Bettina Banoun has extensive experience in work related to tax law, litigation, company law and EEA law. Bettina is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before Norwegian courts of justice. She also has experience in litigation before the EFTA Court and with complaints before the EFTA Surveillance Authority.
Ms. Banoun has a PhD from the University of Oslo and wrote her thesis on "Tax avoidance", and she has legal training from Oxford University, University of Oslo and Harvard Law School. She is the author of several articles regarding tax law.
She is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent tax law experts by Chambers and Partners , Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey, where she was awarded "Legal performance of the year" in 2019 for her work with the property tax case against the Municipality of Oslo.
Practice head Bettina Banoun focuses on contentious tax mandates, acting for corporate clients as well as high-wealth individuals. Satisfied sources describe her as "extremely knowledgeable and competent, with a pleasant and likeable personality."
Partner, Wiersholm, 2004
Senior Associate , BA-HR, 2002
Fellow , University of Oslo , 1997
Associate , Associates in Telenor , 1996
Dr. juris (Phd), University of Oslo, 2003
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, 1997
Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1995
Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law, Oxford University, 1993
Memberships / Posts
Accountant for the Nobel Prize Committee, 2017
Board member, Vistin Pharma, 2018
Member of PhD evaluation boards ,
Honours and awards
Tax, Chambers Europe, Band 2, 2019
Tax, Legal 500, Leading individuals, 2019
Årets prestasjon, Finansavisen, Property tax case , 2019