Taxation, duties and accounting

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Our team of attorneys and economists work in all areas of commercial taxation, property tax, VAT, customs and excise duties. We provide advice and assistance to companies, investors and sole proprietors that operate nationally and internationally. In addition to our particular expertise in taxation and excise duties, this team has acquired excellent knowledge in trades such as real estate/property, trade, services, industry and private equity. This allows us to cover a wide range of questions and issues related the specific needs and conditions of all these sectors.

Our services include:

SANDS also provides the so-called Global Expatriate Services (GES) to Norwegian companies that need taxation follow-up for Norwegian employees working abroad and for foreign companies with employees in Norway that do not have a dedicated administrative structure to manage such matters.

Our taxation advisors can also help with prior notifications for importation, complaints regarding tax assessment decisions as well as processes against the taxation authorities brought to the ordinary courts.

All our employees have many years of experience in tax law and many have worked for the Tax Administration or auditing companies. The team also has two senior economists who assist in complicated and complex tax/excise duty cases or help our GES Services. 

Some examples of processes we frequently are involved:

  • Share transactions
  • Conveyance of businesses assets
  • Mergers and demergers
  • Restructuring and reorganisation of a areas of business and assets
  • Choice of company structure
  • Inter-group transactions
  • Cross-border transactions 
  • Norwegian companies establishing operations abroad
  • Foreign companies establishing operations in Norway
  • Major generational changes
  • Preparing employee incentive programmes

The team focuses on continuous professional development and has written two books about the 2004-2006 tax reform that are published by Cappelen; many of our team members frequently publish articles in professional magazines.

We became a member of the WTS Alliance in order to ensure our customers the best advice possible in international matters. This is an international network of tax experts with strict requirements for membership.

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Partners

Jens Aas
Jens Aas
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 29
M: +47 920 25 350
Torgeir  Fjeldskaar
Torgeir Fjeldskaar
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 49
M: +47 951 16 347
Ove-Marthin Granlund
Ove-Marthin Granlund
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 50
M: +47 480 16 550
Joakim M. Hovet
Joakim M. Hovet
Partner
Tønsberg
T: +47 33 01 77 77
M: +47 975 74 292
Stig Nordal
Stig Nordal
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 62
M: +47 480 16 562
John Olav Auran
John Olav Auran
Partner
Tønsberg
T: +47 33 01 77 84
M: +47 982 07 203
Ernst Ravnaas
Ernst Ravnaas
Managing Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 30
M: +47 915 80 918
Ulf H. Sørdal
Ulf H. Sørdal
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 17
M: +47 419 16 717

Team

Lawyers

Erik Holgersen
Erik Holgersen
Senior Lawyer
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 18
M: +47 480 16 632
Tina Hovland Bargård
Tina Hovland Bargård
Senior Associate
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 51
M: +47 400 71 424

Advisers/Economists

Arne Hjertholm
Arne Hjertholm
Senior Economist
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 46 46
M: +47 419 16 722