Firm Profile > Advokatfirmaet Schjødt > Oslo, Norway

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
RUSELØKKVEIEN 14-16
PO BOX 2444 SOLLI
0201 OSLO
Norway

Banking and finance (including shipping finance) Tier 1

The practice at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt stands out for its private equity expertise, with notable experience in LBOs and sponsor side financings, and counts multiple private equity houses, banks and financial institutions as clients. The group also attracts praise for its rig and ship finance work, high-yield bond market knowledge (particularly regarding international offerings) and refinancing project proficiency. Viggo Bang-Hansen and Bjarne Rogdaberg jointly lead the team, which also fields debt capital specialist Anders Gullåsen, shipping expert Camilla Skøie Mørkve, and Bergen-based cross-border financing leader Thomas Dale. The department also has a substantial banking and finance regulatory practice, which is led by Rogdaberg and was recently bolstered by the recruitments of Knut Bergo and Andreas Lowzow from Wiersholm and BAHR, respectively. Erlend Brun Bakken also joined following the firm’s merger with Michelet & Co, expanding the team’s oil and gas financing capabilities.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Exceptional capacity to follow up extensive projects and multiple workstreams at the same time. Working well with counterparties to close several refinancings and new financings at the same time. The team also shows a high degree of sector knowledge and has a good network of foreign lawyers to participate in international transactions.

Capital markets Tier 1

Viggo Bang-Hansen and Bjarne Rogdaberg jointly lead the practice at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, which handles the full spectrum of ECM, DCM, high-yield bond, restructuring and regulatory work for a high-profile client roster. The group is particularly recognised for its expertise in the offshore and oil services sector; clients include Ocean Yield, Songa Offshore and DNO. The team also recently advised Euronext on its acquisition of Oslo Bors VPS Holding. The practice also fields the ‘extremely efficient, positive and solution-orientedThomas Aanmoen, Audun Bondkall, who specialises in transactional work, M&A and securities law; the highly experienced Erling Christiansen, and Camilla Skøie Mørkve, who handles shipping, rig and offshore financings.

Testimonials

The firm’s capital markets team is highly experienced. We find the team experienced, busy and hard-working.

Thomas Aanmoen is the partner we use. He is of course a very experienced capital markets lawyer, and we find him extremely efficient and responsive, positive, solution-oriented and pragmatic.

Key clients

Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Euronext

BRAbank

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

Ocean Yield ASA

Fjordkraft

Pareto Securities AS

Pareto Bank ASA

ABG Sundal Collier

DNB

DNO ASA

Songa Offshore

Self Storage Group ASA

NEL ASA

NORBIT ASA

Ultimovacs ASA

Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA

OKEA ASA

Canica AS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt stands out in the market for its presence in the private equity field and counts multiple national and international private equity houses as clients; examples include Blackstone and Norvestor. The group also recently advised Euronext on its acquisition of Oslo Børs VPS Holding, the holding company for the Oslo Stock Exchange. Knut Smith-Erichsen and Tord Fondevik jointly lead the M&A department, which also fields Stavanger-based technology and energy sector specialist Dag Sigvart Kaada and Jon Kristian Sjåtil, who handles cross-border transactions. Senior lawyer Jan Martin Rostveit is also a key name to note. The practice has strengthened its oil and gas sector offering through its merger with boutique firm Michelet & Co in 2019.

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Testimonials

Schjødt, and especially partner Tord Fondevik, have a unique ability to combine legal skill with deep understanding of commercial dynamics, making sure that we achieve the best possible commercial outcome of a process. They are great at managing processes efficiently and making sure we meet the desired results with as little resources and costs as possible. They have demonstrated unique skills in coordinating work streams with several advisers.

The team has the ability to (1) understand commercial objectives, (2) create and execute a negotiation strategy, and (3) creatively structure and finance a deal. They are dedicated as a team and as individuals. As a client, when you’re facing a deal situation, you want to have the best guys on your team. And if you’re looking for the new generation lawyers in Norway, there’s no alternative in my opinion.

Tord Fondevik is probably the best M&A lawyer in Scandinavia. I have worked with most of the top tier firms, and no one has been able to deliver on his level. He is very intelligent, he can understand complex matters quickly and breaks it down to understandable conclusions.

Key clients

Euronext N.V.

Oy Karl Fazer AB

Norvestor

Blackstone Energy Partners/Blackstone Private Equity

Companies in the Aker Group

Gjensidige Forsikring

Schlumberger

Hitec Vision

Exxon Mobile

Evry

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Halvor Manshaus and Per Magne Ristvedt jointly lead the practice at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, which has been notably active in all Norwegian courts including the Supreme Court; the group recently represented a web pioneer in a database rights dispute in the Supreme Court. Other noteworthy clients include ExxonMobil, Statkraft, Elopac and Nordea. Manshaus is recommended for IP and media disputes and Ristvedt focuses on company law litigation; clients also single out contractual specialist Sven Eriksrud, Trond Sollund, who ‘represents the perfect attributes of a strong litigator’, oil and gas and media expert Vidar Strømme, and Amund Bjøranger Tørum who acts in energy and offshore disputes. The group further strengthened its oil and gas expertise through its merger with Michelet & Co Advokatfirma AS in early 2019. IP litigator Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen also joined from BAHR in late 2019.

Testimonials

Strong on capacity. Strong on professional skills. Strong on client relationships.

We have been working with Schjødt for a substantial amount of time. I would like to highlight the outstanding performance of the team during our years of collaboration, and we appreciate having a team of true professionals in the Norwegian legal market.

The only problem with Schjødt is that everyone wants to use them in our industry; they are just so strong on E&P and dispute resolution.

Absolutely brilliant professionals, accurate on details, strategic thinking, very quick with responding, innovative and creative approach to complicated cross-border procedural issues.

Trond Sollund represents the perfect attributes of a strong litigator; he is systematic and therefore able to handle massive documentation. I admire his ability to connect with the project people and understand difficult facts. Trond is also a very strong communicator, focuses on the big things and fights with integrity!

Hallvard Aarseth can litigate any matter landing on his desk with an outstanding quality.

Amund may appear like a professor with a robe, but that can be very powerful and he will strengthen any litigation team!

Vidar Strømme has been one of Norway’s top 10 litigators for many, many years and still deserves that recognition.

Key clients

ExxonMobil

Statkraft

Elopac AS

Nordic Trustee

Staur Holding AS

TV 2 AS

Polaris Media ASA

Nordea

Orkla ASA

VY AS

Maritime law Tier 1

With ‘unique industry insight’, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt handles the full spectrum of shipping and offshore issues including deep sea shipping work, regulatory petroleum law and shipbuilding matters. The group also assists with offshore construction mandates and leverages the firm’s wider oil and gas and litigation practices. Henrik Aadnesen heads up the department, which was bolstered by the firm’s 2019 merger with oil and gas boutique Michelet & Co. Other key individuals include Amund Bjøranger Tørum, who handles contentious matters; Stian Tennfjord, who leads the Ålesund office and specialises in shipyard work; and contract expert Sven Eriksrud.

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Testimonials

Hands-on dedicated partners and lawyers with quick response times and turn-around with high precision on deliverables. Unique industry knowledge that fits our needs. Honourable mention goes to Henrik Aadnesen, who personifies everything mentioned.

Stian Tennfjord has very relevant experience from his background as head of legal in Vard/STX. Hence, his market understanding is highly relevant.

Stian Tennfjord has a practical approach, understands the client’s needs well and is very service minded.

Key clients

Aker Floating Production AS

Brunvoll

GC Rieber Shipping ASA

Höegh LNG AS

Ocean Yield ASA

Prosafe

Spar Shipping

Volstad Shipping AS

Offshore construction and shipbuilding Tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s shipping and offshore services expertise spans the full range of issues from deep sea shipping work and petroleum law to shipbuilding contracts and litigation. Group leader Henrik Aadnesen counts shipping companies, yards, brokers, contractors, lenders and merchant banks as clients; the group also fields construction and litigation specialist Amund Bjøranger Tørum, litigator Trond Sollund and Ålesund office head and shipyard expert Stian Tennfjord. The practice also benefited from the firm’s merger with oil and gas boutique Michelet & Co in early 2019. Clients include Aker Floating Production, Transocean, Höegh LNG and Ocean Yield.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Hands-on dedicated partners and lawyers with quick response times and turn-around with high precision on deliverables. Unique industry knowledge that fits our needs.

Key clients

Aker Floating Production AS

Transocean Ltd.

GC Rieber Shipping ASA

Höegh LNG AS

Ocean Yield ASA

Prosafe SE

Spar Shipping AS

Volstad Shipping AS

Vard Group AS

Intership AS

Aker Biomarine AS

Oil and gas Tier 1

With ‘an in-depth knowledge of the Norwegian oil and gas industry’, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt expanded on its existing expertise in 2019 through its merger with oil and gas boutique Michelet & Co, which brought the highly regarded Christian Fredrik Michelet, group co-head Preben Willoch, Erlend Bakken and Torkjel Grøndalen into the group. The practice’s expertise encompasses field development work, M&A transactions, exploration and production financing, construction projects, regulatory and compliance work, and commercial agreements, which it handles for a client roster of domestic and international players. In a recent highlight, the practice assisted Partners Group with its acquisition of CapeOmega. Other key practitioners include Stavanger-based practice co-head Sverre Bjelland, litigator Trond Sollund and petroleum taxation specialist Peter Hiorth.

Testimonials

The team has an in-depth knowledge of the Norwegian oil and gas industry and a high service level.

Very dedicated and highly qualified, well organised and do their utmost to meet deadlines and requests. Seem very efficient and capable of avoiding unnecessary complications.

Has a high level of service and offers “one stop shopping” in terms of disciplines and capabilities.

Preben Willoch has a high level of business acumen, deep commercial and legal insight and provides valuable advice, which focuses on the right matters and get things done in a timely manner.

Key clients

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS

Spirit Energy Norway AS

Total E&P Norge AS

Lundin Norge AS

DEA Norge AS

The Norwegian State – Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The Norwegian State – Petroleum Directorate / Oil for Development Programme

Panoro Energy ASA

KUFPEC Norway AS

Neptune Energy

OKEA AS

Chrysaor Norge AS

Mime Petroleum AS

Source Energy AS

Dyas Norge AS

Repsol Norway AS

Suncor Energy Norge AS

Cairn

DNO ASA

MOL

PGNiG

Petromarker

Real estate Tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt stands out in the market for its real estate transaction expertise and development project knowledge, acting for buyers, sellers and developers on some of the market’s most valuable and complex transactions and projects; the group recently assisted NCC as developer with the Valle Wood project, a green office building project in Oslo city centre made from wood. Camilla Kristiansen Lunne and Ditlef Thaulow jointly lead the practice, which also fields ‘strong negotiatorGeir Sand, Einar Caspersen, and Martin Støren, who focuses on zoning, building and pollution law.

Testimonials

Knowledgeable, available and strong on delivery.’

The team has a good knowledge of our business and the ability to let us know what we need before we have realised that ourselves.’

Geir Sand is an engaged and strong negotiator and team leader, business-oriented and fun.

Camilla Kristiansen Lunne is hardworking, very knowledgeable and direct.

Key clients

Oslo S Utvikling AS

Oslo Areal AS

Kildare Nordic Acquisitions

Arctic Securities ASA

Entra ASA

Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap ASA

Selvaag Bolig ASA

Selvaag Eiendom AS

Dolphin Eiendom AS

Base Property AS

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring AS

Self Storage Group ASA

TMT Tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s digital innovation, TMT and privacy department is jointly led by Kaare Risung and Halvor Manshaus, and handles the full spectrum of issues across the TMT arena. The practice receives notable praise for its media work and is instructed by the Norwegian Association of Editors, Schibsted and Egmont. Other areas of expertise include transactional and funding work, contentious issues, data protection advisory matters and contractual mandates. Halvard Helle and Vidar Strømme are the key names for media and freedom of expression disputes respectively, Tord Fondevik focuses on the technology sector, Eva Jarbekk specialises in privacy work, and Hugo Berg Otterlei handles large IT projects.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Halvor Manshaus is in a separate league. He combines the interest in tech and law in a way that ensures good solutions. Strategically very strong, and the favourite for any CEO or COO. It is always interesting and inspiring to work with Halvor.’

Kaare Risung is the go-to person for drafting and crafting highly complex agreements.’

Key clients

Schibsted ASA

Egmont, Including TV2

Aker BioMarine AS

Finance Industry Authorisation schemes (FinAut)

Motorola

Samsung

SpaceX

Kolonial.no

Tesla

The Norwegian Association of Editors

Verdens Gang AS

TV2 AS

Dagens Næringsliv AS

Aller Media AS

Construction Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt advises its client base of constructors, architects, consultants and owners on all stages of the construction process and has notable expertise in construction litigation. The group is jointly led by Ole Christian Hyggen and Erlend Holstrøm; Hyggen handles building and infrastructure projects and Holstrøm focuses on project work and contract law litigation. Clients praise senior lawyer Marthe Stømner Smestad, who is ‘a very skilled lawyer, who produces great work’. Noteworthy clients include Veidekke, NCC Norge, AF Gruppen, Implenia Norge and Peab.

Testimonials

Erlend Holstrøm is service minded and shows great responsibility and skills.’

Marthe Stømner Smestad is a very skilled lawyer who produces great work.

Key clients

Veidekke ASA, incl. subsidiaries

NCC Norge AS

Implenia Norge AS

Rambøll Norge AS

ÅF Engineering AS

Eiendomsspar AS

Purac AB

Peab AS

AF Gruppen

Veidrift AS

Electricity and renewable energy Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s department stands out in the market for its transactional expertise in the hydroelectric, wind and solar sectors; the group also handles regulatory work and dispute resolution. The team fields practitioners across the firm’s Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger offices; Bergen-based practice head Sindre Søndenå Andersen focuses on the wind, hydro and emerging technology sectors, Sverre Bjelland in Stavanger handles cross-border projects and regulatory issues, and Hallvard Gilje Aarseth acts in energy disputes from the Oslo office.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Fjordkraft Holding ASA / Fjordkraft AS / TrøndelagKraft AS / Trondheim Kraft (all part of the Fjordkraft group)

Nysnø Klimainvesteringer AS

Norsk Vind Energi AS

Fred Olsen Renewables AS

Clemens Kraft AS

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets / Macquarie Group

Norsk Solar AS

Lyse Energi AS

Fossberg Kraft AS

Fjelberg Kraftlag AS

KLP

Engie (fka GDF Suex)

AMF Pensionsforsäkring AB

Tafjord Kraft AS

Statkraft

Jæren Energi AS / Eurus Energy Europe

Renewable Energy Corporation

Employment Tier 2

Martin Jetlund heads up the group at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, which ‘delivers consistently high service levels to clients and puts thought into the smallest details’. The full-service practice acts for multiple blue-chip clients in the oil and gas, technology and media sectors, including ExxonMobil, Airbus and Total, on transactional work and in employment litigation; the team also handles pension issues and data protection mandates. Magnus Lütken is a key name for restructurings, workforce reductions and transactional issues; and senior partner Trond Stang handles contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

They deliver consistent high service levels to their clients and put thought into the smallest details. They appear as a united front. It seems like they want to succeed together, not to emphasise the individual accomplishments.’

High availability, and consistently going the extra mile to get the job done with high quality. Open for feedback and input, they really listen to their clients.

Key clients

Tata Consultancy Services

ExxonMobil / Esso

Spirit Energy

COSL

Cermaq

Airbus Defence and Space

Posten Norge

Apply Sørco

Stena Drilling

Total

WPP

Prosafe

Rambøll

Entra

Basefarm

Expro

Amedia AS

Aibel AS

UTC (United Technologies)

Weatherford

Mintra Group

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt is recommended for restructuring and insolvency mandates, where it is particularly active in the offshore and energy sectors, and is also highly regarded for its cross-border experience. Managing partner Erling Ueland leads the practice and divides his time between Oslo and Stavanger; Johan Henrik Nossum and Siv Sandvik are also key names to note and are highly regarded for international mandates. The team’s client roster encompasses banks, financial institutions, corporates and bondholders; notable examples include Nordea Bank Norge, Aker Biomarine and SEB. Peter Bugge Hjorth is also singled out for his financing and restructuring expertise.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Very experienced and competent. Always available and ready to support.

Johan Henrik Nossum is very good at educating me on what to do and what options we have at all times, advising and making sure we do not forget any issues we need to consider. I would recommend him to anyone and work with him again any time.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Norge ASA

DNB ASA

Investec Bank Plc.

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)

Danske Bank

Songa Offshore SE

Proserv Operations Ltd.

Prosafe SE

Lundin Petroleum

Ocean Yield ASA

Aker Biomarine ASA

BNP Paribas

CFG Peru Investments Pte. Ltd and group companies (part of the China Fishery Group)

Nordic Trustee AS

Norvestor Equity AS

FSN Capital AS

HitecVision

Export Credit Norway

Scotch & Soda B.V.

Parfümerie Douglas GmbH

Insurance Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt is recognised for its insurance regulatory and transactional capacity and regularly acts for insurers, reinsurers, pension funds, intermediaries and corporate policyholders on cross-border mandates and product design and development projects. The team also acts in marine and non-marine claims, an area recently strengthened following the recruitment of Øyvind Gravdal from an in-house position. Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen leads the practice, which also draws on the expertise of litigators Per Magne Ristvedt and Amund Bjøranger Tørum.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Apple, Inc.

Zurich Insurance plc (Ireland), Swedish Branch

SEB Life International Assurance Company DAC

Euro Accident Livsförsäkring AB

FOLKSAM ömsesidig sakförsäkring

Hyperion Insurance Group Limited

Berkley European Underwriters

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken S.A

Zurich Insurance plc (Ireland), Norwegian Branch

Samsung Electronics Nordic Aktiebolag

Codan Forsikring NUF

Tryg Forsikring NUF

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

Protector ASA

Danica Pensjonsforsikring AS

KLP (Kommunal Landspensjonskasse Gjensidig Forsikringsselskap)

If Skadeforsikring NuF

Esso Norge AS (Exxon)

Livsforsikringsselskapet Nordea Liv Norge AS

Lombard International Assurance S.A.

Wealins S.A.

AmTrust International Underwriters Ltd.

AmTrust Nordic AB

AmTrust Insurance Services Norway AS

W. R. Berkley Europe AG

W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Insurance Norway Nuf

W. R. Berkley Insurance Nordic Nuf

W. R. Berkley Europe AG, Swedish Branch

Nordnet Livsforsikring AS

Quantum Leben AG

Beazley Group Ltd.

Builders Direct S.A

Argonaut Insurance Company

Fortum Corporation Oy

Infratek AS

Hansard Europe Dac

Utmost Pan Europe Dac

Norwegian Insurance Partner AS

Howden Forsikringsmegling AS

Telenor Pensjonskasse

A/S Norske Shells Pensjonskasse

Infratek Pensjonskasse

Fortum Pensjonskasse

NHOs Konsernpensjonskasse

A/S Norske Shell

Riskpoint AS

Safe Forsikring AS

Skandia Leben (FL) AG

Fjordkraft AS

Sparebanken Møre

Fine Art Specie Adjusters Ltd

Square Trade Ltd.

CBL Insurance Europe DAC

AVIS

Pareto Forsikringsmegling AS

Baker McKenzie Link

Safety Wing AS

AXA XL

Hogan Lovells International LLP (Spain)

Tarian Underwriting Limited

Intellectual property Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt advises on the full spectrum of IP matters spanning patents, copyrights, trade marks and trade secrets; and is particularly noted for its contentious expertise. In a recent highlight, highly regarded litigator Sigurd Holter Torp acted for Wingtech in a patent infringement case, which was reopened following an incorrect conviction. Halvor Manshaus and Kaare M Risung jointly lead the practice, which also fields transactional specialist Tord Fondevik, who focuses on the technology sector, and Thomas Hagen.

Testimonials

The team stands out for its deep domain expertise, availability to us as a client, ability to communicate hard legal problems with clarity, and ability to write well.

Efficient and straight forward approach.

Halvor Manshaus is a very skilled litigator with an eye for putting Norwegian IP and procedural law in an international context.

Tord Fondevik is absolutely fantastic to work with.

Key clients

Bartec Technor AS

Aiwa Corporation

Fedem Technology AS (SAP)

Elopak AS

Rile Invest AS

IKM Cleandrill AS

Brun og Blid AS

Daimler AG

Egmont

Finn.no AS

TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company ASA

Mustad Autoline AS

Cappelen Damm AS

Tax Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’ ‘solution-oriented’ practice has ‘great commitment to its clients and is always striving for solutions’ across international corporate structuring, cross-border transactions, real estate work, transfer pricing issues and tax litigation. The group is also recognised for its knowledge of the oil and gas sector and is regularly involved in petroleum taxation matters. Team leader Morten Sandli assists with the tax planning and structuring elements of private equity and real estate transactions, Cecilie Amdahl is a key contact for corporate work, Hugo Matre regularly handles tax disputes, and Trond Larsen focuses on VAT and indirect tax matters. Marius Sollund joined the practice from Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Great commitment to the clients and always striving for solutions.

Having worked with Morten Sandli my experience is that he is highly skilled in tax, client focused, very professional and acts with integrity.’

Like Schjødt in general, Morten Sandli has the ability to understand the commercial aspects of our legal needs. Meaning that he quickly understands what we are trying to achieve, bur also how our business operates. No other tax lawyer we have experience with has this unique skill. This makes the processes around designing tax structures very efficient and at the same time ensures that we achieve the desired result when we start to operate the model. Morten also has the ability to communicate complicated tax topics in an easy to understand way for our organisation.

Service-minded, available and solution oriented.

Key clients

Petrolia SE

Oslo S Utvikling AS

Entra ASA

Aberdeen Asset Management

FMC Technology Norway AS

Steen & Strøm Norge AS

Opera Software ASA

AF Gruppen ASA

Albright Capital Management

PROSAFE SE

Aker BioMarine AS

Polaris Media ASA

Global Infrastruktur 2007 AS

Intership AS

EVRY ASA

Abelee AS

Schlumberger

EU and competition Tier 3

At Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, Olav Kolstad and Thomas Nordby jointly lead the department and specialise in non-contentious and contentious work respectively; Kolstad’s expertise encompasses EU and national competition law, antitrust work and merger control issues. The group is experienced in EU and EEA law and counts multiple public sector organisations as clients, and is also singled out for its merger control expertise. The practice’s client roster include Nettbuss, Esso Norge, TV2, Grieg Seafood and Scandinavian Airlines System.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Nettbuss AS

DLF

Esso Norge AS (Exxon Mobil)

Egmont International Holding AS

Orkla AS

TV2 AS

I K Lykke AS (Bunnpris)

If Skadeforsikring NUF

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

ABB AS

Grieg Seafood ASA

Lufttransport AS

Selecta Group and Selecta Norway AS

Motorola Solutions and  Motorola Solutions Norway AS

SAS – Scandinavian Airlines System

IT Partner AS

MED-EL Medical Electronics

INDUPERM A/S

Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd.

Tide Buss AS

Fishing and aquaculture Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s cross-departmental approach draws from the transactional, dispute resolution and advisory practices to handle issues across the full spectrum of the fishing and aquaculture sector including M&A, capital markets transactions and debt financing work. Clients include fish farmers, fishery companies, equipment and technology suppliers, and commercial banks. Tord Fondevik leads the practice, which also includes Ålesund office head Stian Tennfjord; Fondevik handles transactional and regulatory work, and Tennfjord focuses on corporate and contractual law. Tore Fjørtoft is also a key name for regulatory advice.

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Testimonials

The Schjødt team has a unique combination of deep understanding of the fishing regulatory landscape and the process behind it, and broad commercial competence. Through this they are able to give us accurate advice that is meaningful for business and creates value for our shareholders.

We have worked with many leading lawyers both in Norway and elsewhere, but no one can match Tord Fondevik. He is able to sort out and process complicated cases and make it easy for us as a client to understand and make decisions. He is excellent at keeping the process costs low by managing the process efficiently, knowing when to involve additional competence and when not. He understands our business goals and is vital for the positive outcomes of our processes.

Tore Fjørtoft is probably the person in Norway with the deepest competence within the fishing regulatory space. He understands how the regulatory landscape works, and how you can find the smart solutions that merges the needs of the business with the regulatory framework.

Key clients

Cermaq

Aker BioMarine

Ocean Harvest

AKVA Group

Findus

Stingray Marine Solutions

ScanBio

Norwegian Royal Salmon

Midt-Norsk Havbruk

Nergård Havfisk

Schjødt is a leading Scandinavian full service business law firm with a  team of 250 with offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Ålesund, Bergen, Stockholm  and London.  Schjødt is internationally recognized and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top tier law firms, with  a reputation for legal excellence. We combine this with commercial skills, a commitment to service,  innovative solutions and producing excellent results for our clients.

Schjødt is truly committed to a one firm, client-oriented philosophy. This greatly influences the way we  approach client work, to ensure full client satisfaction. Our clients set high expectations for themselves,  and should expect nothing less from us. To ensure the best qualified and most suited lawyers for any  given matter all assignments are allocated and staffed by department heads.

Based on the client’s needs, their expressed wishes and the particulars of the case, each new assignment is  delegated to the lawyer best qualified to be responsible for the matter. We strive to maintain a continuous  high level of knowledge amongst our colleagues therefore we have an internal educational institution,  Schjødt Academy, that is continuously tailored to develop the skills of our legal professionals and staff.

Practice areas worldwide: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, China Desk, Construction, Data Protection & Privacy, Digital Innovation & TMT, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pension, EU & Competition, Financial Regulatory,
Fisheries & Aquaculture, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Litigation & Arbitration, Media, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining & Minerals, Oil & Gas, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Contracts, Public Procurement, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restructuring & Insolvency, Shipping & Offshore, Sustainability Law, Tax, and Trade & Industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Peter Tranvåg Skutvik peter.skutvik@schjodt.com +47 23 01 16 43
Banking and Finance Camilla Skøie Mørkve camilla.morkve@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 60
Banking and Finance Anders Gullåsen anders.gullasen@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 61
Capital markets Bjarne Rogdaberg bjarne.rogdaberg@schjodt.com +47 23 01 19 09
Capital markets Viggo Bang-Hansen viggo.bang-hansen@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 26
Capital Markets Audun Bondkall audun.bondkall@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 90
Construction Marthe Stømner Smestad marthe.smestad@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 19
Corporate Arild Støren Frick arild.frick@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 07
Dispute resolution Per Ristvedt per.ristvedt@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 78
Dispute resolution Marie Nesvik marie.nesvik@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 16
Employment and Pension Martin Jetlund martin.jetlund@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 71
Energy Preben Willoch preben.willoch@schjodt.com +47 23 01 16 40
Energy Sverre Bjelland sverre.bjelland@schjodt.com +47 51 91 88 09
Energy Torkjel Kleppo Grøndalen torkjel.grondalen@schjodt.com +47 23 01 16 41
EU and Competition Olav Kolstad olav.kolstad@schjodt.com +47 23 01 19 23
EU and Competition Thomas Nordby thomas.nordby@schjodt.com +47 23 01 19 40
Financial regulatory Andreas Lowzow andreas.lowzow@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 40
Fisheries & Aquaculture Tord Fondevik tord.fondevik@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 99
Intellectual property Sigurd Holter Torp sigurd.torp@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 08
Intellectual property/TMT Halvor Manshaus halvor.manshaus@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 29
Life Sciences Tord Fondevik tord.fondevik@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 99
Litigation and arbitration Erlend Holstrøm erlend.holstrom@schjodt.comc +47 23 01 18 28
Litigation and arbitration Vidar Strømme vidar.stromme@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 31
Mergers and Acquistions Caroline Karlsson caroline.karlsson@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 38
Mergers and Acquisitions Knut Smith-Erichsen knut.smith-erichsen@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 07
Renewable Energy Sindre Søndenå Andersen sindre.andersen@schjodt.com +47 51 91 88 15
Real Estate Silje Sund silje.sund@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 22
Real Estate Camilla Kristiansen Lunne camilla.lunne@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 60
Real Estate Ditlef Thaulow ditlef.thaulow@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 96
Real Estate Martin Støren martin.storen@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 62
Restructuring and insolvency Egil Horstad egil.horstad@schjodt.com +47 55 55 35 03
Restructuring and insolvency Peter Bugge Hjorth peter.hjorth@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 66
Restructuring and insolvency Johan Henrik Nossum johan.nossum@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 38
Shipping and Oil Services Henrik Aadnesen henrik.aadnesen@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 91
Shipping and Oil Services Nils Ludvig Dahl nils.dahl@schjodt.com +47 51 91 88 13
Sustainability Law Andreas Lowzow andreas.lowzow@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 40
Tax Morten Sandli morten.sandli@schjodt.com +47 23 01 19 59
Tax Cecilie Amdahl cecilie.amdahl@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 84
Tax Hugo M Matre hugo.matre@schjodt.com +47 55 55 35 19
TMT Kaare M Risung kaare.risung@schjodt.com +47 23 01 18 33
Trade and Industry Ole Klevan ole.klevan@schjodt.com +47 23 01 15 19
Trade and Industry Magnus Lütken magnus.lutken@schjodt.com +47 51 91 88 30
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Mr Thomas Aanmoen  photo Mr Thomas Aanmoen Partner in the corporate practical group. Fields of expertise include securities, stock…
 Cecilie Amdahl  photo Cecilie Amdahl Partner, Head of Taxation, Head of Corporate Advisory and Transactions
Mr Audun Bondkall  photo Mr Audun Bondkall Partner
 Anders Gullåsen photo Anders Gullåsen Partner, Deputy Head of Banking and Finance
Mr Erlend W Holstrøm  photo Mr Erlend W Holstrøm Erlend is a Partner at Schjødt’s Oslo office. He works with a…
 Dag Sigvart Kaada photo Dag Sigvart Kaada Partner
Mr Ole Klevan  photo Mr Ole Klevan Partner and leader of the Real Estate group. Specialist in real estate,…
 Camilla Kristiansen Lunne  photo Camilla Kristiansen Lunne Partner, Deputy Head of Real Estate
Mr Halvor Manshaus  photo Mr Halvor Manshaus Leader of our firms IP/Infocom group, and Knowledge Manager. Practice within litigation…
 Camilla Skøie Mørkve photo Camilla Skøie Mørkve Partner, Head of Banking & Finance
Mr Kaare M Risung  photo Mr Kaare M Risung Electronic Communication, EU and EEA, Intellectual property, IT-law, Competition and market law,…
Mr Bjarne Rogdaberg  photo Mr Bjarne Rogdaberg Partner
Mr Geir Sand  photo Mr Geir Sand Partner, commersial real estate, transactiones, project development, construction, general business law.
Mr Marius Sollund  photo Mr Marius Sollund Marius Sollund joined Schjødt as partner in 2019. He is a tax…
Mr Trond Sollund  photo Mr Trond Sollund Partner in the litigation group, arbitration, oil & gas, offshore construction and…
Mr Trond Stang  photo Mr Trond Stang Partner/Head of Group Specialist: Employment and labour law.
 Amund Bjøranger Tørum photo Amund Bjøranger Tørum PartnerHead of Energy, Offshore, Shipping & InfrastructureHead of Dispute Resolution
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