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. Nisja is regularly involved in oil and gas disputes.

Work experience
  • 2012 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2012

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

  • 2008 - 2012

    Attorney, Attorney General's Office

  • 2004 -

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

  • 2004 - 2007

    Associate/Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2003

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

Education
  • 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

Directorships
  • 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 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 (institutional and ad hoc), 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.

Publications
  • 2020

    Fast Track Arbitration in the Nordics: Where Do We Go From Here?, Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook 2020 p. 167

  • 2020

    Fast Track Arbitration: What the Peasant Does Not Know, He Will Not Eat, MarIus 534 p. 89

  • 2019

    Ærede rett! Kræsjkurs i sakførsel, Universitetsforlaget 2019

  • 2019

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

  • 2019

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

  • 2018

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

  • 2017

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

  • 2017

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

  • 2016

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

  • 2015

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

  • 2015

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

  • 2014

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

  • 2013

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

  • 2013

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

  • 2013

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

  • 2012

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

  • 2009

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

  • 2009

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

  • 2008

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

  • 2008

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

  • 2005

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

  • 2004

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

  • 2004

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

  • 2003

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