Disputes are undesirable, often demand considerable resources and attract far too much attention in the day-to-day running of the business. As a client of NJORD, you will experience that we do our best to limit the time spent on disputes as much as possible. And, if it is possible and if it serves the client’s interests, we take pride in settling such cases out of court.
NJORD has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of business disputes. In each case, we will compose the team that will best be able to solve the concrete case, allowing us to use our competences to the full, whether that be within the general sphere of litigation, contract law or our areas of specialisation, including:
- Construction law
- Intellectual property law
- Competition law
- Tax law
- Maritime and transport law
- IT and Telecom
- Franchising and distribution
We represent our clients at the ordinary courts and at courts of arbitration in order to settle disputes, including:
- Major national and international companies
- State organisations
- Small and medium-sized companies
NJORD experts within these areas have extensive experience with lawsuits, arbitration and settlement negotiations, also as authorised mediators. We are often involved at an early stage of a negotiation process and we offer advisory services on advantages and disadvantages of individual dispute resolution models – in both national and international agreements.
We are familiar with every conceivable scenario involved in using the various types of dispute resolution models and are therefore able to offer highly qualified advisory services and ensure our clients the best possible basis for choosing the right solution.
Our advisory services include the following:
- Financial consequences of choosing a particular type of dispute resolution
- Possibilities and challenges presented by the various types of procedure
- Other commercial aspects of one type of procedure over the other
- Special challenges involved in cross-border agreements
NJORD’s main market covers the entire Nordic/Baltic region and Northern Europe, and this is an advantage to our clients in relation to dispute resolution across borders. For global clients, we function as a gateway to the entire Nordic/Baltic region, meaning that at our local offices, NJORD acts as a one-stop shop from where we regularly perform jobs across borders.
In addition to experience, conflict management requires a certain kind of persistence and dedication as such cases may last several years and all facts must be uncovered.
“Prominent practice with a strong track record in disputes related to insurance, maritime and media law. Handles administrative law issues as well as contentious matters in the food, pharmaceutical and shipping industries. Boasts an impressive roster of clients including municipalities and multinational corporations. Other areas on which the firm has recently advised include complex cases on tax law and anti-counterfeiting cases. New clients include Momondo and Philips HealthTech.”
Clients appreciate the firm’s sensitivity to client needs: “NJORD’s team is perceptive to my business needs and does what it can to accommodate my needs and help me reach my targets. They are also responsive and proactive.””
Another client was impressed by the team’s handling of complex material: “In a case with very complex dynamics, the lawyers managed to translate the particulars so they could be measured relative to previous court rulings in the field. This was decisive for the outcome in court.””
– Chambers and Partners Europe, 2017
“NJORD Law Firm’s ‘extremely cooperative and flexible’ team covers insurance, maritime and IP disputes. Practice co-head Thomas Ryhl defended Codan against a claim brought by a shipping company regarding damages to cargo and ship. Hanne Weywardt is now in-house counsel at Carlsberg, while Thomas Donatzky joined from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab. Headed by Ulla Fabricius, the group includes the recently promoted Miriam Michaelsen.”
– Legal 500, 2017