Karoline Henriksen

Karoline Henriksen is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Norway on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Karoline directly using the contact details listed above.

The law firm Henriksen & Co ANS is a law firm in the centre of Oslo, established in 2013. Our services are characterised by a high professional and ethical standard, combined with personal follow-up. We focus on working cost-effectively, and arrange each case in the best possible way for the individual client.

We mainly provide assistance within the subject areas:

  • dispute resolution, mediation and procedure;
  • insurance and compensation law;
  • labour law;
  • property and construction law;
  • family, inheritance and shift;
  • Our clients are companies, organisations and individuals.

The firm’s lawyers have a high level of expertise and broad experience in our specialist areas, and solid experience in litigation before the courts. In addition, our lawyers have experience with teaching and lectures, board positions and participation committee committees.

Ernst Ravnaas

Ernst Ravnaas is our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Norway on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ernst directly using the contact details above.

Ernst is Managing Partner at SANDS. Ravnaas has through 30 years worked with tax issues, in particular in relation to group company structuring, international structuring and purchase and sale of businesses. He has also extensive experience as adviser for the large business organisations in fiscal policy questions, and was a member of the tax committee which prepared the tax reform of 1992.

Ravnaas has with his Master in Business and Economics also worked extensively with accounting questions of legal character and issues in the borderland between law and finance. He has considerable experience as arbitrator.

Ravnaas is author of a number of books within tax law and accounting law and is frequently used as lecturer. Chambers Global characterise Ravnaas as a person celebrated as one of the best lawyers in tax – he looks for new opportunities and new ways to approach issues. Clients find him creative, knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Ravnaas has previously been a partner in BA-HR and Wikborg Rein.

Arild Dyngeland

Attorney Arild Dyngeland has been a lawyer from 1998. He is a permanent defender at the Norwegian Supreme Court, and has been a permanent defendant in Gulating Court of Appeal and Bergen District Court from 2006 to 2017.

Attorney Dyngeland is working on proceedings, both in criminal cases and civil disputes. He also takes other assignments for both private individuals and business customers, especially within contract law, family, shift and inheritance law. He has work experience as a judge from Bergen District Court.

Attorney Dyngeland is a member of the Danish Association of Lawyers Association and has for many years been a member of the Danish Association of Disciplinary Disciplinary Professions in Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane in the Advokatforeningen. He was chairman of the Defense Group’s / Advokatforeningens consultation committee for criminal law and criminal proceedings until December 2016.

Bente Fosen

Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a leading commercial law firm with offices in the largest cities in Norway as well as an office in Singapore. Our 180 lawyers provide assistance within all major business sectors, and build lasting relationships with our clients by combining thorough business understanding with top legal expertise. High quality in all segments is the leading principle for our activity. We arrange for relevant and efficient communication and assistance to our clients by focusing on cooperation and full availability. We have the capacity of being specialized and at the same time versatile, and have the expertise to solve the most demanding issues and the largest assignments.

Social responsibility:

We at Simonsen Vogt Wiig believe it is important to take active responsibility for society beyond our own sphere, and wish to exceed the expectations placed upon us. The firm is dedicated to holding a high ethical standard, and we have good routines for the prevention of money laundering and conflicts of interest. Several of our lawyers are members of public committees, hold directorships in organisations or have authored scholarly books and articles. As a law firm, it is natural that we are concerned with legal protections and the rule of law, and for several years we have worked with Amnesty International Norway as a member of the Justice Club. Furthermore many of our employees offer their expertise to individuals and organisations on a pro bono basis.

Simonsen Vogt Wiig is certified as an “Eco-Lighthouse”, which means that we have met certain requirements regarding environmentally friendly operations and a good working environment. Eco-Lighthouse is Norway’s most widely used certification scheme for enterprises seeking to document their environmental efforts and demonstrate social responsibility.

Dag Sigvart Kaada

Dag Sigvart Kaada is our exclusively recommended Investment Funds Law expert in Norway on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dag directly using the contact details listed above.

Dag is Managing Partner of Schjødt and partner in Schjødt’s M&A and Capital Markets department. He joined the firm in 2005, and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, investments and restructuring of investment funds and industrial groups mainly in the oil and energy sector.

Dag Sigvart Kaada is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen. Prior to joining Schjødt he practiced as an attorney for the law firm BA-HR. Dag advises several of the leading national and international oil service companies and investment funds in relation to a wide range of acquisitions, mergers and other transactions, both cross-border and within the Norwegian market. The primary focus is within the energy sector, but his practice includes related areas such as shipping and technology. In addition to his M&A practice, Dag also advises clients on general contract law, including supply agreements, construction agreements and other industrial projects forming part of the clients’ day to day business.

Firm Overview:

Our strong market share and extensive portfolio of foreign clients and matters are an important strategic advantage for Schjødt and every day we work to further improve our insight, skills and services as we work with foreign clients doing business in Norway and with Norwegian clients with activities or interests abroad.

Norway is an open and international country as regards trade and investment within almost all sectors except agricultural merchandise. Oil & gas, offshore services, fish farming, technology and shipping are all extremely international business sectors. Norway is not a member of the EU but, due to its membership of the European Economic Area, it is legally bound by EEA Law as regards the freedom of goods, services, people and financial resources.

Among our professionals are American, Chinese, British, German, Swedish, and Danish lawyers; indeed, 50% of our lawyers have legal education and/or work experience abroad. To ensure focus, specialist skills and quality client services, we have established German, Chinese and US/UK desks. We also have excellent relationships with law firms on all continents.

We have advised foreign investors on more M&A transactions than any other Norwegian firm in recent years and have seen a significant increase in international litigation and arbitration.

Bettina Banoun

Bettina Banoun has extensive experience in work related to tax law, litigation, company law and EEA law. Bettina Banoun is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before Norwegian courts of justice. She also has experience in litigation before the EFTA Court and with complaints before the EFTA Surveillance Authority.

Bettina Banoun has a PhD from the University of Oslo and wrote her thesis on “Tax avoidance”, and she has legal training from Oxford University, University of Oslo and Harvard Law School. She is the author of several articles regarding tax law.

She is ranked as one of Norway’s most prominent tax law experts in Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey.


The well-regarded Bettina Banoun especially focuses on tax litigation, and has particularly strong knowledge of tax avoidance-related issues. Clients say she is definitely on top of things, always very responsive and has good knowledge. ~ Chambers Europe 2017


Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2004
  • Lawyer, BA-HR, 2002-2004
  • Research fellow, University of Oslo, 1997-2001
  • In-house lawyer, Telenor (Norwegian Telecom), 1996-1997


  • Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2006
  • Dr. juris (Phd), University of Oslo, 2003
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, 1997
  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1995
  • Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law (M.jur),
  • Oxford University, 1993