Nicolay Vold works with tax law and company law and assists clients with legal and strategic advice and contract drafting in business transfers, mergers and demergers, and with general tax advice. Mr. Vold has extensive experience from different industries such as the insurance and real estate industry, but in recent years he has particularly worked with clients in offshore and oil services.

Mr. Vold is also the author of several articles on his areas of expertise.

Mr. Vold is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on tax law by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Interviewees describe Nicolay Vold as a "very good and clever guy." He regularly advises clients on tax structures, as well as the implications of M&A transactions and company transfers.

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • Mr. Vold has assisted several companies in oil service with international structure and local establishments in several countries in West Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and several other countries.
  • Mr. Vold was head of Wiersholm's team that assisted in Sparebank 1 Gruppen's transfer of insurance and reassurance portfolios in run-off to Compre Holdings with a subsequent cross-border merger into Bothnia in Finland.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2005
  • Associated partner, Wiersholm, 2002
  • Foreign Lawyer Trainee, Haight Gardner Holland & Knight LLP, 1999
  • Lawyer, Wiersholm, 1995
  • Executive Officer/Senior Executive Officer, Department of Business Enterprises, Directorate of Taxes, 1993-1995


  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1993
  • Legal exams, Université de Poitiers, France, 1990

Board Memberships

  • Mr. Vold holds board memberships in enterprises in insurance and offshore engineering