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Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS
0130 OSLO

TMT Tier 1

As a key firm in the market for technology, telecoms and privacy work, Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS acts for a client roster of technology companies and public sector clients including Google, Statens Vegvesen Vegdirektoratet and Strex. The group regularly handles transactional work, contractual issues, disputes and IT procurements. Arve Føyen is also singled out for his data privacy expertise and assists clients with data flow issues, binding corporate rules, offshoring work and GDPR mandates. Contractual expert Lars Folkvard Giske heads up the TMT practice, which also fields Knut Glad, newly promoted partner Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken and Knut Fiane, who handles IT projects and outsourcing contracts, and cloud agreements.


The practice has a very high knowledge of the business models in the IT industry in Norway. They spend the time to understand the needs of the different actors in a market where cloud services are significantly changing how business is done.

Top knowledge – always easy to get in touch with and 100% professional.

Lars Folkvard Giske has spent a significant amount of time to try to adjust the standard agreements used in the market place to make sure they are adaptable to cloud. He has also been on different stages to explain this message.

Key clients

Google LLC and Alphabet LLC

Nortura SA

Strex AS

Statens Vegvesen, Vegdirektoratet (the Norwegian Roads Administration)

Fremtind AS


Høegh LNG

Norsk Helsearkiv

Chili Mobil AS

Accenture AS

Bouvet Norge AS

Avinor Flysikring

Construction Tier 2

Under the leadership of Hans-Jørgen Arvesen, Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS is a key name in the market for public sector clients and advises a client roster which includes various municipalities, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Nye Veier. The practice, which is ‘highly capable at handling complex issues’, also fields ‘invaluable partnerStede Nilsen, Per Gustav Lilleaasen, who handles contract law and disputes; and Thomas Oskar Strömbom, who advises on the planning, tendering and contract phases of construction projects. Other clients for the team include Cowi, Aspira, DNB Bank and VHV Algemeine Versicherung.


They are highly capable at handling complex issues and are cost efficient.

Stede Nilsen is very sharp in complex disputes and is an invaluable partner for our in-house team.’

Key clients

Akershus County Municipality



Mapei AS

Movar IKS

Municipality of Askim

Municipality of Hamar

Municipality of Lørenskog

Municipality of Oslo

Municipality of Ullensaker

Municipality of Volda

Nye Veier AS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

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

Buffin Real Estate Norway AS

Contexo AS


GE Tinghushaven AS

Hallmaker Group

H.F. Wiebe GmbH & Co KG

Horten Medisinske Senter KF

HR Prosjekt AS

Icopal AS

Inhouse Geoteknik AB

JM Norge AS

Moderne Byggfornyelse AS

Municipality of Aurskog Høland

Municipality of Bamle

Municipality of Drangedal

Municipality of Horten

Municipality of Kragerø

Municipality of Kåfjord

Municipality of Porsgrunn

Municipality of Siljan

Municipality of Skien

Nedre Romerike Avløpsselskap IKS

Norwegian Public Roads Administration (All Regions)

NSW Arkitektur AS

Oxer Eiendom AS

Peyma Entreprenør AS

Rubb AS

Staticus Norge AS

Storegga Entreprenør AS

Studentsamskipnaden Oslo

Sønnico AS

The Robbins Company

Troms County Municipality

Tryg Garanti NUF

VHV Algemeine Versicherung AG

Voksenkollen Utvikling AS

Ø M Fjeld AS

Employment Tier 3

Preben Haugmoen Mo heads up the practice at Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS, which handles the full spectrum of employment work including downsizing and restructuring processes, outsourcing contracts, investigations, pension issues and whistleblowing disputes. Lars Skotvedt is the key contact for contentious work, Anniken Astrup is experienced in individual and collective labour law, and newly promoted associate partner Marianne Klausen handles workforce reductions, outsourcing issues, and individual job protection cases. The group’s clients include Gresvig, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and KLP.


The team is really available and proactive for its clients which is important especially in an international environment. It is also business oriented and has good comprehension of what is at stake for each of its clients.

They listen to the case and are problem-solvers. They are easy to get in touch. Prompt feedback. Deliver as agreed upon.

They know our kind of business and have expertise in areas we ask for. If our main contact is not available, they always have someone else that can respond quickly. They are thorough without being too much.

Preben Haugmoen Mo is really business oriented and tries to find the best solutions even if it is quite difficult to solve. Preben is an excellent specialist in employment law in Norway.

Key clients

Gresvig AS

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet


Accenture AS

The Norwegian Police Federal Union

Elektroskandia AS

Agria Animal Insurance

Kranor AS

Clear Channel Norway AS

Stand Up Norge Ltd

Falck Nutec AS

Renovasjonsetaten i Grenland

HR Prosjekt AS



Inspera AS

Oslo Stock Exchange

Skarland Press AS



Hava Instituttet

Infront ASA

Real estate Tier 3

Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS advises on the full spectrum of issues relating to property developments including property purchases, building regulation issues and construction work. The group’s client roster spans corporate occupiers, real estate companies and developers; notable examples include Google, Fabritius Gruppen and Stavanger Utvikling. Group leader Paal-Christian Hansen handles matters across commercial and residential real estate, Ottar Egset is a key name for property developer clients, and Lars David Råmunddal advises on development projects.


Føyen is good at finding and focusing on the right topics.’

The team has very good knowledge and experience. They have good internal communication and give us excellent and quick advice.

Andreas Iversen is a partner with in-depth knowledge of the industry which benefits us greatly.’

Key clients

Fabritius Gruppen AS

Stavanger Utvikling KF

Boligpartner AS

Loe Utvikling AS

Rema Etablering Oslo/Østlandet AS

Biltema Realestate AS Norway AS

FFV Gardermoen AS


Holt Park Holding AS

Student Welfare organisation of Oslo and Akershus

Ulven AS/Obos Eiendom AS

Rica Eiendom Holding AS

Backe Prosjekt AS

Certas Energy Norway AS

Noah AS

Eiendomsspar AS

Optimera (Saint-Gobain)

Icopal AS

Norsk Eiendom

Google LLC

Intellectual property Tier 4

Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen AS’ practice leverages the firm’s technology and media strength to advise a client roster, which includes Google and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The group regularly assists with IP protection and enforcement mandates with notable expertise in copyright and trade mark matters including copyright licensing, contractual work and portfolio management issues. Lars Folkvard Giske leads the team, which includes Knut Glad, who heads up the ICT and media department; and Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken, who acts for technology companies.

Key clients

Google LLC and Google Norway AS

Baker & McKenzie LLP

United Bakeries Norway AS

Norsk Toppfotball

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Snøhetta AS

Isklar AS

Ceetron AS

Confirmit AS

Anzyz Technologies AS

Bluebit Digital AS

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: 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 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 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
 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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