Frithjof Herlofsen > Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Maritime Law, Insurance, Shipping and Offshore




Frithjof Herlofsen is dealing with arbitration and litigation relating to shipping, hereunder ship building contracts, insurance and offshore. Frithjof assists primarily leading Norwegian and foreign insurance companies as well as companies in the shipping and offshore industry. A large number of Frithjof’s clients are International insurers, owners, charterers and other international companies pursuing or defending claims before the Norwegian courts or in arbitration against Norwegian entities. He frequently represents international clients in cover disputes against Norwegian clubs and insurers.


Norwegian and English


Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2008; Qualified as Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1999; Cand.Jur, University of Oslo, 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Maritime law

(Hall of Fame)

Frithjof HerlofsenAdvokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig‘s practice ‘ranks among the absolute best in Norway – the team covers everything, and is perhaps at its very best on cargo-related topics and disputes‘, according to a client. Oslo-based Erlend Lous and Bergen-based Hågen Hansen are noted for their expertise in sale and lease back transactions, financings and restructurings, while Jan Vablum, also in Bergen, counts litigation as a core strength. High-profile marine insurance matters have been prominent in the group’s recent workload. Christine Rødsæther, who regularly advises international banks and shipyard entities on a wide range of transactional work, and the ‘superbFrithjof Herlofsen, who is sought after for his litigation and arbitration expertise, are also recommended.

Norway > Insurance

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig‘s insurance practice is singled out for its strength in marine insurance matters, with a solid track record in representing insurers in a range of disputes involving cargo, loss of hire, and marine P&I, among other areas. Frithjof Herlofsen is highly regarded for his expertise in marine insurance, and is well versed in acting for international insurers in contentious matters. Lars Inge Ørstavik, who co-leads the team with Herlofsen, is very experienced in compensation law and casualty work. Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen‘s practice focuses on transport insurance matters, and senior associate Marte Sønstevold is noted for her experience in handling cargo-related matters and coverage disputes.