With Norway's biggest and most diverse litigation department, Schjødt takes on and handles any contentious matter in civil and criminal cases. As the only leading law firm in Norway, Schjødt's lawyers have built up a broad expertise within white-collar crime, criminal law, criminal procedure and regulatory matters. We are also specialised in Supreme Court litigation. The White-Collar Defence and Financial Crimes Practice Group defends businesses, executives, employees, and other individuals against allegations relating to all significant areas of white-collar crimes, including corruption and fraud.
Our team includes experienced lawyers, former senior public prosecutors, and former judges. Our partner Halvard Helle litigated five criminal cases in the Supreme Court in 2021 alone, including one case representing the Norwegian Bar Association. Our partner Arild Dyngeland is one of three public defenders in the Supreme Court and has a distinguished background as a top-level defence lawyer in economic crime cases. He argued four cases in the Supreme Court in 2021. As a former Appeals Court judge and prosecutor at the Public Prosecutors office, Thomas Frøberg takes on a broad range of contentious criminal litigation. Our partners Sigurd Holter Torp and Kamilla Silseth have an in-depth background with white collar defence work. Together, Schjødt’s team serves national and international business clients on any issue related to criminal law, criminal procedure, and compliance/regulatory issues.
We know the best defence for our clients requires good investigative tactics, crisis management, including media relations, sophisticated litigation skills and effective negotiation strategies. Clients seek our services because we possess the necessary experience to guide them through complicated and sensitive issues.
We have extensive experience with assisting clients in cross-boarder matters and have an extensive international network of white-collar crime specialists.
Our services include
- White-collar defence and litigation
- Criminal law and criminal procedure in general
- Legal assessments of corporate criminal liability
- Interactions with regulators
- Regulatory and environmental crime