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Arild Skage


CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English

Skage works in the company's department for construction and contracting and has extensive experience with both consulting and procedure within construction and contracting and general contract law. Skage has extensive experience with proceedings before both the district court and the court of appeal and has himself been an assistant judge for a period and he has also been appointed as an arbitrator. In recent years, he has prosecuted several major lawsuits in construction and contracting.

Skage has also participated in extensive work on reworking and developing new contract templates for several clients. Skage assists several clients on an ongoing basis during the construction period in connection with the processing of additional requirements, deadline extension requirements and looting and encumbrance requirements. He also assists clients and builders in all phases of projects from start-up with advice in relation to contract strategy and quality assurance of tender documents before these are sent out.

Skage has also assisted in a number of projects in the development and delivery phase. He has participated in extensive negotiations with international suppliers to secure contractual deliveries for both classic construction contracts and deliveries in manufacturing contracts. Skage has continuously advised a number of projects in this phase, and also assisted in critical situations e.g. in case of supplier bankruptcies.

Skage has assisted in a number of major disputes before the courts with dispute amounts up to more than 1 billion NOK. The dispute cases include a wide range of cases such as final settlement cases, deficiency claims, daily fine claims, claims for cancellation and cancellation settlement, questions about obsolete claims, etc.

Skage has also held several courses with topics within the various construction standards (NS 8407, 8405/8406 and 8401). Skage is a regular lecturer for Bane NOR's project school with semi-annual courses over two days. Skage is also one of the network leaders of the JUC network for construction law https://juc.no/nettverk/nettverk-i-entrepriserett

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Relevant experience

  • 2016 - Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma 2012 Associate partner, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2007 Senior Associate, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2005 - 2007 Deputy judge, Tønsberg District Court
  • 2005 - External examiner, University of Oslo
  • 2005 Lecturer at Trondheim Adult Education Association
  • 2003 Associate, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2002 - 2003 Assistant lecturer, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo
  • 2000 - 2002 Trainee at various law firms in Oslo
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Head of JUC, legal network, within construction law
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Awards & Rankings

Arild Skage is recommended in the international lawyer og law firm rankings Chambers og Legal500.

“Arild Skage advises on contentious construction mandates, including final settlement disputes and disruption claims. Clients say he is an "excellent lawyer with long and unique experience within construction law." They also commend him for being "very efficient and organised." Chambers 2020, Construction

“Arild Skage has excellent personal capabilities and skills. His work capacity, skill and availability is highly appreciated in our company. Furthermore, he has built up broad experience through the years of working in construction law. I would give Skage my best recommendations.’» Legal500, 2020, Construction

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  • 2019 Certified mediator by the Norwegian Bar Association
  • 2003 Master of Law, University of Oslo
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