Mr Lars Erik Steinkjer > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Wikborg Rein
Dronning Mauds gate 11
P.O.Box 1513 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
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Work Department

Technology and Digitalization


Lars Erik Steinkjer is a partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is part of the firm’s Technology and Digitalisation group. Lars Erik has a degree in law from the University of Bergen in 2004 and obtained his PhD at the same place in 2010. He has extensive experience assisting clients in intellectual property rights (IPR) matters, including advice on securing, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights. Among other things, Lars Erik has been involved in a number of major disputes related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights and assists both international and domestic companies before the Norwegian courts.


2022 – Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2019 – 2022 Legal Counsel, PGS
2017 – 2019 Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2015 – 2017 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2011 – 2014 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2010 – 2011 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2010 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
2009 Lecturer, The Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
2005 – 2009 Scholarship holder, The Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
1998 – 1999 Kvartermester og instruktør, Lett Missil Bateri, Trondenes Øvingsavdeling


2011 Practising certificate
2010 Doctoral dissertation in Law (PhD), University of Bergen
2004 Cand.jur., University of Bergen
1997 – 1998 Officers’ training school, coast artillery

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Intellectual property

Hanna Beyer Olaussen leads the ‘flexible and approachable‘ team at Wikborg Rein, which has notable expertise in patent litigation and is equally adept at advising on marketing, trade mark and unfair competition issues. Of counsel Gunnar Meyeris a luminary in the IP space in Norway‘, and is leading advice to three banks in ongoing trade mark and unfair competition litigation before the Supreme Court, concerning Bank Norwegian’s use of the clients’ trade marks in keyword advertising on Google. Copyright and trade secrets matters are other areas of strength for the group, alongside handling the IP aspects of transactions. Senior associate Nora Bratheim regularly acts in contentious IP mandates, and Lars Erik Steinkjer rejoined the firm in March 2022 from an in-house role.