Advokatfirmaet Schjødt > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
Tordenskiolds gate 12
P.O. Box 2444 Solli
NO-0201 Oslo

Norway > Banking and finance (including shipping finance) Tier 1

With notable strength in shipping finance, the banking and finance team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt regularly handles a broad range of financial matters for clients in the offshore, oil and gas, real estate, and infrastructure sectors. The team is jointly led by Peter Bugge Hjorth and Kaare P. Sverdrup; Hjorth focuses his practice on restructuring and insolvency work and financing litigation, while Sverdrup, who joined the firm in 2023 from Wiersholm, assists large corporates and borrowers with various forms of financing, including project financings and refinancings. Camilla Skøie Mørkve is a key contact for ship financing and also handles high-yield bond and direct lending mandates, while Erlend Brun Bakken is a key name for clients in the oil and gas sector. Sunniva Kinsella joined the practice in 2024 from Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig.

Practice head(s):

Kaare P. Sverdrup; Peter Bugge Hjorth


‘A very strong competence in the area combined with swift, pragmatic and short response and handling time. Particularly the pragmatic approach that has saved us hours on the assignments, and the network towards the other legal firms that enable a good dialogue where the best way forward can be agreed before the process starts.’

‘I work with Camilla Skøie Mørkve. I find her very competent, accurate and easy to talk to. She is always prepared, she is good at explaining legal logic to a layman and translate legal agreements. She is available when required and takes the time necessary.’

‘Excellent availability, experience and knowledge about our industry and corresponding financing solutions.’

‘Erlend Brun Bakken; Honest feedback/excellent commercial understanding/solutions oriented.’

Key clients


Nordea Bank

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)

Crayon Group Holding ASA

Nordic Trustee AS




Danske Bank A/S


Arctic Securities

Pareto Securities



ABG Sundal Collier

Work highlights

  • Assisted all the lenders (Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Norge, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Danish Ship Finance, SMBC Bank International plc and ABN AMRO Bank N.V.) to Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA with the refinancing of all of its existing debt relating to its shipping businesses.
  • Assisted the finance parties, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA-CIB) as Agent and Maquarie Capital (Europe) Limited as Sponsor, in connection with the largest PPP project ever in Norway (the RV555/Sotra Link project).
  • Assisted a consortium consisting of Deutsche Bank AG, Cross Ocean Partners and TSY Group Ltd. (a subsidiary of Seatankers) with the acquisition of NIBC Bank N.V.’s and ABN AMRO Bank N.V.’s portfolios of loans/facilities in the offshore sector.

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS is ‘hands-on and professional with a can-do attitude’, and has particular expertise in cross-border and public-to-private transactions. The practice is co-headed by Tord Fondevik, who is ‘a machine when it comes to execution power' and regularly acts for blue-chip companies, private equity funds and founders, particularly in the life sciences sector; and private equity specialist Robert Romansky. The group also includes Knut Smith-Erichsen, who co-heads the transactions department and is highly knowledgeable in private equity mandates and industrial M&A; Dag Sigvart Kaada, who assists private equity and blue-chip companies on matters relating to the technology, energy and oil and gas sectors; and Jon Kristian Sjåtil, who focuses on M&A and capital markets transactions. The ‘highly competentChristoffer Bjerknes, who regularly assists private equity sponsors with investments, is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Tord Fondevik; Robert Romansky


‘The team provides a very high service level, and is knowledgeable and commercially minded.’

‘When it comes to M&A, all you want is execution. It’s not an intellectual game to show off. There’s no an alternative score card for writing great memos. Can you get the deal done, or not. That’s it. And that’s why I use Schjødt. They’ve shown me, time and time again, that they can get it done. I’m never in doubt about the execution capabilities. It doesn’t matter which obstacle they face. They will overcome it.’

‘Their professional knowledge is of very high quality and their capacity is high. The team is always available.’

‘Professional people with various expertise areas.’

‘Hands-on and professional with a can-do attitude. Understands business and pragmatic.’

‘The team has qualities in all the areas that we have been in need of. They are always available and their response time is short.’

‘Christoffer Bjerknes is highly competent. He has a good understanding of the broader context, and is commercially minded.’

‘I work with Tord Fondevik on all of my deals and I have done for almost fifteen years. I will never change lawyers. He’s a machine when it comes to execution power. Gets it done. No excuses. He is demanding on his surroundings. And he’s a nightmare for the opposing side. So he’s on my side for as long as I’m doing this.’

Key clients


Infronode AB

Lundin Energy AS

CVC Capital Partners

Ferd Capital

Paine Schwartz Partners

FSN Capital

IMK Gruppen


Thoma Bravo

Frontline plc

Ferd Capital AS

Aquadrill LLC

Aker Group Companies


Verdane Capital

Adelis Equity

Nordea Bank Oyj

Work highlights

  • Advised Nordea Bank on its acquisition of the personal customer business of Danske Bank.
  • Acted as global lead adviser to Schlumberger on the transaction leading to a combination of the oil and gas subsea businesses of Schlumberger and Aker Solutions.
  • Advised CVC on its acquisition of Visma’s consultancy business unit.

Norway > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Recent work highlights for the ‘first-rate’ team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt include successfully representing Rottefella in a high-profile patent infringement suit. Per Magne Ristvedt and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Halvard Helle jointly lead the team, which also includes ‘exceptional advocate’ and TMT expert Halvor Manshaus and the ‘very accomplished’ Sigurd Holter Torp, a key name for contract and IP disputes. Securities disputes, professional liability cases, and corporate litigation also feature prominently in the team’s workload. The team is ably assisted by a strong group of associates, including arbitrator Michael Decker and employment disputes specialist Elisabeth Dolva Sandøy.

Practice head(s):

Per Magne Ristvedt; Halvard Helle


‘Schjødt provided admirable service in a difficult litigation matter and then pivoted to manage the settlement process and documentation. All-in-all, first rate and very pleased with their performance. From my experience, best in Norway.’

‘Sigurd Holter Torp is a very accomplished litigator.’

‘Per Ristvedt helped lead the team, and was a pleasure to work with. He was responsive, creative and, as a litigator, appropriately aggressive. Strongly recommended.’

‘Halvor Manshaus, Elisabeth Dolva Sandøy, and Per Ristvedt are the rock stars of efficient dispute resolution and amicable solutions that are good for business. Dedicated and humble, efficient and socially skilled.’

‘The case where Schjødt is involved is quite technically complex but Michael Decker has been able to grasp the full picture and as such gained an excellent overview of the full case. His ability to get into details while still maintaining the overview is outstanding.’

‘Schjødt are able to take on challenging, complex cases where others may not and are able to provide strategic and innovative solutions to deliver optimal outcomes for their clients. They are tenacious in advocating a client’s case and are yet able to know when a more measured approach is required.’

‘Halvor Manshaus is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely bright and particularly astute in providing innovative and strategic advice to clients in complex and challenging cases. An exceptional advocate who is level-headed under pressure and a great team leader.’

‘Halvard Helle is an extremely knowledgeable and excellent lawyer who is exceptionally good with clients and very pragmatic. He is very calm under pressure and an absolute pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Golden Tree Asset Management

Bodø Municipality

AF Gruppen Norge AS

Transocean Offshore Ltd.

SJI Equities Limited

Kenfish II AS


Rottefella AS & Madshus AS

Dagens Næringsliv AS

Work highlights

  • Represented Tom Wilhelmsen’s Foundation in a dispute concerning the ownership of the controlling voting share in Tikal AS, one of the largest holding companies in the Wilhelmsen group.
  • Successfully represented Rottefella and the ski producer Madshus in a patent infringement case against Amer.
  • Successfully represented Transocean Offshore Ltd in a complex legal case concerning employee bonus rights for approx. 200 employees who attempted to bring a class action.

Norway > Energy

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt fields a ‘very strong’ team which acts for a diverse group of clients operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including oil and gas players, onshore and offshore wind companies, and green hydrogen producers. Leveraging its network of offices across Scandinavia, the firm is well-placed to advise both international and domestic clients on cross-border transactions and high-profile disputes. Sindre Søndenå Andersen leads the practice in Bergen, while Oslo-based private equity expert Preben Willoch oversees the renewables offering. Also in the core team are oil, gas and offshore expert Christian Fredrik Michelet, as well as Claus Severin Mørch, who takes point on transactional mandates. Camilla Grytten joined the practice from CMS Kluge, adding her energy and petroleum expertise to the group. Sverre Bjelland departed in early 2024, as did Torkjel Grøndalen, who left to Wiersholm.

Practice head(s):

Sindre Søndenå Andersen; Preben Willoch


‘Schjødt made a real commitment to this space. Schjødt’s ability of the partners to handle any matter that arises on a transaction is particularly impressive. They also take a problem-solving and creative approach to transactions.’

‘Partner Sindre Søndenå Andersen has been very valuable to us over many years. His knowledge of different parts of our business allows him to quickly turn around when more detailed support is needed.’

‘Claus Severin Mørch: Claus is our go-to-person for all oil and gas related matters in Norway. He always displays a very measured and objective approach to things, with a calm but firm style. He helps us make good decisions, is a great and knowledgeable deal lawyer, pragmatic and is always there when you need him. A real pleasure to work with.’

‘Very strong team.’

‘Schjødt has a great team of lawyers with oil and gas competence! Their experience is broad and covers both the regulatory and commercial aspects.’

‘Hands on, highly competent, always available for short chats and sparring.’

Key clients

Elmera Group ASA / Fjordkraft AS

Norsk Vind and its owner Valinor AS

Magnora ASA

Nysnø Klimainvesteringer AS

VårGrønn AS

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Norsk Havvind AS

TotalEnergies Renewables

Seagust AS / Arendal Fossekompani / Ferd

Clemens Kraft AS

Fossberg Kraft AS


Tafjord Kraft AS

Lyse Energi AS

SFE Produksjon AS/ Sogn og Fjordane Energi

Norsk eFuel

Vår Energi ASA

PGNiG Upstream Norway AS

Total E&P Norge AS

Petoro AS

Wintershall Dea Norge AS

Neptune Energy Norway AS

Harbour Energy Norge AS

Kistos Energy (Norway) AS

Source Energy AS

Petronor E&P ASA

Work highlights

  • Advised Cadre AS on establishing itself as a new player within the small scale hydro industry in Norway, raising investment and acquiring assets from HitecVision and Nordkraft with aggregate proceeds of NOK1.2bn.
  • Advising several offshore wind joint ventures and project companies, including many of their investors and partners, on the ongoing public tenders for establishing offshore wind at Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.
  • Advised Vår Energi ASA on the $2.3bn acquisition of Neptune Energy Norway AS, being part of an international transaction where ENI acquired the rest of the Neptune Energy Group for $2.6bn.

Norway > Real estate Tier 1

Leveraging the firm’s corporate, commercial and finance capabilities, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt continues to act on large and complex real estate transactions as well as major development projects. The team is jointly overseen by Martin Støren and Ditlef Thaulow; Støren focuses on real estate development projects, transactions and disputes, while Thaulow is the key contact for international investors entering the Norwegian real estate market. The two work alongside Silje Sund, who oversees the development, and the ‘rock solidAnders Nitteberg Lie, who is head of transactions. Einar Caspersen takes point on transactional mandates while managing partner Camilla Kristiansen Lunne handles both transactions and complex development projects. For cross-border mandates, Christian Bjørn-Hansen is recommended for his ‘strong legal understanding with exceptional commercial acumen’. Also in the core team is the experienced Geir Sand and project development and infrastructure specialist Jarle W. Holstrøm.

Practice head(s):

Martin Støren; Ditlef Thaulow; Silje Sund; Anders Nitteberg Lie


‘Einar Caspersen: Exceptional blend of legal expertise and commercial awareness. Anders Nitteberg Lie: Rock solid, future star.’

‘Christian Bjørn Hansen: seeks good solutions rather than conflicts, effective, quick response, likeable guy, a good insight in real estate.’

‘Very knowledgeable with a commercial approach. Proactive on our behalf. Helping us identify areas of concern.’

‘Camilla Kristiansen Lunne delivers a very high professional level and has gained a genuinely versatile understanding of real estate ownership in all facets. Martin Støren is a leader in Norway’s development projects and negotiation of development agreements with the public sector. He gives intellectual advice in every situation.’

‘Nice people, easy to work with. The collaboration was good. Gives good and “to the point” advice and works efficiently.’

‘We worked with Jarle Holstrøm and Martin Støren. Gives good and “to the point” advice and works efficiently. They are both pleasant, efficient, reliable and honest, which are all important characteristics for us as customers.’

‘Christian Bjørn-Hansen is the leading real estate lawyer in Norway. He pairs strong legal understanding with exceptional commercial acumen. Christian always goes the extra mile for his clients and is on hand to assist in any matter. Christian is also a strong negotiator, and is equally adept at managing domestic and international transactions.’

Key clients

Oslo S Utvikling AS

Citycon Norway AS

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring AS

KLP Eiendom AS

Arctic Securities AS

Entra ASA

Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap ASA

Selvaag Bolig ASA

Selvaag Eiendom AS

Self Storage Group ASA

Veidekke ASA

Galleri Oslo Invest AS

Oslo Havn KF

Urban Property Eier AS

AF Gruppen ASA

DEAS Asset Management AS

IK Lykke Eiendom AS

Asset Buyout Partners AS

Slate Asset Management

Profier AS

Bjørvika Infrastruktur AS

Canica Eiendom AS

UREM Real Estate Fund I AS

H.I.G Capital Europe

Bulk Industrial Real Estate AS

Scandinaviegaardene AS

Tjelta Eiendom AS

Public Property Invest AS

LogCap Invest AS

Bakkegruppen AS

Zetland Special Situations Fund II Scsp Sicav-raif


Work highlights

  • Advised Tjelta Eiendom AS on the disposal of an extensive real estate portfolio, consisting of 22 properties.
  • Advised Heimstaden Bostad Invest 10 AS on the disposal of ten apartment buildings containing close to 500 fully let freehold apartments.
  • Advised Citycon Norway AS on a substantial shopping centre transaction.

Norway > Capital markets Tier 2

The ‘efficient and responsive’ team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt advises underwriters and issuers on a large number of pan-Scandinavian equity capital markets transactions and IPOs. Audun Bondkall heads up the practice and has a particular focus on securities and public and international capital market transactions, while Marianne Lind Sahl takes point on IPO mandates. Viggo Bang-Hansen advises issuers, sponsors and investors on equity and debt issuances, while the ‘extremely responsive’ Thomas Aanmoen is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Audun Bondkall


‘The team and the practice is efficient and responsive.’

‘Within capital markets, we work primarily with Thomas Aanmoen, who of course has vast experience within Norwegian capital markets. He is extremely responsive, and his ability to work effectively and focus on the most important aspects of our project is highly valued.’

‘Audun Bondkall is always available and delivers relevant advice enabling us to get the deal/transaction through on time.’

Key clients

Frontline Plc

Meltwater N.V.

Archer Ltd



Sparebank 1 Markets AS

Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA

Pareto Securities AS

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

Dolphin Drilling AS

Hydrogenpro ASA

Norway > Employment Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt has a full-service employment practice covering the complete range of employment, benefits and pension matters. The team possesses strong knowledge pf the energy, biotech, IT and transportation sectors, with particular expertise advising on large and complex HR processes. Practice head Iselin Nybø, who joined the team in February 2023, has special knowledge of labour legislation. The ‘highly knowledgeable‘ team also includes Martin Jetlund, who has particular experience with transfer of undertaking issues; Magnus Lütken, who specialises in restructurings and workforce reductions; and Ingrid Cathrine Nielsen, who joined the team in May 2023, adding experience in executive contracts and executive incentive schemes. Other notable practitioners include pension practitioner Marie Hagberg and Andrea Rakvaag, who focuses on day-to-day advice.

Practice head(s):

Iselin Nybø


‘Highly knowledgeable team. Good knowledge of trends and what is moving on the legislative side.’

‘The employment and pension team at Schjødt is very strong when it comes to capabilities and communication. The team is efficient and also makes a great effort in understanding the specific business areas the client belongs to.’

‘Great to work with, clear advice and support, speedy turnaround, careful advice, strong team.’

‘Good understanding of the business area of the client, curious and open to look at questions in depth. Solves questions and matters in an efficient way. Reliable and trustworthy. Flexible when it comes to timing, and keeps the timeline given.’

‘Highly competent and professional, service minded and has a down-to-earth approach. Easy to discuss with and get high-value advice in return.’

‘Schjødt is also exceptional at regularly updating its clients on legislative changes including giving advice on the practical implications of these changes.’

‘Martin Jetlund has a good approach both to the different legal subjects, and good skills in communication and with people – always looking for good solutions. He works well with his team, and it seems he delegates questions to associates and senior partners in a good way.’

‘Magnus Lütken and Marie Hagberg are both very thorough, responsive and professional.’

Key clients




Transocean Offshore Ltd.

Cermaq ASA

Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Polaris Media

Locus Solutions



ExxonMobil/Esso Norge




DeepOcean Group


Work highlights

  • Advising SAS on employee relations and employment issues as part of the ongoing restructuring process.
  • Advised Mestergruppen with a large reorganisation and workforce reduction.
  • Defending a large international IT company in a collective legal action concerning legality of the hiring-in of employees.

Norway > EU and competition Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt leverages its Scandinavian network of offices to advise its clients on both domestic and international joint ventures, investigations, and the competition aspects of large mergers. Olav Kolstad leads the competition group and stands out for his extensive track record advising oil and gas sector clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious EU and competition mandates. Kolstad works alongside litigator Thomas Nordby, a public procurement and EU competition law specialist. Also in the core team is Elsa Brandt Stensrud, whose broad practice has a notable focus on abuse of dominance cases and investigations by the Norwegian Competition Authority.

Practice head(s):

Olav Kolstad

Other key lawyers:


‘I recommend Olav Kolstad.’

‘Experienced, to the point.’

Key clients

Cappelen Damm AS

Mowi ASA

Schlumberger Limited (SLB)

Fjordkraft ASA

TietoEVRY Oyj

Norsk Hydro ASA

SalMar ASA

Royal Unibrew A/S

FSN Capital Partners

Orkla ASA

Work highlights

  • Assisted Vår Energi ASA in connection with the E&P company’s acquisition of Neptune Energy Norge AS, which happened in parallel with the Italian company Eni S.p.A’s acquisition of Neptune Energy’s rest of the world business.
  • Assisted Schlumberger Limited on all aspects of its participation in a joint venture together with Aker Solutions and Subsea 7.
  • Assisting Cappelen Damm ASA in an ongoing complaint before the Norwegian Competition Appeals Board.

Norway > Fishing and aquaculture Tier 2

Hailed by clients for its ‘extensive’ industry expertise and insight, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt recently expanded its west coast offering with the January 2023 arrival of Erik Staurset Andresen, based in the firm’s Ålesund office. Andresen, whose practice covers all regulatory aspects of both onshore and offshore aquaculture, now co-heads the practice alongside Oslo-based Tore Fjørtoft, who takes point on administrative and corporate matters. Also in the core team is the ‘strongSigrid Ratvik Østvik, who has in-house experience from the aquaculture industry.

Practice head(s):

Tore Fjørtoft; Erik Staurset Andresen

Other key lawyers:


‘Professional team in a firm which is very responsive and agile.’

‘High level of knowledge and multidisciplinary team. Always available with high working capacity.’

‘Extensive insight and knowledge in and of the fishing and aquaculture business.’

‘Erik Staurset Andresen is an independent lawyer with high competence in the aquaculture sector.’

‘A good team for aquaculture with broad experience within the government areas of management.’ 

‘Sigrid Ratvik Østvik is a strong resource specialised to the industry.’

‘Our biggest source of regulatory knowledge about aquaculture. Enormous ability to see solutions, and ability to see opportunities.’

Key clients

Cermaq Norway AS / Cermaq Norway Salmon AS

Hofseth Aqua AS

Aker BioMarine ASA

Salaks AS

Salfjord AS

Losna Seafood AS

Gratanglaks AS

Austevoll Melaks AS

Ode AS

Ava Ocean AS

Viewpoint Seafood AS

Engesund Fiskeoppdrett AS

Kleiva Fiskefarm AS

Bremnes Seashore AS

Blom Fiskeoppdrett AS

Solhaug AS

Andfjord Salmon ASA

Norcod AS

Eco Seafood AS

Work highlights

  • Provided regulatory advice and advised on all other legal matters in connection with the restructuring of the Norwegian part of Cermaq Group.
  • Successfully assisted Losna Seafood AS in a lawsuit against the Norwegian government – the Directorate of Fisheries had withdrawn Losna Seafood AS’ license to produce land-based salmon.
  • Advised a consortium of mid-sized fish farmers in accordance to maximise their productivity within the regulatory framework, and to simplify the collaboration agreements between the parties.

Norway > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS fields a ‘highly experienced and professional‘ practice, which frequently assists banks, financial institutions and bondholders with domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. Practice head Egil Horstad is an insolvency and restructuring expert and litigator and has ‘excellent legal skills’. The team also includes Peter Bugge Hjorth, who specialises in out-of-court proceedings and complex distressed situations, as well as cross-border matters; and Siv Sandvik, who has expertise in the international insolvency field. Johan Henrik Nossum, who advises distressed companies in out-of-court restructuring proceedings and also acts as administrator for bankruptcy estates, is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Egil Horstad


‘Highly experienced and professional legal service in a very particular legal matter. They meet and to some extent exceed client expectations.’

‘Egil Horstad has excellent legal skills in a very complex manner. He is able to deal with complex legal matters in a professional and practical way.’

‘Peter Hjorth is razor sharp and able to comprehend and turn the tables on any complex negotiation.’

‘The diversity of the team allows it to excel.’

Key clients


Nordea Bank Abp

SAS AB and SAS Norge AS

Prosafe SE

Nordic Trustee AS

Archer Ltd

Mime Petroleum

Bardin Hill Investments LLC

Altera Infrastructure Holdings LLC

The Norwegian Banks Guarantee Fund

Work highlights

  • Acted as administrator in the reconstruction proceedings in DOF ASA, and later as administrator in the bankruptcy estate of DOF ASA, where the DOF group had a debt of approximately NOK23bn, and DOF ASA separately had a debt of approximately NOK11bn.
  • Advising as local counsel for the listed company SAS AB in connection with its financial restructuring and ongoing Chapter 11 process in the US.
  • Assisted Archer Limited, a Norwegian oilfield services company, with completing its overall distressed refinancing and recapitalisation.

Norway > Insurance Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt has a ‘very well balanced team with great expertise‘, which advises insurers on both domestic and cross-border insurance matters, with particular focus on regulatory and transactional work. Practice head Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen is a ‘competent and business-oriented lawyer‘, who advises on a range of insurance matters, and frequently acts for life insurers, reinsurers, pension funds and insurance intermediaries. The group also includes Caroline Karlsson, who specialises in private M&A and transactional risk management issues; and experienced litigator Andreas A. Johansen, who has particular experience in pursuing claims for the insured under W&I insurance policies. Norman Hansen Meyer joined from Selmer in June 2023 and is experienced in marine insurance. Ellen Hjelset has now left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen


‘In insurance and tax law, the company is the best we know on the Norwegian market.’

‘Good and reliable team.’

‘Very well balanced team with great expertise and willingness to deep dive into the clients business as relevant for the case. Team members complemented each other very well and worked together seamlessly.’

‘Professional experts, always with a pleasant attitude and high availability.’

‘A professional, business-oriented and competent team that delivers legal advice on all aspects within regulatory insurance issues on time.’

‘Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen is a competent and business-oriented lawyer and understands the client’s challenges within the regulatory framework. He is always available and finds good solutions to complex legal issues.’

‘Andreas Johansen is very approachable and has great expertise.’

Key clients

DARAG Deutschland AG

YOUPLUS Assurance AG

YOUPLUS Livsforsikring NUF

WaterCircles Forsikring ASA

Chubb European Group SE

VPS Euronext


XL Catlin Services SE

Euro Accident Livförsäkring AB

Euro Accident Liv NUF

Tryg Forsikring A/S

Tryg Forsikring NUF

Codan Forsikring NUF

FOLKSAM ömsesidig sakförsäkring

Anticimex Försäkringar AB

Anticimex Forsikring NUF

Hyperion Insurance Group Limited

Howden Group Holdings Limited

Zurich Insurance plc (Ireland), Norwegian Branch

Zurich Insurance plc (Ireland), Swedish Branch

W. R. Berkley Europe AG

W.R. Berkley Corporation

Berkley European Underwriters

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

Danica Pensjonsforsikring AS

Nordnet Livsforsikring AS

Frende Livsforsikring AS

AmTrust International Underwriters Ltd.

AmTrust Nordic AB

AmTrust Insurance Services Norway AS

AmTrust North America

Howden Forsikringsmegling AS

Hyperion Insurance Group plc

Norwegian Insurance Partner AS

A/S Norske Shells Pensjonskasse

Protector ASA

KLP (Kommunal Landspensjonskasse Gjensidig Forsikringsselskap)

Beazley Group Ltd.

Builders Direct S.A

Wealins S.A.

Lombard International Assurance S.A.

Telenor Pensjonskasse

Infratek Pensjonskasse

Fortum Pensjonskasse

Adresseavisen Pensjonskasse

Aibel AS Pensjonskasse

NHOs Konsernpensjonskasse

Pensjonskassen for Helseforetakene i Hovedstadsområdet

Viken Pensjonskasse

SquareTrade Ltd.

Pareto Forsikringsmegling AS

Apple, Inc.

Aspen Insurance UK, Ltd


Bolttech Device Protection (Ireland) Ltd

Claims Handling AS

BuySure AS

Danske Bank

Esso Norge AS

Fine Art Specie Adjusters Limited

Nucleus Life AG

Qover SA/NV

SafetyWing AS

SEB Life International Assurance Company DAC

Utmost Pan Europe DAC

Willis North America Inc.

Willis Towers Watson plc

Swisspartners Versicherung AG

Argonaut Insurance Company Ltd

Bastion Insurance Company

Chopin Forsikring A/S

Great Lakes Insurance SE

CR Nordic AS

International Wealth Insurance AS

Norske Forsikringsmegleres Forening


Pensum Forsikringsmegling AS

Skandia Leben (FL) AG

Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG

Swiss Life (Luxembourg) S.A.

Salvesen & Thams Invest AS

Work highlights

  • Advised Norwegian domiciled non-life insurer WaterCircles Forsikring ASA on the ongoing redomiciliation of the entire company from Norway to Sweden.
  • Assisted Liechtenstein domiciled life-insurer Swisspartners Versicherung AG with developing insurance product documentation for its entry into the Norwegian UNHW market.
  • Assisted Liechtenstein domiciled life-insurer Youplus Assurance AG with several portfolio transfers and negotiating several distribution agreements with leading MGAs in the Norwegian life insurance market.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 2

Recent work highlights for the intellectual property team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt include successfully representing Rottefella AS and Madshus AS in a high-profile patent and trade mark infringement case. The ‘very dedicated and responsive‘ team is overseen by Thomas Hagen and also includes Halvor Manshaus, a seasoned litigator with significant expertise advising on patent disputes for clients in the media sector. Other key names include Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen and Øyvind Eidissen, who focus on patent disputes and licence agreements, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hagen


‘Team offers deep industry expertise and tailored legal insights, with a good collaborative culture.’

‘Thomas Hagen consistently goes the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction with excellent communication throughout the process.’

‘Great breadth of talent.’

‘Very dedicated and responsive.’

‘Exceptional support from the team! They know how businesses think and how best to bring value! Highly recommended!’

‘The practice is a modern and forward thinking company. Their involvement in their clients is exceptional and allow for a unique bi-directional engagement. The practice is very interested to learn from their clients, which allows for a better outcome in the cases in question.’

‘The individuals are very dedicated people. They are very good listeners, and they don’t stress the time it takes to establish good ways to communicate. They respect everyone’s opinion and facilitate good team work across themselves and their clients. We have an especially good relationship with Halvor Manshaus and Thomas Hagen within the company.’

Key clients

Rottefella AS

Altus Intervention AS


Merck Sharp & Dohme

Aker Group

CoorsTek Membrane Sciences AS

NEC Oncoimmunity AS

Polaris Media ASA

Verdens Gang AS

Devico AS

Madshus AS


Subsea Smart Solutions AS and Subsea Solutions AS

Nordic Unmanned AS


Vard Group AS

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the Norwegian ski binding producer Rottefella AS and the Norwegian ski producer Madshus AS in a large court case against Amer (Atomic and Salomon) in Borgarting Court of Appeal concerning patent and trade mark infringement and invalidity claims.
  • Successfully represented Altus Intervention AS in a large court case against Welltec in Oslo District Court concerning patent infringement and invalidity claims.
  • Successfully represented one of the world’s most famous footballers in trade mark applications.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt handles a high volume of offshore construction and shipbuilding disputes, as well as handling all aspects of corporate shipping transactions, for a broad range of clients that include domestic and international shipyards, ship owners, charterers, financiers and insurers. Erlend Bakken and Nils L. Dahl now jointly lead the practice from Oslo and Stavanger, respectively, while Stian Tennfjord, in Ålesund, specialises in offshore and vessel construction and primarily acts for shipyards. Contractual matters are handled by Camilla Bråfelt, who benefits from significant in-house experience in the maritime industry, while contentious matters are handled by Trond Sollund. Henrik Aadnesen and Rebecca Lund Nakkim left the firm in 2023 and are now at BAHR.

Practice head(s):

Erlend Bakken; Nils L. Dahl


‘The advantage of using the local office of Schjødt is that they still have direct access to the necessary expertise and resources from their main office in Oslo, or be it somewhere else. Furthermore, they manage to mobilise and respond in an efficient manner, showing great flexibility to meet client needs.’

‘The partner we work with, Stian Tennfjord, has a unique CV/experience, due to the fact that he spent several years as in-house counsel at a leading global shipbuilding group, earning him valuable experience from a commercial point of view. Hence, he is capable of not only providing legal advice, but providing that legal advice in the context of the commercial setting the advice is being asked.’

‘Stian Tennfjord – response time, advice and business and management understanding.’

‘Very good business sense and understanding combined with legal competence.’

Key clients

Frontline Ltd.

Höegh LNG AS

Myklebust Verft AS

Vard Group AS

Fiskerstrand Verft AS

Transocean Ltd.

GC Rieber Shipping ASA

Intership AS

SFL ltd.

Tersan Tersanecilik San. Tic. A.S.

Work highlights

  • Carried out all negotiations, deal structuring and deal documentation for the design and construction of four offshore wind support vessels for Edda Wind ASA with a transaction value of €250m.
  • Carried out all negotiations, deal structuring and deal documentation for the design and construction of two offshore wind support vessels for Purus Wind Ltd.
  • Assisted Tersan Shipyard in connection with its delivery of two cruise passenger vessels to Havila Kystruten AS.

Norway > TMT Tier 2

Leveraging the firm’s international network of offices, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s TMT practice has demonstrable strength in cross-border work, acting for international clients. IP expert Thomas Hagen oversees the team, which also includes ‘excellent’ telecoms specialist Kaare Risung and the ‘highly skilledEva Jarbekk, who leads on data privacy matters. Inge Kristian Brodersen and Halvor Manshaus take point on IT contracts and contentious mandates and attract praise for their ‘great strategic skills, experience and deep knowledge of the industry.‘ Also in the core group are the ‘phenomenalØyvind Eidissen and transactional and regulatory specialist Jeppe Songe-Møller.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hagen


‘The Schjødt team is second to none in the region. Standout practitioners with great industry knowledge.’

‘Øyvind Eidissen is phenomenal. He is thorough and swift, considers both the legal and commercial implications and understands that to the client everything is inevitably a matter of risk vs. reward. Sound and no-nonsense legal advice that enables the client to act efficiently and make a well-founded business decision is key.’

‘Excellent practical and commercial advice. They have made an effort to know our business and provide advice tailored to that, and the intended stakeholders.’

‘Kaare Risung is an excellent lawyer who thinks outside the legal box and is prepared to always give constructive and useful commercial advice and put himself on the line to ensure that he is supporting us in the way we require. I have worked with Kaare for years, and he is absolutely one of the team now!’

‘Halvor Manshaus is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely bright and particularly astute in providing innovative and strategic advice to clients in complex and challenging TMT cases. He is an exceptional advocate and calm under pressure.’

‘Eva Jarbekk leads the firm’s privacy and data protection team. Eva knows the regulatory landscape very well and is highly skilled and pleasant to work with. She has done outstanding work for us.’

‘Øyvind Eidissen is an outstanding representative for the firm. He works together with you in a smooth and efficient way with solid knowledge of the matter in discussion combined with an innovative approach, seeking solutions to difficult subjects.’

‘Inge Brodersen and Halvor Manshaus are excellent advisers within technology and dispute resolution, with great strategic skills, experience and deep knowledge of the industry.’

Key clients



Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)


Motorola Solutions

Strex Payment AS

Statistics Norway

Norid AS

Samsung Electronics




Verdens Gang AS (VG)


Fjordkraft AS

Grindr LLC

Work highlights

  • Acted for Dr. Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin, in several disputes.
  • Assisted CEPI with its implementation and use of ChatGPT and other AI software.
  • Handling all privacy questions and related IT matters for Ruter.

Norway > Maritime law Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s full-service maritime practice sits within the firm’s broader shipping and oil services team, handling acquisitions, divestments, and restructurings for a diverse group of clients. Shipbuilding, ship conversion, and repair contracts are other key areas of expertise for the group. Erlend Bakken now leads the team, which also includes Norman Hansen Meyer, who assists ship owners, charterers, and managers with charterparties, management contracts, and marine insurance matters. Trond Sollund takes point on litigation and arbitration proceedings in the oil and gas sector, while the ‘wise and experiencedStian Tennfjord has a focus on shipyard-side mandates. The ‘astute, assiduous and accessibleCamilla Bråfelt handles contractual work, including charterparties. Henrik Aadnesen and Rebecca Lund Nakkim left the team in 2023 and are now at BAHR.

Practice head(s):

Erlend Bakken

Other key lawyers:


‘An outstanding team, superb client care paired with detailed, thoroughly thought out advice and approach. A very real alternative to the market offerings.’

‘The relationship and knowledge and expertise has been exceptionally good.’

‘Erlend Bakken and Camilla Bråfelt both go the extra mile to ensure our matters are solved and the advice given is appropriate and sufficient. They have been fantastic.’

‘Camilla Bråfelt is a great maritime and shipping lawyer who understands the business and provides excellent advice.’

‘Hands-on, knowledgeable, available.’

‘Stian Tennfjord is a wise and experienced lawyer in maritime law. Øyvind Brandal is a good supporter and is always available. Together with the rest of the expertise in Schjødt, these form an efficient and good team, probably the best in Ålesund. Long experience and good results.’

‘Camilla Bråfelt provides exceptional service, astute, assiduous and accessible, providing the client with the reassurance that they are not only in safe hands but they can make contact at any time.’

Key clients

Frontline Plc

Höegh LNG AS

Vard Group AS

SFL Ltd.

Prosafe SE

Intership AS

Northern Ocean Ltd.

Ava Ocean AS

Sanco Holding AS

Stove Bulk AS

Eastern Bulk Carriers AS

Reach Subsea AS

Norway > Public procurement Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s public procurement team works closely with the firm's bases across the Nordics and has in-depth knowledge of all phases of public contracts, regularly advising private and public sector operators. More recently, the team has had a strong focus on green public procurement and staid aid issues as well as environmentally friendly projects. Thomas Nordby has extensive experience litigating public procurement cases before national courts as well as the EU and EFTA courts, and Johanne Førde routinely prepares tender documents and handles issues arising during the execution of the contract. At associate level, Oscar Lindbäck is name to note.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Nordby; Johanne Førde

Other key lawyers:


‘The individuals are highly knowledgeable and solution-oriented, in addition to service-minded, available, and efficient. With Schjødt on the team, we feel safe that we receive the best legal and strategic counselling.’

‘We feel like we are in good hands when we are assisted by Schjødt. They collaborate well internally and externally, and always provides a team of their most qualified lawyers for the work at hand. The lawyers are genuinely concerned with understanding our position and protecting our interests, and we are comfortable trusting their advice.’

‘For cases relating to public procurement, we have been assisted by Thomas Nordby and Oscar Lindbäck. We were very happy with the result and will consider using them again the next time we need help with procurement related questions.’

‘Schjødt manages to understand complex matters and describe this together with the law in a convincing manner. We are impressed by the teamwork and enthusiasm displayed by Schjødt, and truly felt that they turned every stone.’

‘Schjødt has worked with us through a long-term project to give us a broader influence in the Norwegian market. Their advice, negotiation abilities and legal expertise have been decisive for our success in this regard. Without Johanne Førde and Thomas Nordby, we would not have achieved this. They have created value for us.’

‘Extremely high professional level.’

‘We had a truly mutually, trustworthy collaboration with Schjødt during out entire legal process.’

‘The team of Oscar Lindbäck, Johanne Førde and Thomas Nordby complemented each other in a way which made us confident that everything was considered and well thought out. The team was always available for discussions and explanations of the various options they considered.’

Key clients

Kindred Group plc

Bodø municipality

Implenia Norge AS

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Topro Industri AS

Norges Juristforbund

Fresenius Kabi Norge AS

Med-El Nordic AS

The Norwegian Trade Association for online gambling (Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill)

Regaco a/s

Betsson Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Bodø municipality in a court case regarding claims for compensation for illegal public procurements.
  • Acting for Kindred Group plc in a lawsuit against the Norwegian state regarding the legality of a concession awarded to Norsk Rikstoto.
  • Providing counsel to Med-El Nordic AS in relation to various public procurement and contractual matters.

Norway > Tax Tier 3

The ‘highly skilled and very knowledgeable team‘ at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt assists Norwegian and international corporations and investors with inbound and outbound tax issues, and has particular expertise in tax litigation, corporate real estate work and petroleum taxes. Practice head Morten Platou specialises in national and international taxation, while Morten Sandli is praised as ‘unparalleled in the Norwegian market‘ in tax and corporate law, and Cecilie Amdahl has extensive experience in cross-border matters. The group also includes the ‘exceptionally knowledgeableHugo Matre, indirect tax expert Trond Larsen, and Jana Johnsen, who specialises in national and international tax.

Practice head(s):

Morten Platou


‘Schjødt’s tax team goes beyond being just a “legal adviser” and is very much committed to our success. They drive projects forward with excellent capabilities within project management, combined with deep technical skills within their field and bring commercial insights to their advice. The team combines a very high level of expertise on complex tax matters with being easily accessible and having a proactive approach.’

‘In practice, I need a solid legal foundation coupled with an understanding of financial outcomes. I use Schjødt exclusively because they are also able to work with creative structures to address complexities, which mostly arise as a consequence of cross-border business setups.’

‘Efficient and good advice.’

‘Highly skilled and very knowledgeable team members.’

‘Morten Sandli is unparalleled in the Norwegian market, not only when it comes to tax but also in terms of the structuring of deals in transactions. Morten has that unique combination of a rock solid legal foundation coupled with financial understanding and creativity.’

‘Morten Sandli is a highly competent and complete tax lawyer, with a strong understanding of the overall business perspective. He shows excellent judgment and evaluation of risk, as well as having a practical approach to complex legal challenges.’

‘Hugo Matre is exceptionally knowledgeable.’

‘Cecilie Amdahl has a brilliant overview of our tax practice and approaches the problems and solutions based on what is 100% legal and correct for me as an owner and for the company. She has an extreme ability to overview what is right and best for both sides. Jana Johnsen, who is her deputy, is the efficient team worker who supports and has an important role on the team, handling many of the details.’

Key clients

Frontline Plc

Thoma Bravo

Aker BioMarine ASA

Cognite AS

Seetee AS

Entra ASA


Nykode Therapeutics ASA

Polaris Media ASA

Fredensborg AS

TietoEVRY Oyj


AF Gruppen ASA

Morrow Batteries ASA

Dolphin Drilling AS

Ocean Geoloop AS

Neptune Energy Norge AS

Aberdeen Asset Management

Oslo S Utvikling AS

Petrolia SE

Pellerin Holding AS

Stiansen Eiendom AS

Oslo Havn KF

Compass Group Norge AS

Canica AS

Havila Holding AS

Longships fond I

Gro Capital A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Cermaq Group AS on the interpretation and tax assessments of the consequences of the resource rent tax, potential adaptions to the resource rent tax and implementing a major restructuring.
  • Advised Frontline PLC on the relocation from Bermuda to Cyprus and the tax structuring of the potential merger with Euronav NV.
  • Advised NHO Reiseliv on its third-party intervention in the landmark Ramme Gård case before the Supreme Court.

Norway > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt continued the expansion of its offering in the regulatory, compliance and investigation space with the 2022 hire of Thomas Steen Brandi, formerly at Selmer, and the 2023 hire of Annina Luterbacher from BAHR.

Denmark > Shipping and transport

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s transactions group in Stockholm works closely with the firm’s partner offices in Norway, Denmark, and the UK to advise on a wide range of domestic and cross-border matters. Ylva Enquist in Stockholm leads the group alongside Tord Fondevik in Oslo. Pontus Bergsten has considerable experience advising private equity sponsors and listed companies, particularly in the eSports, media, gaming, construction and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ylva Enquist; Tord Fondevik

Other key lawyers:

Pontus Bergsten; Joachim Funariu


‘Joachim Funariu is outstanding when it comes to M&A and other corporate matters. He is innovative, bright, commercially minded, and service oriented.’

‘Pontus Bergsten has a very strong commercial understanding and a good tactical approach in negotiations as well as attention to detail.’ 

‘Joachim Funariu is very service minded, has good people skills, and is pragmatic and flexible.’

‘A very competent team with excellent collaboration skills, excellent at understanding the clients position and and how to support the client in internal processes, decision making, and when negotiating deals.’

‘The team offers great commercial understanding and client attention.’

‘A pragmatic, commercial and service-minded team.’

Key clients


NCC Group

Leo Vegas



FSN Capital

Brunswick Corporation

Are Group

Ramboll Group

Locus Infra

Robert Bosch Group

Standout Capital

Thoma Bravo


Work highlights

  • Advising NCC Group on all of its material M&A transactions for more than 10 years, including on the sale of its entire No Dig business in Sweden and Norway to No Dig Alliance (NDA AB) owned by private equity company Equip Capital.
  • Advised Ramboll in relation to its investment in Estate Logs AB.
  • Advised XQS in its divestment of substantially all assets and liabilities of its business outside of the US to the Scandinavian Tobacco group.

With an uncompromising dedication to professional expertise, business understanding and client service, Schjødt aims to be the first choice when the stakes are high and important values are in play.

With its 320 legal professionals across offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Ålesund, Bergen, Stockholm, Copenhagen and London, Schjødt is internationally recognised and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top-tier law firms and the only firm with a full-service offering in all Scandinavian markets in addition to strong UK law capabilities. To ensure the best qualified and most suited lawyers for any given matter all assignments are allocated and staffed by department heads.

The firm strives to maintain a continuous high level of knowledge amongst its colleagues; therefore, the firm has an internal educational institution, Schjødt Academy, that is continuously tailored to develop the skills of its legal professionals and staff.

Practice areas worldwide: banking and finance, capital markets, China desk, construction, corporate compliance and crisis management, data protection and privacy, defence and space, digital innovation and TMT, dispute resolution, employment and pension, EU and competition, financial services, fisheries and aquaculture, German desk, insurance, intellectual property, life sciences, litigation and arbitration, media, mergers and acquisitions, mining and minerals, oil and gas, private equity and venture capital, public contracts, public procurement, real estate, renewable energy, restructuring and insolvency, sanctions and export control, shipping and offshore, sustainability law, tax, trade and industry and white-collar crime.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Camilla Skøie Mørkve +47 23 01 18 60
Banking and Finance Anders Gullåsen +47 23 01 18 61
Capital markets Bjarne Rogdaberg +47 23 01 19 09
Capital markets Viggo Bang-Hansen +47 23 01 18 26
Capital Markets Audun Bondkall +47 23 01 18 90
Dispute resolution Per Ristvedt +47 23 01 15 78
Employment and Pension Martin Jetlund +47 23 01 15 71
Energy Preben Willoch +47 23 01 16 40
Energy Sverre Bjelland +47 51 91 88 09
EU and Competition Olav Kolstad +47 23 01 19 23
EU and Competition Thomas Nordby +47 23 01 19 40
Financial regulatory Andreas Lowzow +47 23 01 15 40
Fisheries & Aquaculture Tord Fondevik +47 23 01 15 99
Fisheries & Aquaculture Tore Fjørtoft +47 400 42 480
Intellectual property Sigurd Holter Torp +47 23 01 18 08
Intellectual property/TMT Halvor Manshaus +47 23 01 15 29
Life Sciences Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen +47 951 74 153
Life Sciences Tord Fondevik +47 23 01 15 99
Construction Erlend Holstrøm erlend.holstrom@schjodt.comc +47 23 01 18 28
Mergers and Acquistions Caroline Karlsson +47 23 01 15 38
Mergers and Acquisitions Knut Smith-Erichsen +47 23 01 18 07
Renewable Energy Sindre Søndenå Andersen +47 51 91 88 15
Real Estate Silje Sund +47 23 01 15 22
Real Estate Ditlef Thaulow +47 23 01 18 96
Real Estate Martin Støren +47 23 01 15 62
Restructuring and insolvency Egil Horstad +47 55 55 35 03
Restructuring and insolvency Peter Bugge Hjorth +47 23 01 15 66
Restructuring and insolvency Johan Henrik Nossum +47 23 01 18 38
Shipping and Oil Services Henrik Aadnesen +47 23 01 18 91
Shipping and Oil Services Nils Ludvig Dahl +47 51 91 88 13
Sustainability Law Andreas Lowzow +47 23 01 15 40
Tax Morten Sandli +47 23 01 19 59
Tax Cecilie Amdahl +47 23 01 18 84
Tax Hugo M Matre +47 55 55 35 19
TMT Kaare M Risung +47 23 01 18 33
Trade and Industry Ole Klevan +47 23 01 15 19
Trade and Industry Magnus Lütken +47 51 91 88 30
Sanctions & Export Controls Thomas Steen Brandi +47 970 40 500
Corporate Compliance & Crisis Management Thomas Steen Brandi +47 970 40 500
TMT Thomas Hagen +47 971 49 169
Public Contracts Thomas Nordby +47 901 68 150
Mining & Minerals Ole Klevan +47 913 35 990
White-Collar Crime Halvard Helle +47 934 42 410
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Henrik Aadnesen photo Mr Henrik Aadnesen Partner
Thomas Aanmoen photo Mr Thomas Aanmoen Partner in the corporate practical group. Fields of expertise include securities, stock…
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Cecilie Amdahl photo Mrs Cecilie Amdahl Partner, Head of Taxation, Head of Corporate Advisory and Transactions
Sindre Søndenå Andersen photo Mr Sindre Søndenå Andersen Partner
Erlend Bakken photo Mr Erlend Bakken Partner
Viggo Bang-Hansen photo Mr Viggo Bang-Hansen Partner
Christoffer Bjerknes photo Mr Christoffer Bjerknes Partner
Christian Bjørn-Hansen photo Mr Christian Bjørn-Hansen Partner
Audun Bondkall photo Mr Audun Bondkall Partner. Head of Capital Markets practice group
Camilla Bråfelt photo Ms Camilla Bråfelt Partner
Inge Kristian Brodersen photo Mr Inge Kristian Brodersen Partner
Einar Caspersen photo Mr Einar Caspersen Partner
Thomas Dale photo Mr Thomas Dale Partner
Øyvind Eidissen photo Mr Øyvind Eidissen Partner
Sven Eriksrud photo Mr Sven Eriksrud Partner
Geir Evenshaug photo Mr Geir Evenshaug Partner
Tore Fjørtoft photo Mr Tore Fjørtoft Partner
Tord Fondevik photo Mr Tord Fondevik Partner
Johanne Førde photo Ms Johanne Førde Senior Lawyer and Head of EU & Competition group
Anders Gullåsen photo Mr Anders Gullåsen Partner, Deputy Head of Banking and Finance
Marie Hagberg photo Ms Marie Hagberg Senior Lawyer
Thomas Hagen photo Mr Thomas Hagen Partner
Norman Hansen Meyer photo Mr Norman Hansen Meyer Partner
Halvard Helle photo Mr Halvard Helle Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
Morten Henriksen photo Mr Morten Henriksen Senior Lawyer
Peter Bugge Hjorth photo Mr Peter Bugge Hjorth Partner
Erlend W Holstrøm photo Mr Erlend W Holstrøm Partner. Head of Litigation practice group
Egil Horstad photo Egil Horstad Partner
Eva Jarbekk photo Me Eva Jarbekk Partner
Martin Jetlund photo Mr Martin Jetlund Partner
Jana Johnsen photo Ms Jana Johnsen Partner
Dag Sigvart Kaada photo Mr Dag Sigvart Kaada Partner. Vice Managing Partner in Schjødt
Caroline Karlsson photo Ms Caroline Karlsson Partner
Sunniva Kinsella photo Ms Sunniva Kinsella Senior Lawyer
Ole Klevan photo Mr Ole Klevan Partner. Co-head of Industry department
Olav Kolstad photo Mr Olav Kolstad Partner
Camilla Kristiansen Lunne photo Mrs Camilla Kristiansen Lunne Partner. Vice Managing Partner in Schjødt, Co-head of Real Estate department
Trond Larsen photo Mr Trond Larsen Partner
Annina Luterbacher photo Ms Annina Luterbacher Partner
Magnus Lütken photo Mr Magnus Lütken Partner
Halvor Manshaus photo Mr Halvor Manshaus LPartner. Head of TMT/IP practice group
Hugo Matre photo Mr Hugo Matre Partner
Christian Fredrik Michelet photo Christian Fredrik Michelet Partner
Claus Severin Mørch photo Mr Claus Severin Mørch Claus Mørch is a partner in Schjødt’s Energy & Infrastructure department. He…
Anders Nitteberg Lie photo Mr Anders Nitteberg Lie Senior Lawyer
Thomas Nordby photo Mr Thomas Nordby Partner
Johan Henrik Nossum photo Mr Johan Henrik Nossum Partner
Morten Platou photo Mr Morten Platou Partner and Head of Tax & Structure
Andrea Rakvaag photo Miss Andrea Rakvaag Senior Lawyer
Per Magne Ristvedt photo Mr Per Magne Ristvedt Partner
Kaare M Risung photo Mr Kaare M Risung Partner
Bjarne Rogdaberg photo Mr Bjarne Rogdaberg Partner
Robert Romansky photo Mr Robert Romansky Partner and Co-head of Corporate M&A
Marianne Lind Sahl photo Ms Marianne Lind Sahl Partner
Geir Sand photo Mr Geir Sand Partner
Morten Sandli photo Mr Morten Sandli Partner
Siv Sandvik photo Ms Siv Sandvik Partner
Ali Sayyad photo Mr Ali Sayyad Senior Lawyer
Jon Kristian Sjåtil photo Mr Jon Kristian Sjåtil Partner
Camilla Skøie Mørkve photo Camilla Skøie Mørkve Partner
Ingvild Walle Skraastad photo Ms Ingvild Walle Skraastad Senior Associate
Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen photo Mr Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen Partner
Knut Smith-Erichsen photo Mr Knut Smith-Erichsen Partner
Trond Sollund photo Mr Trond Sollund Partner
Jeppe Songe-Møller photo Mr Jeppe Songe-Møller Partner
Thomas Steen Brandi photo Mr Thomas Steen Brandi Partner
Elsa Brandt Stensrud photo Ms Elsa Brandt Stensrud Senior Associate
Martin Støren photo Mr Martin Støren Partner and Co-Head of Real Estate department
Silje Sund photo Ms Silje Sund Partner and Head of the Real Estate Development group
Kaare P. Sverdrup photo Mr Kaare P. Sverdrup Partner
Mathias Teir photo Mr Mathias Teir Partner
Stian Tennfjord photo Mr Stian Tennfjord Partner
Ditlef Thaulow photo Mr Ditlef Thaulow Partner
Sigurd Holter Torp photo Mr Sigurd Holter Torp Partner
Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen photo Mr Klaus Henrik Wiese-Hansen Partner
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Number in administration : 67
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Schjødt is internationally recognized and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top-tier law firms. It has strong UK law capabilities and a reputation for legal excellence.

With a team of more than 300 lawyers from several nationalities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the UK, Schjødt has the capacity and expertise to tailor legal advice to clients’ professional and geographical business objectives and needs.

The pan-Scandinavian reach and UK law capabilities partnered with an extensive portfolio of foreign clients and matters, are an important strategic advantage for Schjødt. By combining insights, skills, and services from all four jurisdictions, Schjødt can serve foreign clients doing business in Scandinavia and the UK and Scandinavian and UK clients in need of legal services abroad, in addition to offering full-service advisory domestically.

Schjødt’s London office is strategically placed in one of the world’s most important financial centres, an important business hub for a wide range of industries.

Norway is not a member of the EU but, due to its membership of the European Economic Area, it is legally bound by EEA Law as regards the freedom of goods, services, people and financial resources. To ensure focus, specialist skills and quality client services, we have established:

  • German desk
  • Russian desk
  • Chinese desk
  • Indian desk
  • Nordic desk
  • UK desk
  • US deskSchjødt also has excellent relationships with law firms on all continents.

Schjødt is recognised and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top law firms, with a particular reputation for legal excellence – a reputation on which we will not compromise. While pursuing legal excellence and across every part of our business, we strive to create an inclusive environment that embraces differences and fosters inclusion. We believe that valuing diversity and offering inclusiveness is a competitive differentiator enabling us to achieve our vision to create unmatched value for both our clients and colleagues.

We embrace a diverse workforce and therefore aim to recruit and retain a workforce that is representative of our society’s diversities, for example with respect to various nationalities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientation, beliefs, status, and (dis)abilities.

Schjødt’s diversity commitment is based on our core values and focuses on equal opportunity, respect, inclusiveness and flexibility throughout the whole firm. We actively strive to create an inclusive workplace for all.

We maintain that employees shall be promoted on their merits and based on objective standards, and no employees shall experience that their background, belief or lifestyle affects their opportunities within our firm. We treat co-workers with dignity, fairness and respect and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment based on differences of background, belief or lifestyle. We likewise welcome clients, vendors, and all other visitors equally regardless of their background or appearance.

To achieve a diverse and inclusive environment, we recognize the value of recruiting employees with different backgrounds, knowledge, and experience. We are committed to ensure that gender is not a barrier to career opportunities and advancement. We provide a representation of all genders throughout all recruitment processes and we believe that through gender-balanced leadership and talent pipelines, we can better represent our customers’ needs. Therefore, we actively ensure that gender diversity and equal treatment across gender lines is prioritized particularly in our pay and promotions processes.

Schjødt recognizes that traditionally duties outside of the workplace have hindered lawyers’ advancement. We affirmatively encourages employees to assume these duties, and we work to compose a workplace with employees who have a variety of life circumstances. We recognizes the need to ensure that employees feel valued and are not hindered in living a full life, no matter their background or needs, while still receiving the opportunity to participate and advance their career with Schjødt. People are our most valuable asset and we strive to make flexible working arrangements available where appropriate, as we appreciate that not everyone can and will work the same hours or in the same way.

In Denmark we are a part of Dansk Industri’s Diversity Pledge.