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Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

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Ålesund, Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger

Halvor Manshaus

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Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

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Leader of our firms IP/Infocom group, and Knowledge Manager. Practice within litigation and Intellectual Property (IP) (hereunder Copyright, Patent, and Trademark), Media, Offshore, Technology/IT, Datalaw.


Positions: University of Oslo, Faculty of Law: External teaching supervisor for students writing dissertations, external examinator Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, 1997- University of Oslo 1996-1997 - Research Assistant Publications: "Pengespill på Internett - en oversikt "Jussens Venner Nr. 3/1998 (legal journal) "Private pengespill på Internett". Complex, Nr. 4/1997 (book) "Det internasjonale aspektet ved DVD-saken" Advokatbladet januar 2003 (legal journal) "Renessansen som unnfanget Corpus Iuris Civilis" Bokserien Complex, Nr. 1/2005 book) "Advokaters ytringsrett og - plikt" Advokatbladet nr 4/2005 (legal journal) "Vern til besvær" Kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv 1.mars 2005 (newspaper) "Pengespill på Internett" Kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv 21.april 2005 (newspaper) "Redaktøransvar på Internett" Tidsskrift for Forretningsjuss (TfF) 2/2005 (legal journal) Manshaus also publishes material regularly on the website JusNytt - Lectures/seminars: JUS - Patent and Trademark seminar "Software patents - effective remedies" november 2007 Norwegian Editors yearly conference "Net-publication and liability", oktober 2007 JUS - Media Law seminar "Medias use of copyrighted material", oktober 2006 UiO, Faculty of Law "Codification of law", Februar 2006 JUS Lecture on "Intermediary communication and liability on the Internet", fall 2005 Norwegian Editors yearly conference, "Editorial liability on the Internet", fall 2005 MIC (Music Information Center)-lecture during the Bergen festspill cultural festival spring2004 Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, "IP and circumvention of protective measures", spring 2004.


Norwegian English Scandinavian languages.


Opphavsrettsforeningen (Copyright Association) DNA (Norwegian Bar Association).


Cand. Philol. (Post grad., Major/Hovedfag) University of Oslo 2003 -Intellectual History/Law Modern Rhetoric, Institute for Linguistics, University of Oslo 2003 Interfacultary Cand. Mag (Bachelor of Arts), University of Oslo 1999 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo 1997 Special dissertation "Gambling and Lotteries on Internet" 1997.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS' 'very strong team works well together, delivers on all questions and has a down-to-earth approach', which 'supports clients well'. Halvor Manshaus leads the group and focuses on IP, technology and media work, Sven Eriksrud handles contact disputes, Vidar Strømme is a key name for oil and gas litigation, Sigurd Holter Torp is 'very knowledgeable' and Per Magne Ristvedt excels in contract and real estate-related disputes. Manshaus recently advised WorldVentures on issues relating to its ban by the Norwegian authorities following allegations that it is a pyramid scheme, Torp represented Autostore Technology in patent litigation and Trond Sollund acted for Prosafe in a dispute against Westcon Ølen relating to the conversion of a flotel rig. Hallvard Gilje Aarseth, David Særsten Brambani and Thomas Nordby joined from the Attorney General's office, Arntzen de Besche and Michelet & Co Advokatfirma AS respectively. Cato Schiøtz joined Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS and Vidar Riksfjord joined Advokatfirmaet CLP DA. The group also benefitted from the firm's merger with Michelet & Co Advokatfirma AS in late 2018.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Halvor Manshaus - Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

Within: Intellectual property

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS' team excels in IP litigation. Practice head Halvor Manshaus recently represented Elopak in a patent infringement and invalidity action against Tetra Pak Norge, and acted for Subsea Smart Solutions in several patent disputes. Other clients include Bartec Technor, Daimler and new client Aiwa Corporation. Sigurd Holter Torp is also a key name for contentious work, while Tord Fondevik handles non-contentious work in the technology sector. David Særsten Brambani joined from Arntzen de Besche.

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Within: TMT

At Advokatfirmaet Schjødt ASKaare Risung heads the digital innovation and TMT team and Halvor Manshaus is a key name for contentious issues. Tord Fondevik is recommended for technology transactions, Eva Jarbekk (who joined from Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS) handles privacy and GDPR work, Hugo Berg Otterlei focuses on contracts, and Jeppe Songe-Møller is experienced in cyber security and data protection mandates. Recent highlights include representing Andritz in litigation relating to hydro technology and advising Steam Systems and SpaceX on the launch of its satellite system.

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Legal Developments by:
Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

  • Norwegian Competition authority prohibits consumer health merger

    The proposed acquisition of the Sunkost chain of consumer health products by Validus ASA, the major wholesaler of consumer health products on the Norwegian market, was prohibited by the NCA on 29 JUne. The parties to the merger have a last chance of appeal to the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform. This will delay the final outcome with another 60 working days, in a case that commenced by a simplified notification on September 24th 2008.
    - Schjødt

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