Brækhus has a long tradition in advising clients on cross-border and international business activities. We assist Norwegian companies abroad as well as international and foreign companies in Norway. We offer a unique one-stop shop on legal, tax compliance and accounting matters.

Our firm’s International Desk consists of attorneys with profound international background and experience. Some of our attorneys are qualified to practice both in Norway and abroad. We have assisted in a vast variety of cross-border and international transactions, import and export matters, and the establishing of foreign business and investments in Norway.

We have in-depth experience with foreign business cultures and legal systems, and understand how to advise foreign and international clients when performing their business activities in Norway. We speak and advise in several main languages. We have a specific focus on Norway’s main trade partners in the EU / EEA area, the US and Asia Pacific.

Our firm is proud of being one of 30 European law firms that meet the high quality standards of Meritas, the premier global law firm network. Meritas gives us access to more than 7600 first class attorneys in more than 180 law firms in almost 90 countries in the world. Our firm is also an associated member of Crowe Horwath, a top ten global tax, auditing and accounting network. Both Meritas and Crowe Horwath share our comprehensive approach to legal, tax and tax compliance services and meet the high expectations of our clients. In addition, we have well-established connections to international and bilateral business clusters, embassies and chambers of commerce in Norway.


Our legal, tax compliance and accounting advice comprises the following service areas:

  • Strategic tax advice, tax compliance.
  • VAT representation in Norway, payroll and accounting services.
  • Import and export control.
  • Establishment of subsidiaries and branches, including European companies (SE).
  • Corporate governance for subsidiaries and branches in Norway and abroad.
  • Cross-border agency, distribution and sales agreements.
  • Cross-border internet sales of services and products.
  • Cross-border transactions (M&A), equity investments and divestitures.
  • Cross-border joint ventures and other types of cooperation agreements.
  • Public and private procurement.
  • Employment law and global mobility.
  • Local and international purchase agreements (CISG, Unidroit, etc.).
  • Local and international construction agreements (FIDIC).
  • Real estate investments in Norway.
  • Cross-border licensing agreements and protection of intellectual property.
  • Loan agreements, acquisition and project financing, public import / export financing.
  • Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.


All countries and German Desk
Christoph Morck
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 452 18 904
Spanish Desk
Antonio Holstad
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 982 06 169
Polish Desk
Toralv Follestad
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 995 68 565
Phone : +47 23 23 90 83
UK Desk and French Desk
Christian Bendiksen
Lawyer | Partner | Solicitor (England & Wales)
Mobile : +47 918 52 246
Dutch Desk
Nils Eriksen
Mobile : +47 952 55 040