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Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1NorwayEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Esteemed disputes department acting on a wide range of mandates in both the public and private sectors. Enjoys a particularly impressive reputation in the shipping, offshore, and oil and gas industries. Handles breach and termination of contract cases, and damages claims. Maintains noteworthy strength in cross-border disputes, including acting on a number of high-profile international arbitrations.

Strengths

One client praises the firm for having focus on the clients' needs, saying: "The team is very customer-oriented."

Another adds that the lawyers are "very service-minded, understanding and very proactive in how they advise their client."

Work highlights

Acted for Naftogaz of Ukraine on a number of ongoing disputes with Gazprom, including representing Naftogaz in SCC arbitrations and in challenges to arbitral awards.

Notable practitioners

The "sensible and practical" Kaare Andreas Shetelig moves up in the rankings thanks to positive feedback, with a client reporting that he is "persuasive in court, pedagogical, gets his points through and has a detailed understanding of the issues at hand." He advises on a broad range of matters, including tax disputes and compensation issues. He often acts on post-M&A litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Ola Haugen is described by sources as a "very strong litigator." He advises clients on a range of contractual disputes.

Ola Nisja moves up in the rankings after enthusiastic acclaim, with one client describing him as "highly skilled and experienced with a high working capacity. He takes ownership of the case and creates a high level of comfort for the client." The client goes on to underline that Nisja is "very good at understanding complicated technical facts and mixing that with a pragmatic approach." He represents both public and private sector clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on contractual disputes.

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Overview

An indefinite number of legal disputes may arise between parties in commercial relations. Litigation and dispute resolution is a collective term for the various approaches the parties may apply to solve legal disputes.

Our lawyers have a broad and extensive experience of successfully defending their clients in legal disputes. Our expertise and experience covers disputes within the area of general commercial/business law as well as far more specialized areas of law such as intellectual property rights, energy law and maritime law.

Our broad commercial capabilities within business law ensure that we can address any type of legal dispute. This include disputes arising due to or following the acquisition of a company, board responsibility in limited liability companies, employment law, tort and a wide range of contractual disputes. Our lawyers are pre-eminent in handling major and complex disputes related to contracts of construction and manufacturing and also have experience within the area of public law, which includes direct and indirect taxes.

The Dispute Resolution group consists of 23 partners, with a total of 60 lawyers in the group. 17 of the company's lawyers are admitted to the Supreme Court. Our multi-jurisdictional team offers clients seamless advice on dispute resolution though our network of offices in Oslo and Bergen, and also London and Singapore.

Dispute Resolution Department

Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS

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Dronning Mauds gate 11

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

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Dispute Resolution


Kaare Andreas Shetelig
Band 2
Ola Haugen
Band 2
Ola Ø. Nisja
Band 1