Ms Hanna Beyer Olaussen > 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


Hanna Beyer Olaussen is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office. She is Head of the firm’s Technology and Digitalisation department and Head of the firms intellectual property law practice group.

Hanna is focusing on advice to the technology sector. She specializes in intellectual property law, marketing law and IT-law. Hanna works with contract drafting and negotiations, M&A and disputes.

Contracts: Hanna has extensive experience on advising clients in relation to protection and commercialisation of technology, including digital solutions. She assist in drafting and negotiations of e.g. technology transfer agreements, license agreements, various cooperation agreements, research and development agreements, terms of use, service agreements, consultancy agreements, distribution agreements, agent and franchise agreements. She also assists in IT-procurements.

Disputes: Hanna also advises clients in relation to trademarks, marketing law, business secrets and employee inventions, where here practice also includes assisting the clients in dispute resolutions.

M&A: Hanna regularly assists clients in technology transactions with a focus on safeguarding, protecting and evaluating technology investments.


2021 – Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2018 – 2021 Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2015 – 2018 Senior Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
2005 – 2015 Attorney, Wiersholm Advokatfirma
2004 – 2010 Course Tutor and Examiner, University of Oslo
2004 – 2005 Associate, Svennson Nøkleby Advokatfirma


2022 – Member of Bar Association’s law committee on Intellectual Property and Marketing law


2017 Business Administration, Handelshøyskolen BI
2006 Law Practice Certificate
2003 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo
2002 Intellectual and IT law, University of Southampton
1997 Bachelor in Social Education, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
1994 Elementary courses in psychology, University of Bergen

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > TMT

(Next Generation Partners)

Hanna Beyer OlaussenWikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein‘s technology and digitalisation department is home to a team of ‘very skilled professionals‘ with ‘deep knowledge‘, and provides ‘practical and constructive advice‘ on data protection and privacy matters, IT contracts, marketing law and eGovernment work, to name some key areas of expertise. Hanna Beyer Olaussen‘s practice centres on technology contracts, transactions, marketing law and IT law; she co-leads the team with newly promoted partner and data protection specialist Gry Hvidsten. Other key names are Rolf Riisnæs, who provides ‘sound legal advice‘ on IT public procurement matters, eGovernment work and IT contracts, and Line Coll, who is singled out for her experience in handling digitalisation and privacy mandates.

Norway > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Hanna Beyer OlaussenWikborg Rein

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.