Mr Eirik W Raanes > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
Ruseløkkveien 38, 0251 Oslo
PO Box 1484 Vika
NO-0116 Oslo

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Construction; Dispute Resolution


Mr Raanes works primarily with dispute resolution within contract law, construction law, intellectual property law, insurance law and matters concerning corporate law. He acts regularly on behalf of large Norwegian enterprises in litigation procedures before the ordinary courts and in arbitration. Raanes has been heading Thommessen’s Bergen office since 2011.


2007 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway; 2003-Senior Associate, Thommessen; 1998-2000 Associate, Thommessen




Norwegian Bar Association


2001-2002 Master of US Law (Intellectual Property Emphasis), Santa Clara University, California, USA; 1998 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Bergen

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ team is ‘very experienced in dispute resolution‘, with established expertise in commercial litigation, post-M&A disputes and construction claims. The practice has a particularly strong offering for banking clients, and recent instructions for the group include high-profile insolvency litigation and insurance disputes. Department head Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik focuses on contractual disputes concerning IT, construction, oil and energy projects. Henning Harborg is ‘an excellent advocate with good instincts‘, and Eirik W Raanes is ‘an excellent litigator‘. Andreas Meidell excels in the insurance sector, and Trond Hatland and Stig Berge are also key names to note.

Norway > Intellectual property

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS‘ practice is highly regarded for its ‘vast experience in IP‘. The ‘very professional‘ team is led by Camilla Vislie, who ‘stands out as one of the best IP litigation lawyers in Norway‘ and regularly advises clients from the media, technology and life sciences sectors on contentious matters. Large-scale trade marks disputes are a recognised area of strength for the group, which is also sought out for its expertise in patent and trade secrets litigation. In addition, the practice has a track record in assisting with the intellectual property aspects of transactional matters. Eirik W Raanes focuses on assisting aquaculture, oil and gas and pharmaceuticals sector clients with litigation, pre-litigation and non-contentious work, and senior associate Charlotte Høgnes advises on marketing law. Magnus Hauge Greaker was promoted to partner in January 2021.

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