Ola Ø . Nisja

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Name: Ola Ø . Nisja
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence: Oslo
Telephone: +47 93 43 13 32
Languages: Scandinavian, English
Academic degrees: Cand.jur. University of Oslo, Master of Laws (LL.M.), King's College, London
Firm Name: Law firm Wikborg Rein
Firm Address: P.O.Box 1513 Vika, 0117 Oslo
Firm Country: Norway
Firm Phone: +47 22 82 75 00
Firm Website:
General Arbitration Experience

Extensive experience as counsel in a number of construction disputes relating to the oil and gas industry.

Work history

Partner law firm Wikborg Rein from 2012.

Attorney, Office of the Attorney General - Civil Affairs, 2008 - 2012.

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (inter alia contract law and civil procedure), 2004 - date.

Visiting Research Fellow, Columbia Law School, 2011.

Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, 2005.

Associate/senior associate, Wikborg Rein, 2004 - 2007.

Research Assistant, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, 2003.

Member of the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.

Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Mediation Committee.

Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Legal Committee on Litigation and Arbitration.

Construction and Oil-service Law

Extensive experience from disputes relating to construction of various offshore facilities such as platforms, equipment and also land based plants including several major and landmark cases. Mr. Nisja also serves as arbitrator and is well-versed and a published author within arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Avtalt prosess - Voldgift i praksis (red.) ("Agreed Process - Arbitration in practice"), 2015.
Rettslig interesse ("Legal Interest"), JV 2015 p. 227.
The Battle of Forms: Hvor ble det store slaget av ? ("The Battle of Forms: What About the Big Battle"), LoR 2013 p. 602.
Erstatning ved selgers kontraktsbrudd ("Damages when a Seller breaches the Contract"), JV 2012 p. 250.
Bruk av separate møter i rettsmekling (Caucasing in Mediation"), LoR 2009 p. 433.
Confidentiality and Public Access in Arbitration - the Norwegian Approach, Int. A.L.R. p. 187 (2008).
Alternativ tvisteløsning ("Alternative Dispute Resolution"), Cappelen Akademisk Forlag (2008).
Voldgiftsloven og tvister i forretningsforhold ("The Arbitration Acrt and Commercial Disputes"), TfF 2005 p. 3.
Konfliktløsningsmekanismer i byggekontrakter ("Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Building Contracts"), MarIus no. 314 (2004).
The Engineer in International Construction - Agent? Mediator? Adjudicator?, ICLR p. 230 (2004).
Standardvilkår - en oversikt ("Standard Form Contracts - An Overview"), TfF 2003 p. 302.