Norwegian Arbitration Day

17 January 2019

Welcome to Norwegian Arbitration Day

Registration is now closed  

Presentations from the seminar in the program below


Kl. 13.30 - 14.00 - Registration and coffee



13.30 – 13.50


Registration and coffee.

Opening of the seminar: 

Professor Trine-Lise Wilhelmsen, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law  

Professor Sverre Blandhol, Department of Public and International Law   

14.00 – 15.00

Part I: International arbitration in Norway

Moderator: Professor Knut Kaasen, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

Session  1: The Norwegian Arbitration Act

Speaker: Professor Knut Kaasen, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

Session  2: Sector Experience

Oil and gas – the use and benefit of arbitration in the cornerstone industry

Speaker:  Partner Thomas Svensen, BAHR  

Offshore and onshore construction, including renewable energy  

Speaker: Partner Mikal Brøndmo, Haavind

Post Mergers & Acquisitions disputes – in particular the calculation of claims  

Speaker: Partner Kaare Shetelig, Wikborg Rein

15.00 – 15.30


15.30 – 16.30

Part  II: Nordic Offshore and Maritime Arbitration Association (NOMA/Nordic Arbitration) 

Moderator: Professor Sverre Blandhol, Department of Public and International Law

Session 1:

The NOMA/Nordic Arbitration initiative and rules

Speaker: Partner Christian Hauge, Wiersholm

Session 2:

Choice of forum in the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan - Regulation and practise 

Speaker: Professor Trine-Lise Wilhelmsen, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

Session 3:

Use of NOMA/Nordic Arbitration in the future

Speaker: Senior Partner Harald Kobbe, Kluge   

16.30 – 17.00


17.00 – 18.00




Part III: Arbitration as a preferred alternative in a post Brexit world

Moderator: Professor Ola Mestad, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law 

Session 1:

Enforcement – The New York Convention vs The Lugano / Brussels Conventions

Speaker: Partner Karin Fløistad, Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Session 2:

Ordre public as a doorstopper – What are the different approaches and/or different substantive views

Speaker: Professor Giuditta Cordero-Moss, Department of Private Law 

Session 3:

The way forward – Norway as an attractive place of arbitration  – A fresh review of the options

Speakers: Partner Anders Ryssdal, Glittertind and Independent Arbitrator Niels Schiersing, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong/London 

18.00 – 

Drinks and tapas dinner

The reception will be held in Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47. Dinner is open to all participants (registration and fee mandatory).

The dinner is a networking opportunity and an informal arena for interesting discussions.

Professorboligen is one of UiOs representational buildings, protected according to the Cultural Heritage Act.


Gamle Festsal      Professorboligen (foto: UiO) Professorboligen

Registration fees

Seminar NOK 700

Seminar and reception - tapas and drinks  NOK 1 000


We will report education hours registered with the Advokatforeningen, please sign the form on arrival.


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Tags: Arbitration, NOMA
Published Nov. 8, 2018 2:02 PM - Last modified Nov. 12, 2019 3:33 PM