Lars Norheim > BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

0117 OSLO




Lars G. Norheim is a generalist with broad experience, with particular M&A and contract expertise, especially in relation to trade (business-to-business and business-to-consumer), manufacturing, distribution/logistics and outsourcing/licence production. Lars has extensive experience with the negotiation and drafting of large and often complex international agreements. Other special areas of expertise are public law regulation (including trade regulation), copyright law, marketing law, data protection, as well as technology and commerce interfaces. Lars is vice-chair of our Trade, Industry and Employment market group.

Lars is lead advisor/co-advisor to several major retailing clients, including the Reitan Group’s REMA 1000 (groceries, foodstuff production); 7-Eleven (convenience); Narvesen (newsagent) and Uno-X (petrol stations/fuel/lube oil); Umoe Restaurants’ Starbucks, Peppes Pizza, Burger King (restaurant concepts), as well as Gjelsten’s Sport1 and Anton Sport (sports equipment and chains). Lars holds a doctorate in law (Dr juris) from the University of Oslo, awarded for his dissertation on franchising, agency and reseller agreements. He has also authored miscellaneous books and articles on contract law and intellectual property law issues.


  • 2003 – Dr. juris, University of Oslo
  • 1994 – Cand.jur, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > TMT

The ‘professional‘ and ‘down-to-earth‘ team at BAHR is recognised for its strength in handling a range of transactional mandates and technology agreements, as well as its capabilities in marketing and advertising law and TMT disputes. The group also provides advice to a client roster of telecoms, media and financial sector entities on a range of regulatory issues. M&A expert Lars Kristian Sande and Are Stenvik, whose specialisms include IP and media law, share leadership of the practice. The ‘brilliantLars Norheim is a key name for franchising, contractual and licensing matters.

Norway > Intellectual property

Patent litigation is a recognised pillar of strength for BAHR‘s intellectual property practice. The team has an established track record in acting for prominent pharmaceuticals and life sciences companies in cross-border disputes, and is equally well versed in advising domestic companies in the media, telecoms, retail and oil and gas sectors on a broad spectrum of non-contentious and contentious IP issues. The group also has expertise in handling the IP aspects of complex transactions, and franchising and licensing matters. Patent law expert Are Stenvik jointly leads the team with senior associate Eirik Basmo Ellingsen. Lars Norheim is well known for advising retail clients on licensing and franchising matters, and of counsel Gunnar Sørlie has expertise in handling patent litigation for pharmaceuticals clients.