Ola Ø. Nisja

About Ola

Ola Ø. Nisja is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is our 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- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2008-2012 Attorney, Attorney General's Office_NEWLINE_2012 Lecturer/Subject Coordinator, Contract Law I, Lillehammer University College_NEWLINE_2004- Lecturer in inter alia contract law and civil procedure, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo_NEWLINE_2004-2007 Associate/Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2003 Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
2011 Admitted to the Supreme Court_NEWLINE_2011 Visiting Research Fellow, Columbia Law School_NEWLINE_2005 Visiting Scholar/Advanced Negotiation Workshop, Harvard Law School_NEWLINE_2003 Master of Commercial and Corporate Law (LLM), King’s College, London_NEWLINE_2003 Cand.jur., University of Oslo
Relevant experience
Arbitration and litigation in a wide range of civil cases before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court, as well as arbitration (ad hoc and institutional), negotiation, mediation and other alternative forms of dispute resolution_NEWLINE_International disputes experience_NEWLINE_Advice on contract issues to companies and public entities, including sale of goods and construction contracts
How can we make arbitration in Norway even better, Marius 515 (Norwegian Arbitration Day 2019)_NEWLINE_Ærede rett! Kræsjkurs i sakførsel, Universitetsforlaget 2019_NEWLINE_Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC): Institusjonell voldgift i Norge, LoR 2019 s. 38 ("Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC): Institutional Arbitration in Norway")_NEWLINE_Entrepriserett i et nøtteskall, Gyldendal (2018) ("Construction law in a nutshell")_NEWLINE_Voldgift i et nøtteskall, Gyldendal (2017) ("Arbitration in a nutshell")_NEWLINE_Arbitration and Domestic Courts in Norway: Sibling Rivalry, Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 63 p. 261 (2017)_NEWLINE_Rettskraft ("Legal force"), JV 2016 p. 363_NEWLINE_Avtalt prosess - Voldgift i praksis (red.), Universitetsforlaget (2015) ("Agreed Process - Arbitration in practice")_NEWLINE_Rettslig interesse, JV 2015 s. 227 ("Legal Interest")_NEWLINE_The Battle of Forms: Hvor ble det store slaget av?, LoR 2013 p. 602 ("The Battle of Forms: What About the Big Battle?")_NEWLINE_Bokanmeldelse av Johan Giertsen, Avtaler (2. utg., 2012), TfR 2013 p. 386 (Book review of professor Johan Giertsen's treatise on contract law)_NEWLINE_Erstatningsansvar ved ugyldige forvaltningsvedtak: Hvor står vi nå?, LoR 2013 p. 311 ("Damages after illegal administrative decisions: What is the current situation?")_NEWLINE_Erstatning ved selgers kontraktsbrudd, JV 2012 p. 250 ("Damages When a Seller Breaches the Contract")_NEWLINE_Domstolsprøving av forvaltningsvedtak - nye avklaringer, JV 2009 p. 254 ("Challenge of Administrative Decisions Before the Courts - New Clarifications")_NEWLINE_Bruk av separate møter i rettsmekling, LoR 2009 p. 433 ("Caucusing in Mediation")_NEWLINE_Confidentiality and Public Access in Arbitration - The Norwegian Approach, [2008] Int. A.L.R. p. 187_NEWLINE_Alternativ tvisteløsning, Cappelen Akademisk forlag (2008), ("Alternative Dispute Resolution")_NEWLINE_Voldgiftsloven og tvister i forretningsforhold, TfF 2005 p. 3 ("The Arbitration Act and Commercial Disputes")_NEWLINE_Konfliktløsningsmekanismer i byggekontrakter, MarIus no. 314 (2004) ("Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Building Contracts")_NEWLINE_The Engineer in International Construction - Agent? Mediator? Adjudicator?, [2004] ICLR p. 230_NEWLINE_Standardvilkår - en oversikt, TfF 2003 p. 302 ("Standard Form Contracts - An Overview")_NEWLINE_Contributor for Norway in Clive Freedman and James Farrell: Expert Determination (2008, 2014)
Chairman, The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce_NEWLINE_Representative for Norway, ICC International Court of Arbitration_NEWLINE_Member of the Board, Wikborg Rein_NEWLINE_Member of the editorial board for Norwegian Business Law Review_NEWLINE_Member, The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce_NEWLINE_Member, the Norwegian Bar Association's Mediation Committee_NEWLINE_Member, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Norway) _NEWLINE_Member, Reference Group for the University of Oslo's Dispute Resolution Forum