Firm Profile > Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS > Oslo, Norway

Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS
0130 OSLO

TMT Tier 1

Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS stands out for its IT strength handling General Data Protection Regime (GDPR) compliance work, IT procurements, privacy issues and telecoms matters. In a recent highlight, the group advised Aera Payment and Identification on the launch of its new payment infrastructure to the retailer market including contract agreements and cloud services; other work includes assisting Strex with updating its contract portfolio for GDPR compliance, and handling the implementation of Yara International's new IT strategy. Google, Nortura and Questback are also clients. Lars Folkvard Giske leads the group, Arve Føyen is highly regarded in the field and Jostein Ramse assists with software licensing agreements and IT outsourcing issues. Knut Fiane and Knut Glad are also noteworthy.

Construction Tier 2

The 'well-balanced team' at Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS has 'exceptional and comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry' and fields 'a dedicated and hardworking team, which goes beyond what one would expect and is always available for discussions and advice'. Clients single out team leader Stede Nilsen as 'an excellent risk analyst who is very strong in court'; Per Gustav LilleaasenKarl Marthinussen and newly promoted partner Thomas Oskar Strömbom are also names to note. Strömbom recently acted for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in a dispute relating to the construction of the bridge of Gryllefjord. Andreas Rostveit joined Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS in 2018.

Employment Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS' 'solid base in the market' allows for 'a fast and reliable service paired with good industry knowledge and excellent communication skills' and the group is led by the 'patient and professionalPreben Haugmoen Mo. The team acts on the full range of employment work; senior lawyer Marianne Klausen advised the Norwegian Opera and Ballet on all its employment work and Lars Skotvedt assisted Gresvig with several downsizings and employee terminations. Clients praise Anniken Astrup as 'responsive, efficient and pleasant to work with'.

Real estate Tier 3

With notable experience in development projects, Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS' department is led by Paal-Christian Hansen and also includes Ottar Egset, who regularly acts for developers, and Lars David Råmunddal, who is experienced in forward sales. Clients include Fabritius Gruppen, Bjerke Travbane Eiendom and BoligPartner. Børge Nygårdshaug joined BSN Advokatfirma ANS and Marius Eckbo-Lie left the firm.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

With notable corporate commercial strength, Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS' practice handles SME restructurings and mid-market transactions, corporate governance work, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, tax issues and competition-related mandates. Harald Evensen heads the team, which also includes tax experts Marianne Killengreen and senior lawyer Harald Christensen; Christensen assisted Snøhetta with a corporate restructuring. Erlend Balsvik joined Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS.

Intellectual property Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS' 'technology-focused and knowledgeable' team is led by Knut Glad, who is noted for his digital IP and online content expertise. Glad's recent work includes assisting Google with its IP issues including registration, enforcement and prosecution work; protecting and managing United Bakeries Norway's IP rights; and advising the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet on all its IP work. Arve Føyen regularly handles licensing matters.

Chairman: Ottar F. Egseth
Managing Director: Knut Glad

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 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 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: Kristian J Trygstad

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 transac- tions 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

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 Kristian J Trygstad +47 95 16 46 46
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 Kristian J Trygstad +47 95 16 46 46
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
 Arve Føyen  photo Arve Føyen
 Lars Folkvard Giske  photo Lars Folkvard Giske
Mr Knut Glad photo Mr Knut Glad Managing Partner
 Preben Haugmoen Mo  photo Preben Haugmoen Mo
 Andreas Iversen  photo Andreas Iversen
 Kristian Jåtog Trygstad  photo Kristian Jåtog Trygstad
 Karl Marthinussen  photo Karl Marthinussen
 Lars Skotvedt  photo Lars Skotvedt
Number of lawyers : 63
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