Jon Skjørshammer



Skjørshammer is one of Norway’s leading experts within restructuring and insolvency. Skjørshammer acts for domestic and international clients in financial restructurings, debt negotiations and bankruptcies, and he advises creditors, shareholders, investors and board of directors on all aspects of insolvency law. His practice further includes advising Norwegian and international banks in the handling of deferred loans.

Skjørshammer has been involved both as an adviser and publicly appointed as chairman of debt negotiations committees and as bankruptcy trustee in many of the largest and most complex cases in Norway during the recent years. He is recognised for his strong commitment and solution-oriented advice, and is highly acknowledged for his project management skills in complex projects where commercial understanding and industry insight is a prerequisite.

Being Norway’s exclusive representative of ICC FraudNet, an organisation specialised in asset-recovery with representatives in more than 80 countries, Skjørshammer has considerable experience in representing Norwegian clients in matters involving other jurisdictions. His practice encompasses both matters relating to the selection of local partners and project management.

The international rating agencies Chambers Europe and Legal 500 ranks Skjørshammer as one of the leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers in Norway.

Skjørshammer is a strong communicator and widely used as a lecturer on issues related to restructurings and the handling of financial challenges, both for fellow lawyers and law students.


Chambers & Partners advokatrangering 2016


“He is a quarterback – the consummate head of practice and a terrific manager of personnel. He is not only able to organise the staffing, but also sensibly and efficiently organise the analytical view of the case and the allocation of the view of the case. So as well as being a smart lawyer he is a good manager. One of the things you want in a good manager is someone who will nurture loyalty and goodwill in the team and he did that in spades, it was apparent he’s really looked up to.” – Quotes from Chambers & Partners 2016

He is outstanding.” – Quotes from Chambers & Partners 2016

Jon Skjørshammer is very good. He is the guy that has a lot of energy, is commercial and is connecting with clients.He is a top guy.” – Quotes from Chambers & Partners 2016 “

“The absolute senior lawyer in the Norwegian market is Jon. Basically he is a very well recognised figur.” – Quotes from Chambers & Partners 2016

Chambers 2015

“Not only a brilliant lawyer and strategist but also a great team leader. He’s very intelligent, creative and hard-working”  – Quotes from Chambers & Partners 2015

Chambers 2014

“Jon sees the big picture immediately”  – Quotes from Chambers & Partners 2014


Partner, Kvale


1984 - 1985
Research Fellow, University of Oslo, Institute of Legal Informatics
Cand. jur., University of Oslo