Eyvind Sandvik


Eyvind Sandvik

Sandvik assists clients primarily with matters relating to tax law, including ordinary corporation tax, international tax law, VAT and transactions. He has worked in the field of Norwegian and international tax law for more than 15 years. Much of his work involves advising on transaction law and restructuring, as well as on the choice of transaction structure, financing and earn-out models. He has a broad network of international lawyers and tax advisors, and regularly assists Norwegian enterprises wishing to expand into other countries, either through the establishment of new operations or transactions.

He has extensive tax advisory experience relating to the establishment of executive incentive schemes, reinvestments and buy-out transactions. In addition to tax matters, he is often asked to advise on tax and accounting law questions relating to transactions and restructuring processes.

Sandvik’s extensive tax law experience makes him a sought-after strategic advisor for his clients. He is particularly appreciated for his expertise in the area of international tax planning. Sandvik serves on the Norwegian Bar Association’s tax law committee, and lectures regularly on tax-related topics.

Sandvik has assisted financial services providers, including banks and insurance companies, on tax and company law matters relating to transactions – in close cooperation with the firms’ own compliance departments. He has also assisted Norwegian and interntional clients in complex tax appeal cases, where regulatory and accounting law issues have played a key role.

Sandvik regularly provides major players in the property sector with tax-related assistance in connection with transactions, reorganisations and property development projects. He assists in connection with tax audits and appeals relating to special tax issues that may arise in all phases of a project’s lifecycle.

Sandvik has advised on the tax implications of various forms of cooperation (co-location and joint operation), tax matters relating to wellboats, reorganisations and the sale of licences and vessels.

Sandvik has extensive experience of handling tax audits, tax appeals and litigation against the tax authorities. He has assisted national and international clients in disputes related to internal pricing, tax agreements, VAT and equity transactions.

Sandvik is a member of the firm’s M&A group and advises on issues relating to tax, company and accounting law in connection with

  • Reorganisation of companies/groups
  • Buying and selling of companies
  • Spin-offs
  • Joint Ventures
  • Financing

He has been responsible for advising on the tax aspects of several large and complex transactions in recent years, and he has extensive experience of assisting both industrial entreprises and financial investors.

Delivers timely and accurate advice adapted to the client's expectations.

Client, Chambers, 2022


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28 September 2022

Introduction of source rent taxation for the aquaculture industry

The Norwegian government today introduced a proposal to subject aquaculture to a new source rent taxation regime. Until now, the industry has only formed part of the ordinary corporate income tax regime (in addition to a certain minor special duties).

24 September 2021

Arntzen de Besche retains top spot in International Tax Review

Arntzen de Besche is ranked in Tier 1 within the Transactional tax and Shipping categories, in the International Tax Review (ITR). We are also ranked in Tier 2 in the categories Energy, General corporate tax, Indirect tax and Controversy tax.

6 September 2021

Newsletter - potential amendments to the petroleum tax regime

The Government announced on a press conference 31 August 2021 that they would propose amendments to the petroleum tax act. The Ministry of Finance has now issued a public consultation paper where it is proposed that the rules on depreciation and tax-free income in the special tax for petroleum from 2022 should be replaced by immediate expense recognition of investments (cash flow tax – direct tax deduction). The Ministry of Finance emphasizes that the proposed amendment is similar to amendment that entered into force for hydroelectric power with effect for investments made from 2021.

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