Mikal Brøndmo


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Mikal Brøndmo is specialised in arbitration and litigation, with a focus on complex and international disputes.

He has especially experience from representing parties in international construction and energy disputes (both oil & gas and renewables), including offshore wind disputes subject to ICC and GMAA. His experience also includes disputes regarding insurance, shipbuilding contracts, defence contracts, distribution contracts, insurance and post M&A.

He has provided advice to a considerable number of Norwegian and foreign clients in respect of complex and high-value disputes before state courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

Brøndmo assists in all stages of a dispute, from early case assessments and claim letters to settlement negotiations and court and arbitral tribunal proceedings to enforcement proceedings.

Mikal also acts as arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations, such as under rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and in ad hoc arbitrations.

Mikal is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, teaching contract law and civil procedure. Furthermore, he is a censor in the fields of construction law and arbitration. He regularly publishes articles and presents at conferences.

His latest speaking engagements include:

  • IBA Annual 2019, panel on offshore wind construction projects,
    Seoul September 2019
  • The annual Norwegian Petroleum Law seminar, lecture on disruption claims together with Silje Dagsland, Göteborg September 2019
  • JUC Group for commercial arbitration: “Ad hoc vs. institutional arbitration”,
    Oslo February 2019
  • Nordic Arbitration Day 2019, panel debate on Ad hoc vs. institutional arbitration, Stockholm January 2019
  • Norwegian Arbitration Day 2019, “International arbitration in Norway – Offshore and onshore construction, including renewable energy”, Oslo January 2019
  • Seminar on Arbitration for the Norwegian in-house counsel association,
    December 2018
  • International arbitration seminar, moderator for workshop on Ad hoc vs. institutional arbitration, Copenhagen, September 2018
  • ASA below 40’ Spring seminar on Construction arbitration, panel on Organizing the procedure, Geneva, June 2018
  • Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Arbitration institute, panel on Impartiality and independence of arbitrators, Oslo, April 2018
  • Schoenherr’s annual construction conference, on New tech in construction arbitration, Vienna, November 2017
  • The Norwegian Construction law association, on Impartiality and independence of expert lay judges in construction cases – review by the counsels after the Norwegian Supreme court’s decision in case HR-2016-891-U, Oslo, November 2016
  • The annual Norwegian Oil and Gas symposium, on Ad hoc vs. institutional arbitration – what to choose, Solstrand, December 2015

He is member of the ICC Commission on arbitration and ADR, of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and he is the former Chairman of Young Arbitration Practitioners Norway (YAPN). He is also a member of the editorial board of the Norwegian Business Law Review.

Mikal Brøndmo is recognized as “Global leader” in Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2022. Mikal also won the Client Choice Award in Arbitration and ADR in 2020.

In Chambers (2021), Mikal is ranked within Dispute resolution and Construction.
Mikal Brøndmo is recommended by Legal 500 (2022) within four categories: Offshore construction and shipbuilding, Oil and gas, Construction and Dispute resolution.

thorough, well prepared and convincing
(Chambers Global 2020, Dispute resolution)

“efficient and commercially aware”
(Chambers Global 2019, Dispute resolution)

‘quick, pleasant and productive’ (Legal 500, 2019)

‘“problem-solving expert’, ‘knowledgeable and committed’, Mikal Brøndmo” (Legal 500, 2018)

‘“brilliant team player’, Mikal Brøndmo”
(Legal 500, 2017)



  • 2019
    The Swedish Arbitrator Training Program, run by the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • 2009
    English Legal Methods, University of Cambridge
  • 2005 -
    Advokatfirmaet Haavind
  • 2005
    Ministry of Justice, Legislative department
  • 2005
    Cand, jur, UiO
  • 2004 -
    Lecturer, faculty of law, UiO
  • 2004 - 2005
    Research assistant, Department of Public and International law, University of Oslo


  • 2022
    “Disruption claims – a two-step causation requirement” in the International Construction Law Review part 1 [2022]
  • 2021
    “Plunder og heft – status og utfordringer fremover [Disruption claims]” in the book for the Norwegian Construction Society “På rett grunn II”
  • 2020
    “Dom fra Norges Høyesterett om sentral entrepriserett [Judgment from the Norwegian Supreme Court in construction law” in the Swedish journal “Juridisk Tidskrift” No. 2 of 2020/2021
  • 2019
    “International Arbitrations in Norway – Offshore and onshore construction, including renewable energy” in “Norwegian Arbitration Day”, Marius 515, 2019
  • 2019
    “International Arbitration 2019 Law and Practice in Norway” co-authored with Rasmus Asbjørnsen, Silje Dagsland and Johnny Johansen in “Chambers International Arbitration 2019”
  • 2018
    “Oil and gas projects in Norway: recent developments within offshore construction” in Construction Law International 1/2018
  • 2017
    “FIDIC around the world – Norway” in Construction Law International 4/2017
  • 2017
    "Ad hoc vs. institutional arbitration – what to choose?", Lov & Rett, (2017/6), p. 309-330
  • 2017
    "Construction Arbitration in Norway" (co-authored with Johnny Johansen) in GAR Know-how, Global Arbitration Review 2017
  • 2013
    Foyn, S. og Brøndmo, M. Joint and several liability for wages etc. at sub-contractors, Lov og Rett 2013 no. 2 p. 152