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Tax law

We provide comprehensive assistance to clients on a wide range of tax and VAT-related issues. Our experienced tax lawyers specialise in business and corporate taxation, tax disputes.

Our team possesses substantial and diverse expertise, and each assignment is staffed with team members who have the optimal experience for handling it effectively. We collaborate with our other practice groups to provide exhaustive advice that takes into account all tax and VAT implications.  This allows us to provide a seamless service that covers all aspects of our clients' transactions.

We have substantial experience dealing with complex tax issues in relation to special taxation regimes and basic interest taxation.  Because of our expertise in these areas, we are able to offer tailored solutions that take into account the specific nuances of our clients' circumstances.

In addition, we work closely with our litigation group to ensure that all tax disputes are handled efficiently and effectively. 

We offer

  • Ongoing tax advice for companies and businesses
  • Taxes and fees for transactions (M&A, capital market, shipping, etc.)
  • Taxes and fees for the restructuring of companies and the Group
  • Mergers and demergers of listed and unlisted companies
  • Tax associated with earn out and MIP (management incentive program)
  • Taxes and fees for international groups
  • Transfer of activities and companies
  • Transfer pricing
  • Special tax issues for shipping, offshore and aquaculture
  • Establishment of ownership structures for private wealthy individuals
  • Change of generation and vacating for persons
  • Assistance in correspondence and disputes with tax authorities
  • Appeal and court proceedings in tax and tax cases in close cooperation with the procedure group
  • Special taxation regimes, such as petroleum taxation, shipping company taxation and energy taxation
  • Taxes and VAT related to commercial property

Read our articles on Tax Law


New tax lawyers in Oslo

We are very pleased to welcome Harald Hauge and Jarle Schelander to Wikborg Rein. They both started this week as a partner and Specialist Counsel, respectively, in our tax department.


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Summary of the New US Climate Bill

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