Stian S. Tennfjord

Stian S. Tennfjord

Partner, Ålesund Download CV Download vCard

Stian joined Schjødt as a partner in 2016 and is head of Schjødt's office in Ålesund. Stian is connected to Schjødt's industry sector for Shipping & Offshore, and specialises in contract and corporate law in a wide range of different industries.  

Before joining Schjødt, Stian served as General Counsel for Vard Group AS for 5 years where he was responsible for all legal aspects of Vard Group AS' national and international operations. Stian's clients benefit from this experience by his in-depth industry knowledge and broad national and international network. Stian has also background from Wiersholm where he worked for 4 years within construction law and complex project execution. Stian has experience as lecturer and examiner in general contract law and legal methodology at the University of Bergen. Furthermore, Stian holds a MBA With Honors from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Stian Tennfjord’s contractual knowledge, skills as broker/diplomat, as well as his ability as a good judge of character is remarkable. Stian quickly gets a accurate overview of the case, and does this without missing out on details. His contractual confidence make us as clients less uncertain when faced with a challenge, resulting in a very efficient work pace. Legal 500

About Stian


  • Legal advisor Contract terms and conditions in large and complex projects (shipbuilding projects, oil & gas installations, supplier agreements, construction contracts, various  standards and customised terms and conditions.)
  • Partner in charge Experienced with financing of large and complex projects.
  • Legal advisor working with corporate law, transactions, negotiations and dispute resolutions.


  • 2021

    "Stian Tennfjord is highly qualified and his experience as an in-house lawyer provides deep knowledge and understanding of the practical as well as the legal issues relevant to the industry. Stian is efficient and available and always a pleasure to work with." - Legal 500

  • 2021

    Recommended and Other key lawyer - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500


  • 2016

    Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with Honors, BI Norwegian Business School

  • 2005

    Cand. Jur., University of Bergen


  • 2010

    «Leverandørsamarbeid – noen tanker om intern risikofordeling" co-author with Mr. Arne Engesæth and published in På Rett Grunn – festskrift til Norsk Forening for Bygge- og Entrepriserett (Gyldendal Akademisk)