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Erlend Haaskjold

Erlend Haaskjold


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Haaskjold is a member of the Dispute Resolution and Construction department and heads the international arbitration practice group at the Oslo office. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway and appears on a regular basis before the ordinary courts at all levels as well as arbitration tribunals. He has presented a great number of cases (500+) before the regular courts, and has also litigated in the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg.

In addition to his litigation practice, Haaskjold is an experienced arbitrator in national and international disputes. He serves on a regular basis as arbitrator, both ad hoc and in institutional arbitrations. He is familiar with the procedural rules of arbitration under DIA, ICC, LCIA, and LMAA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), and is also on the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s List of Arbitrators.

Haaskjold has been called as expert witness on Norwegian law (contract law, company law, and private international law) in other jurisdictions. He lectures commercial law at the Law Faculty at the University of Oslo and has written several textbooks on the law of contract.

In addition to his litigation and arbitration practice, he has also extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has acted as counsel in a very large number (100+) of court annexed mediations in a wide array of civil disputes. Haaskjold frequently accepts appointments as mediator ad hoc in complex civil and commercial matters, and he is currently a Permanent Mediator at the Norwegian Court of Appeal and the Oslo City Court to act by request in court assisted mediations.

He is the Chair of the National Mediation Board for Intellectual Property Disputes, appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Industry and Trade.





English, French, German, Spanish


Contractual Obligations, Cappelen Damm, 2nd ed. 2013 (735 pages)
Gifts and Insolvency, Norwegain University Law Review, [2014] Vol. 49, p. 235-298
The Law of Obligations, Scandinavian University Press, 1st ed. 2017 (298 pages)
International Arbitration, 3rd ed. 2017, Global Legal Group, Norway Chapter


International Law Office – Client Choice Award winner 2015 – Litigation (Norway)

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