Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway and sitting as an arbitrator for WIPO in UDRP cases, Halvor has a legal practice focusing on litigation and strategic counselling to clients, and has extensive experience representing international clients in cross-border cases. He has acted as head of Schjødt's litigation and arbitration department in the period 2010-2021 and head of IP and TMT in the period 2004-2022.
Halvor has a diversified practice, as demonstrated in his being acknowledged and ranked in tier 1 in Dispute Resolution, IP and TMT in various publications. Halvor was lead counsel in the "DVD-case", a globally significant case within technology & copyright, and litigated in the "Balder-case" with a 20-month court hearing. He advises clients in the areas of IP (including patents, trade secrets, and trademarks) information technology, contracts, energy/offshore, gaming and media. Halvor has litigated significant cases within all these areas.
Halvor has also held a number of presentations and lectures for a variety of academic, NGO and commercial bodies, including WIPO, University of Bonn, University of Oslo, Norwegian Patent and Trademark Office, Norwegian Parliament, MIC, JUS Civil Litigation, JUS Patent/Trademark, JUS Copyright etc.
Through the years, Halvor has also collaborated closely with the academic community, contributing as University appointed counsellor for students writing dissertations, acting as both internal and external examiner and writing exam evaluation guidelines for the Faculty of Law in Oslo.
Halvor has written and published several books and articles on a series of legal topics and is a certified apiarist.
ExxonMobil: Contract dispute. "Balder-case" 20 month oral court hearing
Daimler: Trade secrets/Patents. Successful case centering on claim for 1,4 Billion Euro
Conoco Phillips: Patent litigation
Cermaq: Patent litigation
Swix: Patent litigation
Rottefella: Patent litigation
GE: Construction and Hydropower, arbitration cases
Weatherford: Patent litigation
BMW: Trade secrets/Patents. Successful case concerning 2,3 Billion Euro claim
Elopak: Patent litigations, Marketing regulations
FMC: Patent litigation
P & G: Marketing regulations, cases before NKU
Andritz: Trade secrets, Patent litigation.
Various media entities (VG, Aftenposten, Schibsted, Finn): Media, litigation
Various IT-companies: IT-disputes, litigation, strategy
Various pharmaceutical brands: Patent litigation, injunctions, cross-border disputes