J. Christian Grevstad

Attorney at law/Partner

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— Christian particularly specializes in transfer pricing, transfers of business activities and taxation of oil and gas operations and associated activities. He is often asked to give lectures.

Phone: 417 56 277 | Email: jcg@harboe.no

Main practice areas

  • Petroleum taxation
  • Transfer pricing
  • Transfers and acquisitions
  • Structuring (of acquisitions and transfers)
  • Disputes and other contact with the petroleum tax authorities and other tax authorities

About Christian on Chambers Europe

«Clients praise his excellent contacts, clear oral and written advice, creativity and commercial knowledge.»


  • 1985 MBA, University of Bradford, UK
  • 1984 Business degree, BI Norwegian Business School
  • 1982 Master of Law Degree, University of Oslo

Work experience

  • 2009 - Advokatfirmaet Harboe & Co AS, partner
  • 2000 – 2009 The Law Firm PwC AS, partner, head of the Petroleum Tax Group
  • 1993 – 2000 The Oil Taxation Board, permanent member
  • 1989 – 2000 External advisor to the Directorate of Taxes and regional tax offices
  • 1988 – 2000 The Law Firm Grevstad ANS, partner
  • 1988 – 1992 External advisor to the Ministry of Finance regarding transfers of petroleum licences
  • 1986 – 1988 Ministry of Finance, Petroleum Department, assistant director general, special advisor
  • 1982 – 1986 Directorate of Taxes, positions included assistant director general and head of the International Tax Department


  • Lecturer on petroleum taxation, transfer pricing and other corporate taxation subjects with special relevance to oil companies
  • Lecturer in tax law, teaching supervisor and external examiner for master’s theses relating to tax law, University of Oslo

Publications, etc

  • Transfer Pricing of Patents and Know How, MBA thesis, 1985