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 defence and corporate social responsibility