Stephan L. Jervell works with litigation, dispute resolution and negotiations, and public law framework conditions for trade and industry, including EU/EEA law. His expertise also includes administrative law, competition law, state aid and procurement law, and contract law. Mr. Jervell is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before Norwegian courts. He has litigated before the EFTA Court and carried out several hearings before the EU Commission. He also has experience as an arbitrator in national and international arbitrations.

In recent years, Mr. Jervell has been highly engaged in international arbitration in shipping, oil and gas, M&A disputes and general contract law. He has litigated many cases in the ICC and the SCC systems and also been engaged in ad hoc arbitration.

Mr. Jervell is also the author of a number of textbooks and articles.

Mr. Jervell is ranked as one of Norway's leading litigation lawyers in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey. He is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on litigation and dispute resolution, procurement and competition law in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

Stephan Jervell receives considerable market acclaim as a significant player in the dispute resolution arena. He has particular prowess in competition and public procurement conflicts, and also handles contentious issues in the corporate and transactional sphere.

Chambers Europe 2017


  • Mr. Jervell acted as counsel for the Ski and Follo taxi companies in a competition law case before the EFTA Court and the Norwegian Supreme Court in 2017.
  • Mr. Jervell acted as counsel for a Norwegian holding company in an international arbitration before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) regarding an M&A dispute.
  • Mr. Jervell acted as counsel for a Norwegian shareholder in an international arbitration before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) regarding a shareholder conflict in an international group. The client was found for and awarded the legal costs.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2000
  • Visiting Scholar, the Centre of European Law, University of Oslo, 1998-1999
  • Full time member, the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission concerning the Norwegian Bank Crisis, 1997-1998
  • Lawyer, the Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), 1993-2000
  • External Examiner, Course Leader and Lecturer, University of Oslo, 1990-


  • Admitted to the Supreme Court, 1999
  • Cand.jur., University of Oslo, 1992
  • Master of Laws, Harvard Law School, 1994
  • Jervell is also an educated mediator and arbitrator.

Board Memberships

  • Wiersholm, Chairman of the Board
  • The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Chairman of the Board
  • Opplysningsvesenets Fond, Chairman of the Board
  • Various Norwegian and foreign companies, Chairman of the Board/Board Member
  • The Administrative Law committee at the Center for Continuing Legal Education, Member
  • Gyldendal Rettsdata: Civil Procedure and Administrative Law, Editor in chief