Partner

Simen Skjold
Søgaard

VCARD

Area of expertise

  • Dispute Resolution,
  • Energy and Climate Change,
  • Tax

Simen Skjold Søgaard is a partner and member of BAHR’s Dispute Resolution and Tax Law groups. Simen is focused on litigation, other types of dispute resolution, and representing and advising clients in appeal processes etc. against government agencies.

He has successfully handled a significant number of court cases covering a wide range of disputes. Simen’s experience includes cases from all levels of the regular courts (the District Courts, the Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court), as well as arbitration. Simen is also experienced in judicial mediation of complex matters.

Simen is specialized on disputes related to direct and indirect tax. He has successfully argued two cases in the Supreme Court regarding the complex rules on adjustment of input VAT for the real estate sector. Through his entire career, Simen has also focused on tax disputes in the oil and gas sector, such as transfer pricing and other issues related to the special petroleum taxation regime in Norway. Given his background at the Attorney General’s Office (Civil Affairs), he also has extensive experience in disputes relating to general administrative law and has inter alia argued cases concerning alleged conflicts between Norwegian regulations and the freedoms under the EEA Agreement.

Simen was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2020.

Work experience

  • 2022 - Present - Partner, BAHR
  • 2016 - 2022 - Attorney, Regjeringsadvokaten (Attorney General’s Office, Civil Affairs)
  • 2015 - 2016 - Senior Associate, BAHR
  • 2011 - 2015 - Associate, BAHR
  • 2010 - 2011 - Research assistant, University of Oslo

Education

  • 2020 - Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 2013 - LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • 2011 - Master of Law, University of Oslo
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