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Eyvind Sandvik is member of both the Tax Law and M&A practice. His primary expertise is within tax law, including general corporate taxation, VAT, international tax law and corporate transactions.
Sandvik has worked with Norwegian and international tax law for more than 15 years. In particular, he assists within transactions and restructurings, including advice pertaining to structuring, financing and earn-out models. He also has extensive experience in establishing incentive schemes for senior executives.
In addition to providing tax-related legal advice, Sandvik is often used as an advisor in corporate law and accounting law matters that arise during transactions and restructuring processes.
Sandvik has worked broadly within several industries. However, in recent years his main client base has been within the financial industry, energy, real estate and the fishing and aquaculture industry.
Sandvik has particularly assisted players in the financial industry with tax and corporate law advice in transactions, both within the banking and the insurance industry – in close collaboration with the company’s financial regulation specialists. He has also assisted clients in complex tax disputes in which regulatory and accounting issues have been central.
Within the energy sector, Sandvik works in particular with transactions and provides ongoing advice on renewable energy. Further, he regularly provides sizeable real estate players with tax-related legal assistance pertaining to transactions, restructuring processes and development projects.
Within the fishing and aquaculture industry, he adviced major players on tax matters pertaining to various forms of collaboration (co-location and joint operation), tax matters connected with fish carriers and the sale of licenses and vessels.
Moreover, Sandvik has considerable experience in handling audits, appeals and lawsuits against the Norwegian tax authorities. He has assisted both Norwegian and international clients in disputes related to transfer pricing, tax treaties, VAT and equity transactions.
Sandvik is appointed as a member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s tax law committee and lectures regularly on tax topics.
He is ranked as “Up and Coming” in both Chambers and the Norwegian business newspaper Finansavisen’s lists of Norway’s leading lawyers. Chambers’ sources refer to Sandvik as follows: “I would give a very good recommendation” for his “broad tax work” as well as “international tax planning”.