Amund Bjøranger Tørum

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Amund Bjøranger Tørum is professor at the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, and his research and teaching mainly concern the law of obligations, construction law, insurance law and petroleum law. Amund is frequently appointed as arbitrator, mediator and expert in commercial disputes, often in an international context.


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


  • 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


  • Partner in the law firm Schjødt 2011-2021, and head of the practice groups for enery, construction and dispute resolution
  • Member of Schjødt´s Board of Directors 2015-2020
  • Partner in the law firm Kvale fra 2008-2011
  • Legal Advisor in Talisman Energy 2006-2008
  • Participant in the Study Group on an European Civil Code ("SGEC") (Working Group on Lease of Goods) 2003-2006, the project which prepared the Draft Common Frame of Reference ("DCFR") on European private law
  • Research fellow and associate professor Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, 2002-2007
  • Editor in the Norwegian Law Journal Jussens Venner 2000-2001

Until being appointed professor at the Scandinavian Institute for Martime Law in 2021, Amund was for more than a decade a practising lawyer and partner in a leading Nordic law firm. He had a broad practice consisting of projects and dispute resolution in several industries. As a counsel and arbitrator he was mainly instructed in disputed concerning oil & gas, shipping, construction, insurance, information technology, insurance and M&A, in addition to regular commercial disputes.

His practice as counsel and arbitrator included more than 50 large cases concerning Norway, the Nordics and international disputes. The international cases concerned, inter alia, UK, Germany, France, US, the Middle East and Corea. Several of the cases concerned arbitral institutions like UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, DIA og OCC.


  • Editor in chief Norwegian Journal of Commercial Law
  • Head of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Oslo Centre of Commercial Law
  • Deputy Head of the Standing Revision Committe for the Nordic Plan on Maritime Insurance
  • Member of the Norwegian Oil and Energy Arbitration Association
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
Published May 5, 2021 1:00 PM - Last modified June 24, 2021 12:24 PM