen, whose expertise encompasses fishery, insurance, corporate and employment disputes; and tax specialist¬†Hanne Skaarberg Holen. Former team head Asle Bjelland is now a judge. Managing associate¬†Kristine Hyldmo Bj√łrnvik¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2019.

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Within: Tax

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS¬†has¬†'the skills and competences to move issues forward quickly' with expertise in corporate tax, VAT, international tax, litigation and notable strength in the energy, petroleum and shipping sectors. Practice head¬†Finn Backer-Gr√łndahl¬†primarily handles tax disputes; he recently represented PRA Group in a dispute with the Norwegian Tax Authority relating to penalty tax.¬†St√•le R Kristiansen¬†and¬†Hanne Skaarberg Holen¬†are also recommended for contentious work,¬†Marius Holm Rynning¬†focuses on corporate tax mandates,¬†Espen Ommedal¬†handles international tax issues and Bj√łrn Christian Lilletvedt Tovsen¬†leads the indirect tax practice.

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

  • Markedsf√łring: EU med liste over helsep√•stander

    EU-kommisjonen publiserte 25. mai 2012 den s√•kalte artikkel 13-listen med 222 godkjente helsep√•stander i markedsf√łring, etter anbefaling fra den Europeiske vitenskapskomit√© for mattrygghet (EFSA).
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