Litigation and Arbitration

An indefinite number of legal disputes may arise between parties in commercial relations. Litigation and dispute resolution is a collective term for the various approaches the parties may apply to solve legal disputes.

Our lawyers have a broad and extensive experience of successfully defending their clients in legal disputes. Our expertise and experience covers disputes within the area of general commercial/business law as well as far more specialized areas of law such as intellectual property rights, energy law and maritime law.

Our broad commercial capabilities within business law ensure that we can address any type of legal dispute. This include disputes arising due to or following the acquisition of a company, board responsibility in limited liability companies, employment law, tort and a wide range of contractual disputes. Our lawyers are pre-eminent in handling major and complex disputes related to contracts of construction and manufacturing and also have experience within the area of public law, which includes direct and indirect taxes.

The Dispute Resolution group consists of 23 partners, with a total of 60 lawyers in the group. 17 of the company's lawyers are admitted to the Supreme Court. Our multi-jurisdictional team offers clients seamless advice on dispute resolution though our network of offices in Oslo and Bergen, and also London and Singapore. Read more about our international arbitration practice here.

Our extensive dispute resolution experience involves a wide array of specialized areas including:

  • Patent disputes between producers of generic drugs and original producers
  • Extensive contracts on gas supply
  • Corporate law disputes in connection with takeovers, board responsibility
  • Cases of direct and indirect tax regulation
  • Contract law
  • Real estate
  • Construction law (Construction and Manufacturing)
  • Public law (public procurements, environmental law, tax law)
  • Maritime law
  • Insurance law
  • Energy law

Read our latest articles on litigation and arbitration

  • Litigation and Arbitration


    Stopping assignment to an insurer: Dassault Aviation SA v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co Ltd

    How does a non-assignment clause fare against a "mandatory" transfer of rights to an insurer? Dassault vs Mitsui considered what is meant by an "involuntary transfer", and when it can be prohibited by a contractual provision.

  • Litigation and Arbitration, Environmental law


    Has the forum shop opened for business?

    Here we consider a high profile procedural decision of the English Court of Appeal, which included commentary on the common law doctrine of forum non conveniens: Municipio de Mariana v (1) BHP Group (UK) LTD (2) BHP Group Ltd.

  • Litigation and Arbitration


    Form of Interim Remedies in English-Seated UNCITRAL arbitrations

    In EGF v HVF and others [2022] EWHC 2470 (Comm), the English Commercial Court dismissed the claimant's procedural challenges pursuant to s.24 (power of the court to remove an arbitrator), 67 (lack of substantive jurisdiction) and 68(2)(b) (exceeding arbitral powers) of the Arbitration Act 1996. We weigh in on the procedural ruling which concerns the remedy of interim payments under the 2010 UNCITRAL Rules.