Nils-Henrik Pettersson

Nils-Henrik Pettersson has worked as a lawyer since 1984. He has litigated hundreds of civil cases before the courts, including around 25 cases before the Supreme Court. He has extensive experience with arbitration cases, including as an arbitrator, and has litigated several of the most prominent cases that have been brought before Norwegian courts. He also has considerable experience with buying and selling businesses.

Nils-Henrik has special experience with cases concerning professional liability, auditors’ liability, corporate disputes, oil and gas related disputes and construction law and real estate. He also has extensive experience as a member of boards of directors, corporate assemblies and election committees in listed and unlisted companies.

Nils-Henrik has repeatedly been ranked as one of Norway’s best lawyers within construction law in Finansavisen‘s lawyer survey. He has also been top 10 in the categories petroleum law, real estate, civil litigation, all-rounder of the year and most sought after with competitors. He is also top ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers.

Work Experience

  • 2016 –  Partner, Advokatfirmaet Glittertind AS
  • 1989 – 2016  Partner, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
  • 1984 – 1989  Associate/Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
  • 1982 – 1984  Deputy judge, Alstahaug
  • 1980 – 1982  Accountant associate, FMØ Revisjon
  • 1989  Admitted to the Supreme Court

Membership | Post

Member of the Norwegian Bar Association


  • 1984  License to practice law
  • 1984  Elementary course economics, University of Oslo
  • 1982  Cand.jur., University of Oslo



Outstanding litigator.

Nils-Henrik Pettersson is a brilliant lawyer, highly intelligent, highly competent and experienced within construction law and litigation. He always finds good solutions.

Nils-Henrik Pettersson

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