Anders Ryssdal

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Name: Anders Ryssdal
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence: Oslo
Telephone: +47 21 67 67 22
Languages: Scandinavian, English
Professional Licenses: Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (1983), Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court (1989)
Academic degrees: Cand.jur. University of Oslo (1983), Master of Laws (LL.M) Harvard Law School (1986)
Firm Name: Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS
Firm Address: Dronning Mauds gate 15, 0250 Oslo
Firm Country: Norway
Firm Phone: +47 21 67 67 22
Firm Website:
General Arbitration Experience

Mr. Ryssdal has served as chairman and sole arbitrator in more than 15 international institutional and ad hoc arbitrations encompasssing a wide array of general business law disputes, as well as cases from the offshore, oil and energy sector. He also holds extensive practice as counsel in the same kind of disputes in arbitrations and before the general courts.

He has served on panels appointed by the SCC, ICC, Oslo Chamber and Copenhagen Chamber, as well as in UNCITRAL and domestic ad hoc arbitrations.

He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and the chairman of the Norwegian Oil and Energy Arbitration Association.

Extensive experience as arbitrator in international institutional ad hoc and UNCITRAL arbitrations including a number of assignments as chairman and sole arbitrator.

Extensive experience as counsel in a number of disputes before Norwegian courts including the Supreme Court.

Member of the ICC Court of Arbitrations.

President of the Norwegian Oil & Energy Association.

Work history

Partner Lawfirm Wiersholm AS, from 1993.

Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Oslo, 1989 - 1993.

Attorney with the Solicitor General (Regjeringsadvokaten), 1984 - 1989.

Oil, Gas and Energy Contract Law

Arbitrator in joint venture arbitrations.

Public Law Regulations, Concessions and Tariffs

Advisor in price revision case - competition law.

Construction and Oil-service Law

Co-counsel in FPSO delivery arbitration.

Arbitrator in rig cost sharing arbitration.

Arbitrator in UNCITRAL arbitration on cost of oil services equipment.

Counsel in dispute on heavy lift contracts.

Counsel in arbitration on hydroelectric power plant tariffs.

Insurance, Finance and Maritime Law

Author of legal thesis on joint venture.

A number of law journal articles on international arbitrations.
Co-author on commentary on the Norwegian (UNCITRAL Model Award) Arbitration Act.
Several speaking engagements on international arbitration conferences.
Co-author on commentar of the Norwegian Arbitration Act of 2004, which is an Uncitral model code.
Co-author of Norway chapter in International Handbook of Commercial Arbitration and World Arbitration Reporter.
Several publications and teaching assignments on arbitration in Norway abroad.