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

  • International Arbitration, Litigation and Arbitration


    Arbitration clauses – three rules of thumb for in-house counsel

    With sufficient time and resources, an in-house counsel can ensure that each arbitration clause their organisation signs onto is carefully crafted and reviewed. But we recognize that time and resources are rarely sufficient and believe that these three rules of thumb can help ensure that arbitral clauses do not create an unacceptable level of risk.

  • International Arbitration, Litigation and Arbitration


    Negotiating enforceable settlement

    The referral of a dispute to arbitration does not mean parties have to be stuck on a straight track to a hearing with an award issued by the tribunal. Very often, arbitration can lead to or support parties in reaching a negotiated settlement in advance of any hearing or award. In some cases, commencing arbitration can be used as a strategy to encourage parties to negotiate. The fact of arbitral proceedings getting underway should certainly not lead parties to automatically forgo all hopes of settling the dispute.

  • International Arbitration, Litigation and Arbitration


    Arbitral tribunal undertaking its own research

    Can an arbitral tribunal undertake its own research? The answer is ‘ “it depends” – as is often the case in international arbitration. The question of whether a tribunal has gone beyond the scope of the arbitration will often arise in a challenge to the enforcement of an arbitral award.