Hallvard Gilje Aarseth

Hallvard Gilje Aarseth

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Hallvard works with both general counselling and dispute resolution. He is part of Schjødt's dispute resolution department and works with dispute resolution and arbitration as counsel for both blue chip companies, investors and public bodies. He has extensive litigation experience within several branches of law, including Energy Law, Shipping & Offshore, Contract/Construction Law and Public Law.

Hallvard particularly focuses on energy and energy law, and heads Schjødt's Renewables Practice Group. He has assisted renewable energy producers and grid-companies with both litigation and general counselling and he is co-author of the textbook on The Energy Act. He is also member of The Norwegian Bar Association's Law committee on Energy Law.

Hallvard is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway where he has litigated cases on topics such as Damages, Public/procedural Law, Human Rights Law and Energy Taxation.

Hallvard is a graduate from the University of Oslo, and he has also studied at the University of Edinburgh. He has been a research assistant at the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law at the University of Oslo. Before joining Schjødt Hallvard worked at The Office of the Attorney General, representing the Norwegian government in a vast number of litigation cases. Hallvard has also worked as deputy judge.

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About Hallvard


  • Lead counsel on several high profile and high-value arbitrations and litigation cases.
  • Lead counsel for the Norwegian government/Ministry of Finance in a Supreme Court Case regarding energy taxation.
  • Lead counsel/co-counsel for oil companies in offshore arbitration cases conserning i.a. construction and lease of FPSO, drilling contracts, Rig Consortiums.
  • Legal assistance (litigation and advice) to several public bodies, ministries, directorates, municipalities etc.
  • Lead counsel on several Supreme Court cases conserning topics such as Damages, Energy Taxation, Human Rights, Public Law).


  • 2021

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500


  • 2016

    Authorication to appear before the Supreme Court of Norway

  • 2011

    Summer School on EU Energy Law and Policy, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute

  • 2004

    Master of Laws, University of Oslo

  • 2004

    Legal studies in Contract Law/Competiton Law, EU Law, University of Edinburgh


  • 2018

    Uforutsigbar Tariffering, Energiteknikk, Aarseth & Langvik

  • 2011

    Energiloven med kommentarer 2. utg, Martinsen m.fl. (co-author)

  • 2005

    Nye krav til skille mellom monopol- og konkurransebasert virksomhet i kraftsektoren - selskapsmessige og funksjonelle atskillelseskrav, MarIus nr 327


    Hallvard enjoys cross country skiing, concerts and high-quality TV-series. In his spare time he is the co-coach and team manager of a junior cross contry ski team (Njård) and a junior football team (BMIL).