Bjørn Olai Bye

Bjørn Olai Bye is a partner with the firm with main practice areas within contract negotiations, contract management and commercial dispute resolution. Other core areas of his practice include corporate law, intellectual property rights, criminal law, insolvency, competition law and private international law.

He has extensive experience advising companies within a broad range of commercial sectors on contracts covering a diversity of business models and needs, including drafting, negotiating and managing framework agreements, supplier agreements (including EPC), standard T&C, cooperation agreements, R&D agreements, distribution agreements, franchising agreements, licensing agreements, transaction agreements (M&A) and shareholder agreements.

Bjørn Olai Bye has worked on substantial technology projects, transactions and corporate restructuring arrangements. He has previously represented clients having their main business interests in areas such as oil & gas, aqua culture, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, construction, aviation, publishing, e-commerce and retail.


2018-: Lawyer / partner Advokatfirmaet Negota AS (Halden)

2017-2018: Public prosecutor at Øst politidistrikt (section for economic crime)

2016-2017: Public prosecutor at Øst politidistrikt

2014-2016: Senior lawyer at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS (Oslo)

2010-2014: Lawyer at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt DA (Oslo)

2007-2010: Associate at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt DA (Bergen)

2004-2006: Teacher at University of Bergen, Faculty of law (part time)

2003-2004: Customer service representative at Vesta insurance (Bergen)


2007: Master of Laws (LLM) ved University of Southampton

2007: Master of Laws at the University of Bergen


Qualified Norwegian lawyer

Qualified public prosecutor (upon employment with the Norwegian police)

Language skills

Norwegian and English