Torbjørn Stokke has over 20 years of experience in international private tax services. He was formerly a partner in PwC's Global Mobility department, responsible for their Global Mobility operations. Torbjørn began his career at the Norwegian Tax Administration and therefore has solid expertise in the field of taxation.

Torbjørn has extensive knowledge of most legal areas related to cross-border mobility for both companies and individuals. He has, for instance, contributed as a co-author on and has a holostic approach to advising on international mobility.

Torbjørn has worked with many of the largest companies both in Norway and internationally. He served as the globally responsible partner for Norsk Hydro, as well as other major clients in traditional industry, IT, and retail.

As part of Brækhus' Family Office team, Torbjørn and the team assist individuals and families seeking to ensure optimal taxation of their wealth and income, as well as families looking to preserve and transfer wealth between generations in an efficient and tax-favorable manner, often across borders.

In addition to being a sought-after speaker, Torbjørn actively participates in tax debates. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).


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2022 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2012 - 2022 Partner, Advokatfirmaet PwC AS
2009 - 2012 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet PwC AS
2008 - 2009 Tax Advisor, Aibel AS
2005 - 2008 Associate / Lawyer, Ernst & Young Tax, Oslo
2002 - 2005 Associate, KPMG Law, Oslo
1999 - 2002 Principal Officer / Senior Executive Officer, Norwegian Directorate of Taxes, Oslo
2006 Lawyers' practising certificate
1998 Master of Laws, University of Oslo
1993 Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics
Recommended (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.

Recommended (2024) Employment Legal 500 2024

‘A very nice, friendly, cooperative and resolutive team. They are always willing to help and support you in your cases, propose alternative ideas and solutions, and be honest and clear about your situation.’