Tor-Axel Schwerdt heads our Corporate M&A department in Stavanger and specialises in corporate law and transactions, with a focus on transactions (M&A) as well as commercial contract law, structured financing and employment law.

Tor-Axel has significant expertise in the areas of corporate law, contract law, structured financing and employment law. He provides ongoing legal assistance in connection with transactions, including the purchase and sale of limited liability companies, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes, negotiation of transaction agreements, investment agreements, contract disputes, structured financing and employment disputes.

Furthermore, Tor-Axel has extensive experience in the Norwegian and international oil and gas industry.


Work experience

2023 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2021 - 2023 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Schwerdt AS
2016 - 2021 Director/Lawyer, KPMG Law Advokatfirma AS
2014 - 2016 Lawyer, Aker Solutions MMO
2013 Consultant, Subsea 7 - Knarr EPCI Project
2011 - 2013 Corporate Counsel, Seadrill Management AS
2009 - 2011 Legal Counsel, TDW Offshore Services AS
2008 - 2009 Associate Lawyer, Deloitte Advokatfirma DA
2006 - 2008 Commercial Contract Advisor, Vecto Gray Scandinavia AS


2005 - 2006 Master International Business, London Metropolitan University
1998 - 2005 Cand. Jur., University of Bergen


Various board memberships


Styreansvar i aksjeselskap Schwerdt, Tor-Axel, Regnskap & Revisjon, 4/2017