Vidar Riksfjord is a dispute resolution specialist with extensive litigation and arbitration experience.
Vidar represents and counsels clients in disputes involving numerous industries, including banking, financial services, private equity and venture capital, real estate development, shipping, retail, insurance, energy, fisheries and aquaculture. He also represents and counsels directors, accountants and lawyers in professional liability matters.
His main focus is on commercial disputes, typically arising out of debt and equity investments, financing agreements, acquisition agreements, shareholder agreements, contracts and other significant agreements or arrangements. He also specializes in cases involving financial instruments, digital currencies, valuations and other economic issues, as well as employment law.
In addition to this Vidar is an expert on provisional measures, including preliminary injunctions, seizures and securing of evidence – especially in complex international matters. He also has experience with international rules of jurisdiction and cross-border debt enforcement, as well as white collar crime, and has been part of the defense team in several high profile cases.
Vidar is highlighted as a Next Generation Partner for Dispute Resolution in the Legal500 2021-guide for Norway.
“Known for his professional approach, respected among competitors, and with a great knowledge! Top lawyer in Norway!”
“A skilled trial lawyer with extensive court experience, both as lawyer and judge. He is effective and forthcoming, with high customer attention.”
Partner, CLP (2018-)
Partner, Schjødt, Oslo (2016-2018)
Senior Lawyer/Lawyer, Schjødt, Oslo (2012-2016)
Deputy Judge, Nedre Romerike District Court (2011-2012)
Deputy Judge, Kongsberg District Court (2010-2011)
External examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen (2010)
Associate, Schjødt , Oslo (2008-2010)
Master of Law, University of Bergen (2007)
The Norwegian Coastal Artillery Officers’ training school (2003)
Board Member, Young Arbitration Practitioners Norway