Amund Bjøranger Tørum

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Amund Bjøranger Tørum is born in 1975 and professor at the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, University of Oslo. His core expertise concerns the law of obligations, construction law, insurance law and petroleum law. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator, mediator and expert in commercial disputes, often in an international context.

Expertise

  • The law of obligations and contracts
  • Construction law: Offshore and onshore construction, shipbuilding, infrastructure projects, and offshore wind farms
  • PPP/PFI contracts
  • Joint Ventures
  • Post M&A disputes
  • Insurance law and reinsurance contracts
  • Petroleum law
  • Arbitration law
  • Civil procedure
  • Comparative law

Education

Cand. jur 2001

Dr. juris 2006

Chartered Arbitrator by the Danish Bar Association 2010

Admitted to the Supreme Court 2017

Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb) by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2021

Positions

Head of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Oslo Centre of Commercial Law, University of Oslo

Head of the Standing Revision Committee for the Nordic Plan on Maritime Insurance

Member of the Norwegian Oil and Energy Arbitration Association

Key experience

Partner in the law firm Schjødt and head of the practice groups for energy, construction and dispute resolution 2011-2021

Editor in chief Norwegian Journal of Commercial Law 2015-2022

Member of Schjødt’s Board of Directors 2015-2020

Partner in the law firm Kvale 2008-2011

Legal Advisor Talisman Energy 2006-2008

Participant in the Study Group on an European Civil Code (“SGEC”) (Working Group on Lease of Goods), the group that prepared the Draft Common Frame of Reference (“DCFR”) on European private law 2003-2006

Research fellow and associate professor Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, 2002-2007

  • Editor in the Norwegian Law Journal “Jussens Venner” 2000-2001

Arbitration

For more than 20 years, Amund has been working with dispute resolution, in particular arbitration. Now he has a broad practice as independent arbitrator. He has been Chairman in a number of domestic and international arbitration cases, and he is frequently appointed by leading arbitral institutions like ICC, SCC and DIA.

Until appointed professor at the Scandinavian Institute for Martime Law in 2021, he was for more than a decade litigator and partner in a leading Nordic law firm. As a counsel, he was instructed in disputes concerning oil & gas, shipping, construction, insurance, information technology, insurance and post M&A, as well as regular commercial disputes. He has been lead counsel in a number of large and complex disputes, including some of the largest and most complex offshore oil & gas disputes related to the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

His practice as counsel and arbitrator includes more than 70 large arbitration cases concerning Norway, the Nordics and international disputes. His international experience concerns, inter alia, US, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Middle East and South Korea.

 

Tags: Insurance Law, Maritime Law, Arbitration, Law of obligations and contracts Comparative Law, Legal history Construction law: Offshore and onshore construction, Shipbuilding, Infrastructure projects, Offshore wind farms PPP/PFI contracts, Joint Ventures, M&A, Mergers and Aquisitons Law, Contracts, Insurance law and reinsurance contracts, Petroleum law Arbitration law, Civil procedure

Publications

  • Tørum, Amund & Roen, Marte Kapstad (2021). Offshore vessel time charterers - Supplytime. In Bustnesli, Yngve; Sivertsen, Olav Boye; Nordby, Hans Petter & Ulleberg, Tore (Ed.), Oil and gas activities in Norway. Regulatory and contractual framework.. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S. ISSN 978-82-05-50753-1. p. 458–463.
  • Jacobsen, Kirsti Lothe; Konow, Berte-Elen R; Krüger, Kai; Coates, Sarah Lea; Sandve, Siri Fosse & Bruserud, Herman [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). The contents of the contract. In Lando, Ole; Holle, Marie-Louise; Håstad, Torgny; Konow, Berte-Elen R; Møgelvang-Hansen, Peter; Nystén-Haarala, Soili; Olafsdottir, Åsa & Zackariasson, Laila (Ed.), Restatement of Nordic Contract Law. DJØF Forlag. ISSN 978-87-574-3328-9. p. 195–229.
  • Bruserud, Herman; Tørum, Amund; Mikelsen, Anders Bernhard; Håstad, Torgny; Jónsson, Eirikur & Gunnarsson, Eyvindur (2016). Breach of contract and remedies. In Lando, Ole; Holle, Marie-Louise; Håstad, Torgny; Konow, Berte-Elen R; Møgelvang-Hansen, Peter; Nystén-Haarala, Soili; Olafsdottir, Åsa & Zackariasson, Laila (Ed.), Restatement of Nordic Contract Law. DJØF Forlag. ISSN 978-87-574-3328-9. p. 251–304.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2007). Luganokonvensjonens autonome verneting for direkte misligholdskrav. In Frantzen, Torstein; Giertsen, Johan & Moss, Giuditta Cordero (Ed.), Rett og toleranse Festskrift til Helge Johan Thue. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 978-82-05-37592-5. p. 464–470.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2007). Nordisk obligasjonsrett og dens betydning for norsk kontraktsrett. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 563–578.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2007). Angivelse av mangelen som vilkår for fristavbrudd ved reklamasjon og foreldelse. Tidsskrift for forretningsjus. ISSN 0805-4355. p. 100–108.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2006). Angivelse av mangelen som vilkår for fristavbrudd ved reklamasjon og foreldelse - illustrert med reklamasjon på "symptomer" ved skipsbygging og oljefabrikasjon. In Høivik, Knut; Lunde, Tore; Truyen, Filip & Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (Ed.), HÅKONARMÅL 2006. Det juridiske fakultet. ISSN 978-82-7960-001-5. p. 58–63.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2005). CISG - unntaket for "ships" og "vessels". In Lilleholt, Kåre (Eds.), Håkonarmål 2005. Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Bergen. ISSN 82-8088-524-2. p. 42–45.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger & Frøholm, Geir (2005). Back-to-back; særlig om såkalt PFI (OPS) ved veiutbygging. Lov og Rett. ISSN 0024-6980. 44(1-2), p. 90–108.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2005). Produktansvar i kjøpsrettlige klær. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 629–647.

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  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2022). Reassuransekontrakter. Norsk og nordisk rett i komparativ belysning. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-15-04635-8. 434 p.
  • Hammer, Ulf; Stang, Trond; Bjelland, Sverre; Bustnesli, Yngve & Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2009). Petroleumsloven. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-15-01577-4. 924 p.
  • Lilleholt, Kåre; Viktorin, Anders; Føtschl, Andreas; Konow, Berte-Elen R; Meidell, Andreas & Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2008). Principles of European Law Study Group on a European Civil Code Lease of Goods (PEL LG). Routledge. ISBN 978-3-935808-64-4. 367 p.
  • Lilleholt, Kåre; Victorin, Anders; Føtschl, Andreas; Konow, Berte-Elen R; Meidell, Andreas & Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2008). Lease of Goods Principles of European Law. Sellier. ISBN 978-3-935808-64-4. 367 p.
  • Lilleholt, Kåre; Victorin, Anders; Fötschl, Andreas; Konow, Berte-Elen R.; Meidell, Andreas & Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2007). Principles of European Law Lease of Goods. sellier.european law publishers. ISBN 978-3-935808-64-4. 404 p.
  • Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2007). Direktekrav Særlig om direktekrav ved kjøp, tilvirking og entreprise. Formuerettslige analyser i komparativ belysning. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-15-01040-3. 659 p.
  • Høivik, Knut; Lunde, Tore; Truyen, Filip & Tørum, Amund Bjøranger (2006). HÅKONARMÅL 2006. Det juridiske fakultet. ISBN 978-82-7960-001-5. 74 p.
  • Lilleholt, Kåre; Borvik, Bjørnar; Høivik, Knut; Lunde, Tore; Vogt, Edvard & Bjørkly, Tarjei Ytrehus [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2004). Håkonarmål 2004. Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Bergen. ISBN 82-7960-030-2. 69 p.

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