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Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS
0130 OSLO

Norway > Construction Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS is recognised for its ‘solid expertise in construction law‘. In a prominent highlight, the ‘thorough and very dedicatedPer Gustav Lilleaasen leads the advice to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) regarding a NOK462m dispute against the contractors arising from the ongoing Ryfylke Tunnel construction project. Practice head Stede Georg Nilsen ‘is fabulous in handling complex and strategically difficult cases‘, with a core focus on litigation. Thomas Oskar Strömbom is ‘very dedicated and skilled in all aspects of construction law‘, and has expertise in contract law and public procurement matters. Senior lawyer Linn Elisabeth Øyehaug advises public and private clients on all aspects of construction projects, and has experience in final settlement matters.

Practice head(s):

Stede Georg Nilsen


‘The Føyen team is extremely knowledgeable.’

‘Per Gustav Lilleaasen has a reputation for successfully handling the most complex and complicated of matters, both from a technical and legal perspective. I have always found him to be at least one step ahead and an excellent problem solver.’

‘They have an analytical approach and straight-to-the-point style which gives high value for money.’

‘Stede G. Nilsen is our definitive go-to-guy when it comes to disputes which need delicate handling.’

‘Per Gustav Lilleaasen is a skilled and unique lawyer.’

‘Thomas Strömbom has broad knowledge of construction law and a great understanding of how the industry and the market works.’

‘The Føyen team is extremely knowledgeable, engaged and responsive in all fields of construction and engineering contracts.’

‘I would like to emphasize Per Gustav Lilleaasen and Thomas Strömbom for their professionalism. They are outstanding industry experts. They not only have a good theoretical knowledge, but also wide practical experience in this field. Always refreshing and inspiring to work with.’

Key clients

Asker Entreprenør AS

Asker og Bærum Boligbyggelag

Aspira AS

Backe Prosjekt AS

Bjørn Gruppen AS / Jessheim Vest Bolig og Næring AS

BMO Entreprenør AS

Boligpartner AS

Bravida Norge AS

Biltema Real Estate Norway AS

C.J.R Renewables

Contexo AS



Drammen Eiendom KF


Fabritius gruppen AS

Hallmaker Group

Hathon Eiendom AS

Hellvik Hus Romerike AS

HR Prosjekt AS

Icopal AS

Inhouse Geoteknik AB

JM Norge AS

Laugstol AS

Mapei AS

Moderne Byggfornyelse AS

Movar IKS

Municipality of Aurskog Høland

Municipality of Bamle

Municipality of Drangedal

Municipality of Fredrikstad

Municipality of Indre Østfold

Municipality of Hamar

Municipality of Horten

Municipality of Kragerø

Municipality of Kåfjord

Municipality of Lørenskog

Municipality of Oslo

Municipality of Porsgrunn

Municipality of Sandnes

Municipality of Siljan

Municipality of Skien

Municipality of Ullensaker

Municipality of Volda

Municipality of Ås

Nedre Romerike Avløpsselskap IKS

Nittedal Eiendom KF

Norwegian Public Roads Administration

NSW Arkitektur AS

Nye Veier AS

Oslo Bygginnredning AS

Peyma Entreprenør AS

Rubb AS

Sintef Group

Staticus Norge AS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

Storegga Entreprenør AS

Studentsamskipnaden Oslo

Sønnico AS

The Robbins Company

Troms County Municipality

Tryg Garanti NUF

Viken County Municipality

VHV Algemeine Versicherung AG

Voksenkollen Utvikling AS

WSP Engineering Norge AS

Ø M Fjeld AS

Work highlights

  • Advising the NPRA on three ongoing, large-scale PPP projects.
  • Representing Cowi AS in a £3.2m dispute with Skanska Norge AS.

Norway > TMT Tier 2

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS is home to a team which ‘is very skilled and delivers high quality, practical solutions to clients‘. Department head Lars Folkvard Giske is noted for his ‘very commercial approach to negotiating IT and outsourcing contracts‘, while Knut Fiane is sought after for his expertise in large-scale IT procurement projects, cloud agreements and outsourcing matters. Jostein Ramse is ‘a very skilled litigator‘ with extensive experience in handling IT disputes. Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken is ‘outstanding when it comes to IP protection and negotiation of tech transfer agreements‘. Senior associate Kirill Miazine is another name to note, and Arve Føyen has now retired from practice.

Practice head(s):

Lars Folkvard Giske


‘Whether we need a thorough negotiator who won’t miss a single detail or a discussion partner with great business insight and commercial acumen for a new venture, we know the team will provide the support that the particular situation requires.’

A friendly and welcoming team that’s easy to work with.’

‘With impressive experience negotiating tech contracts as previous in-house, Knut Fiane has an ability to put himself in our position and act more or less as a part of our in-house team when we ask him to. This experience sets him truly apart from the competition. He’s pragmatic, knowledgeable and has great understanding of our technology and business.’

‘Kirill Miazine has demonstrated excellent skills within the IT contract area, and has been a very valuable resource in building our user agreement frameworks towards our customers in relation to our IT cloud service offerings.’

‘Excellent legal knowledge and excellent collaboration skills.’

Key clients

Google LLC and Alphabet LLC

Accenture AS

Nortura SA

Strex AS

Statens Vegvesen, Vegdirektoratet (the Norwegian Roads Administration)

Nordic Semiconductor ASA



Itera Norge AS

Jotun AS

Chili Mobil AS

Bouvet Norge AS

Avinor Flysikring

Sysco AS

OneCo Telecom AS and OneCo Network AS

Hedmark IKT


Work highlights

  • Advising Google Norway and Google LLC on a range of IT, IP, compliance and telecoms matters.
  • Assisting KLP with the procurement of a cloud platform, including advising on fintech regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Assisting international paint manufacturer Jotun with renegotiating its existing ERP license and maintenance agreement.

Norway > Employment Tier 3

Marianne Klausen heads up Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS‘ practice, which has a solid track record in representing clients from the arts and entertainment industries, and is equally adept at assisting technology, retail and public sector companies with a broad range of employment matters. Downsizings, transfers of undertakings and reorganisation mandates have been prominent in the group’s recent workload. Preben Haugmoen Mo regularly assists with investigations, Lars Skotvedt  focuses on litigation and reorganisations, and the ‘incredibly skilledAnniken Astrup ‘provides advice that is of high quality and to the point‘.

Practice head(s):

Marianne Klausen

Other key lawyers:


‘Anniken Astrup is incredibly skilled, she knows her profession, she is accurate and very effective. I get answers very quickly and she is always helpful and service-minded, more than I expect when I otherwise ask for service.’

‘It is a strong, professional team, assisting both employer and employees in employment matters, varying from individual cases to more complex redundancies.’

‘Anniken Astrup is extremely efficient.’

‘The firm is skilled in labour law problems.’

‘The company has broad expertise. They have good advisers who have integrity and are professionally strong.’

‘Anniken Astrup has extensive expertise and sees the difference in concluding an agreement rather than wanting a long-term “fight”. She’s the best lawyer I’ve ever met in employment law.’

‘Always good service, concrete and clear replies. Always on time and available for the client.’

‘Marianne Klausen: efficient, available and strong communication skills.’

Key clients

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

The National Museum

Intersport Norway Drift AS

The Norwegian Police Federal Union

Statens Vegvesen, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Accenture AS

Clear Channel Norway AS

Bouvet ASA

BMI/Icopal Norge AS

Snøhetta Group

REEL International SA

Work highlights

  • Advising REEL International on the employment aspects of its purchase of part of GE Power Norway AS, including the transfer of employees and establishment of a new Norwegian subsidiary.
  • Advising retail company Intersport on multiple large-scale downsizings and individual terminations.
  • Advising the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet on all employment-related issues, including negotiating settlement agreements and assisting with a reorganisation process.

Norway > Public procurement Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS‘ ‘very dedicated‘ team is recognised for its work for private suppliers, municipalities and public entities, with particular expertise in the IT, construction and infrastructure sectors; it also has a strong presence in Norway’s public sector. The department is jointly led by ‘very solid communicatorVera Hovelsen, competition expert Harald Evensen, Jørgen Myhre, who has expertise in litigation, and Thomas Oskar Strömbom, who focuses on construction projects. Associate Marius Grønnbak stands out for his ‘excellent service‘.

Practice head(s):

Vera Hovelsen; Thomas Oskar Strömbom; Jørgen Myhre; Harald Evensen

Other key lawyers:


A competent team of highly skilled people with a good work ethic. They deliver on time and with high quality work.’

Jørgen Myhre stands out as an exemplary partner.’

Fast delivery, easy communication.’

Jørgen Myhre is unique in his ability to make non-lawyers understand the complexity of each case or project and work with you instead of for you. His skill level is through the roof and his work ethic is very good. In short he always delivers.’

Key clients

County Governor of Vestland (Statsforvalteren i Vestland fylke)

Frier Vest

Movar IKS

Municipality of Aurskog Høland

Municipality of Bamble

Municipality of Drangedal

Municipality of Hamar

Municipality of Indre Østfold

Municipality of Kragerø

Municipality of Lørenskog

Municipality of Oslo

Municipality of Porsgrunn

Municipality of Sandnes

Municipality of Siljan

Municipality of Skien

Municipality of Ullensaker

Municipality of Vinje

Municipality of Volda

Municipality of Ås

Norsk Luftfartssenter Bodø

Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet)

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning

Norwegian Public Roads Administration

NSW Arkitektur AS

Nye Veier AS

Oslo Metropolitan University

Remiks Husholdning AS

Remiks Miljøpark AS

Remiks Næring AS

Remiks Produksjon AS

Renovasjon i Grenland IKS

Reno-Vest IKS

Senja Avfall IKS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

Studentsamskipnaden Oslo

The National Insurance Court

Vestfold Avfall og Ressurs AS (VESAR)

Ø M Fjeld AS

Øst-Finnmark Avfallsselskap ANS (ØFAS)

County Governor of Oslo og Viken

Municipality of Nordre Follo

Work highlights

  • Assisting The Norwegian Public Roads Administration with all public procurement matters, including advising on large PPP road building projects.
  • Assisting the Municipality of Oslo with a public procurement process for the establishment of new nursing homes.
  • Advising the Norwegian public authority tasked with decommissioning Norway’s two nuclear reactors on four procurement procedures.

Norway > Real estate Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS‘ ‘flexible‘ team is led by ‘strong real estate lawyer‘  Lars David Råmunddal, who has extensive experience in handling property development and transactional mandates. The department has a strong roster of logistics clients, and regularly acts for public entities and non-profit organisations. Paal-Christian Hansen is a key contact for residential and commercial property work, including transactional and project mandates, and Anette Thunes advises on contentious matters. Senior associate Linn Rustad Rui is ‘efficient and a strong up-and-coming real estate lawyer‘.

Practice head(s):

Lars David Råmunddal


‘Dedicated team that knows the customer. Strong real estate experience.’

‘Lars David Råmunddal is efficient, proactive and solution driven.’

‘Lars David Råmunddal is a professional and strong real estate lawyer. Strong business sense.’

‘Working with Paal Christian Hansen is outstanding.’

‘High competence on real estate, tenant-contracts, broad collaboration with brokers, real estate companies and branch organisations.’

‘Short response time, and solid answers.’

Key clients

Fabritius Gruppen AS

Oslo Logistikkpark Gardermoen AS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

Loe Utvikling AS


Studentsamskipnaden SiO

Backe Prosjekt AS

Certas Energy Norway AS

Eiendomsspar AS

Norsk Eiendom

Google LLC

Kristiansand Havn KF

Ulven AS/OBOS Eiendom AS

Oslo Areal AS

Ferd Eiendom AS

Jessheim Stadion Bolig AS

REMA Etablering Oslo/Østlandet AS

Boligbygg Oslo KF

Wessel Invest AS/United Bakeries Holding AS

Collicare Logistics AS

Hathon Holding AS

GSS Eiendom AS

Work highlights

  • Advising Jessheim Stadion Bolig, a joint venture between Backe Prosjekt AS, Løvenskiold Eiendom AS and Mallin Eiendom AS, on a multimillion NOK forward transaction involving the sale of approximately 90 apartments in a major housing project.
  • Advising student welfare organisation Studentsamskipnaden SiO on purchasing the shares in St. Olavsgate 23 Holding AS from CapMan Real Estate, valued at NOK290.5m.
  • Assisted REMA Etablering Oslo/Østlandet AS, the real estate arm of REMA, with the sale of a portfolio of four retail properties, valued at NOK191m.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 4

At Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS, the IP practice’s ‘strong engagement, focused effort and the ability to understand not only the legal aspect but also the business side makes the team unique‘. The group regularly assists telecoms and IT sector clients with copyright issues pertaining to software and digital products and services. Trade mark work is another core area of instruction, and the department reports an uptick in instructions from the arts and culture sector. Practice head Knut Glad is ‘highly skilled and his lengthy experience shines through‘, and Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken regularly handles trade mark and copyright matters for Norwegian arts and culture clients. Jostein Ramse and senior associate Beatrice Ignacius are further key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Knut Glad


‘Partner Øyvind Ransedokken – his strong competence and experience, his way of handling clients and his ability to combine legal matters with the business challenge is unique.’

‘Føyen has helped us form an IP strategy and has assisted with securing and enforcing intellectual property rights, both nationally and internationally. Having served an impressive roster of international tech clients on IP matters over the years, the firm’s experience within this sector is evident. Knowing the firm has this longstanding expertise is really reassuring as a client. The value for money is great.’

‘Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken is phenomenal. He has a sharp mind, brings knowledge and experience to the table and is also very pleasant to work with. Øyvind has a great ability to convert complex assessments into clear legal advice.’

‘A commercial approach underpinned by sound legal advice.’

‘Based on the strong engagement, focused effort and the ability to understand not only the legal aspect but also the business side make the team unique. Especially their partner Øyvind Ransedokken has made a difference.’

Key clients

Google LLC and Google Norway AS

United Bakeries Norway AS

The Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Snøhetta AS

Aera Payment & Identification AS

Sigdal Bakeri AS

Strex AS

Confirmit AS

Work highlights

  • Acting as longstanding counsel to Google LLC and Google Norway AS concerning all IP-related work in Norway, most recently advising on high-profile trade mark and marketing litigation. The case concerned the practice of companies bidding on competitors’ trade marks as Google adwords.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to the whole United Bakeries group, involving strategic IP advice and managing the client’s entire trade mark portfolio in Norway and internationally.
  • Assisting the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design with trade mark registration and prosecution matters, as well as copyright advice in connection with a new exhibition.

The firm: Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen is a firm of dedicated legal specialists, with extensive expertise in the areas of real estate, ICT media, employment, corporate law and public procurement. The firm has a well-established reputation for its high legal proficiency, providing clients with experienced attorneys who have comprehensive knowledge within their legal domains. Føyen Torkildsen regularly advises domestic and international enterprises. Clientele also includes organisations and public authorities. The firm works hard to ensure high quality and efficient service, and is committed to obtaining broad understanding of their clients industry and business.

Areas of practice
Real estate: 7 partners, 9 fee-earners
Føyen Torkildsen has one of Norway’s most experienced legal environments within real estate and assists some of the countries larger real estate operators. For many years the real estate team has assisted corporations on issues linked to major urban development projects. The team assists in all phases of development projects from the purchase of property, property development and structuring of ownership and letting, management and administration. It also assists at all stages of purchase and sale of property and property companies. Its work frequently involves contract negotiations and contract elaboration, choice of transaction structure with focus on tax and duty, due diligence implementation, financial assistance and documentation drafting. Contact: Paal-Christian Hansen

Planning and building: 1 partner, 4 fee-earners
Føyen Torkildsen assists developers and contractors in planning or building processes. The planning and building team also assists businesses affected by this and additionally municipalities as decision- making and regulatory building authorities. The firm’s expertise covers all issues related to planning and building regulations. Issues related to private enterprises’ approvals, the right to accept responsibility, and supervision by the building authorities are also part of their expertise area.
Contact: Roar R Lillebergen

Public procurement: 6 partners, 10 fee-earners
Føyen Torkildsen has, during the last years, expanded to become one of Norway’s largest and most experienced legal teams within public procurement. We assist both public sector and tenderers in all matters concerning public procurement, both before and out of the court. Our public procurement team acts as primary legal advisor for some of the largest and most influential contracting authorities and parties, and have a highly experienced team for the handling of large and complex projects. We are valued by clients for our sound judgement, fast responses and clear explanations. In addition to traditional counselling, our lawyers have authored books and numerous articles about public procurement, and they are highly sought after lecturers.
Contact: Jørgen Myhre

Construction: 7 partners, 13 fee-earners
Føyen Torkildsen’s construction team assists developers and contractors in all segments of the trade with the preparation of contracts, contract quality assurance, monitoring of construction projects, settlement negotiations and dispute resolution. The construction team assists the country’s most skilled market players on both the contractor and the developer side. The team also offers legal assistance with implementation of PPP projects. Construction lawyers have conducted a significant number of PPP projects on behalf of public employers in recent years, in new construction and building projects. Contact: Stede G Nilsen

ICT media: 6 partners, 7 fee-earners
Føyen Torkildsen has one of Norway’s leading ICT teams, highly specialised on ICT agreements, outsourcing, media and TV distribution, intellectual property, cloud computing, data protection and privacy. The team offers a full range of legal services to the IT, telecommunications and media industries. Among the firm’s clients are some of the top national and international firms. ICT and media companies on the supplier side, including several large consultancy, outsourcing and service suppliers. The ICT team also advises many large companies on the customer side with procurements ICT and media law. Contact: Lars F Giske

Employment: 5 partners, 3 fee-earners
Føyen Torkildsen offers legal advice on all aspects of labour law. The employment team places special emphasis on providing its clients with practical and solution-oriented representation. The team provides assistance with change processes, transactions, outsourcing, reorganisation and downsizing. The team also has broad experience and expertise in dismissal cases, contracts, collective bargaining, working hour agreements, HSE, and protection against disloyal competition. The employment team represents national and international enterprises as well as organisations and public entities. The firm’s lawyers regularly litigate before all courts of law, including the Supreme Court.
Contact: Preben H Mo

Corporate: 2 partners, 4 fee-earners
The team is highly specialised in company law, tax and VAT. The team works independently as well as in teams with other expertise in the firm offering advice and solutions in complex transactions and other matters. The team has extensive experience with the design of company structures, company transactions, incorporation of companies, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, directors’ liability, corporate governance, equity transactions, mergers/demergers, conversion and liquidation of companies. Tax matters include assistance in intra-group restructurings, business transfers, and equity transactions. VAT assistance includes general advice and in particular advice on real-estate transactions and operations.
Contact: Harald Evensen

Chairman: Ottar F. Egseth
Managing director: Knut Glad

Commercial real estate Jacob 92 22 10 35
Commercial real estate Ottar F 90 57 91 67
Commercial real estate Paal-Christian 91 19 88 43
Construction Hans-Jørgen 97 18 39 86
Construction Karl 92 82 99 87
Construction Stede G 48 01 22 68
Corporate and M&A Harald 92 26 56 32
Corporate and M&A Marianne 97 54 16 95
Dispute regulations Per Gustav 97 70 50 01
Dispute regulations Stede G 48 01 22 68
Employment Anniken 92 24 14 95
Employment Jens-Ove 91 10 82 82
Employment Lars E 90 82 21 65
Employment Preben H 93 49 08 47
EU/EEA and competition Harald 92 45 44 54
Intellectual property Arve Fø 91 81 99 62
Intellectual property Knut 41 44 54 44
IT and outsourcing Knut Olav 95 27 00 80
IT and outsourcing Jostein 41 44 23 64
Media and TV distribution Arve Fø 91 81 99 62
Media and TV distribution Lars F 92 41 88 01
PPP Thomas O Strö 93 06 90 49
Personal data protection Arve Fø 91 81 99 62
Personal data protection Knut 41 44 54 44
Planning and building law Roar R. 91 75 73 72
Planning and building law Ottar F. 90 57 91 67
Public procurement Jørgen 40 63 98 60
Public procurement Thomas O Strö 93 06 90 49
Real estate development Andreas 91 59 57 53
Real estate development Ottar F 90 57 91 67
Real estate development Paal-Christian 91 19 88 43
Real estate transaction Lars D Rå 91 70 47 60
Taxation Harald 92 26 56 32
Taxation Johan Henrik 92 83 53 43
Taxation Marianne 97 54 16 95
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