Mr Halvor Manshaus > Advokatfirmaet Schjødt > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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

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LPartner. Head of TMT/IP practice group


Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway and sitting as an arbitrator for WIPO in UDRP cases, Halvor has a practice focusing on litigation and strategic counseling to clients, and has extensive experience representing international clients in cross-border cases.

Halvor has a diversified practice, as demonstrated in his being acknowledged and ranked in Dispute Resolution, IP and TMT in various publications. Halvor was lead counsel in the “DVD-case”, a globally significant case within technology & copyright. 
Halvor also holds a number of presentations and lectures, while also publishing articles within his key areas on a regular basis.

We receive a number of questions related to Halvors’ work on the DVD-case, which made international headlines. Information about that case can be found here.
Some news articles: BBCCBSTime MagazineCNN


Norwegian, English, Scandinavian languages.


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


1997 – Cand. philol., Dep. Of Cultural Studies, University of Oslo
1994-1997 – Can. Jur. (Law degree). Dissertation on “Gambling on the Internet”

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Halvor ManshausAdvokatfirmaet Schjødt

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s team of ‘highly experienced professionals‘ is sought after by global and Norwegian companies for its expertise in complex IP litigation; the group also handles the full spectrum of IP work. Department head Thomas Hagen, who made partner in 2022, is ‘a star in the making‘; he is well versed in marketing law, transactional matters and trade secrets issues. Halvor Manshaus is a key contact for contentious mandates, and Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen is noted for his ‘in-depth knowledge‘ of patent, trade mark and copyright disputes. Senior associate Jenny Nondal assists life sciences and technology clients with contractual work. In December 2021, Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken joined from Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS.

Norway > TMT

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s team ‘has great knowledge of all aspects within TMT‘. Clients praise the group’s ‘deep understanding of the tech industry, and ability to give clear-cut legal advice in a dynamic and fast-moving commercial landscape‘. Halvor Manshaus ‘really understands technology‘; he heads up the department alongside IP specialist Thomas Hagen and Kaare Risung, who counts telecoms work as a core area of expertise. Contractual expert Inge Kristian Brodersen is ‘an extremely high-performing professional lawyer‘, while Eva Jarbekk and Jeppe Songe-Møller regularly handle data protection and privacy matters. In December 2021, Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken joined from Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS, while Hugo Berg Otterlei moved to Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig in mid-2022.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Per Magne Ristvedt and Halvard Helle jointly lead Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s team, which attracts praise for its ‘strong strategic thinking and extensive knowledge about dispute resolution and arbitration‘. Cross-border work forms a core pillar of the practice, and the group is highly regarded for its expertise in handling prominent international arbitration mandates alongside a wide spectrum of contentious work. The ‘focusedTrond Sollund is a key name for offshore and oil and gas sector disputes, and Halvor Manshaus is sought after for his expertise in media and technology litigation. Sigurd Holter Torp handles complex white-collar crime matters, and Sven Eriksrud focuses on contractual disputes, while construction and real estate expert Erlend Holstrøm is ‘a solid litigator‘. In May 2022, Marie Nesvik moved to Wikborg Rein.