Mr Kaare Andreas Shetelig > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Wikborg Rein
Dronning Mauds gate 11
P.O.Box 1513 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
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Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

Wikborg Rein‘s dispute resolution practice is praised by clients for providing ‘highly sophisticated legal advice‘ across a wide spectrum of contentious matters, with particular focus on the oil and gas, offshore, real estate, insurance and public sectors. The firm’s global head of disputes Ola Nisja leads the team and is highly regarded for his expertise in construction and contractual disputes; arbitration is another key area of instruction for Nisja. Kaare Andreas Shetelig concentrates on complex cases related to post-M&A disputes, transfer pricing litigation and public sector disputes, and Ola Haugen is well known for his established track record in arbitration. Dag Mjaaland and Aadne Haga specialise in gas sector disputes.

Norway > Tax

The practice at Wikborg Rein is particularly known for working in tandem with the firm’s M&A group to advise on the tax and VAT elements of large transactions and restructurings, and is equally adept at assisting with commercial real estate transactions. Department head Anders Myklebust has expertise in advising clients from the shipping and petroleum sectors on tax matters, and also handles transfer pricing issues. Kaare Andreas Shetelig is a key contact for tax litigation, and Are Zachariassen has expertise in handling international tax work, particularly for offshore sector clients. Cecilie Tollefsen advises on domestic and international tax issues, and is very experienced in assisting with cross-border transactions.