Siv Sandvik

Siv Sandvik

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Siv is partner in Schødt and member of our Finance and Capital Markets team.

Siv has extensive experience in banking and finance as well as from company restructuring and other insolvency related transactions. Siv has extensive experience with cross-border restructuring in the shipping and offshore industry.

Siv advises banks, investment firms and other financial services companies. She has broad experience as legal advisor for shareholders and boards of directors in major corporations (especially relating to various challenging situations of economic and non-economic nature) in addition to having held board positions in state-owned and listed companies. Siv has been chairperson of the control committee (Norw.: Kontrollkomité) in several banks and other financial institutions and was appointed by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway as a member of the Board of Administrators on the public administration of Kaupthing Bank in Norway (2008-2010).

She is Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute, which is a non-profit organisation with very limited participants globally, where experts (regardless of education) that are considered the most experienced and respected in international insolvency are invited. She acts as an advisor for various international organisations, including various UN agencies. Siv has also had several volunteer positions in the Norwegian Bar Association and the Center for Continuing Legal Education, including chairman (due to time-limited term) of the Bar Association's legislative committee within the area bankruptcy, composition, liens, enforcement and collection.

Siv is an experienced speaker on her fields, and regularly gives talks at home and abroad. She is also the author of a range of professional articles and she is co-author of the commentary text book on the Recovery Act ("Dekningsloven med kommentarer" (Gyldendal, 2015)).

Siv regularly achieves very high rankings within her fields, both nationally and internationally (Finansavisens advokatundersøkelse, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 og Who’s Who Legal).

Practice areas

good advice" and "capable Chambers and Partners

About Siv


  • Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute.


  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Leading Indvidiual - Chambers and Partners Europe

  • 2018

    “Siv Sandvik is reputed for her work on domestic and international financial and organisational restructurings in the offshore and oil and gas sectors. She is described by a marked commentator as “knowledgeable, efficient, pleasant and able to work well under pressure as well as appreciate the importance of inter-client relationships”.” Chambers


  • 1989

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo