Skjørshammer is one of Norway's leading experts within restructuring and insolvency: He acts for domestic and international clients in financial restructurings, debt negotiations and bankruptcies, and advises companies, creditors, banks, trustees, shareholders, investors and boards of directors on all aspects of insolvency law. (Skjørshammer also advises Norwegian and international banks in the handling of deferred loans).
He has been appointed as chairman of debt negotiations committees and as bankruptcy trustee in many of the largest and most complex cases in Norway. He is recognized 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 essential.
Skjørshammer has considerable experience as a trusted advisor for foreign clients with business in Norway, on strategic and commercial matters, as well as leading litigation processes in Norwegian courts. He also assists Norwegian clients in matters involving other jurisdictions, including the selection of local partners and project management.
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. The international rating agencies Chambers Europe and Legal 500 rank Skjørshammer as one of the leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers in Norway, a position he has held for many years.
“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.” - Quote from Chambers 2016
“He is outstanding.” - Quote from Chambers 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.” - Quote from Chambers 2016
“The absolute senior lawyer in the Norwegian market is Jon. Basically he is a very well recognised figure.” - Quote from Chambers 2016
"Not only a brilliant lawyer and strategist but also a great team leader. He's very intelligent, creative and hard-working" - Chambers 2015
"Jon sees the big picture immediately" - Chambers 2014