Kaare Andreas Shetelig

Kaare Andreas Shetelig



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Practice areas   Litigation and Arbitration, Tax

Kaare Andreas Shetelig is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is head of the firm's Industry, Dispute Resolution & Public Sector group.

His main areas of practice include issues relating to arbitration as well as litigation and dispute resolution, including cases related to tax law, professional liability, company law, energy law and contract law as well as pension law and public administration law.

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 in Norwegian arbitration cases.

Shetelig 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 as well as parties under Share Purchase Agreements and Shareholder Agreements.

Shetelig is ranked as an "leaders in their field" individual in the category Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2016.

Work experience:

  • 2010- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 2004- 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


  • Co-author and responsible for updating the Bilateral Investment Treaty Overview for Norway on the Oxford University Press Investment Claims website (2015)
  • "Subject Matter of a Legal Action", Jussens Venner 4/2015
  • "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)
  • Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation, Norway chapter (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2015)
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgements, Norway chapter (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2015)
  • "Challenge of arbitral awards: Is Norway falling behind?", Lov og Rett 10/2014
  • Norwegian Law Commentary: Chapter 27, 28 and 36 of the Norwegian Dispute Act
  • "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)
  • "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


  • 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 Officers Candidate School, The Royal Norwegian Navy