Firm Profile > Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS > Oslo, Norway

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS
0130 OSLO

Norway > TMT

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS has a strong profile nationally, acting for top clients in the fields of IT, privacy, telecoms and technology, with specialist knowledge in cloud services work. Recognised for its impressive roster of IT clients, the department regularly advises on bid processes and negotiations, and is increasingly involved in public sector procurements of IT services; data privacy work is another area of strength. Practice head Lars Folkvard Giske is highly active in drafting and negotiating IT contracts, while Arve Føyen specialises in outsourcing and software development contracts.

Practice head(s):

Lars Folkvard Giske

Other key lawyers:

Arve Føyen; Knut Glad; Jostein Ramse; Knut Fiane; Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken


‘We needed a firm with strong legal skills, but an impeccable diplomatic approach to resolve our matter. We found it in Føyen. In addition, the Føyen team was also very responsive and quick with its turnaround time which was much appreciated. Further, although this was the first time we used this firm, they still treated us with complete respect as though we were a long-time client. It was a pleasure working with them.’

‘Jostein Ramse oversaw our matter in Norway and we could not have gotten through without him. He was highly knowledgeable, professional, appropriately aggressive, when needed and he spoke perfect English. As we would say in the US, Jostein was a complete “Pro”. I will use him in the future and highly recommend him to others.’

‘Our present engagements are within the fields of IT-contracts and privacy. The teams are highly skilled on both legal areas. I have been impressed about their knowledge of IT contract structures in general, and also with the practical sides of the engagements (negotiations in particular). The lawyers are very pleasant to work with, and fully understand the assignments they have been given.’

‘Lars Giske: I have been impressed by his work in relation to several engagements. He has considerable skill in drafting and negotiating IT-contracts and I find him as a very pleasant person who is liked by both client and counterparty. Very attentive and always delivering on time and with great skill. I am extremely happy to have Lars as our contact.’

‘Jostein Ramse is very thorough and skilful within the IT area and always makes himself available for his clients. Always delivers as agreed. Lars Folkvard Giske is very skilful within the SSA-contracts (government contracts) and has unique negotiation skills.’

Key clients

Google LLC and Alphabet LLC

Accenture AS

Nortura SA

Strex AS

Statens Vegvesen, Vegdirektoratet (the Norwegian Roads Administration)

Fremtind Forsikring AS

Aera Payment & Identification AS

Questback AS


Itera Norge AS

Carestream Inc

Chili Mobil AS

Bouvet Norge AS

Avinor Flysikring

Sysco AS

OneCo Telecom AS and OneCo Network AS

Norway > Construction

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS handles matters encompassing the construction and purchase of property, developments, building regulation issues, and property letting and management work. Alongside acting in a stream of dispute work for public sector clients, the team, which is led by Hans-Jørgen Arvesen, also assists private clients, particularly with PPP projects. Litigator Per Gustav Lilleaasen and construction and real estate specialist Stede Georg Nilsen are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Hans-Jørgen Arvesen

Other key lawyers:


‘Føyen offers good legal services with professional standing. All lawyers have good insight into the construction industry, which makes them capable to offer good and precise advice.’

‘Føyen has good digital solutions that makes it possible to conduct meetings and trials in a seamless way.’

‘Per Gustav Lilleaasen is a pleasure to work with. He has extensive experience and in-depth industry knowledge.’

‘Thomas Strömbom has an extreme commitment and a curiosity to understand the client’s industry and business models. He combines this knowledge with a very sharp legal judgment and an understanding of the industry mechanisms.’

Key clients

Akershus County Municipality

Asker Entreprenør AS

Asker og Bærum Boligbyggelag

Aspira AS

Backe Prosjekt AS

Bjørn Gruppen AS / Jessheim Vest Bolig og Næring AS

Boligpartner AS

Bravida Norge AS

Biltema Real Estate Norway AS (former Buffin Real Estate Norway AS)

Contexo AS




Fabritius gruppen AS

GE Tinghushaven 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 Askim

Municipality of Aurskog Høland

Municipality of Bamle

Municipality of Drangedal

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 Rom

Norway > Employment

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS acts for clients from various sectors, with an increased presence in the arts and entertainment industries and expertise in acting for unions and public sector clients. The team, which is headed up by Preben Haugmoen Mo, is experienced in downsizings, employment regulations, non-discrimination matters, cross-border transfers of employees and personal data issues. Litigator Lars Skotvedt specialises in reorganisations, Anniken Astrup regularly assists employee organisations with labour advice, and Marianne Klausen focuses on anti-corruption matters.

Practice head(s):

Preben Haugmoen Mo

Key clients

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

The National Museum

Gresvig AS/Intersport Norway Drift AS

The Norwegian Police Federal Union

Statens Veivesen, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Accenture AS

Clear Channel Norway AS

Bouvet ASA

BMI/Icopal Norge AS

Snøhetta Group

Norway > Real estate

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS‘ workload involves property purchases and developments, alongside building regulation and construction work, for clients ranging from corporate occupiers to developers. ‘Outstanding‘ practice head Lars David Råmunddal ‘has very good knowledge‘ across the sector, including on M&A mandates, complementing his expertise in tax, VAT and company law. The wider ‘solution-oriented‘ team benefits from Ottar F. Egset‘s experience with preparing, organising and conducting large-scale transactions, while Paal-Christian Hansen handles share purchase agreements.

Practice head(s):

Lars David Råmunddal


The company has good expertise across the board. Furthermore, there is good chemistry and cooperation between partners and other colleagues in the company; it provides an efficient flow of work.’

Strong legal competence on real estate matters. Commercial mindset and solution-oriented.’

The team have a very good understanding of real estate development. They deliver on time, and give advice that is outstanding. Very good communication.’

‘Lars David Råmunddal is outstanding and has very good knowledge of real estate development, and also M&A.’

Key clients

Fabritius Gruppen

Oslo Logistikkpark Gardermoen

Stavanger Utvikling

Loe Utvikling

DNB Bank


Backe Prosjekt

Certas Energy Norway


Norsk Eiendom

Google LLC

Kristiansand Havn

Ulven AS/OBOS Eiendom

Oslo Areal

Ferd Eiendom

Norway > Intellectual property

Led by Lars Folkvard Giske, the IP team at Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS advises clients on the registration and protection of trade marks, acts on matters concerning trade secrets, assists with licensing issues and advises on marketing law. Knut Glad specialises in issues pertaining to the use and clearance of IP protected content including films, music, photos and software. Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken regularly assists large multinational technology companies with IP matters, including trade mark enforcement mandates.

Practice head(s):

Lars Folkvard Giske


‘The firm can be relied upon to carry out instructions promptly and accurately.’

‘Outstanding competence related to intellectual property based on knowledge and experience. Open minded and curious on the topic.’

‘They are dedicated, knowledgeable and very service minded. Especially I will mention Partner Øyvind Ransedokken. He has high integrity, and is dedicated, experienced and a critical contributor to solving complex intellectual property challenges.’

‘Føyen’s team has vast experience both in national and international IP matters, which reflects in their advice. In our experience, the firm maintains a hands-on and swift approach in interactions with clients, where thorough assessments result in practical and no-nonsense legal advice. Føyen offers exceptional bang for the buck compared to many other firms.’

‘Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken stands out with impressive experience and knowledge. He combines sharp intelligence and a great theoretical understanding with a practical take on intellectual property, resulting in straightforward solutions to complex problems. Øyvind has a great understanding of what is ‘trademarkable’ and not, making him also a trusted strategical sparring partner in early phase product development where the long-term protection of IP rights is crucial.’

‘Knut Glad is a veteran specialist within the field, with an impressive track record advising on complex national and cross-border matters.’

Key clients

Google LLC and Google Norway AS

Baker & McKenzie LLP

United Bakeries Norway AS

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

Snøhetta AS

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Isklar AS

Strex AS

Aera Payment & Identification AS

Ceetron AS

Tise AS

Norsk Toppfotball

Confirmit AS

Anzyz Technologies AS

Bluebit Digital AS

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

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 Harald Christensen +47 92 26 56 32
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 Anniken Astrup +47 92 24 14 95
Employment Jens-Ove Hagen +47 91 10 82 82
Employment Lars E Skotvedt +47 90 82 21 65
Employment Preben H Mo +47 93 49 08 47
EU/EEA and competition Harald Evensen +47 92 45 44 54
Intellectual property Arve Føyen +47 91 81 99 62
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 Arve Føyen +47 91 81 99 62
Media and TV distribution Lars F Giske +47 92 41 88 01
PPP Thomas O Strömbom +47 93 06 90 49
Personal data protection Arve Føyen +47 91 81 99 62
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 Andreas Iversen +47 91 59 57 53
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 Harald Christensen +47 92 26 56 32
Taxation Johan Henrik Vister +47 92 83 53 43
Taxation Marianne Killengreen +47 97 54 16 95
Photo Name Position Profile
 Harald Evensen  photo Harald Evensen Partner Harald Evensen has been working on competition law for over 20…
 Arve Føyen  photo Arve Føyen Arve Føyen is Partner in the ICT Media department. He works with…
 Lars Folkvard Giske  photo Lars Folkvard Giske Partner Giske assist clients with quality assurance and negotiations of IT contracts…
 Knut Glad photo Knut Glad Partner Glad assists several major national and international players in the IT-…
 Preben Haugmoen Mo  photo Preben Haugmoen Mo Partner Preben H. Mo is head of Føyen Torkildsen’s Employment Law Department,…
 Andreas Iversen  photo Andreas Iversen Supreme Court Lawyer (H) and Partner Iversen has extensive experience in commercial…
 Kristian Jåtog Trygstad  photo Kristian Jåtog Trygstad Partner Trygstad is an appointed member of the Norwegian Complaints Board for…
 Karl Marthinussen  photo Karl Marthinussen Partner Karl Marthinussen works with dispute resolution in connection with conflicts in…
 Lars Skotvedt  photo Lars Skotvedt All aspects of employment law. Partner Skotvedt has been particularly engaged in…
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