Sigurd Holter Torp

Sigurd Holter Torp

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Sigurd has been a lawyer in Schjødt's litigation department since 1999, and has extensive experience in a wide range of civil and criminal cases. He was educated at the University of Oslo. Sigurd worked as a deputy judge at Ringerike District Court from 2001 to 2003, before returning to Schjødt. He was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2010.

Sigurd has extensive expertise in litigation, and a significant practice within advise and litigation in relation to business law. Throughout his career, Sigurd has assisted in large and complex disputes, particularly related to media law, contract law, intellectual property rights and white collar crime.

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efficient and a very good litigator Chambers and Partners

About Sigurd


  • Legal advisor for Polaris Media ASA in a dispute with the law firm Arntzen de Besche with a claim for compensation for negligent advice. Our client was awarded a compensation from Oslo City Court.
  • Defence councel for Yara International ASA which was charged with two counts of corruption in what is the most comprehensive corruption case as yet in Norway.
  • Legal advisor for TV 2 and got a temporary injunction against Nordi Entertainment Group, forbidding them to send TV 2s matches from Champions League to distributors via Viaplay.
  • Legal advisor for Songa Offshore ASA in a lawsuit filed by Arne Blystad AS, which claimed the right to the name Songa, that the listed company would change its name as well as a significant compensation for use of the name. Songa was acquitted and awarded legal costs.
  • Legal advisor Staur in two comprehensive arbitration cases filed by Rema Industrier, where approx. MNOK 400 was claimed in damages related to the sale of shares in Norsk Kylling AS. Staur was acquitted and awarded legal costs in the first arbitration case, which led to that Rema Industrier then dropped the next case and compensated Staur's costs also there.


  • 2021

    Other key lawyer and Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Leading Individual - Chambers and Partners Global and Europe

  • 2019

    Chambers, Clients describe him as efficient and business-orientated." Recognised for his abilities in complex litigation, he is particularly active on cases in the engineering and technology sectors."

  • 2015

    Best Lawyers: Oslo Media Law, "Lawyer of the Year ".


  • 1999

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo


  • 2010

    Lov og Rett: Korrupsjon - formålets betydning for utilbørlighetsvurderingen

  • 2010

    Lov og Rett: Gjenåpning av sivil sak mellom private parter grunnet brudd på folkeretten - reparasjonshensynets betydning


  • Represented Cappelen Damm AS:in a dispute with the Norwegian Government/ Norwegian Competition Authority.
  • Represented I K Lykke AS:in legal proceedings against Coop Norge SA.
  • Has represented:Apple, Se og Hør, Fædrelandsvennen and Stena Drilling before the Supreme Court.
  • Legal advisor:in a large number of cases represented Verdens Gang, TV 2 and Nettavisen.