Vidar Strømme

Vidar Strømme

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

With my varied background, I believe I am one of the few successful generalist in the big lawfirms. I have been admitted to the Supreme Court for almost 30 years. Even if I have dealt with a variety of cases, my main interests are in, the still varied, fields of Freedom of Expression, Oil and Gas, Fisheries and Contract Disputes. The recipe for a successful Court Case is mainly structure, provided by the law. And then finding the facts, which you have to check for yourself.

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Vidar Strømme is a key name for oil and gas litigation Legal 500 2018

About Vidar


  • Lawyer with more than 20 cases for the supreme court, 2 of them plenary cases
  • Former Attorney General, civil affairs
  • Former Assistant Judge
  • Former District Attorney
  • Former Banking Lawyer


  • 2018

    Legal 500, "Vidar Strømme is a key name for oil and gas litigation".

  • 2018

    Chambers, "Vidar Strømme has a broad practice, acting on commercial and civil disputes. He also receives particular recognition for defamation cases."


  • 2008

    Private pilot license, instrument rated

  • 2000

    Foundation level, astrophysics, University of Oslo

  • 1999

    Foundation level, philosophy, University of Oslo

  • 1983

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo


  • 2016

    Privatlivets Fred, in Rettsavklaring og rettsutvikling, festschrift to Supreme Court Justice Schei

  • 2016

    Kommentarutgave til Vær Varsom-plakaten, Helle, H. and Strømme V.

  • 2015

    Towards a Stronger Legal Profession in the Russian Federation, Shakirov,F., Pillay,R, and Strømme, V., (ICJ Report)

  • 2015

    Kildebeskyttelse i terrorens tid, Strømme, V.

  • 2002

    Paradigmeskifte i injurieretten, Schiøtz, C. and Strømme, V.


  • Represented ExxonMobil:in the biggest court case in Norway ever, "the Balder case"
  • Represented Edward Snowden: in extradition case
  • Represented real estate company Entra: in successful Court case on rekkefølgekrav
  • Represented Canica AS:in successful tax Court Case