Antonio Holstad has more than 30 years of experience with international taxation. During his career, he has worked in larger tax environments for both public and private companies, and has held leading positions at the Norwegian Tax Administration and EY.

He has expertise in the area of international taxation, with particular emphasis on foreign companies and their employees and business operations in Norway, as well as Norwegian companies established abroad, including secondments of personnel. He also assists in international aspects of issues related to employment law, social security, pension and inheritance settlements. Furthermore, he has conducted several international probate processes, particularly in Spain.

With a central role in Brækhus' Family Office team, Antonio and the team assist individuals and families in preserving and transferring wealth between generations in an efficiently and tax-efficient, often across borders.

Antonio is an author for IBFD on the subject of Norwegian personal income taxes, and he has held a number of courses for the Norwegian Bar Association. Antonio is a board member of the Spanish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, and he is fluent in Spanish as well as English. He is the primary contact person in Norway for the Crowe Global accounting and auditing network and for United Tax Network.

Antonio is recognised for his expertise in tax law by Legal 500.


Norwegian, English and Spanish

2011 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2007 - 2011 Lawyer, Private practice
1999 - 2007 Tax Lawyer, EY
1995 - 1999 Senior Executive Officer, Tax Office Bærum
1991 - 1995 Legal advisor, Norwegian Agency for Development Aid
1988 - 1990 Senior Executive Officer, international tax, Norwegian Directorate of Taxes
1975 - 1980 Second Lieutenant, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Board member, Spanish-Norwegian Handelskammer
2007 Lawyers' practising certificate
1988 Master of Laws, University of Oslo
1975 The Norwegian infantry officer training school
Recommended (2015-2024) Tax Legal 500 2024

The tax practice at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has ‘a wealth of experience‘ in a variety of tax issues, and is particularly strong in indirect tax and international advisory work in the renewables, digital economy and construction sectors. Practice head Nils Eriksen is an international indirect tax specialist, and Antonio Holstad and Torbjørn Stokke both specialise in individual income tax and global mobility mandates.