Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway and sitting as an arbitrator for WIPO in UDRP cases, Halvor has a practice focusing on litigation and strategic counseling to clients, and has extensive experience representing international clients in cross-border cases.
Halvor has a diversified practice, as demonstrated in his being acknowledged and ranked in Dispute Resolution, IP and TMT in various publications. Halvor was lead counsel in the "DVD-case", a globally significant case within technology & copyright.
Halvor also holds a number of presentations and lectures, while also publishing articles within his key areas on a regular basis.
Hall of Fame - top tier "Halvor Manshaus is a diligent and experienced IP lawyer able to cover the various aspects of a case with grace. He is the top IP litigator in Norway." - Legal 500
Intellectual Property Band 1 "Very capable Halvor Manshaus is applauded for his litigation expertise." "He is everything that I look for in a lawyer. He connects the legal and business perspectives in a seamless way and understands both perfectly" - Chambers Europe
IP Band 1 "Halvor Manshaus is highly regarded for his work on IP litigation, especially in relation to trade mark and patent infringement cases. One client believes that "Halvor Manshaus is hands down the best IP lawyer you could find," explaining that "his key strength is that he combines legal expertise with strategic acumen as well as an ability to grasp technical concepts." - Chambers Global
IP Stars, Patent and Trademark, star rating
Cand. philol., Dep. Of Cultural Studies University of Oslo
Can. Jur. (Law degree). Dissertation on "Gambling on the Internet" University of Oslo
Cand. Mag, Dep. Cultural Studies University of Oslo
Cand. Philol., Dep. Cultural Studies University of Oslo
Halvor is a regular contributor to the publication Lov & Data from Lovdata, and has written
"EU-domstolen balanserer opphavsrett og ytringsfrihet i sak om DSM artikkel 17" Lov & Data, Lovdata
"Renessansen som unnfanget Corpus Iuris Civilis", CompLex 142 pages
"Ytringsfrihet: Redaktøransvar på Internett", Tidsskrift for forretningsjus (TiF 2/2005) pages 260-280
"Pengespill på Internett - en oversikt", Jussens venner, pages 164-168
"Private pengespill på Internett", CompLex 110 pages
Quotes from others
"A model litigator, Halvor Manshaus gets to grips with complex technologies super quickly."