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

(Leading individuals)

Eirik W Raanes  – Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Led by the ‘amazingKristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik, the dispute resolution team at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS is highly regarded for assisting banking clients with a wide range of commercial and insolvency litigation. Post-M&A disputes, contentious insurance matters and construction claims are key pillars of strength for the group. Henning Harborg is ‘an excellent lawyer – very analytical and pragmatic, yet clear in his advice‘, and is a key contact for white-collar crime mandates. Andreas Meidell focuses on insurance disputes, with established expertise in the maritime sector. Stig Berge handles professional liability cases and corporate litigation, and Eirik W Raanes is ‘a brilliant lawyer and a tremendously experienced litigator‘, while Audun Stornes advises oil and gas clients on contentious work. Managing associate Henrik Møinichen is also a key contact.

Norway > Intellectual property

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS garners praise for its ‘cutting-edge expertise in IP‘, and the ‘solution-oriented‘ team is ‘extremely service-minded and very pleasant to work with‘. Practice head Camilla Vislie is ‘simply outstanding in her field‘ and is very well known for her expertise in IP litigation; she recently represented Lilleborg in a trade mark and unfair competition dispute against Unilever, which was heard before the Supreme Court. Magnus Hauge Greakerhas vast knowledge of patent law and really goes the extra mile. His knowledge of law and technology is outstanding and he is a great communicator‘. Eirik W Raanesis an outstanding litigator‘ and associate Andreas Stabell assists with copyright issues, trade secrets, patents, design matters and marketing law work. Charlotte Høgnes has left the firm for an in-house role.

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