Arne Lyng

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Arne Lyng
Born (1962-09-29) 29 September 1962 (age 57)
Occupationjurist, judge
Known forJudge during the trial of Anders Behring Breivik

Arne Lyng (born 29 September 1962 in Darmstadt, Germany[1]) is a Norwegian district court judge currently employed at Oslo District Court.

On December 23, 2011 it became known that he, along with Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen, was to preside over the criminal trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who was accused of terrorism and mass murder following the 2011 Norway attacks.[2] The trial lasted from April 16 until June 22, 2012.


Lyng has previously worked as deputy judge (Norwegian: dommerfullmektig) at Vesterålen District Court, advisor and special advisor for the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, chief secretary for the Bank Act Commission, and as lawyer in Law Firm Lyng & Co.[2]

Lyng is the nephew of Jon Lyng, defense counsel in the trial of Arne Treholt.


  1. ^ Rettsaktørene,
  2. ^ a b Brenna, Jarle; Grøttum, Eva-Therese (December 23, 2011). "Disse skal lede rettssaken mot Breivik" [These will preside in the trial of Breivik]. VG (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2012.