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Morten Goller

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Procurement, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Construction, EU/EEA and Competition Law, Tax

Position

Partner Morten Goller works with dispute resolution, including litigation and negotiations, in public procurement, competition law, contract law and constructions, and tax law. He also advises Norwegian and foreign clients on state aid and competition law and has particular expertise on public procurement. Goller has previously worked for the Attorney General (Civil Affairs) and is a member of the Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement. He is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before Norwegian courts. Goller also has experience from international arbitration and the EFTA Court.

Career

Partner, Wiersholm, 2014 Partner, Wikborg, Rein & Co, 2001-2014 Lawyer, the Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), 1993-2000 Mandatory Army Service, the Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1992-1993

Education

Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2001 LLM (Master of Laws), Columbia University, NY, 1996-97 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo, 1992


Norway

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Wiersholm 'handles big lawsuits in an impressive way' for a client roster that includes AIG Europe and IBM; the team acted for the latter in a dispute against the Norwegian Public Roads Administration relating to its cancellation of a contract for the delivery of a new IT solution for toll road payments. Other work includes representing CHC Helikopter Service in two Supreme Court cases relating to the application of seniority in redundancies and a compensation claim relating to a previous judgment relating to its compulsory retirement age, and acting for AF Gruppen Norge in a final account dispute with the municipality of Oslo regarding the construction of an underground water storage facility. Ronny Lund, the 'very skilled' Olav Perland and Christian Hauge jointly lead the group, which also includes public procurement expert Morten Goller and the highly regarded Magnus Hellesylt.

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EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Morten Goller - Wiersholm

Within: EU and competition

Wiersholm¬†'has unique expertise in the field' and 'always takes a business approach to legal issues' under the leadership of¬†H√•kon Cosma St√łrdal¬†for competition and antitrust work and managing partner¬†Morten Goller¬†for¬†public procurement mandates. The firm's practice comprises four areas: M&A work, antitrust, public procurement issues and state aid, and EU and EEA law. Recent highlights include assisting Wider√łe's Flyveselskap with an antitrust investigation and abuse of dominance issues relating to its refusal to supply a competitor with equipment, acting for Sector Alarm on the competition aspects of its proposed acquisition of Prevent 360, and advising Hurtigruten on the public procurement and state aid elements of its successful tender for a new coastal agreement. Vipps, Coop Norge and Telenor are also clients.¬†Stephan L Jervell¬†is 'a very experienced lawyer with a key understanding of his clients' commercial and competitive¬†position in the market', and¬†Thomas G Naalsund¬†is a key name for EU and EEA law, state aid matters and public procurement work.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Wiersholm fields a team of 'technically very strong' lawyers, which includes highly regarded practice head Bettina Banoun, the 'service-minded' Andreas Bullen, who handles transfer pricing issues, 'commercial and proactive' litigator Morten Goller, and corporate tax expert Nicolay Vold. Recent highlights include acting for Equinor (previously Statoil) in a transfer pricing dispute and representing Yara International in litigation relating to final loss exceptions; other clients include Ikea, Saga Tankers, Kistefos and Caiano Fisk.

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