Hallvard Gilje Aarseth


Hallvard Gilje Aarseth. Photo.
Hallvard is part of Schjødt's dispute resolution department and specialises in litigation and arbitration. He has extensive litigation experience within several branches of law, including Energy Law, Shipping & Offshore, Contract/Construction Law and Public/administrative Law.

In addition to handling disputes, Hallvard also gives advice and counseling on regulatory matters, particularly within the renewable sector (onshore and offshore). He is responsible for the Karnov law commentary on the Offshore Energy Act and is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's law committee on energy law, hydropower and oil&gass.

Hallvard is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway where he has litigated cases on topics such as Damages, Public/procedural Law, Human Rights Law and Energy Taxation.

Hallvard is a graduate from the University of Oslo, and has also studied at the University of Edinburgh. He has been a research assistant at the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law at the University of Oslo. Before joining Schjødt Hallvard worked at The Office of the Attorney General, representing the Norwegian government in a vast number of litigation cases. Hallvard has also worked as deputy judge.


  • 2022

    Recommended - Legal 500


  • 2011

    Post-graduate courses on EU Energy Law and Policy, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute
  • 2004

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo
  • 2004

    ERASMUS-studies (Contract law/EU law), University of Edinburgh


  • 2023

    The Norwegian chapter in "International Arbitration 2023" by International Comparative Legal Guides
  • 2021

    The Offshore Energy Act, Karnov law commentary, Aarseth
  • 2018

    Uforutsigbar Tariffering, Energiteknikk, Aarseth & Langvik
  • 2011

    Energiloven med kommentarer 2. utg, Martinsen m.fl. (co-author)
  • 2005

    Nye krav til skille mellom monopol- og konkurransebasert virksomhet i kraftsektoren - selskapsmessige og funksjonelle atskillelseskrav, MarIus nr 327