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Breakfast seminar | Thommessen & Conyers

- , Thommessens Office in Oslo, Ruseløkkveien 38 (12th floor), Oslo

Update on the Norwegian and Bermuda Tax Residency and Economic Substance Requirements

Thommessen and Conyers team up to host a seminar on the status and practical follow up of the Norwegian rules on tax residency and Bermuda's evolving economic substance regime. The seminar will discuss the practical implications for companies within the shipping and offshore industry, private equity, asset management among others.


Registration and breakfast


Introduction | Henrik Hagberg | Thommessen


Norwegian tax residency, substance requirements and shell companies | Espen Ommedal and Finn Backer-Grøndahl | Thommessen


Bermuda economic substance requirements | Marcello Ausenda | Conyers





  • Henrik Hagberg, Partner Advokat

    Henrik has broad experience from working with both contentious and non-contentious matters within the entire shipping and offshore industry, inter alia in connection with shipbuilding and offshore construction, sale & purchase and financing of vessels and rigs, including project finance, emergency response and casualty investigation and marine and energy insurance related matters, including insurance cover disputes. Henrik has been involved in the majority of the maritime casualties in Norwegian waters the last 10 years. Henrik also has experience from the Norwegian oil and gas industry, in particular with respect to the Norwegian gas export industry.

  • Finn Backer-Grøndahl, Partner Advokat (H)

    Finn started in Thommessen in 2001 and is part of Thommessen's department for tax and duties. He assist Norwegian and non-Norwegian clients with issues related to Norwegian and international taxation, including transfer pricing. Finn assist client with day to day tax issues and with restructuring and transactions. A large part of Finn's work also consists of assistance with disputes with Norwegian tax authorities, and he has litigate several cases before Norwegian courts, including the Supreme Court. Finn has substantial experience with various industries and has in depth knowledge of the Norwegian tonnage tax regime and the special tax rules for the hydropower industry.

  • Espen Ommedal, Partner Advokat (H), siv. øk.

    Espen Ommedal is a partner in Thommessen and works in the tax and transaction department. He has many years of experience as consulting within Norwegian and international tax law, corporate law and general business law towards major national and international companies as well as its owners. Espen further has a strong industry specialisation towards traditional and offshore shipping, as well as oil service. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including major global relocations, restructuring, generational shifts, major mergers/acquisitions, both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, Espen assists a number of international PE houses. Espen has litigate profiled cases at all levels of the national judicial system, as well as the EFTA court.

  • Image of Marcello Ausenda // Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate Practice // Conyers

    Marcello Ausenda // Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate Practice // Conyers

    Marcello Ausenda is a Director and Head of the Bermuda Corporate Practice. He also leads the firm’s Global Shipping Practice. Marcello joined Conyers in 2001 and became partner in 2007. His practice covers all aspects of general corporate and commercial matters with particular focus on public companies, securities and shipping including ship financing. He also advises on partnerships, corporate relocations and restructurings.

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