Thomas Horn

Thomas Horn

Partner, PhD, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Thomas specialises in litigation. He has been working in Schjødt’s litigation department since 2001 and became partner in 2009. Thomas was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2010, and became a PhD in 2015.

Through his work in the litigation department, Thomas has acquired experience from a broad field of commercial disputes. He has been involved in a number of large and complex court cases, inter alia a number of cases that Schjødt has been litigating in the Norwegian Supreme Court. Together with Ingvald Falch, Thomas acted before the Supreme Court in the so called “Ship Owners Taxation-case”, winning a major victory in a case concerning NOK 14 billion. The case was decided by the Supreme Court in a plenary session, and has been described as one of the most important Supreme Court cases during the last years. Acting on behalf of the author, Thomas also won the Supreme Court case about the famous book “The bookseller of Kabul”. He frequently acts as a coach for lawyers in qualifying test cases for the Supreme Court ("prøvesak").  

Thomas graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen in 2000, and became a PhD from the University of Oslo in 2015. He also has experience as a deputy judge from 2003-2005. He is a member of Schjødt's Special Resource Team.

Thomas has been teaching both civil procedure and penal procedure at the University of Oslo. He serves on a regular basis as examiner and supervisor for master of law students at the Universities of Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø. He has also served as a member of the The Norwegian Bar Association reference group on the drafting of the new code on penal procedure, and as a member of the Bar Association's group for Penal Law and Penal Procedure. 

Thomas has thorough expertise in Human Rights, and holds a PhD in this field of law. He has served as a member of the Human Rights Committee of the The Norwegian Bar Association, and has held many other positions in the Human Rights field as well. He has been involved in a number of court cases and has written scholarly articles that has influenced the legal development in this field, also concerning the rights of companies and commercial actors. He is a member of Schjødt's pro bono committee. He is also is in charge of Schjødt’s team in the Nordic Moot Court Competition in Human Rights.

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About Thomas


  • Litigation The shipowner taxation-case (Supreme Court plenary session). Admitted to the Supreme Court in 2010.
  • Lecturer at the University of Oslo in civil procedure, criminal procedure, litigation and Human Rights.
  • Legal advisor in extensive and complex civil cases.


  • 2015

    PhD, University of Oslo

  • 2000

    Cand. jur., University of Bergen


  • 2015

    Fullstendig isolasjon ved risiko for bevisforspillelse (phd dissertation), Fagbokforlaget

  • 2015

    Fremstillingsfristen er 48 timer – ikke tre dager, Tidsskrift for Strafferett

  • 2012

    Er isolasjon av innsatte i strid med EMK artikkel 8? Tidsskrift for Strafferett

  • 2007

    Administrative penal sanctions - preponderance of the evidence insufficient, LoR

  • 2000

    Securities and priority, Universitetsforlaget (co-author: Henrik Garmann)