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Kai Th√łgersen

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Telecommunication, Corporate/M&A, Company Law, Contract Law, Technology


Partner Kai Th√łgersen has extensive national and international experience with providing corporate and strategic advice, contract drafting and negotiations in mergers, acquisitions, capital market transactions and other major restructuring processes. Th√łgersen is also an experienced team and negotiation leader, and for more than eight years he was the Managing Partner of one of Norway's leading law firms. Th√łgersen particularly advises technology and telecom companies and is the head of Wiersholm's dedicated technology, media and communication team.


Partner at Wiersholm since 2014 Managing Partner, Thommessen, 2005-2013 Partner, Thommessen, 1996-2013 Associate, Thommessen, London, 1991-1993 Traineeship, Allen & Overy, 1991 Associate, Thommessen, 1989-1996 Registrar, Skien and Porsgrunn District Court, 1988-1989 Senior Executive Officer, Oslo Tax Office, 1987-1988


Management Development, Harvard Business School, 2008 Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2006 Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1987


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Wiersholm¬†combines 'great availability and business understanding' with 'a hardworking¬†approach to any task' to maintain its position as 'one of the best in the market'. The department excels in M&A and private equity work; recent examples include assisting Orkla with its sale of a 50% stake in Sapa to Hydro Aluminium, acting for Visma on the acquisition by Visma Nederland of Emerald Bidco, and advising Summa Equity on its purchase of Norsk Gjenvinning from Altor Fund III.¬†Harald Hellebust¬†leads the practice, which also includes¬†Erik Thyness, cross-border expert¬†Jarle Kvam, Gunhild Dugstad¬†and¬†Kai Th√łgersen. Nils Thommessen moved in-house.

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Within: TMT

Recent highlights for¬†Wiersholm's TMT group include acting for Telenor in a Supreme Court dispute relating to subscriber data and illegal file sharing, representing IBM in an IT contract dispute against the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, and advising MBL (the organisation for media enterprises) on issues relating to Norwegian media houses and their ad-tech and data privacy discussions with Google and the Norwegian Data Protection Authority. Key practitioners include¬†Hans Erik Johnsen,¬†Rune Opdahl, who specialises in IT, data protection, media and ecommerce work for clients in the media and technology sectors,¬†Kai Th√łgersen¬†and litigator¬†Magnus Hellesylt. IT and technology contract specialist and senior associate¬†Theresa Schumacher Walberg¬†is also a name to note.

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