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TMT in Norway

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Regularly acting for governmental entities and leading Norwegian corporations, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS is praised by clients for its ‘very strong understanding of the IT sector‘. Leif Eirik Thrane oversees the team and advises leading Norwegian companies on large IT outsourcing transactions and M&A in the tech sector; he attracts praise for his ‘great understanding of technology’. Arne Byberg is the key contact for contract work in the tech industry, while Andreas Bernt takes point on media matters. Data privacy and information security work is handled by Kari Gimmingsrud.

Practice head(s):

Leif Eirik Thrane

Other key lawyers:

Arne Byberg; Kari Gimmingsrud; Andreas Bernt


‘I have been working with Haavind for 15 years and they have always been delivering to the highest standards both when it come to content as well as way of working. This goes for the team and the individuals.’

‘The best feature of Haavind is that the team has a very strong understanding of the IT sector and is therefore capable of delivering advice that is to the point.’

‘The lawyer at Haavind that stands out the most is Leif Thrane. Very competent, high attention and to the point.’

‘Highly skilled team, a good mix of experienced and more newly educated lawyers.’

‘Leif Eirik Thrane has extensive legal knowledge, and he also has a great understanding of technology enabling him to quickly dig into demanding matters involving complex technology and complex legal questions. He has excellent negotiation skills, and manages to maintain a good dialogue with counterparties based on trust and respect.’

‘Authentic and personal attention and service, in addition to excellent legal expertise.’

‘I work mostly with Kari Gimmingsrud. She is always available for us. Kari has the ability of both being really highly skilled and competent in relevant laws and regulations and at the same time also having a good business insight, being able to give clear and good advice back to us in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Equinor ASA

Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ)

Health Emergency Network Operations Organization (HDO)

Mowi ASA


Viaplay Group

The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ)


The Norwegian Bar Association

Work highlights

  • Advising the Norwegian Defence sector on some of the largest IT contracts and tech matters in the country.
  • Leading tech law adviser to Equinor on a large portfolio of IT matters.
  • Represented Viaplay in high-profile lawsuits concerning the broadcasting of Premier League football in Norway.

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

With a strong track record in advising on the full range of technology, media, and telecoms matters, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig counts a broad range of domestic and international blue-chip companies among its impressive roster of clients. The group has seen a recent uptick in instructions related to the cloud services industry, as well as broadband and data centre projects. Practice head Nicolai Halbo, Espen Tøndel and Tor Stokke take point on major transactions and procurements in the IT and tech sectors. Trine Vabog focuses on IT contracts, while Thomas Olsen and Malin Tønseth specialise in data privacy and protection work, another core pillar of work for the team. At associate level, Øyvind Akerholt is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Nicolai Halbo

Other key lawyers:

Espen Tøndel; Trine Vabog; Øyvind Akerholt; Thomas Olsen; Malin Tønseth; Tor Stokke


‘Key practical and theoretical knowledge of privacy, tech law and data protection.’

‘Malin Tønseth and Thomas Olsen; both deliver great work.’

‘Great team. Understand both technology and legal. Explain legal issues in an understandable way. Easy to work with!’

‘Good knowledge of IT contract structure. Very good knowledge of IT contract and negotiation practices in Scandinavia and Europe.’

‘I am absolutely delighted with the exceptional services provided by the technology legal team at Simonsen Vogt Wiig. Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s unique ability to seamlessly blend legal expertise with a deep understanding of the business landscape makes them an invaluable partner for anyone seeking top-tier advice in this field. Their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to protecting the client’s interest keep exceeding my expectations!’

‘Trine Vabog, whose extensive experience in technology matters makes her the ultimate adviser. Her excellent expertise and ability to foresee challenges have proven invaluable to me. If you need guidance in these fields, Trine’s knowledge and dedication are second to none.’

‘We work mostly with Espen Tøndel who has an excellent understanding of business and legal skills, and at the same time, he takes the ball and makes things happen. We have also worked with Nicolai Halbo who is the IT expert and go-to man in the market.’

‘Øyvind Akerholt is also an exceptional technology legal adviser. If you’re seeking an expert who combines academic excellence with real-world experience and a winning attitude, Øyvind Akerholt is the name to trust.’

Key clients


Helseplattformen AS

Norsirk AS

Space Norway AS

Hemit HF

Multi Color Corporation (MCC)

Veidekke Entreprenør AS

Vic.Ai AS

Jakob Hatteland Computer AS

Kongsberg-gruppen ASA

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Novelda AS

Play Magnus AS


Telia Norge AS


Gritera AS

Forsvarets Personellservice

WattScout Solutions AS

Genus AS


Work highlights

  • Advised on the negotiations of an implementation contract and cloud services contract with Elkjøp Nordic AS, governing Elkjøp Nordic AS’ access to’s cloud solution for processing invoices using AI and machine learning.
  • Advised BI on (i) the procurement of a cloud-based secure document and print platform and (ii) negotiations with Salesforce regarding the licenses for BIs student communication solution.
  • Assisting the Norwegian Tax Administration with the largest digitalisation programme in Norway with the goal of developing completely new ways of conducting debt collection for the police, the social welfare services, the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund and several other public agencies.

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

The ‘practical, hands-on and experienced‘ team at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS provides a market-leading offering with demonstrable strength and depth across several TMT areas, including the tech industry and data protection work. IT sourcing contracts and digital transformation projects feature prominently in the team’s workload, acting primarily for customer-side clients in the private sector. Christopher Sparre-Enger Clausen oversees the team and acts on a broad range of tech and data-related matters, including outsourcing, cloud services, and regulatory compliance work. Espen Werring focuses on digitisation matters, while Eirik W Raanes and Camilla Vislie are the key names for contentious IP mandates. At associate level, Nikolai Rekman and Kjetil Rikardsen handle IT sourcing and tech contracts, while Stian Karlsen is recommended for advisory services.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Sparre-Enger Clausen

Other key lawyers:

Espen Werring; Nikolai Rekman; Ane Lerheim Mossige; Stian Karlsen; Kjetil Rikardsen; Eirik W Raanes; Camilla Vislie


‘The team is practical, hands-on and experienced.’

‘I think Christopher Clausen is really impressive.’

‘The team knows the business and industry, and they are easy to work with.’

‘Ane Lerheim Mossige has an incisive and pragmatic edge.’

‘Very good knowledge about market practice and excellent legal skills.’

‘Highly qualified, very good business understanding and excellent profile within the industry/sector.’

‘The best firm in Norway based on their many years of experience. They have broad experience with technology contracts and have specific advice to avoid pitfalls in the types of contracts.’

‘Very responsible and competent resource. Stian Karlsen is easy to work with, very professional with regard to advising us and extremely fast, providing what he promises to do.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation (including its Norwegian subsidiary, Microsoft Norge AS)

Samsung Electronics AB

AutoStore AS

Kahoot! AS


Otovo AS

Eika Gruppen

Elvia AS

Zalaris ASA

Casi AS


Varner AS

PatientSky Group AS

Dr. Dropin

Sparebank1 Gruppen

NHST Media Group AS (Dagens Næringsliv)

NomVec AS

Circle K Norge

Å Insite AS (formerly Glitre Energiløsninger)

Lyse Energi AS including its subsidiaries Altibox and Smartly

Diakonhjemmet Sykehus

The Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risk Insurance Association

Telenor Maritime AS

Vestland Fylkeskommune

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA

Bolt Technology/Bolt Norway

Aksio InsureTech AS

Work highlights

  • Advised Nordea on the procurement of services and software to replace its existing core system with a new core system, and adjacent services.
  • Advised AutoStore on a wide range of legal and strategic matters, including contracts, IP matters and data protection.
  • Advised Circle K in connection with its joint venture with Schibsted relating to Elton car charging app.


Acting for leading Norwegian and international tech companies and businesses, Wiersholm’s market-leading TMT offering runs the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters. The group has recently seen increased activity within technology and GDPR, as well as handling broadcasting issues. The ‘especially excellentHans Erik Johnsen has a broad practice acting for service providers, technology developers and media authorities, and Rune Opdahl takes point on data protection and privacy matters, while Anne Marie Sejersted advises clients in the sector on IP and technology matters, Kai Thøgersen handles M&A and corporate matters; the four co-head the practice. At associate level, Theresa Schumacher Walberg is recommended for IT and tech contracts, while Carl Emil Bull-Berg attracts praise for his ‘impressive sector knowledge‘ and data privacy expertise.

Practice head(s):

Hans Erik Johnsen; Rune Opdahl; Anne Marie Sejersted; Kai Thøgersen

Other key lawyers:

Theresa Schumacher Walberg; Carl Emil Bull-Berg


‘The team delivers services of very high quality. They are proactive, solution-oriented, efficient, available and very conscious of quality.’

‘The individuals we work with are always available and provide high-quality legal advice within short deadlines. They are extremely service-minded and professional.’

‘We would particularly like to mention Rune Opdahl and Hans Erik Johnsen. They both have unique and deep sector knowledge and are very service-minded. They are professional and have high ethical standards. They are also very pleasant and fun to work with.’

‘We would also like to give some attention to Carl Emil Bull-Berg. He stands out as a very competent associate within privacy, with impressive sector knowledge considering he is at an early stage in his career. We are very satisfied with Carl Emil as a part of the privacy team.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the market and the industry.’

‘Hans Erik Johnsen is especially excellent. He is hands-on, practical and has good legal knowledge.’

‘Capable of taking a proactive role in our process. Able to control a complicated process with high speed and many variables. Extreme fast response to changes.’

Key clients


Discovery Networks Norway

Aller Media





Helly Hansen



Monster / A Nice Company



Orkla ASA

1881 Group (Digitale Medier 1881 / Opplysningen 1881)



Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Sector Alarm

Pearl Norge


Work highlights

  • Assisted Ice Communication Norge with its efforts to enter into all agreements necessary to build out a new nationwide 5G/FWA network for the Norwegian market.
  • Assisted Aller Media AS with the ‘regulatory fallout’ with the National Research Ethics Committee (NEM) following Dagbladet’s publication of several articles relating to systematic eating disorders in Norwegian cross-country skiing.
  • Assisting SATS with an Norwegian Data Protection Authority (NDPA)-issued administrative fine due to breach of the GDPR relating to processing of personal data about members of all gyms in the Nordics.

Wikborg Rein

Described by clients as ‘exceptionally well versed in GDPR regulations‘, the TMT team at Wikborg Rein stands out for its expertise in technology matters, IT contracts and procurements, and data protection and privacy matters; the ‘outstandingRolf Riisnæs is a key name here. Cross-border work is a core area of expertise for the team, which is led by Lars Erik Steinkjer. Hanna Beyer Olaussen leads on IP work as well as media and telecoms matters, while Gry Hvidsten heads up the data protection offering. Also in the core team is the ‘extremely knowledgeableWegard Kyoo Bergli, who works alongside Hvidsten on privacy matters. Isak Mendoza joined the firm in May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Lars Erik Steinkjer

Other key lawyers:

Rolf Riisnæs; Gry Hvidsten; Hanna Beyer Olaussen; Wegard Kyoo Bergli; Isak Mendoza


‘They are exceptionally well versed in GDPR regulations, demonstrating a profound understanding of this intricate field. Their comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience make them an invaluable asset in ensuring compliance and data protection.’

‘I would like to specifically mention Hanna Beyer Olaussen and Wegard Kyoo Bergli. The two have been part of the core team working for us as the customer – they are always available and quick in their response. Wegard in particular is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on data privacy legislation and changes in the current landscape.’

‘Several of the partners and senior advisers have valid and lengthy experience from large international industrial companies which is unique when it comes to data protection compliance.’

‘International industry background, they make a good team and support each other while serving the client. Very approachable and eager to serve.’

‘Great ability to provide support on cross-border data privacy topics, specifically for Norwegian actors with a presence in China.’

‘Gry Hvidsten and Wegard Kyoo Bergli are excellent for privacy advice.’

‘Rolf Riisnæs is an outstanding legal adviser. His ability to communicate complicated legal issues in a practical and easy manner is unique.’

‘The resources from WR has shown an extraordinary capability to understand difficult technological subjects and how they relate to each other, and how different legal topics such as GDPR come into hand. They have also been able to give direct and concrete advice. The collaboration has been excellent and they have always produced the result within the agreed time frame.’

Key clients

Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)

Aker Solutions AS / Aker Security Services

Sporveien AS

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Sulland Gruppen AS (Electric Way AS)

Jotun AS

Orkla ASA / Orkla IT AS

NorgesGruppen ASA

Gabler AS

Telenor ASA

Hydro ASA and Hydro Havrand AS

Quantafuel ASA

Amedia AS

Yara ASA

NIO Norway AS

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO)

Yara International ASA

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad

Oddfjell Drilling and Odfjell Technology Ltd

Statkraft AS

Telenor Norge AS

Skanska Norge AS

Entra ASA

Work highlights

  • Assisting Aker Solutions AS with a large-scale Schrems II project related to the group’s global IT systems, as well as assisting on a regular basis with several IT-related procurements.
  • Assisted Orkla IT AS in relation to its renegotiation of the core operational services outsourcing contract with Cognizant Technology Services (CTS).
  • Assisting Sporveien AS with various data protection matters which includes IT procurements and the development and implementation of miscellaneous products and services involving the processing of personal data related to both customers and employees.

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS

Acting for leading IT companies, suppliers and purchasers, Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS stands out for its ‘best-in-class‘ IT contracts team. Under the leadership of Lars Folkvard Giske, the team also advises on large IT transactions as well as contentious mandates. Jostein Ramse handles contract negotiations and privacy regulations, while Knut Glad takes point on disputes. Knut Fiane handles IT contracts, outsourcings, and cloud agreements, and is praised for his ‘great operational understanding‘. Vebjørn Søndersrød joined the team in May 2023 from Ræder Bing, strengthening its data protection, marketing, and GDPR offering. The team is supported by a strong group of associates, including Kirill Miazine, Fredrik Hartvoll Jarbo and Beatrice Ignacius.

Practice head(s):

Lars Folkvard Giske

Other key lawyers:

Knut Fiane; Kirill Miazine; Vebjørn Søndersrød; Fredrik Hartvoll Jarbo; Beatrice Ignacius; Jostein Ramse; Knut Glad


‘Excellent knowledge about the market, gives pragmatic, straightforward advice, good sense of risks, super nice to work with and takes great care.’

‘Best in class IT contracts team, which have very quickly gotten up to speed on industry-specific aspects.’

‘Beatrice Ignacius – excellent lawyer with great communication skills.’

‘They give great advice and do their best to take down the risks when they uncover potential threats. They have a great understanding of both private and government-run operations.’

‘Knut Fiane: Resourceful, takes advantage of the strength of their entire team and practice. Great people skills and can set himself in the position of both the client and the opposite side. Fast thinker and profound knowledge when it comes to strategic thinking and contracts.’

‘Jostein Ramse stands out by always being very thorough in his work combined with being speedy in his responses. He is very good at complex services/consulting contracts, specifically knowledgeable within agile contracting.’

‘Good area and industry knowledge. Good contacts.’

‘Knut Fiane is our go-to for all contract work and strategy where we need a second opinion, drafting of completely new contract sets or negotiation support. He not only excellently balances legal and commercial considerations, but has great operational understanding. His associate Fredrik Hartvoll Jarbo shows great promise and is great to work with.’

Key clients

Google LLC and Alphabet LLC

Accenture AS

Ekornes AS

Kernel AS

Statens Vegvesen, Vegdirektoratet (the Norwegian Roads Administration)

Nordic Semiconductor ASA



Itera Norge AS

Jotun AS

ICT Norway

Chili Mobil AS

Bouvet Norge AS

Avinor Flysikring

OneCo Telecom AS and OneCo Network AS

Indigo IKS (Hedmark IKT) / Hamar kommune

Movar IKS


Dibber AS

Link Mobility AS

Strawberry (Nordic Choice Hotels)

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND)

Swedish Match Norge AS

Stokke AS

Power Norge AS

LOfavør AS

Whitelake Software Point OY

NorgesNett AS

Work highlights

  • Assisting Google Norway and Google LLC with IT, IP, compliance, and telecoms matters, as well as with data protection issues, such as the ‘right to be forgotten’.
  • Assisting Strawberry Hotels AS (formerly known as Nordic Choice Hotels AS) with issues arising from the high-profile Conti-virus ransomware attack.
  • Assisting Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) with the implementation of the new systems for toll collection, including liaising with suppliers and other issues arising from the project.

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Digitalisation projects for prominent telecoms, media, and technology companies feature prominently in the workload of Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s TMT practice. Per-Kaare Svendsen oversees the team and has a broad practice advising on outsourcing and software acquisitions, as well as telecoms disputes, while Jens Christian Gjesti specialises in cybersecurity, data protection, and GDPR issues; the latter is another core pillar of work for the team. Lars Trygve Jenssen handles corporate and M&A work for clients in the technology and media sectors, while Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer is recommended for contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Per-Kaare Svendsen

Other key lawyers:

Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer; Jens Christian Gjesti; Lars Trygve Jenssen


‘The combination of cutting-edge legal expertise, solid industry knowledge and commercial understanding make Kvale able to contribute to a successful transaction process.

‘A huge shout out to Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer.’

‘The team consist of highly competent individuals. They succeed in giving us attention despite our small size. They grow with the customer, and have valuable connections in other global regions.’

‘They succeed in working in an informal, but still very dedicated and effective way. The assignments are delivered quickly and with good accuracy regarding the problems they are expected to solve.’

Key clients







Elkjøp/Dixons Carphone







Jaguar/Land Rover

Franzefoss Gjenvinning AS

Home Owners National Association

Work highlights

  • Represented Telia in a follow-on claim against Telenor for unlawful wholesale mobile tariffs.
  • Acted for GlobalConnect in a dispute with Bane Nor regarding rights of way.
  • Advised Ayfie on the use of ChatGPT for private datasets.

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Leveraging the firm’s international network of offices, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt’s TMT practice has demonstrable strength in cross-border work, acting for international clients. IP expert Thomas Hagen oversees the team, which also includes ‘excellent’ telecoms specialist Kaare Risung and the ‘highly skilledEva Jarbekk, who leads on data privacy matters. Inge Kristian Brodersen and Halvor Manshaus take point on IT contracts and contentious mandates and attract praise for their ‘great strategic skills, experience and deep knowledge of the industry.‘ Also in the core group are the ‘phenomenalØyvind Eidissen and transactional and regulatory specialist Jeppe Songe-Møller.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hagen

Other key lawyers:

Eva Jarbekk; Kaare Risung; Øyvind Eidissen; Inge Kristian Brodersen; Halvor Manshaus; Jeppe Songe-Møller


‘The Schjødt team is second to none in the region. Standout practitioners with great industry knowledge.’

‘Øyvind Eidissen is phenomenal. He is thorough and swift, considers both the legal and commercial implications and understands that to the client everything is inevitably a matter of risk vs. reward. Sound and no-nonsense legal advice that enables the client to act efficiently and make a well-founded business decision is key.’

‘Excellent practical and commercial advice. They have made an effort to know our business and provide advice tailored to that, and the intended stakeholders.’

‘Kaare Risung is an excellent lawyer who thinks outside the legal box and is prepared to always give constructive and useful commercial advice and put himself on the line to ensure that he is supporting us in the way we require. I have worked with Kaare for years, and he is absolutely one of the team now!’

‘Halvor Manshaus is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely bright and particularly astute in providing innovative and strategic advice to clients in complex and challenging TMT cases. He is an exceptional advocate and calm under pressure.’

‘Eva Jarbekk leads the firm’s privacy and data protection team. Eva knows the regulatory landscape very well and is highly skilled and pleasant to work with. She has done outstanding work for us.’

‘Øyvind Eidissen is an outstanding representative for the firm. He works together with you in a smooth and efficient way with solid knowledge of the matter in discussion combined with an innovative approach, seeking solutions to difficult subjects.’

‘Inge Brodersen and Halvor Manshaus are excellent advisers within technology and dispute resolution, with great strategic skills, experience and deep knowledge of the industry.’

Key clients



Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)


Motorola Solutions

Strex Payment AS

Statistics Norway

Norid AS

Samsung Electronics




Verdens Gang AS (VG)


Fjordkraft AS

Grindr LLC

Work highlights

  • Acted for Dr. Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin, in several disputes.
  • Assisted CEPI with its implementation and use of ChatGPT and other AI software.
  • Handling all privacy questions and related IT matters for Ruter.


Ståle Hagen oversees Selmer’s TMT practice, which acts for major global tech companies, and large domestic players on the full range of technology, telecoms, and media matters, including GDPR compliance, IT procurements, and contract disputes. Hagen acts on high-value technology transactions and has significant in-house experience from the industry, while Nils Kristian Einstabland is the key contact for regulatory and contentious matters. At associate level, Maren Tveten and Kine Emilie Helgeneseth assist with telecoms and contract law, and privacy work and disputes, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Ståle Hagen

Other key lawyers:

Nils Kristian Einstadblad; Maren Tveten; Kine Emilie Helgeneseth; Fredrik Lilleaas Ellingsen


‘Shows strong ability to advise in an integrated manner on topics across multiple areas.’

‘Innovative, pragmatic and easy to work with. Good at sparring and creative discussions.’

Key clients

Rema 1000

Wilh. Wilhelmsen

Epic Systems Corporation

NTT Data

Bertel O. Steen

Amazon Web Services


BEKK Consulting



Teleplan Globe




Gjensidige Forsikring



Fotball Media Herrer




Siemens Healthcare

PRA Group

EQT Infrastructure III SCSp

Getinge Norge

Thansen Norge


SBB Samfunnsbygg


BT Norway

DXC Technologies


Norwegian Football Association

Lexmark International Technology

Marketer Real Estate Technologies

Mews Systems


Nielsen Norge


The ‘very solid and competent’ TMT team at BAHR stands out for its strength in transactional work. The team is jointly led by new partner Eirik Basmo Ellingsen, whose recent caseload includes a number of digitalisation projects, and Jacob A. Møller, who joined the team in March 2023 from an in-house position in the media industry. Other key individuals include licensing and franchising expert Lars G. Norheim as well as Lars Kristian Sande, who has a particular focus on transactional work in the telecoms industry. Managing associate Kjetil Wick Sætre joined the team in January 2023, strengthening the group’s data protection offering. Are Stenvik left to become a Supreme Court justice in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jacob A. Møller; Eirik Basmo Ellingsen

Other key lawyers:

Kjetil Wick Sætre; Lars Kristian Sande; Lars G. Norheim


‘The team has experience and competence which complement each other very well and which enable them to find good solutions to the most difficult cases.’

‘The team is led by the lawyer who I feel is the most experienced in the area, at least in Norway, Jacob Møller.’

‘Friendly and responsive lawyers providing very focused, pragmatic and commercially sound advice. All based on top industry knowledge.’

‘Kjetil Wick Sætre is a very skilled managing associate who has really good insight in complex issues involving privacy, data protection and GDPR.’

‘Lars Kristian Sande is our go-to guy in complex TMT transactions. Really stands out among others as very commercial, legally skilled and experienced. Truly the lawyer you want to have at your side.’

‘Very solid and competent, and always alert.’

‘Strong TMT practice with broad expertise. They have built up a strong team over time.’

‘Jacob Møller brings a wealth of experience and is particularly good in M&A transactions.’

Key clients



Hub Ocean Foundation

Merck & Co


Nordic Entertainment Group – NENT (TV3, Viaplay, Viasat, etc.)

REITAN (REMA 1000, 7-Eleven)



Work highlights

  • Assisted software company Kiona and its shareholders, led by Summa Equity, Byggteknikk and Pivot Invest, in connection with the sale of approximately 82.4% of the shares in the company to Carel Industries.
  • Assisted software company Working Group Two and its shareholders led by Telenor and Digital Alpha, a leading digital infrastructure investment firm, in connection with the sale of 100% of the shares in Working Group Two to global communications technology company Cisco.
  • Assisting Color Line, one of the leading cruise ferry operators in Europe and Scandinavia, in relation to government demands for registering and reporting personal data relating to around two million passengers annually, due to the temporary reintroduction of border controls under the Schengen Border Code.

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

At boutique technology firm Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, Lisa Digernes oversees a ‘sharp and attentive‘ team with a strong track record in advising clients in the media and entertainment industry on the full range of mandates. Digernes acts for production companies, directors and writers, advising on distribution agreements, clearance issues and rights negotiations. Data protection advice constitutes a core pillar of work for the team, with the ‘extremely competentKristin Haram Førde and Kristian Foss leading on matters in this area. Christian Bendiksen joined the practice from Brækhus Advokatfirma DA in late 2023.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Digernes

Other key lawyers:

Kristin Haram Førde; Kristian Foss; Stian Sørensen Schilvold; Christian Bendiksen


‘Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS is absolutely a fantastic solution partner with sharp sector knowledge and smart commercial approach.’

‘Kristin Haram Førde is an exceptional lawyer with a strong commercial mindset who provides prompt and to-the-point legal assistance to our legal and management team.’

‘A great pleasure to work with, really understands us as customers and has a wide understanding of our business and how we operate.’

‘Great experience and commercial understanding. Thorough understanding of applicable rules.’

‘Sharp and attentive and easy to work with. Top customer-centric firm which really knows technology.’

‘Very good knowledge, useful advice, the ability to contribute to and establish processes for the client that makes compliance easier. Kristin Haram Førde is extremely competent and service-minded.’

‘Kristian Foss has developed a deep knowledge about our needs, and does an excellent job in mobilising and guiding other relevant resources inside Bull when needed. Keeps good oversight, and follows up.’

‘Exceptionally people-oriented, consistently prioritising our needs and concerns. Their accessibility has also been outstanding, making it effortless to reach out and receive the assistance and guidance we require.’

Key clients


Aptic Norway


Blaane Film

Bulk Infrastructure


DXC Technology


Elton Mobility

Holocaust Center

International Sámi Film Institute

Leave Spildefilm

Monday Media (Monday Production, Teddy TV, and Feelgood)

Nobel Peace Center


Normal Norway



Posten Norge

Qvisten Animation

Schibsted Group





UpNorth Film

Wallenius Wilhelmsen


Wilhelmsen Global Services

Work highlights

  • Advising Wilhelmsen Global Business Services (WGBS) on innovative procurement and development using digitisation, AI and new technology.
  • Assisting Egmont with its multifaceted content offerings, spanning print, digital and multimedia platforms.
  • Assisting Spond’s management on general legal issues, with an emphasis on data protection.

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA

Under the leadership of Stephan Brodschöll and the ‘excellent, skilled and very responsiveHanne Heltne, Advokatfirmaet CLP DA advises technology companies, software businesses and media houses on disputes, contract drafting, and licensing matters. Brödscholl handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates for clients in the IT, tech, and media industries, while Heltne draws on in-house experience from both the energy and media industry to advise on movie rights, copyright licensing issues, and the IP aspects of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Brodschöll; Hanne Heltne


‘High-quality legal support and analysis of law. Great availability and promptness in responding to inquiries.’

‘Hanne Helte was excellent, skilled and very responsive. She represented us well in negotiations with other parties, and we were proud to have her as our outside counsel.’

‘Extremely efficient and focused on the actual problem, not all the non-important aspects around. Solution-oriented. Trustworthy in all their services.’

Key clients

Orange Business Services AB

Å Energi (Agder Energi AS)

Promon AS

Kongsberg Digital AS

SSI Schäfer

eSmart AS

Vivaldi Technologies AS

NetNordic AS

Tribia AS

Sanity AS

PoLight AS

Bazefield AS

Vitux AS


Schibsted ASA

Telavox AS

Resoptima AS

Ørn Software AS

Appear AS

Work highlights

  • Advised Appear TV on a major tech transfer and support agreement with Norwegian broadcaster, NRK.
  • Advised Nordic Nanovector ASA on the restructuring of its technology and IPR portfolio, as well as the broader company.
  • Advised Promon AS on significant license agreements with US companies such as Bank of America, Salesforce and Netflix.

CMS Kluge

With a ‘deep understanding of both legal and business aspects’, CMS Kluge assists a wide range of clients on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious TMT issues and has particular expertise in tech mandates. The practice is co-headed by Marte Thorsby, who specialises in the music industry, media rights and licensing issues, and Stian Hultin Oddbjørnsen, who attracts praise for his ‘profound understanding of industry-specific nuances’ and assists enterprises with a wide range of TMT work. The group also includes Torstein Arendt, who focuses on issues relating to procurements, and Anne Buan, who is ‘a star‘ in large IT and tech procurements, as well as assisting with sourcing and digitalisation projects. IP law expert Morten Smedal Nadheim is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Marte Thorsby; Stian Hultin Oddbjørnsen

Other key lawyers:

Anne Buan; Torstein Arendt; Morten Smedal Nadheim


‘They are fast and understand the importance of deliveries in relation to our timelines. Our timelines are often critical. CMS Kluge delivers every time.’

‘Stian Oddbjørnsen is a prime example of what sets CMS Kluge apart from others. His exceptional skills and accommodating nature make him stand out in the legal field. Stian’s ability to swiftly grasp complex issues and provide prompt advice is truly remarkable. What differentiates individuals like Stian from competitors is their profound understanding of industry-specific nuances.’

‘Deep understanding of both legal and business aspects.’

‘Marte Thorsby and Morten Smedal Nadheim are always available, positive and looking for good solutions to prevent and solve problems and unwanted situations. Exceptional good knowledge about our industry.’

‘CMS Kluge is quick to answer our need for help when it occurs. They are flexible and eager to be of assistance. They include our in-house lawyers in their internal competence-enhancing programs, which is very much appreciated.’

‘Stian Hultin Oddbjørnsen is attentive, knowledgeable and available for assistance when we need it. Anne Buan’s knowledge in IT contracts has been helpful for us.’

‘I have worked with Anne Buan, and she is a star in everything she does. She has extremely high standards of advice, especially in IT procurement in the public sector and in contract law. She is also a team player and brings out the best in her team.’

‘Anne Buan stands out as one of their most seasoned partners, renowned for her expertise in technology law and recognised as a top tech lawyer in the industry.’

Key clients

Brønnøysund Register Centre

Stiftelsen Norsk Rikstoto

IFPI Norway


Museum of the Viking Age

Music Nest Norway



Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family



Northern Norway Regional Health Authority


Lotteries Entertainment Innovation Alliance (LEIA)

Fremtind Service

ECI Software Solutions Norway

Norsk Tipping

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises on the full range of TMT work and has particular expertise in telecoms and media mandates. As a telecoms expert, practice head Kristin Veierød also assists with matters relating to IT and tech, and Monica Syrdal advises broadcaster and content distributors on both traditional and online media distribution platforms, particularly in the audio-visual media sectors. The group also includes Eivind Grimsø Moe and Petter Enholm, who both specialise in tech law and contracts, and Sunniva J. Øyen, who is a specialist in matters at the cross-section of privacy and employment law.

Practice head(s):

Kristin Veierød; Monica Syrdal

Other key lawyers:

Eivind Grimsø Moe; Petter Enholm; Sunniva J. Øyen

Key clients

Telia Company

Polaris Media





Norges Televisjon

Sopra Steria


Kabel Norge


Institutt for Energi teknikk

Bodø Pensjonskasse

IKT Norge

Work highlights

  • Representing the Norwegian Consumer Council in relation to the complaint against Grindr’s use and sale to third-party marketers of the personal data of the applications users.
  • Advising the Mekonomen group in relation to its acquisition of an automated warehouse solution for a new national warehouse solution.

Arntzen de Besche

Hailed by clients as having a ‘good understanding of technology‘ and fielding ‘pragmatic people’, Arntzen de Besche has an expert tech practice with cross-border capabilities, especially in the energy, offshore, automotive and aquaculture industries. Practice head Tommy Dahlen focuses on transactions, acting for tech and knowledge enterprises. The group also includes Knut Martinsen, who assists with transactional and advisory matters in the IT and tech sectors, and Christopher Hestnes, who leads on TMT issues as well as tech-heavy M&A mandates. Marianne Lutterloh Ljones is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Tommy Dahlen

Other key lawyers:

Knut Martinsen; Christopher Hestnes; Marianne Lutterloh Ljones


‘Good understanding of technology. Pragmatic people.’

‘Pragmatic and low-key all around.’

Key clients

The SINTEF Foundation (including all divisions and subsidiaries)

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT)



Benchmark Holdings

Bilfinger Industrier AS

Novelda AS


Spordrift AS

Strise AS

Frøy Kapital AS

Alva Industries AS

The Norwegian Directorate and Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir and Bufetat)

Fara AS

Work highlights

  • Advised the Norwegian Directorate and Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir and Bufetat) on complex data protection compliance projects.
  • Assisted Frøy Kapital AS with its acquisition of a majority stake in OceanTech Innovation.
  • Assisted EG A/S with its acquisition of PatientSky SaaS Norway AS and PatientSky App AS.

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has a TMT practice, which clients praise for its ‘extremely high level of expertise, insight and experience‘; the group primarily focuses on emerging tech issues, complex IT contracts, privacy work and dispute resolution. Practice head Stein E Hove assists with matters relating to IT contracts and litigation, and Brede A Haglund leads the data protection team. Tech specialist Alexander Mollan is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Stein E Hove

Other key lawyers:

Brede A Haglund; Alexander Mollan


‘An extremely high level of expertise, insight and experience that we as clients can capitalise on. Not least very quick responses to inquiries.’

‘Completely unique competence and experience.’

‘Stein Erik Hove is an outstanding lawyer/partner with the ability to put together high-performing teams.’

Key clients

Capgemini Norge AS

Flytoget AS – the Oslo Airport Express Train

Sayfr AS

Avarn Security AS

Tata Consultancy Services

Nille AS

Volvo Maskin AS

Obrascón Huarte Lain S.A

HydroScand AS

Postnord AS


Simplifai AS


Argyll Entertainment Ltd.


Legentic AS

Recreate ASA

Eie Franchise AS

The Norwegian Study Organisation (AOF)

Kommuneforlaget AS

Cryogenetics AS

Elop AS

BPW Hofstad AS

Digiflow AS

Rubin Medical AS

Altinget AS

Statens vegvesen

Solid Media AS

Rift Labs

Gamesys Group


IMI Hydronic Engineering

Skyfri Group

Add + Space

Reitan Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Flytoget AS with all contract reviews and contract management work in connection to the implementation of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).
  • Assisted Capgemini Norge AS with its participation in the MAST (Military Use of Cloud Services) tender held by the Norwegian Armed Forces.
  • Assisting Sayfr with software development agreements, helping to improve the gamification of its training routines and the automated learning/analysis modules in the software.

EY Norway

The TMT team at EY Norway has particular expertise in regulatory and tax matters relating to emerging tech, such as AI, blockchain and crypto market issues. Leading the practice, Gjert Melsom is an expert in IP, tech and e-commerce-related tax issues, and Mads Ribe assists with a wide variety of matters including AI, fintech, blockchain and crypto projects. The team also includes Axel Naustdal Cooper, who leads the indirect blockchain and crypto practice and is also an expert in matters at the intersection of tech and VAT; and Anthon Søegaard, who leads on technical tax assessments of clients within the blockchain and crypto space.

Practice head(s):

Gjert Melsom; Mads Ribe

Other key lawyers:

Axel Naustdal Cooper; Anthon Søegaard

Key clients


Effectus Analytics AS

Agrosense AS

Global Corporation AS

Sky Mavis Pte Ltd.

Adidas AG

Defi Technologies AS

Syndikators AB (“Roya”, Sweden)

Lunar Block

JS Genesis AS

Wakandi AS

The Norwegian Business Register

Eika Group

SpareBank1 Gruppen


AKJ Crypto



Work highlights

  • Advised Sky Mavis Pte Ltd on issues relating to the tokenisation of assets.
  • Advised Adidas AG on its launch of an NFT and metaverse project.
  • Advised AKJ Crypto on its crypto-platform for fund managers and connected token instrument.


Tech and IP boutique ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS supports clients across a wide range of industries, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to IT contracts, advertising and marketing issues, media and entertainment work, and domain names. The team is led by Øystein Flagstad, who has considerable experience in IT contract negotiations and drafting contracts relating to TV and media rights, and Simen Blaker Strand, who specialises in technology and data protection law and routinely represents large corporations in complex IT contract disputes.

Practice head(s):

Simen Blaker Strand; Øystein Flagstad


‘The team is knowledgeable and responsive to needs.’

‘Øystein Flagstad – I have worked with him for many years and have found him to be a sound and very capable lawyer. Getting to the heart of the issues and resolving with practical solutions.’

‘We mainly work with Simen Blaker Strand. He has an excellent understanding of our business and quickly understands the questions we bring to him. He provides excellent legal support as well as business advice.’

‘The team has supported us with advice regarding agreements and the protection of our IP. They have deep insight and experience in these areas and provide very valuable support.’

Key clients

Star Entertainment GmbH

Teleplan Globe AS

Sparebanken Øst

Prevas AS


Buypass AS

Norwegian Directorate of Education

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre

Solwr Software AS

Nordic Content Protection (NCP)



Rettighetsalliansen (The Rights Holders Alliance of Norway)

Billington Process Technology AS

Work highlights

  • Representing German entertainment company Star Entertainment GmbH in a dispute with Warner Bros. concerning concerts dedicated to the Harry Potter music.

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS' ICT and digitalisation department notably focuses on IT contracts and privacy issues with further knowledge of innovative technologies including AI, digital currencies and electronic vehicles. Peter Lenda heads up the group.

Practice head(s):

Peter Lenda

Other key lawyers:

Marie Braadland

Key clients

The Central Norway Regional Health Authority

The Western Norway Regional Health Authority


Smartliv AS

The Coring Company

Simplifai AS


Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt


Work highlights

  • Advised Tolletaten (Norwegian Customs) on IT contracts and issues related to the purchase of technology and IT procurements.
  • Advised The Central Regional Health Authority on TMT and related regulatory matters, including ICT contracts, privacy, intellectual property rights and licensing work.
  • Advised technology company Simplifai AS on TMT issues regarding ICT contracts and privacy.