Ola Ø. Nisja

Partner, Global Head of Disputes

About Ola Ø. Nisja

Ola Ø. Nisja is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is Global Head of Disputes. He has substantial experience in litigation and dispute resolution and is admitted to the Supreme Court. Nisja is recommended and referred to within his practice areas by inter alia Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Finansavisen.

Work experience
  • 2012 - 2012

    Lecturer/Subject Coordinator, Contract Law I, Lillehammer University College

  • 2012

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2008 - 2012

    Attorney, Attorney General's Office

  • 2004 - 2007

    Associate/Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2004

    Lecturer in inter alia contract law and civil procedure, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

  • 2003 - 2003

    Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

  • 2011

    Admitted to the Supreme Court

  • 2011

    Visiting Research Fellow, Columbia Law School

  • 2005

    Visiting Scholar/Advanced Negotiation Workshop, Harvard Law School

  • 2003

    Master of Commercial and Corporate Law (LLM), King's College London

  • 2003

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo

  • Chairman, The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce

  • Representative for Norway, ICC International Court of Arbitration

  • Member of the Board, Wikborg Rein

  • Member of the editorial board for Norwegian Business Law Review

  • Member, The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, the Norwegian Bar Association's Mediation Committee

  • Member, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Norway)

  • Member, Reference Group for the University of Oslo's Dispute Resolution Forum

Selected projects
  • Litigation in a wide range of civil cases before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court, as well as arbitration, negotiation, mediation and other alternative forms of dispute resolution

  • Advice on contract issues to companies and public entities, including sale of goods and construction contracts

  • Ærede rett! Kræsjkurs i sakførsel, Universitetsforlaget 2019

  • Alternativ tvisteløsning, Cappelen Akademisk forlag (2008), ("Alternative Dispute Resolution")

  • Arbitration and Domestic Courts in Norway: Sibling Rivalry, Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 63 p. 261 (2017)

  • Avtalt prosess - Voldgift i praksis (red.), Universitetsforlaget (2015) ("Agreed Process - Arbitration in practice")

  • Bokanmeldelse av Johan Giertsen, Avtaler (2. utg., 2012), TfR 2013 p. 386 (Book review of professor Johan Giertsen's treatise on contract law)

  • Bruk av separate møter i rettsmekling, LoR 2009 p. 433 ("Caucusing in Mediation")

  • Confidentiality and Public Access in Arbitration - The Norwegian Approach, [2008] Int. A.L.R. p. 187

  • Contributor for Norway in Clive Freedman and James Farrell: Expert Determination (2008, 2014)

  • Domstolsprøving av forvaltningsvedtak - nye avklaringer, JV 2009 p. 254 ("Challenge of Administrative Decisions Before the Courts - New Clarifications")

  • Entrepriserett i et nøtteskall, Gyldendal (2018) ("Construction law in a nutshell")

  • Erstatning ved selgers kontraktsbrudd, JV 2012 p. 250 ("Damages When a Seller Breaches the Contract")

  • Erstatningsansvar ved ugyldige forvaltningsvedtak: Hvor står vi nå?, LoR 2013 p. 311 ("Damages after illegal administrative decisions: What is the current situation?")

  • How can we make arbitration in Norway even better, Marius 515 (Norwegian Arbitration Day 2019)

  • Konfliktløsningsmekanismer i byggekontrakter, MarIus no. 314 (2004) ("Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Building Contracts")

  • Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC): Institusjonell voldgift i Norge, LoR 2019 s. 38 ("Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC): Institutional Arbitration in Norway")

  • Rettskraft ("Legal force"), JV 2016 p. 363

  • Rettslig interesse, JV 2015 s. 227 ("Legal Interest")

  • Standardvilkår - en oversikt, TfF 2003 p. 302 ("Standard Form Contracts - An Overview")

  • The Battle of Forms: Hvor ble det store slaget av?, LoR 2013 p. 602 ("The Battle of Forms: What About the Big Battle?")

  • The Engineer in International Construction - Agent? Mediator? Adjudicator?, [2004] ICLR p. 230

  • Voldgift i et nøtteskall, Gyldendal (2017) ("Arbitration in a nutshell")

  • Voldgiftsloven og tvister i forretningsforhold, TfF 2005 p. 3 ("The Arbitration Act and Commercial Disputes")