Frithjof Herlofsen works with arbitration and litigation relating to shipping, hereunder ship building contracts, insurance and offshore.

Frithjof assists primarily leading Norwegian and foreign insurance companies as well as companies in the shipping and offshore industry. A large number of Frithjof’s clients are international insurers, owners, charterers and other international companies pursuing or defending claims before the Norwegian courts or in arbitration against Norwegian entities. He frequently represents international clients in cover disputes against Norwegian clubs and insurers.

Frithjof has extensive experience with litigation in courts and arbitrations related to various contract forms within shipping and offshore. Frithjof litigates before all Norwegian courts including the Norwegian Supreme Court (admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court) as well as in arbitration. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator in shipping and offshore disputes, hereunder ship building contracts. He has argued about 100 cases; 6 cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court, about 30 cases before the Courts of Appeal and more than 60 cases before the City/District Courts and arbitration.

Renowned litigator Frithjof Herlofsen handles a range of contentious issues. One client appreciates the fact that 'he is in control of the major issues and knows the market'.

- Chambers and Partners


2002 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
1999 - 2001 Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
1994 - 1998 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS


2008 Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court
1999 Qualified as Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales
1997 Practicing Certificate
1994 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo


2017 - 2019 Chairman of the Board, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2015 - (today) The Law Committee on Insurance Law, The Norwegian Bar Association
2015 - 2018 Leader of JUC Norge - Liability and insurance
2008 - 2017 Member of the Board, The Norwegian Maritime Law Association
2005 - 2015 Member of the Board/Chairman, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS