Mr Leif Eirik Thrane > Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
Haakon VIIs gate 10
PB 359 Sentrum

Work Department

Information technology
Intellectual property rights
Corporate M&A


Partner Leif Eirik Thrane is head of Haavind’s TMT practice team and has more than 20 years of experience in TMT law. Under his leadership, the TMT practice in Haavind has grown to be the one of the, if not the, largest TMT practice groups in Norway.

Partner Thrane is specialised large IT projects, including complex outsourcings, digitalisation issues, other business processes, IT agreements and in tech M&A. He also has extensive experience with licensing, cloud services and system development agreements.

He has been part of the corporate management of a leading Nordic listed IT-service company and has extensive experience in combining law with commercial decisions.

With a strong focus on transnational IT projects and M&A transactions, Partner Thrane has worked on numerous projects outside the Nordic countries, including Russia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, England, USA and India.

Clients have particularly appreciated Partner Thrane’s extensive in-house experience and in-depth industry knowledge, along with his practical, problem-solving advice.



Advokatfirmaet Haavind


General Counsel, Tieto Global M&A


General Counsel, Tieto Corporation


Advokatfirmaet BA-HR


Cand. jur. /LL.M, UiB

Master of International Trade Law (LL.M), Bond Uni, Australia

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Leif Eirik ThraneAdvokatfirmaet Haavind AS

The team of ‘very skilled professionals‘ at Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS ‘has deep insight into the legal landscape, and at the same time, is able to translate the legal issues into practical solutions‘. Led by Leif Eirik Thrane, who has established strength in handling cloud services and outsourcing work, the group is highly regarded for its solid track record in acting for blue-chip clients in high-profile IT disputes, cybersecurity matters and prominent technology M&A deals. Arne Byberg ‘always give thoroughly prepared advice; he is very competent, solution oriented and his expertise is very much appreciated‘. Andreas Bernt has ‘excellent insight into the media industry‘, and Kari Gimmingsrud ‘has great insight into IP issues‘. Senior associate Isak Mendoza specialises in data protection matters.