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”.
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 has experience as a deputy judge from 2003-2005. Thomas has been teaching both civil procedure and penal procedure at the University of Oslo. He is on a regular basis serving as examiner and supervisor for master of law students at the Universities of Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø. He also serves as a member of the The Norwegian Bar Association reference group on the drafting of the new code on penal procedure. Thomas has thorough expertise in Human Rights, and has a PhD in this field of law. He is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the The Norwegian Bar Association, and acts as a supervisor for Schjødt’s team in the Nordic Moot Court Competition in Human Rights. He has been involved in a number of court cases and has written scholarly articles that has influenced the legal development in this field, many concerning the rights of companies and commercial actors.