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Eirik W Raanes

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Intellectual Property; Construction; Dispute Resolution


Mr Raanes works primarily with dispute resolution within contract law, construction law, intellectual property law, insurance law and matters concerning corporate law. He acts regularly on behalf of large Norwegian enterprises in litigation procedures before the ordinary courts and in arbitration. Raanes has been heading Thommessen's Bergen office since 2011.


2007 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway; 2003-Senior Associate, Thommessen; 1998-2000 Associate, Thommessen




Norwegian Bar Association


2001-2002 Master of US Law (Intellectual Property Emphasis), Santa Clara University, California, USA; 1998 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Bergen


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Recent highlights for the 'highly professional and reliable' practice at¬†Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS¬†include¬†Camilla Vislie¬†acting for Tono in a dispute with a TV distributor relating to multi-territorial licensing issues, and practice co-head¬†Henning Harborg¬†defending TGS Nopec Geophysical Company in a tax fraud case. Other noteworthy individuals include¬†Eirik W Raanes, who handles IP and construction disputes;¬†Trond Hatland¬†in Bergen, whose expertise encompasses fishery, insurance, corporate and employment disputes; and tax specialist¬†Hanne Skaarberg Holen. Former team head Asle Bjelland is now a judge. Managing associate¬†Kristine Hyldmo Bj√łrnvik¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2019.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS' 'superior' practice 'really enters into a case and becomes a natural part of a bigger team' in IP litigation. In a recent highlight, department head Camilla Vislie represented Tono in the Supreme Court in a dispute against a TV distributor relating to music clearance and remuneration to music rights holders connected to the audiovisual distribution of multiple broadcast channels and multi-territorial licensing; Vislie also represented Nexans Norway in a patent infringement and validity case, and acted for Eli Lilly and Company in a preliminary injunction filed against generics companies preventing the launch of a product that infringes on a patent. Eirik W Raanes is also a key contact; he defended Zimmer Biomet Norway in claims relating to unfair competition issues and the misappropriation of trade secrets.

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Within: TMT

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS' 'well-aligned and coordinated' practice 'combines legal insight with project expertise' to 'consistently look for solutions instead of identifying theoretical problems'. Department head Christopher Sparre-Enger Clausen is singled out as 'highly experienced and able to cut through irrelevant information and see the core issues'; he advised Telenor on its global GDPR programme and acted for Vipps on its merger with BankAxept and BankID. The group was also bolstered by the recruitment of Espen Werring from Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS in 2018; he is highly regarded for his technology expertise and regularly handles digitalisation strategies. Associate partner and IT expert Haakon Opperud and litigator Eirik W Raanes are also names to note.

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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