Tord Fondevik


Tord Fondevik. Photo.

Tord is the co-head of our M&A Practice Group. He has close to 20 years of experience representing blue chip corporations, private equity firms, venture capital firms, family offices, and their respective portfolio companies on a broad range of transactional and strategic matters, including mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, public-to-private transactions, recapitalization and restructurings, capital market transactions, minority investments, joint ventures, and various other corporate governance and strategic matters. He frequently advises on complex, cross-border transactions involving large corporations and international investment funds.

He is also the co-head of our Life Sciences Practice Group. Over the years he has held numerous leadership roles in the firm. He was previously the head of our Fisheries & Aquaculture Practice Group and for several years he has been our lead business development partner.

Tord is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen. He joined Schjødt in 2014.

He is ranked as a leading and recommended individual in international rankings, including Chambers and Legal 500.


  • 2022

    Leading Individual (Commercial, Corporate and M&A) – Legal 500
  • 2022

    Highly Regarded (Corporate and M&A) – IFRL 1000
  • 2022

    Up and Coming (corporate/M&A) – Chambers
  • 2022

    Global Leader/Recommended (Life Sciences Transactions) - WWL


  • 2004

    Cand. jur., University of Bergen
  • 2001

    Exchange Program, University of Copenhagen