Tax in Norway

BAHR

BAHR‘s tax team is ‘highly competent and experienced‘, and garners praise as ‘excellent to work with, always welcoming, and assists in an outstanding way‘. Real estate tax is a key driver of work for the group, alongside assisting a solid client roster of oil and gas and petroleum companies with tax litigation, structuring matters and transfer pricing work. The department is also well known for its capabilities in handling the tax aspects of M&A transactions, an area ‘very analytical‘ practice head Joachim Bjerke has expertise in. ‘Excellent lawyerJan Jansen is well known for his strength in tax litigation, and Anne Sofie Bjørkholt primarily focuses on real estate tax. Peter Hammerich and Camilla Jøtun are key contacts for asset management and private equity work, and specialist partner Marius Pilgaard is sought after for his expertise in oil and gas matters.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Bjerke


Other key lawyers:

Jan Jansen; Peter Hammerich; Anne Sofie Bjørkholt; Camilla Jøtun; Marius Pilgaard


Testimonials

‘Jan Jansen is really good at making complex matters simple and provides valuable input. He has the ability to see an issue from different angles and provides trustworthy advice. He is splendid to work with and always listens carefully to the client.’

‘Joachim Bjerke is extremely diligent. With his knowledge and sound judgement, he also impresses in-house business experts.’

‘Joachim Bjerke is an absolutely first-class tax lawyer, and very easy to co-operate with. He gives very robust and realistic advice. He is an excellent team player and adviser in complex transactions.’

‘Excellent legal skills and at the same time good business understanding.’

‘The tax team at BAHR is highly competent and experienced. They have excellent business understanding and when needed also draw on other parts of the law firm chasing the best solution for the client. The team is excellent to work with and are always welcoming and assist in an outstanding way.’

Key clients

Aker BP


Shell


Awilhelmsen


HitecVision


Equinor


Argentum


Norvestor


Explore Equity


DNB Scandinavian Property Fund


Equip Capital


Aker Asset Management


UNION


Work highlights


  • Assisted Aker BP with all tax aspects of its NOK125bn acquisition of Lundin’s oil and gas business in Norway, including tax issues arising from a post-closing restructuring.
  • Assisted Norvestor with all tax aspects of the restructuring of its fund business and the establishment of its eighth private equity fund.
  • Advised private equity company HitecVision on the cross-border tax and structuring aspects of two cross-fund investments in Sval Energi AS and Neo Energy Ltd.

Deloitte Advokatfirma AS

The team of ‘very talented tax professionals‘ at Deloitte Advokatfirma AS‘ full-service department has been kept busy advising private equity, oil and gas, energy and finance companies on a broad spectrum of tax issues. Key practitioners include managing partner Rolf Saastad, who is a key contact for international tax planning matters; Torill Aamelfot, who heads up the family business services group; ‘great transfer pricing professionalHans Martin Jørgensen; tax management consulting expert Per Evers; Audun Frøland, who is the main name to note for business tax; Stig Sperre, who fields expertise in global mobility and employment tax matters; Henriette Holmen, who excels in M&A work; Fredrik Vestli, who leads the indirect tax group; and Wensing Li, who handles international tax mandates. Daniel Herde is sought after for his experience in advising on tax treaties and EU tax law. In 2022, Anette Fjeld and Alexander With moved to Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig and CMS Kluge respectively.

Practice head(s):

Audun Frøland; Torill Aamelfot; Henriette Holmen; Rolf Saastad; Hans Martin Jørgensen; Fredrik Vestli; Stig Sperre; Per Evers; Wensing Li


Other key lawyers:

Daniel Herde


Testimonials

‘The partners we have been involved with are excellent tax professionals but also business-oriented and pro-active in their relations with the client.’

‘Daniel Herde – very knowledgeable in international tax issues. Pro-active and creative when it comes to proposing solutions. Excellent at following-up and communicating options.’

‘Hans Martin Jørgensen – A great transfer pricing professional who is always available for discussions. Looks for pragmatic and business-oriented solutions.’

‘The individuals and partners are always reachable and always a step ahead.’

‘Deloitte Advokatfirma AS are able to recruit and retain very talented tax professionals, which enable them to provide excellent tax services. They have an excellent set-up for collaborating with other Deloitte offices world-wide.’

‘Probably the best tax team in the country. Knows our business through and through and can provide excellent advice on every matter we bring to the table. An extremely important partner to our business and very important in helping and guiding us to be even better in the future.’

‘The individuals and partners we work with are without a doubt the best in Norway. Always reachable, always a step ahead and ready to develop our business even further.’

Key clients

InfraVia Capital


Strawberry Forever AS


B2Holding ASA


Kinland AS


Orkla ASA


Link Mobility ASA


Keystone Academic Solutions AS


KPMG Law Advokatfirma AS, Norway

KPMG Law Advokatfirma AS, Norway‘s ‘proactive‘ team ‘combines excellent tax and industry knowledge with dedicated professionals‘. The full-service practice has an excellent track record in advising a solid client roster of technology, real estate, finance, aquaculture, oil and gas, offshore and energy companies on the whole spectrum of direct and indirect tax work. Managing partner Cathrine Bjerke Dalheim specialises in cross-border employment tax matters, while Oddgeir Kjørsvik is a key contact for indirect tax issues. Other key practitioners include tax litigation expert Anders H. Liland; Thor Leegaard, who handles M&A-related tax matters; and Pål-Martin Schreiner, who regularly acts for pharmaceuticals, energy, infrastructure and offshore companies. Jan Samuelsen retired from the practice in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Cathrine Bjerke Dalheim; Oddgeir Kjørsvik; Per Tor Kraby Lock


Other key lawyers:

Pål-Martin Schreiner; Anders H. Liland; Thor Leegaard


Testimonials

‘Proactive and very good knowledge about the financial sector.’

Key clients

Frontline Ltd


Centrica plc/Spirit Energy


Bergans Fritid AS


RSV Invest AS


CGG


Midsona


Work highlights


  • Assisting Frontline with the tax aspects of its announced potential stock-for-stock combination with Euronav.
  • Assisted real estate company RSV Invest with the tax and VAT aspects of its NOK1.35bn portfolio sale to Carucel Eiendom AS.

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

At Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, recent work for the ‘very competent‘ tax team includes acting for Gasum in litigation concerning business codes determining the right to reduced excise duties on purchases of electrical power, and its relation to EEA law; indirect tax expert Bjørn Christian Lilletvedt Tovsen leads on this matter. Department head Marius Holm Rynning is ‘a very gifted tax lawyer‘, and Finn Backer-Grøndahl stands out for his expertise in tax litigation. Ståle R Kristiansenalways has a practical approach to his advice‘ and is well known for assisting with transfer pricing disputes and restructuring matters. Associate Louise Eriksen handles international tax work.


Practice head(s):

Marius Holm Rynning


Other key lawyers:

Finn Backer-Grøndahl; Ståle R Kristiansen; Bjørn Christian Lilletvedt Tovsen; Louise Eriksen


Testimonials

‘Ståle R Kristiansen stands out as an excellent adviser. He always has a practical approach to his advice and is very knowledgeable within his field. I can also recommend Marius Holm Rynning as an excellent adviser.’

‘Finn Backer-Grøndahl is very competent and confident in his role. An excellent lawyer and adviser.’

‘Good competence in several areas. Know the business and the company.’

‘Marius Holm Rynning is a very gifted tax lawyer with a lot of know how from the industry. He is devoted to making the best  situation work for your company; I consider him a gate keeper for our businesses.’

‘They are very competent and understand the business and legal issues.’

Key clients

Gasum


Equinor


Statkraft


PGNIG Group


TGS NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA


Alcoa Corporation Inc


Storebrand


Kredinor


Odfjell SE


Sølvtrans AS


Intership AS


Westfal Larsen AS/ Masterbulk Pte Ltd.


Knutsen NYK Offshore Partners LP


GE Healthcare


Wiersholm

The tax group at Wiersholm has been kept busy advising Equinor on multiple transfer pricing cases, focusing on transfer pricing issues concerning intra-group transfers of natural gas liquids; Andreas Bullen, who is ‘exceptional on transfer pricing‘, leads on this matter. Restructurings and tax litigation are other key pillars of expertise for the team. Practice head Bettina Banoun has expertise in tax litigation, international tax, corporate tax and EU tax, and firm managing partner Morten Goller is ‘great on strategy‘, while transactional mandates are prominent in Nicolay Vold‘s workload. At senior associate level, Håkon Marius Mørch and Erling Selen are names to note.


Practice head(s):

Bettina Banoun


Other key lawyers:

Andreas Bullen; Nicolay Vold; Morten Goller; Håkon Marius Mørch; Erling Selen


Testimonials

‘Andreas Bullen is knowledgeable, practical and responsive.’

‘Great competence.’

‘Professionally skilled, respond quickly, always pleasant.’

‘Very high technical knowledge. Very good on disputes.’

‘Best in town on property tax.’

‘Morten Goller; Very service-focused and great on strategy. Andreas Bullen; Exceptional on transfer pricing.’

Key clients

Equinor group


Fred. Olsen/Bonheur


Kistefos AS


Orkla


Ferncliff Group


Salmar/Kverva


Dynea Industrier


Petter Olsen-Group


Yara International ASA


Canica


Ramme Eiendom Petter Olsen


EY Norway

Indirect tax specialist Øystein Arff Gulseth heads up the team at EY Norway, which is widely recognised for its expertise across the full range of tax matters. Hanne Skaarberg Holen is regularly instructed in tax litigation, and Njaal Arne Høyland handles the tax aspects of Norwegian and cross-border transactions. The group is well known for assisting with the tax aspects of blockchain, cryptocurrency and AI work, all key areas of expertise for the ‘excellentGjert Melsom. Mette Granheim is the key contact for transfer pricing matters. In June 2022, Axel Naustdal Cooper joined from CMS Kluge.


Practice head(s):

Øystein Arff Gulseth


Other key lawyers:

Hanne Skaarberg Holen; Gjert Melsom; Njaal Arne Høyland; Mette Granheim; Axel Naustdal Cooper


Testimonials

The team is very professional and committed to finding the best solution in record time.’

Key clients

Sky Mavis


Norwegian Airline Shuttle


Thon Hotelbygg AS


Norsk Hydro ASA


Crown LNG


Norse Atlantic ASA


Next Biometrics Group ASA


Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

The team of ‘highly skilled professionals‘ at Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS ‘works proactively regarding tax issues‘ and provides ‘good advice‘ across a wide range of VAT and corporate tax matters. Espen Nordbø leads the department, and is sought after by real estate and renewable energy clients for his expertise in cross-border tax work. Nils Flesland Bull attracts praise for his ‘strong competence within VAT in combination with in-depth industry and commercial understanding‘, and counts litigation as a core area of strength. Senior lawyer Celine Charlotte Holm-Salvesen advises on corporate tax issues arising from transactions and reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Espen Nordbø


Other key lawyers:

Nils Flesland Bull; Celine Charlotte Holm-Salvesen


Testimonials

‘My contacts are concrete in their advice and have a good ability to quickly understand the problem.’

‘Personal touch, quick responses, good advice.’

‘Excellent tax practice.’

‘Highly skilled professionals.’

‘Excellent skills.’

‘Nils Flesland Bull – the guy you want to have on your team in any VAT dispute.’

‘I have worked closely with partner Nils Flesland Bull and through his presence and in-depth knowledge he stands out as a preferred choice within tax related cases.’

Key clients

Santander Consumer Bank AS


Telenor Group ASA


Axactor SE


The Norwegian Tax Authority


The Norwegian Seafood Federation


Indra Sistemas SA


Elkem ASA


Storebrand ASA


Sporveien AS – The Oslo Metro and Tramway


Acciona Ghella Joint Venture


Oceanwide Expeditions BV


Hurtigruten AS


SICK AG


Eolus Vind AB


Norsk Hydro ASA/Hydro Aluminium AS


Euclid Transactional


H.I.G. Capital


Energy Norway


Agder Energi AS


Voith Hydro AG


Work highlights


  • Represented Elkem ASA in litigation arising from the applicability and imposition of the tax exemption for metallurgical processes.
  • Assisted Euclid Transactional UK with the tax aspects of multiple insurance transactions.
  • Assisted Eolus Vind with issues concerning qualifying for tax incentives.

Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers AS

Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers AS fields a team that stands out for its ‘excellent tax law knowledge‘. Led by Lars Helge Aasen, the department leverages the expertise of the firm’s extended network to assist a solid roster of oil and gas, private equity, technology, real estate and manufacturing clients with a broad range of VAT and tax work. Hilde Thorstad has ‘outstanding expertise‘ in international and EU/EEA tax issues, and is well known for advising oil and shipping sector entities. International tax is also a core area of strength for Ståle Wangen, alongside handling sale structurings, cross-border corporate reorganisations and acquisitions. Eivind Falck-Ytter assists with transfer pricing mandates, and Bendik Harstad regularly represents private equity clients.

Practice head(s):

Lars Helge Aasen


Other key lawyers:

Ståle Wangen; Hilde Thorstad; Bendik Harstad; Eivind Falck-Ytter


Testimonials

‘Highly competent within the fields of tax and VAT advice.’

‘Lars Helge Aasen – punctual and detail oriented.’

‘Hilde Thorstad always looks for a solution.’

Key clients

Yara


DNV


EQT


Nordic Capital


Norvestor


Höegh LNG


Transocean


Equinor ASA


Altor Equity Partners


Vendane Capital


Work highlights


  • Assisted Asset Buyout Partners with tax and VAT vendor due diligence and structuring issues relating to its $1bn acquisition by Balder Fastigheter.
  • Advised Prosafe SE on the tax aspects of its $1.1bn debt restructuring.
  • Assisted MHWirth with tax and transfer pricing matters relating to its merger with Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems.

Selmer

Selmer‘ ‘very service-minded and professional‘ team is ‘always able to provide high quality tax advice on short notice‘. The group is advising four Norwegian companies on VAT issues relating to the collection of contributions on behalf of musicians, artists, composers, authors, publishers and other holders of intellectual property rights. The ‘always availableSverre Hveding heads up the department, and is well known for assisting private equity and venture capital entities with tax structuring and planning work, while Are Fagerhaug is ‘very pragmatic‘ and is sought after for his expertise in indirect tax issues. The ‘very service-mindedEinar Bakko handles restructurings, international tax planning and corporate tax matters, and Bård Ivar Koppang specialises in assisting real estate clients. Daniel Løken Høgtun left the firm in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Sverre Hveding


Other key lawyers:

Are Fagerhaug; Einar Bakko; Bård Ivar Koppang


Testimonials

‘Always available, and provides qualitative advice.’

‘Are Fagerhaug always provides valuable advice.’

‘Reliable and available.’

‘Sverre Hveding – Always available, always friendly, always looking out for our best interests.’

‘Commercial mindset, proactive.’

‘Are Fagerhaug is expedient, polite, and up-to-date in every aspect of VAT issues.’

‘Are Fagerhaug is very pragmatic and understands our business.’

‘Einar Bakko; very service minded and commercial mindset.’

Key clients

Orkla


Scatec


Solør Bioenergi Group


Sparebank 1 SR-Bank


Unacast


Møller Mobility Group


CityCon


Alliance venture


Selvaag


Voss Of Norway


Stor-Oslo Eiendom


Hafslund Nett


Holta & Håland


Lund Gruppen


Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein‘s ‘very skilled and professional‘ tax team is led by ‘excellent communicatorAnders Myklebust, who has noted expertise in handling transfer pricing, VAT and corporate tax matters. The group has an established track record working in collaboration with the M&A and commercial real estate teams in order to assist with transactional mandates and structuring work. The ‘excellentAre Zachariassen is a key contact for international tax law, while Kaare Andreas Shetelig has an excellent reputation for handling tax litigation. Senior lawyer Cecilie Tollefsen regularly handles cross-border transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Anders Myklebust


Other key lawyers:

Kaare Andreas Shetelig; Are Zachariassen; Cecilie Tollefsen


Testimonials

‘Excellent competence.’

‘Kaare Andreas Shetelig – one of the best litigators in Norway. I am really impressed and our case is in the best hands.’

‘Anders Myklebust: he has excellent skills and manages complex projects. Our employees trust his advice.’

‘The team balances work in a very good way, managed by great partner Are Zachariassen.’

‘A highly competent and knowledgeable team that is always available.’

Key clients

Telenor ASA


Norsk Hydro ASA


Aeternum Capital ASA


Gard AS


Norwegian Oil Taxation Office


Stiftelsen Norsk Rikstoto


Gram Car Carriers ASA


Mowi ASA


NRP AS


OMP AS


BW Gas AS


Work highlights


  • Represented Telenor AS in high-profile tax litigation concerning a disputed tax deduction after alleged financial losses in its Indian subsidiary, Unitech Wireless.
  • Assisted KKR with all tax issues relating to its acquisition of Ocean Yield ASA.

Arntzen de Besche

Arntzen de Besche‘s tax practice is perhaps best known for working in conjunction with the M&A department to assist Norwegian and international clients with the tax aspects of transactional work. The oil and gas and petroleum industries are recognised sector strengths for the team, which also handles instructions from clients drawn from the technology, shipping, real estate, insurance and pharmaceuticals sectors. Eyvind Sandvik has a solid track record in assisting with international tax issues, tax treaties and restructurings; he shares leadership of the practice with Rune Tjomsås Andersen, who regularly advises on tax litigation, transfer pricing matters, VAT and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Eyvind Sandvik; Rune Tjomsås Andersen


Key clients

Gassco AS


Lime Petroleum AS


Abbott Norge AS


Abbott Diagnostics Technologies AS


Edison International S.p.A


TrønderEnergi


NTS ASA


Michael Baker Global Services, LLC (a division of Sallyport Global)


Den Norske Kirke (the Norwegian Church)


INPEX Norge AS


GitHub Inc.


Foundry Digital


Norsk Hydrogenforum


Work highlights


  • Acting for Gassco AS in a dispute with the Dutch tax authorities.
  • Advised Ness, Risan and Partners on the tax aspects of separating and selling its real estate business to life insurance and asset management companies Swiss Life Asset Managers.

CMS Kluge

Led by ‘experienced litigatorAmund Noss, CMS Kluge‘s tax department has an excellent track record in assisting with real estate and energy sector tax matters, high-profile disputes and transfer pricing work. The group is also recognised for its expertise in advising a solid roster of petroleum and oil and gas clients. Oddleif Torvik is noted for his excellent track record in transfer pricing matters, and Anders Heieren counts tax structuring and international tax law as key strengths. In 2022, Axel Naustdal Cooper moved to EY Norway, and Alexander With joined from Deloitte Advokatfirma AS.


Practice head(s):

Amund Noss


Other key lawyers:

Anders Heieren; Oddleif Torvik; Alexander With


Testimonials

‘Amund Noss is an extremely experienced litigator and is very easy to work with, very thorough in his work, open for input, and a master in sorting out the best elements/points from all persons involved and to present the case in a manner that makes it easy for a judge to understand the important elements.’

‘Combination of litigation skills, tax skills and an attitude that encourages involvement and good ideas from both within the team and the client and its other resources.’

Key clients

Drammen Helsepark AS


Fortis Petroleum Norway AS


Gjensidigestiftelsen


Inmonitor AS (founder of Sportradar AG)


NO-UK Com


The Norwegian Tax Administration


Total E&P Norge AS


SANDS

SANDS fields a team that garners praise for providing ‘high-quality commercial tax advice‘ and has an established track record in assisting with transfer pricing matters and complex cross-border tax litigation. The fishing and aquaculture industries are key sector strengths for the group, and technology mandates are another driver of work for the practice. Ulf Sørdal heads up the department, and is well known for advising Norwegian and international clients on domestic and international tax matters. Torgeir Fjeldskaar is a key name for tax litigation, and John Olav Auran specialises in VAT issues.

Practice head(s):

Ulf Sørdal


Other key lawyers:

Torgeir Fjeldskaar; John Olav Auran


Testimonials

‘Creative thinking and solution oriented.’

‘Quality team that provides high quality commercial tax advice.’

‘Torgeir Fjeldskaar is really excellent. Technically very strong and very commercial. A pleasure to deal with.’

Key clients

Allianz Funds


MAN Bus & Truck Norge


SPEAR Africa Funds


Aller Aqua


Havlandet Havbruk/INC Gruppen


Mercedes Benz Group


Kongsberg Gruppen


Kverva (SalMar)


Osram


Pelagia


Siemens


Stokke Gruppen


GEA Group


Electrolux


Normet Oy


Alder & Sound Oy


Work highlights


  • Advising Stokke AS on all tax and VAT matters regarding its global business structuring.
  • Represented Wilnor Governmental Services AS in a tax dispute against the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.
  • Assisting Ytterstad Fiskeriselskap AS with all tax issues regarding the acquisition of fish quotas and subsequent sale of shares.

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

At Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, the ‘thorough, professionally excellent and available’ team is highly regarded for its track record in handling international corporate tax structuring mandates. The group counts the oil and gas, finance and real estate industries among its sector strengths. Department head Jana Johnsen and Cecilie Amdahl have established expertise in handling corporate and international tax matters, while Trond Larsen is a key name for VAT law. Morten Sandli regularly advises private equity entities on tax planning and structuring work, and Hugo Matre focuses on tax litigation. The ‘experienced and thoroughMorten Platou is sought after for his experience in assisting with tax treaties.


Practice head(s):

Jana Johnsen


Other key lawyers:

Cecilie Amdahl; Hugo Matre; Trond Larsen; Morten Sandli; Morten Platou


Testimonials

‘The service received from the team has been excellent. The team has very good technical skills.’

‘Morten Sandli’s technical tax skills are excellent. He is hands-on and managed to get a very good overview of a complex tax case in a short time. He is also a excellent strategic adviser.’

‘Schjødt has many qualified and experienced attorneys and you will always be able to receive necessary help within several professional fields. My experience with Schjødt is that they are thorough, professionally excellent and available whenever necessary.’

‘Morten Platou is efficient and easy to collaborate with, and delivers as agreed.’

‘Jana Johnsen stands out as an experienced tax law partner.’

Key clients

TietoEVRY Oyj


Seetee AS


Compass Group Norge AS


Canica AS


Aker BioMarine ASA


Havila Holding AS


Neptune Energy Norge AS


Longships fund I


Gro Capital A/S


McKinsey & Company Inc Norway


Frontline


Thoma Bravo


Ocean Geoloop


Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig‘s ‘knowledgeable, friendly, hardworking and service-minded‘ team attracts praise for its ‘deep knowledge and experience of Norwegian tax law‘. Led by tax specialist Fredrik Haberer Anfinsen, the group is very experienced in advising international private equity clients on the tax aspects of structuring cross-border transactions. Bergen-based Vidar Kleppe is well versed in handling tax litigation, while Pål Brudvik stands out for advising real estate companies on transactional tax issues. In February 2022, Anette Fjeld joined from Deloitte Advokatfirma AS.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Haberer Anfinsen


Other key lawyers:

Pål Brudvik; Vidar Kleppe; Anette Fjeld


Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable, humble, seeks the broader picture, service minded.’

‘Fredrik Haberer Anfinsen delivers legal assistance and advice of high quality. He shows a good understanding of the client’s needs and business, and provides good assistance in identifying practical solutions.’

‘The team at SVW were extremely helpful. The help we received was tailored to our needs, pragmatic, and well explained.’

‘The partners are very accessible.’

‘Vidar Kleppe is a very experienced lawyer. He is very service minded, good at explaining legal issues in a simple way, always follows up in a matter of days and his services are great value for money. Mr Kleppe is my first choice even for clients who are not based in Bergen.’

‘Fredrik Haberer Anfinsen is one of the most knowledgeable on tax I’ve ever worked with.’

‘They stand out for their proactive role, guidance, and willingness to go the extra distance to achieve the desired outcome.’

Key clients

Amtech AS


Adelis Equity Partners


Tibber AS


ABBH AS


Aquaship AS


Bank Norwegian


Colliers International Corporate AS


Coop


Coop Norge Eiendom AS


DLVRY


Egmont


Eni S.p.A / Eni International B.V


Enode


FSN Capital


Grønt Punkt Norge AS


Hero Eiendom AS


Kindred Group PLC


Kosli


Malling og Co


Njord Securities AS


Norwegian Airshuttle ASA


Papirfly Group


Pareto Securities AS


Play Magnus


Prime Capital AG


Ragde Eiendom AS


Rimfeldt Eiendom AS


Telia Company


Trolltun Investering AS


Verdane Capital


Zwipe AS


Work highlights


  • Assisted multiple clients with the tax aspects of a sale of seven real estate companies owned by the clients to Norwegian real estate fund Public Property Invest AS.
  • Represented Telenor Norge AS in tax litigation before the Court of Appeal.

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA

Led by Nils Eriksen, the tax practice at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA is well known for its capabilities in international tax advisory work, and is equally adept at assisting clients with corporate tax and VAT issues. Income tax is a key area of strength for Antonio Holstad, and senior lawyer Maren Mikkelsen is experienced in tax structuring matters.


Practice head(s):

Nils Eriksen


Other key lawyers:

Antonio Holstad; Maren Mikkelsen


Testimonials

‘Very diverse and competent team with international knowledge and a very service-minded approach.’

‘Nils Eriksen has international knowledge and practical experience with international VAT that is hard to find anywhere else in Norway. He also has a very positive attitude and is always reachable and responsive.’

‘Our contact with partner Nils Eriksen has been outstanding from the very first day. He has supplied us with all the help we needed and on top of that he has added new ideas and information that has helped our case tremendously.’

‘Deep knowledge on the specific tax issues I needed guidance on, and extensive experience in how to handle such.’

Key clients

Aker Solutions


Nasdaq


Yinson


Fred. Olsen & CO


MHWIRTH


Norsk Metalldepot


Norwegian Business School BI


Svalner


KÜFFNER MAUNZ LANGER ZUGMAIER


Voestalpine


Mammoet


Agilyx


DHL


Ruukki


Work highlights


  • Providing ongoing advice to the Mammoet Group, a transport company, on VAT issues.
  • Assisting Aker Solutions with multi-jurisdictional global mobility and individual income tax issues.
  • Providing ongoing VAT and corporate tax advice to Voestalpine.

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

Einar Heiberg heads up the tax department at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, which continues to act for construction, technology and real estate clients on a range of transactional matters. Morten Fjermeros is ‘excellent in real estate taxation‘ and regularly handles indirect tax and VAT work. Restructuring mandates are prominent in Jan Martin Fjellestad‘s workload.

Practice head(s):

Einar Heiberg


Other key lawyers:

Morten Fjermeros; Jan Martin Fjellestad


Testimonials

‘Bull & Co has a high level of expertise.’

‘Einar Heiberg always delivers high quality.’

‘Morten Fjermeros is excellent for property/real estate taxation.’

Key clients

Aspida Forsikring


Den norske veterinærforening


Fasadgruppen Norden


Kudos Eiendom


The shareholders of Stenseth & RS Holding


Øksheim R


Work highlights


  • Advised Fasadgruppen Norden on the tax aspects of the acquisition of nine construction companies, in five separate transactions.
  • Advised the shareholders of Stenseth & RS Holding on the tax aspects of the sale of an 80% stake to AF Gruppen.

DLA Piper

The tax practice at DLA Piper draws on the strength of the firm’s wider Nordic network in order to advise renewable energy, real estate and technology clients on the VAT and tax aspects of high-value transactional and investment mandates, as well as handling corporate tax matters. Jonas Aartun heads up the department, and Preben Aas specialises in assisting with tax audits.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Aartun


Other key lawyers:

Preben Aas


Key clients

Azrieli Group


Skanska Group


IK Gruppen


Quasar Data Center


Volkswagen Møller Bilfinans


Falck Renewables


Cloudberry Clean Energy


Marti AG


OSO Hotwater Group


Gasmann Eiendom


AIG


Euclid


Compass Group


Betonmast Eiendom


OmniVision Technologies Inc.


Work highlights


  • Advising Falck Renewables on tax and VAT matters relating to its two wind plants in Norway.
  • Advised IK Gruppen on VAT and tax matters relating to the acquisition of multiple real estate companies.

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

The ‘hard-working‘ team at Advokatfirmaet Grette AS continues to assist a client roster of real estate, financial services, renewable energy and financial services companies with VAT and tax matters relating to transactional mandates. Kari-Ann Mosti is ‘outstanding in tax issues‘ with particular expertise in VAT work; she shares leadership of the practice with corporate tax expert Anders Nordli.

Practice head(s):

Anders Nordli; Kari-Ann Mosti


Testimonials

‘Hard working, supreme knowledge, excellent service and focus on the results for their clients make Grette the preferred law firm in Norway regarding business and tax issues.’

‘Kari-Ann Mosti is outstanding in her job within tax. Always gives the right advice with insight and with great focus on what possible option is best for her client. She is always present and service minded.’

‘Anders Nordli gives clear and concise advice.’

Key clients

The Norwegian Parliament


Construction City Eiendom AS


Pangea Property Partners AS


Selvaag Group


Thomsen Holding


MOMEK Group


Torgatta 18 AS


Work highlights


  • Assisted the Norwegian Parliament with a high-profile tax investigation, focusing on tax matters pertaining to MPs allowances.
  • Advised Pangea Property Partners AS on transactional tax and VAT matters.

Ræder Bing

At Ræder Bing, the ‘knowledgeable‘ and ‘professional‘ team continues to advise one of the largest real estate owners in Norway on a broad spectrum of corporate and tax law issues; Anne Gro Enger, who is well known for her expertise in corporate tax matters, is leading on this matter. Clients also highlight the firm's knowledge of cryptocurrency tax work. Firm managing partner and department head Tone Kaarbø assists multi-national companies with a wide range of tax work, and Geir Even Asplin is a key contact for tax litigation, reorganisations and tax planning issues. Senior associate Celine Scheel counts transfer pricing work and international tax law as key strengths.

Practice head(s):

Tone Kaarbø


Other key lawyers:

Anne Gro Enger; Celine Scheel; Geir Even Asplin


Testimonials

‘Highly competent team. Always available.’

‘Tone Kaarbø is very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and tax.’

‘They cover the crypto market and have a good understanding of the sector.’

‘They have experts with deep understanding of digital assets and experience advising on crypto.’

‘Strong knowledge on the field of cryptocurrencies and taxation.’

‘Good value for money.’

‘Tone Kaarbø delivers a high-quality service.’

‘All of the people in Ræder I’ve talked with have been more than welcoming and pleasant. Every conversation goes with a smile, and the product they deliver is more than anticipated in quality.’