Kaare Andreas Shetelig


About Kaare Andreas Shetelig

Kaare Andreas is head of the firm's Industry, Dispute Resolution & Public Sector group. His practice encompasses dispute resolution and mediation, inter alia in tax and VAT cases, professional liability cases, company law cases as well as general contract law and tort law cases. Han is also an expert in administrative law issues and has handled various regulatory and environmental law cases, both vis a vis governmental bodies and in court proceedings. He is the former head of the Norwegian Bar Association committee on administrative law issues, and he is currently sitting on the main board of directors of the Norwegian Bar Association.

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 under Norwegian law.

Kaare Andreas 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. Kaare Andreas has also international experience in representing parties in post M&A disputes (both under share purchase agreements (SPA) and business combination agreements (BCA)) as well as parties in disputes under Shareholder Agreements.

He regularly writes articles in relevant publications. He is also one of three authors of the book "Ærede rett. Kræsjkurs i sakførsel", which is a book about how court proceedings are conducted from start to end.

Kaare Andreas is ranked as a "leader in his field" in the category Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe as well as in Legal500. He also recognised for his skills as tax litigator.

"I think Kaare Andreas Shetelig is the top name in Norway" - Chambers Global 2023

Work experience
  • 2010 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2004 - 2010

    Lecturer in i.a. administrative law, tax law and civil procedure, Faculty of law, University of Oslo

  • 2003 - 2010

    Attorney at Law, Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), Oslo

  • 1996 - 1998

    Commanding Officer on Combat Boat 90 N, the Royal Norwegian Navy, Harstad

  • 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

    Officer Candidate School, Navy, The Royal Norwegian Navy, University of Oslo

  • 2022

    Member of the main board of the Bar Association

  • 2017 - 2019

    Memeber of the public committee producing the white paper NOU 2019:15

  • 2016 - 2021

    Leader of the Bar Association's Legal Committee on Administrative Law

  • 2013 - 2017

    Board Member Fondsfinans AS

  • 2019

    Book review of "Responsible Administration" by Erik Magnus Boe, in the monthly magazine published by the Norwegian Bar Association, 4/2019

  • 2019

    Co-author, Ærede rett! Kræsjkurs i sakførsel, Universitetsforlaget 2019

  • 2019

    Member of the public committee producing the white paper NOU 2019: 15, Investigation on tax advisors' duty to provide information and confidentiality

  • 2016

    "Res judicata", Jussens Venner 6/2016

  • 2015

    "Language of the Arbitration – in particular English as the language in Norwegian arbitration", in Borgar H. Berg and Ola Ø. Nisja (red.), Avtalt prosess – Voldgift i praksis (Universitetsforlaget 2015)

  • 2015

    "Subject Matter of a Legal Action", Jussens Venner 4/2015

  • 2015

    Co-author and responsible for updating the Bilateral Investment Treaty Overview for Norway on the Oxford University Press Investment Claims website (2015)

  • 2015

    Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation, Norway chapter (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2015)

  • 2015

    Enforcement of Foreign Judgements, Norway chapter (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2015)

  • 2014

    "Challenge of arbitral awards: Is Norway falling behind?", Lov og Rett 10/2014

  • 2014

    "Procedural Errors and Invalidity: The Relevance of the Possible Impact of an Procedural Error on the Validity of an Administrative Decision" in the Memorial Volume to Erik Boe (2013)

  • 2014

    Norwegian Law Commentary: Chapter 21 and 22 of the Norwegian Dispute Act

  • 2013

    "When a One Man Corporation Forgets to Take Out Occupational Injury Insurance for its Only Employee – Rt. 2010 page 93", Norwegian Tort Law Review 2010