Stephan works with litigation, dispute resolution, negotiations and public law framework conditions for trade and industry, including procurement and competetion law. He litigates regularly before Norwegian courts, and he has litigated before the EFTA Court and carried out hearings before the EU Commission.
In recent years, Stephan has been highly engaged in international arbitration in shipping, oil and gas, M&A disputes and general contract law. He has litigated a number of cases in the ICC and the SCC systems and has also been engaged in ad hoc arbitration. He has furthermore been arbitrator in several national and international arbitrations, most recently as chairman in the reinsurance dispute after the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
In the Norwegian Financial Daily's annual lawyers survey, Stephan is
ranked as one of Norway's leading litigation lawyers. He is also ranked in band 1 in Chambers International and Chambers Europe within dispute resolution and ranked within both procurement law and competition law in Chambers Europe.
Stephan is the author of several legal textbooks and articles. He is the chief editor of Rettsdata's databases Administrative Law and Civil Procedure. Moreover, Stephan has extensive experience as board member of Norwegian and foreign companies and is inter alia chair of the board of Riksteatret and Opplysningsvesenets Fond and board member of inter alia Smedvig AS, Braganza AB, EAM Solar ASA and ABC Startsiden AS.
Stephan Jervell is praised by sources for his "skills and enormous experience" when it comes to disputes. He acts as both arbitrator and counsel on a number of high-profile international arbitration proceedings, as well as representing clients in liability litigation.
Partner, Wiersholm, 2000
Visiting Scholar, Centre of European Law, University of Oslo, 1998
Investigator, The Parliamentary Inquiry Commission, 1997
Lawyer, the Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), 1993
Course Leader, Lecturer and External Examiner, University of Oslo, 1990
Master of Laws, Harvard Law School, 1994
Cand. Jur., University of Oslo, 1992
Educated mediator and arbitrator, ,
Memberships / Posts
Board member, Navtor AS, 2010 - 2020
Deputy Chair and Chair of the Board, Wiersholm, 2013 - 2019
Board member, Braganza AB, 2018
Board member, Smedvig AS, 2017
Chairman of the Board, Romerike International School, 2016
Board member, Oslo Chamber of Commerce' Institute of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, 2017
Board member, Smedvig Asset Allocation AS, 2005
Board member, EAM Solar ASA, 2018
Board member, BAHS Kapital AS, 2016
Board member, ABC Startsiden AS, 2018
Board member, AKO Foundation, 2017
Member, the Norwegian Bar Association's Ethics Committee, 2019
Member, the Employment Panel at the Faculty of Law (UiO), 2019
Chief Editor, Rettsdata's database Administrative Law, 2004
Chief Editor, Rettsdata's database Civil Procedure, 2005
Board member, Smedvig Eiendom AS, 2017
Board member, Smedvig Capital AS, 2017
Chair of the Board, Riksteatret, 2011
Chair of the Board, Opplysningsvesenets Fond, 2013
Honours and awards
Band 1, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution - Norway , 2022
Band 1, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution - Norway, 2021
Band 4, Chambers Europe, Competition/Antitrust - Norway, 2021
Band 4, Chambers Europe, Competition/Antitrust - Norway, 2020
Band 1, Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2020