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Kaare Andreas Shetelig

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Litigation and Arbitration, Tax


Kaare Andreas Shetelig is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is head of the firm's Industry, Dispute Resolution & Public Sector group.

His main areas of practice include issues relating to arbitration as well as litigation and dispute resolution, including cases related to tax law, professional liability, company law, energy law and contract law as well as pension law and public administration law.

He has extensively pleaded cases before Norwegian courts at all levels, including a number of cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court, as well as ad hoc arbitration under the Norwegian Arbitration Act. In addition, he has experience as arbitrator in Norwegian arbitration cases.

Shetelig has also extensive experience with international arbitration, including cases under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and the SCC Rules. He has successfully advised and/or represented a number of buyers of natural gas in price review disputes under Long Term Gas Sales Agreements as well as parties under Share Purchase Agreements and Shareholder Agreements.

Shetelig is ranked as an "leaders in their field" individual in the category Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2016..


2010- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 2004- Lecturer (hourly-work) in i.a. administrative law, tax law and civil proceedings, Faculty of law, University of Oslo. 2003-2010 Attorney at Law, Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), Oslo.


2008 Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate Governance and Practice, Stanford University, California. 2007 Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court. 2004 Bachelor of Business and Administration, Norwegian School of Management (BI), Oslo. 2003 Cand.jur., University of Oslo. 1996 Officers Candidate School, The Navy.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Recent work for the ‘outstanding’ department at Wikborg Rein includes representing the Norwegian Oil Taxation Office in a dispute relating to transfer pricing issues, and acting for Avena Shipping Company, Dalnave Navigation and Assuranceforeningen Gard in proceedings relating to a vessel grounding. Kaare Andreas Shetelig leads the group; Ola Haugen, Ola Nisja (who is ‘not only an excellent lawyer but consistently provides top strategic advice’) and Bergen-based employment expert Dag Steinfeld also receive praise.

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Within: Tax

Wikborg Rein is recommended for handling offshore, shipping, energy and real estate tax mandates; highlights included representing the Norwegian Oil Taxation Office in a dispute against Statoil relating to transfer pricing issues, and advising Storebrand Eiendom on the tax issues surrounding a commercial property development. Anders Myklebust leads the group, Are Zachariassen focuses on tax structuring and Kaare Andreas Shetelig handles litigation.

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