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Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS
Dronning Eufemias gate 8
0191 Oslo

Norway > Construction Tier 2

Praised for its ‘fast and highly qualified advice relating to all phases of construction contracts’, Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS is trusted by builders, landowners and public sector clients for its construction expertise, particularly in relation to road and infrastructure projects and PPP contracts. The team also maintains a strong contentious practice, advising on disputes of all types. The practice is spearheaded by Stede Georg Nilsen, praised for his ‘brilliant legal mind combined with a solid understanding for business and the construction market’. Thomas Oskar Strömbom has ‘extensive knowledge and an analytical mindset’ and is a go-to individual for early phase building projects as well as major disputes. Per Gustav Lilleaasen and Vera Hovelsen are both also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Stede Georg Nilsen


‘Føyen assists municipalities by providing ongoing advice in complicated and large scale infrastructure projects and has considerable experience and knowledge of partnership contracts and turn-key contracts. We have collaborated with Føyen for a long time and the company is characterised by highly qualified and quick responses and feedback to issues and disputes that require extra attention.’

‘Thomas Strömbom obviously possesses great knowledge of all aspects of construction law, but the most important thing is that he constantly seeks and finds the practical solutions. It is very easy to work with him.’

‘We have a very good experience with Føyen as a provider of legal services for our construction projects. The team helps us quickly with good, clear answers that are easy to understand. The same people follow the projects from start to finish, which is a strength for us. The collaboration with Føyen has consistently been very good.’

‘We have used Vera Hovelsen and Thomas Oskar Strömbom as prominent partners. They have been proactive and solution oriented when they have worked for us. We have had great communication throughout the processes that helped us to find mutually good solutions.’

‘The Føyen team is known for providing fast and highly qualified advice relating to all phases of construction contracts. It is clear that the firm has a high level of knowledge in working with the issues that major public developers regularly encounter. The company is able to staff its teams with qualified resources who are always ahead and who see solutions that others do not see.’

‘In particular, we would like to highlight lawyer Thomas O. Strömbom and his colleagues. Mr Strömbom has an impressive ability to find strategically correct solutions to complex issues. This lawyer has great knowledge and an energy that we do not see in others.’

‘Føyen has assisted us for several years with various construction law issues. The team is always available and responds quickly to all types of assignments. The team consists of resources that complement each other and ensures that all aspects of the case are taken good care of. In addition, they have an infectious good mood.’

‘Thomas Strömbom has extensive knowledge and an analytical mindset. He is genuinely interested in the projects he gets involved in. Nothing is left to chance and he appears very well prepared. We have had great pleasure in discussing various contract law issues with Mr Strömbom over the years.’

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 (former Buffin 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 (All Regions)

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

  • Representing the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in a NOK462m dispute against Swiss contractors, Marti IAV Solbakk DA, regarding the building of the Ryfylke-tunnel on Rv. 13 in Rogaland County.
  • Acting for international architecture consulting group COWI, in successfully settling a dispute with Skanska Norge AS regarding alleged faults in the design of the new NOK2500m National Public Security Centre outside of Oslo (Politiets nasjonale beredskapssenter).
  • Advising Norwegian Public Roads Administration on three PPPs for the construction of key road infrastructure, including advising on the preparation of the bid procedures and negotiations with qualified bidders.

Norway > TMT Tier 2

Outsourcing expert Lars Folkvard Giske heads up Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS‘ department; clients comments that the group's ‘long experience with and knowledge of public sector IT contracts in Norway is quite unique‘. Jostein Ramse provides ‘practical advice‘ and is sought after for his expertise in handling contentious IT work; he has also been kept busy advising on privacy issues. Knut Fiane is very experienced in assisting with cloud agreements, outsourcings and IT contractual matters, and senior lawyer Kirill Miazine regularly advises on complex IT procurement mandates. In December 2021, Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken moved to Advokatfirmaet Schjødt.

Practice head(s):

Lars Folkvard Giske

Other key lawyers:


‘Very “down to earth” people.’

‘They use sound judgement in reading the situations.’

‘Within the IT area Føyen stands out with experience in representing clients on both the buyer side and seller side of the table.’

‘Service minded and competent.’

‘Easy-going and friendly team with business acumen.’

‘Knut Fiane is always approachable, quick to respond and not afraid to provide the kind of commercial and actionable advice in-house teams appreciate.’

‘Jostein Ramse has a great overview of the legal requirements which he translates into practical advice.’

‘The team is very quick to respond and always delivers on time.’

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

Chili Mobil AS

Bouvet Norge AS

Sysco AS

OneCo Telecom AS and OneCo Network AS

Hedmark IKT / Hamar kommune


Avinor Flysikring AS

Link Mobility AS

Nordic Choice Hotels

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND)

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to Google Norway and Google LLC on a range of IT, compliance, telecoms and IP matters.
  • Assisting IT consultancy company Bouvet with contractual issues relating to its bid and negotiations with Norwegian Defence concerning its MAST program.
  • Assisting international paint manufacturer Jotun with negotiations for an agreement for a large upgrade project.

Norway > Employment Tier 3

The employment practice at Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS attracts praise for its ‘top-notch legal know-how combined with commercial tactical advice‘. The team is well known for advising a client base of retail, arts and entertainment, technology and public sector entities on a wide spectrum of employment issues. Practice head Marianne Klausen is a key contact for workforce reductions and reorganisations, and Lars Skotvedt regularly assists with restructuring work. Preben Haugmoen Mo focuses on business transfers, litigation and investigations, while associate Ragnhild Louisa Loen Rafto handles employment contracts and dismissal cases. Anniken Astrup left the firm in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Marianne Klausen


‘Serious and deliver when they say they’ll deliver. Always available and give quick feedback.’

‘They understand quickly what is important, and have a professional approach to the challenge with interesting strategies.’

‘Føyen is a very professional and business oriented law-firm with strong analytical and industry expertise. They are flexible and always respond very quickly to our requests. Our confidence in Føyen is very high.’

‘They are always to the point contextually, intellectually, and legally. They are strong in negotiation and litigation defence. They are very transparent in all dealings. Lawyers with a really good attitude.’

‘Preben Mo stood out by his client commitment/dedication. He shows he cares for the client’s case.’

‘Quick response, concrete answers.’

‘Extremely service minded and cooperative. Commercial when it comes to seeking solutions adapted to the business. Friendly and always available.’

Key clients

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

The National Museum

Gresvig AS/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

Hero Norge AS

Municipalities of Fredrikstad and Hvaler

Nettpartner AS

Work highlights

  • Assisting REEL International with the employment aspects of its purchase of part of GE Power Norway AS, including employee transfers and establishing a new Norwegian subsidiary.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to retail company Intersport Norway on individual terminations and large-scale downsizings.
  • Providing ongoing employment law advice to the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

Norway > Public procurement Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS‘ ‘sharp‘ team has ‘a high level of knowledge of the regulations for public procurement‘. Construction, IT and infrastructure sector mandates form the backbone of the practice, and the group has an excellent track record in acting for municipalities in a range of procurement work. The department is jointly led by Thomas Oskar Strömbom, who is ‘an expert when it comes to handling complex building and construction procurements‘; disputes expert Jørgen Myhre; and Vera Hovelsen, a public procurement law specialist. Senior associate Ragnhild Lunner and associate Marius Torsteinsen Grønnbakk are also key names to note. Harald Evensen left the firm in June 2022.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Oskar Strömbom; Vera Hovelsen; Jørgen Myhre


‘Jørgen Myhre is first of all a highly competent lawyer, but his greatest strength is being able to make his clients understand and follow complex legal matters.’

‘Great focus on the customers’ requirements and satisfaction.’

‘Thomas Strömbom has in-depth knowledge of procurement regulations and he combines it with valuable experience from working with construction law cases and considerable knowledge of the industry. It is this combination that makes him stand out from the rest. We have greatly appreciated his knowledge and strategic advice.’

‘The Føyen team consists of highly qualified and goal-oriented lawyers who are passionate about their profession.’

‘Thomas Strömbom always goes the extra mile to take care of our needs.’

‘Quick understanding of the issues at hand. Responsive. Good understanding of the public sector. Ability to see the whole picture and find good solutions.’

Vera Hovelsen has extensive knowledge. She has solid work capacity and great authority when meeting others.’

‘Service minded, easy to speak with and has splendid expertise and competence.’

Key clients

County Governor of Vestland (Statsforvalteren i Vestland fylke)

Movar IKS

Municipality of Aurskog Høland

Municipality of Bamble

Municipality of Drangedal

Municipality of Hamar

Municipality of Indre Østfold (prev. Askim)

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 AS

Nasjonalt kommunesamarbeid for 110-sentralene IKS

Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet)

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning

Norwegian Public Roads Administration

NSW Arkitektur AS

Nye Veier AS

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Remiks Husholdning AS

Remiks Miljøpark AS

Remiks Næring AS

Østfold Avfallssortering IKS

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 AS (ØFAS)

County Governor of Oslo og Viken

Municipality of Nordre Follo

Work highlights

  • Acting as sole counsel to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration on all public procurement issues arising from large PPP road building projects.
  • Providing ongoing advice to the Municipality of Oslo concerning the public procurement process for the establishment of new nursing homes.
  • Advising the Norwegian 110 Fire and Rescue operational divisions on the procurement of a new command & control/computer assisted dispatch system for the municipality of Hamar.

Norway > Real estate Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS advises on every phase of the real estate development process, including the purchase and sale of properties. The team has particular expertise in relation to logistics, warehousing and storage buildings, and is a key name in the market for real estate companies owned by public sector or third sector bodies. The ‘extremely skilled’ Anette Thunes leads the ‘efficient’ and ‘strong’ team, with expertise in real estate transactions, tenancy law and real estate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Anette Thunes

Other key lawyers:

Lars Råmunddal; Paal-Christian Hansen; Ottar Egset


‘Efficient team, good at working with the client. Easy to get a hold of at any time. Particularly good at understanding the customer’s needs and at the right level.’

‘Ottar Egset and Anette Thunes are both extremely skilled and quick to provide assistance. Top performance and presence. Simply brilliant!’

‘Strong presence and follow-up of relevant cases.’

‘The team is very professional in all matters. They are especially excellent at case follow up and we can always trust that our interests are well looked after. They are also very efficient which results in a cost-benefit for us that we would argue is the best in the entire Norwegian market.’

‘Føyen has an excellent combination of experienced “high profile” partners, i.e. Ottar Egseth and younger “next generation” talents. Anette Thunes is especially gifted and commercially oriented and will most likely be one of the most important lawyers in the market over the coming decades.’

‘The company is concerned with matters and finding solutions. They are not only concerned with the principled aspects of the issues. They put the customer’s needs at the centre and are interested in what it takes for us to succeed.’

‘The leader of the team is engaged in our business and understand us and our needs well. They have strong lawyers on the different topics that participate efficiently and with confidence. They deliver advice that is understandable on time.’

‘Lars Råmunddal responds very quickly and has a broad picture and knowledge of the real estate field. He understands our different problems and points out possible solutions. He is very good at drawing up and negotiating agreements.’

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

United Bakeries Holding AS

Collicare Logistics AS

Hathon Holding AS

GSS Eiendom AS

Glitner Eiendom AS

Nordre Follo Municipality

Hamar Municipality

Work highlights

  • Advising Fabritius Gruppen on a number of matters, including the high-value sale of the shares in Høgslundveien 49 AS and Sanitetsveien 1 AS to Starwood vehicle Seabass Bidco AS.
  • Acting for Studentsamskipnaden SiO in connection with the sale of Åråssvingen 11 in Lillestrøm to H-2 Eiendom AS.
  • Advising United Bakeries Holding AS on the purchase of the shares in Universitetsg 14 AS, as well as with the purchase of the property companies Østegate 3 AS, Østregate 5 AS and Vestregate 9 in Arendal.

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 4

Led by Knut Glad, the team at Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS regularly handles instructions from clients in the culture, arts and IT sectors, and has established strength in advising on trade mark and copyright issues. Jostein Ramse is a key contact for assisting technology clients with the copyright and trade mark aspects arising from licensing transactions. At senior associate level, Beatrice Ignacius and Kjetil Wick Sætre advise on copyright, design, and trade mark matters. In December 2021, Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken moved to Advokatfirmaet Schjødt.

Practice head(s):

Knut Glad

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

Jotun AS


Work highlights

  • Acts as longstanding counsel to Google LLC and Google Norway AS regarding all Norwegian IP-related work in Norway.
  • Acting as ongoing counsel to the United Bakeries group concerning the protection of its IP assets in Norway and on an international level.
  • Assisting international software company Confirmit AS with strategic IP advice as well as managing the client’s entire trade mark portfolio in Norway and internationally.

Chairman: Knut Fiane

Managing Director: Knut Glad

Number of partners: 22

Number of lawyers: 33

Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Italian and the Scandinavian languages

Firm Overview:

Advokatfirmaet Føyen 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 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.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Real Estate


-ICT Media


-Building & Planning


-Public Procurement

Real Estate:

7 partners, 9 fee earners

Føyen 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: Anette Thunes

Planning & Building:

1 partner, 4 fee earners

Føyen 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 responsi- bility, 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 has, during the last years, expanded to become one of Norway’s largest and most experienced legal teams within public procurement. Føyen assists both public sector and tenderers in all matters concerning public procurement, both before and out of the court. Its 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. Føyen is valued by clients for its sound judgement, fast responses and clear explanations. In addition to traditional counselling, its lawyers have authored books and numerous articles about public procurement, and they are highly sought after lecturers.

Contact: Vera Hovelsen


7 partners, 13 fee earners

Føyen’s construction team assists devel- opers 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:

4 partners, 7 fee earners

Føyen has one of Norway’s leading ICT teams, highly specialised on ICT agreements, outsourcing, media and TV distribution, intellectual property, cloud computing, BPO, 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


3 partners, 3 fee earners

Føyen 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: Marianne Klausen


1 partner, 3 fee earners

The team is highly specialised in company law, tax, VAT, competition law and state aid. 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. The team performs competition law advice and filings with the Competition Authority.

Contact: Marianne Killengreen

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial real estate Jacob Solheim +47 92 22 10 35
Commercial real estate Ottar F Egset +47 90 57 91 67
Commercial real estate Paal-Christian Hansen +47 91 19 88 43
Construction Hans-Jørgen Arvesen +47 97 18 39 86
Construction Karl Marthinussen +47 92 82 99 87
Construction Stede G Nilsen +47 48 01 22 68
Corporate and M&A Marianne Killengreen +47 97 54 16 95
Dispute regulations Per Gustav Lilleaasen +47 97 70 50 01
Dispute regulations Stede G Nilsen +47 48 01 22 68
Employment Lars E Skotvedt +47 90 82 21 65
Employment Preben H Mo +47 93 49 08 47
Intellectual property Knut Glad +47 41 44 54 44
IT and outsourcing Knut Olav Fiane +47 95 27 00 80
IT and outsourcing Jostein Ramse +47 41 44 23 64
Media and TV distribution Lars F Giske +47 92 41 88 01
PPP Thomas O Strömbom +47 93 06 90 49
Personal data protection Knut Glad +47 41 44 54 44
Planning and building law Roar R. Lillebergen +47 91 75 73 72
Planning and building law Ottar F. Egset +47 90 57 91 67
Public procurement Jørgen Myhre +47 40 63 98 60
Public procurement Thomas O Strömbom +47 93 06 90 49
Real estate development Ottar F Egset +47 90 57 91 67
Real estate development Paal-Christian Hansen +47 91 19 88 43
Real estate transaction Lars D Råmunddal +47 91 70 47 60
Taxation Johan Henrik Vister +47 92 83 53 43
Taxation Marianne Killengreen +47 97 54 16 95
Photo Name Position Profile
Knut Olav Fiane photo Knut Olav Fiane Knut Olav Fiane has over 20 years of experience working with general…
Lars Folkvard Giske photo Lars Folkvard Giske Lars Folkvard Giske assists clients in connection with ICT projects. He has…
Knut Glad photo Knut Glad Knut works with legal issues associated with the internet, e-commerce, telecommunication and…
Paal-Christian Hansen photo Paal-Christian Hansen Paal-Christian Hansen has extensive experience in working with commercial and residential property,…
Preben Haugmoen Mo photo Preben Haugmoen Mo Preben H. Mo works with individual and collective employment law. He conducts…
Karl Marthinussen photo Karl Marthinussen Karl Marthinussen works with dispute resolution in connection with conflicts in construction,…
Kirill Miazine photo Kirill Miazine Kirill Miazine has 25 years of experience with IT and over 15…
Lars David Råmunddal photo Lars David Råmunddal Lars David Råmunddal works with issues related to commercial real estate and…
Lars Skotvedt photo Lars Skotvedt Lars E. Skotvedt assists as a legal adviser in connection with different…
Number of lawyers : 55
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