Dispute Resolution

Our founder, Annæus Schødt was a renowned litigator in Norway and our firm now has a century long tradition of success within all fields of dispute resolution. We have an outstanding track record in national and international courts and regularly advise clients in international arbitration. Schjødt's results have been achieved through legal exellence and innovative thinking; we are at the forefront of development as regards dispute resolution strategy.

As opposed to the traditional culture of top tier commercial law firms, Schjødt has always given equal priority to dispute litigation and corporate law. Thus, we have an excellent balance of talent and skills, from senior partners to young associates, all dedicated to excellence in their chosen profession. Our emphasis on comprehensive training, coaching and hands-on experience has created an innovative and goals-oriented environment.

Our track record is second to none. We see that the best results are achieved by specialisation, i.e. litigation lawyers handling litigation matters, rather than allowing client-account lawyers to have their day in court as has often been the case in Norwegian firms. We were the first of the major firms to adopt this approach and we have highly developed methods and techniques to ensure that clients are provided with a cost-efficient team comprising dispute resolution experts and specialists on the relevant field of law or the client's industry.

We have experience from many of Norway's largest and most ground-breaking court cases and we have a significant and increasing market share in international arbitration and litigation. Our international experience is illustrated by our work with global clients in the oil & gas industry, including oil services, where we have a leading position. Construction, infrastructure, intellectual property and pharmaceuticals are other examples of sectors where Schjødt's reputation in Norway and abroad is unparalleled.