Partner | Lawyer

Anders Ryssdal

Anders Ryssdal is one of Norway’s most highly respected litigators. He has argued a great number of cases before Norwegian and international courts, and he is top ranked under Dispute Resolution in Chambers 2020 and Legal 500.

Anders has brought 25 cases before the Supreme Court, of which 6 cases in plenary and grand chamber. He has extensive experience with arbitration and serves regularly as arbitrator. He also handles class-action lawsuits.

Anders’ particular expertise is within disputes over limited liability law, company law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities trading law, financial market law, contract law, competition law, public law and international law. He oversees parallel processes in several countries.

Anders also has extensive experience as member of boards of directors, supervisory boards and election committees of listed and unlisted companies.

Work experience

  • 2017 –  Partner, Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS
  • 1993 – 2016  Partner, Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm
  • 2004 – 2008  President, the Norwegian Bar Association
  • 1990 – 1992  Research fellow, University of Oslo
  • 1991  Acting Appeals Court judge
  • 1984 – 1989  Staff attorney with the Norwegian Solicitor General, Civil Affairs
  • 1979 – 1982  Research assistant, University of Oslo
  • 1989  Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court

Membership | Post

  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Norwegian member of ICC Court of Arbitration 2010-2016
  • Chairman of the Board Eiendomsspar AS and Victoria Eiendom AS
  • Chairman of the Nomination Committees in Orkla ASA, Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA and Pandox ASA


  • 1995 –  Dr.juris, University of Oslo
  • 1987 –  License to practise as attorney
  • 1986 –  Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School
  • 1983 –  Cand. jur., University of Oslo



His deep knowledge and experience make him easy to cooperate with in the sense that he quickly identifies the crucial points. He is a strong and convincing figure in court and very good in procedure.

The practice is forward-leaning, efficient and easy to communicate with. It has an open mind as to legal strategy, open to new approaches to complex cases, and a sizeable amount of resources. Very content with the lawyers’ delivery.

Anders Ryssdal