Litigation & Arbitration

Schjødt has a century long tradition of excellence within all fields of dispute resolution. Today Schjødt's litigation team provides first-tier legal advice to corporate clients in proceedings before national courts, arbitral tribunals, international courts and administrative bodies. We are one of the Norwegian law firms with the highest number of lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court. Our specialists assist clients in relation to negotiation, conciliation and mediation.

We provide specialised legal advice in relation to a broad spectrum of disputes, spanning all our firm's areas of expertise. The practice of litigation is highly specialised and requires extensive knowledge of the rules of civil procedure as well as experience from handling complex matters with large teams, to ensure effective and credible communication with the courts.  We combine broad legal expertise and market knowledge with a thorough understanding of our clients' business needs. Our lawyers work closely with specialised lawyers in other practice groups to always provide our clients with the most constructive, individually tailored and cost-efficient solutions. 

In Norway we have extensive experience from litigating large and complex disputes, and we also provide assistance to clients in relation to negotiations, conciliation and mediation.  Schjødt's litigators have both argued the longest court case in the history of the Norwegian judiciary (the Balder case) and the case with the highest amount in dispute (Shipping back-tax case). Our litigators have broad experience from all types of international disputes, and regularly represent Norwegian and foreign clients in disputes with a cross-border component, international arbitration and cases before international courts and appeal bodies. Our litigation experience in Luxembourg is unparalleled by any other Nordic firm.

In addition, we have a well-reputed internal investigation and white collar criminal defence practice.  We counsel clients in relation to corruption, and other white collar criminal offenses, including cyber and IP crime, serious environmental crime and violations of securities and competition laws.

Schjødt's Litigation and Arbitration team has been consistently recognised as a first-tier practice by all the respected legal directories and publications throughout the world, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and PLC.

Our services include:

  • Negotiation, mediation and conciliation
  • Litigation before all Norwegian courts
  • National and international arbitration under all major institutional and ad hoc rules
  • International litigation before international courts and tribunals
  • Services as mediators or arbitrators
  • White collar defense and corporate social responsibility


Primary contacts

Per M. Ristvedt
Halvor Manshaus


Amund Bjøranger Tørum
Christian Fredrik Michelet
David Gardner
David Særsten Brambani
Erik Titlestad Monsen
Erlend W. Holstrøm
Hallvard Gilje Aarseth
Halvard Helle
Halvor Manshaus
Helle Kjærstad
Hugo P. Matre
Jarbjørg Grøtte
Kamilla Silseth
Magnus Lütken
Ole Christian Hyggen
Per M. Ristvedt
Peter Bugge Hjorth
Sigurd Holter Torp
Svein-Dag Karlstad
Sven Eriksrud
Thomas Horn
Thomas Nordby
Trond Sollund
Vidar Strømme
Anders Ødegård
Andreas A. Johansen
Andreas F. Busch
Antony Brook
Camilla Linnes
Christopher Huitfeldt
Christopher Thue Jerving
Edvard Stulien
Erlend Leonhardsen
Even Flom-Grundstrøm
Harald Blaauw
Hsu Mei O'Neill
Jan Magne Isaksen
Jana Johnsen
Jon Ceccaroli Syvertsen
Josefin Engström
Kamilla Gade
Katrine Jokstad Kvanvik
Maria Linn Riis
Marie Nesvik
Marthe Stømner Smestad
Michael F. Decker
Neila Cheeks
Reidar Espeland Mowatt
Runar Bråthen
Severin Slottemo Lyngstad
Simen Hammersvik
Thomas Hagen
Tone Solbakk
Tore Fjørtoft
Trine Skjelstad Jensen
Øivind K. Foss
Contact us


Ruseløkkveien 14

P.O.Box 2444 Solli

NO-0201 Oslo

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


C. Sundts gate 17

P.O.Box 2022 Nordnes

NO-5817 Bergen

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


Kongsgårdbakken 3

P.O.Box 440

NO-4002 Stavanger

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


Notenesgata 14

P.O.Box 996 Sentrum

NO-6001 Ålesund

t: +47 22 01 88 00

f: +47 22 83 17 12


48 Gracechurch Street

London EC3V 0EJ

United Kingdom

t: +44 203 322 9998

f: +47 22 83 17 12