The team consists of highly skilled and experienced professionals. They are able to see new angles when building the defence, being curious and innovative in their approach. Their way of working – sincere interest for the business and people – makes them an excellent business partner.

Legal 500 Europe 2020

BAHR – tax problems tamed

Tax disputes can be difficult, lengthy and frustrating – not to mention expensive. Getting the right tax advice can make or break a deal. That’s particularly true in Norway, with our increasingly complex tax code and special regimes for key business sectors.

Fortunately, our tax experts are here to help.

From the largest transfer pricing cases, to the tax aspects of cross-border mergers or fund structuring, property taxes, VAT, and advice on Norway’s special tax regimes, including petroleum tax, we have the experience you need. Consistently top-ranked by independent rating agencies, we regularly act in the most significant tax disputes and handle the largest tax transactions, such as:

  • Representing A/S Norske Shell in the Supreme Court in a case relating to the tax treatment of R&D costs incurred as operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and involving key transfer pricing elements, including the relevance of the OECD Guidelines in Norwegian law.
  • Assisting HitecVision with the establishment of Vår Energi, the subsequent merger with Eni, and the largest acquisition on the Norwegian Continental Shelf – the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s remaining business in Norway, making Vår Energi the second largest operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
  • Advising Norvestor on its international fund management business and the setup and organisation of its expanded business in Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, including assisting with tax structuring and the establishment of a new private equity fund in Luxembourg.

Above all, we understand you need practical advice and workable solutions. Many of our lawyers have years of experience at the tax authorities and the Ministry of Finance, gaining a profound understanding of Norway’s tax codes. At BAHR we combine deep expertise with our trademark business-focus to benefit our clients.

For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch with one of our key points of contact.

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