Nicolai V. Skjerdal
Owner and attorney
Nicolai V. Skjerdal - Owner and attorney Nicolai V. Skjerdal - Owner and attorney
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Nicolai V. Skjerdal has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, both as defense attorney in all types of criminal cases and as litigator and lead counsel in a wide range of civil cases. In 2007 he was admitted to the Supreme Court, and he has since then argued many cases for the Supreme Court.

His specialty areas include financial criminal law, civil & human rights and administrative law. He has for several years also worked with corporate social responsibility and human rights due diligence/compliance.

He has for many years served as member of the Board of Examiners and teacher at the University of Oslo Law School, and he has published several books and articles. He is a member of both the Norwegian Bar Association’s expert panel on criminal law and the panel on civil & human rights law.

  • 2019
    Owner and Attorney Fend advokatfirma DA
  • 2013 – 2019
    Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2010 – 2012
    Senior Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2007 – 2010
    Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Lyngtveit & Co. ANS
  • 2004 – 2007
    Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Stenberg-Nilsen, Christophersen & Lyngtveit ANS
  • 2002 – 2004
    Adviser, the Parliamentary Ombudsman
  • 2000 – 2002
    Deputy Judge, Oslo District Court
  • 2000 – 2000
    International law adviser, Norwegian Armed Forces Headquarters North, Bodø
  • 1998 – 2000
    Researcher, University of Oslo Law School
  • 1995 – 1996
    Research assistant, Department of Public and International Law, Oslo Law School
  • «The proposition to a new Intelligence Service Act: An Invasion of Privacy, monitored by the Fox in the Henhouse», op-ed in the national newspaper “Aftenposten” 14th February 2019 (co-author: Merete Smith).
  • «Criminal Justice and Human Rights Protection – Criminal Enforcement Supervision in Norway and Europe», Presentation and Paper at the International Seminar Concerning Criminal Enforcement Supervision between Norway and China, Guangzhou 2018
  • «The Protection of Suspect’s Rights in Norway and Europe» – Presentation and paper at the Human Rights Convention between Norway and China, Chengdu 2017.
  • «Universal design – a new legal concept», Article in Festschrift/Memorial Volume to professor emeritus Asbjorn Kjonstad, Gyldendal juridisk 2013.
  • «Constitutional Review of Laws», Article in Festschrift/Memorial Volume to professor emeritus Erik Boe, Universitetsforlaget 2013.
  • «Property law, bankruptcy law and mortgage law», Book, 4th edition, Oslo 2013, Universitetsforlaget (co-author Erlend Haaskjold)
  • «Universal design – from an ideal vision to practical legal norm», Official Norwegian Report 2005:8 “Equality and Accessibility”, Annex 1
  • «Contributory causes of occupational injuries and occupational illnesses», Article in Norwegian Journal on Tort Law (Tidsskrift for erstatningsrett) 2005, pages 268-278.
  • «Acquitted, but still liable for damages?”, op-ed in the national newspaper “Aftenposten”, 2nd September 2003.
  • «Law as the Basis of and Limitation on Government Power», Article in the University Law Review (Jussens Venner) 2001, pages 337-364.
  • «Tort liability for the Norwegian Tobacco Industry», Official Norwegian Reports 2000:16 and publication in 2001 (co-authors Karl Erik Lund & Tore Sanner).
  • «Who should benefit from an injured person’s insurance?», Articles in The Norwegian Law Journal (Lov og Rett) 1999, pages 123-127 and 185.
  • «Can a smoker claim compensation for second-hand smoking in the workplace?», editorial piece in The Norwegian Law Journal (Lov og Rett) 1999, pages 193-194.
  • «Passive smoking at the workplace as a basis for tort claim from smoker», Article in Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, 1999, pages 994-995.
  • «Rule of law –Statutory Precision as a Requirement and Administrative Powers – A Comparative Study», Book, Oslo 1998, Universitetsforlaget.
  • «Should Kjuus and his political party be prosecuted for exercising freedom of expression?» Article in the Nordic Journal of Human Rights 1998, pages 182-183.
  • «Property Law: 3-party conflicts – Guidelines on Methodology and Case Techniques», Article in the University Law Review (Jussens Venner) 1997, pages 14-31
  • «The Avoidance of Pre-Bankruptcy Transactions: Simple Monetary Claims», Article in The Norwegian Law Journal (Lov og Rett) 1995, pages 262-276.
  • «Lawyer Liability when Drawing up an Invalid Will», Article in The Norwegian Law Journal (Lov og Rett 1993), pages 425-431,