Mr Morten Goller > Wiersholm > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Wiersholm
DOKKVEIEN 1
PO BOX 1400 VIKA
0115 OSLO
Norway
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Work Department

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

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

The ‘professionally qualified and service minded’ team at Wiersholm is jointly led by highly regarded mediator Ronny Lund, corporate and financial litigation expert Olav Perland, and ‘brilliant legal mindChristian Hauge. The group’s recent caseload includes large-scale liability disputes from across a range of sectors. Magnus Hellesylt provides ‘sharp, relevant and always pragmatic‘ advice, Stephan Jervell is well regarded for his expertise in international arbitration, and firm managing partner Morten Goller focuses on litigation pertaining to tax, public procurement, construction, competition and contract law. Thomas G Naalsund is ‘a superb and robust negotiator‘. Anne Marie Sejersted joined the team from Kvale Advokatfirma DA in mid-2021.

Norway > EU and competition

Wiersholm fields a ‘dedicated and highly client-friendly‘ team lauded for its ‘very high competition law skills, good commercial sense and great availability‘. Merger control mandates, abuse of dominance claims, cartel cases, state aid work, and EU and EEA law are key pillars of strength for the group, alongside public procurement matters. The ‘very impressive‘ practice head Håkon Cosma Størdal ‘combines in-depth knowledge of competition law with commercial, strategic and practical thinking, and takes ownership and is able to communicate complex issues in understandable terms‘. Stephan Jervell has core expertise in public procurement issues, and Thomas Naalsund is noted for his experience in state aid cases, while managing partner Morten Goller focuses on litigation. At associate level, managing associate Elisabeth Lian Haugsdal is sought after for her expertise in handling abuse of dominance claims, restrictive practices and damages actions, and has a track record in representing private and public sector clients in state aid cases before the EFTA Surveillance Authority, while Elisabeth Torkildsen handles EU and EEA-law matters.

Norway > Tax

Led by Bettina Banoun, Wiersholm‘s tax practice has an excellent track record in advising a prominent client roster on tax litigation, tax planning, restructurings and transfer pricing matters. Key sector strengths for the group include the financial services, energy, and oil and gas industries. Banoun is well versed in handling EU tax, international tax and corporate tax, and Andreas Bullen is sought after for his expertise in tax litigation and transfer pricing issues. Other key practitioners include Nicolay Vold, who is regularly instructed in tax structuring work pertaining to cross-border M&A transactions; firm managing partner Morten Goller, who handles tax disputes; and senior associate Håkon Marius Mørch, whose practice includes tax advisory work, dispute resolution and transfer pricing issues.

Norway > Public procurement

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