Marte Thorsby > CMS Kluge > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

CMS Kluge
0117 OSLO

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Intellectual property expert with long experience as a key representative for the Norwegian and international music industry in Norway


2021-YTD Partner, Kluge law firm; 2006-2020 Managing Director and National Group Director, IFPI Norway (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry); 2000-2006 Lawyer/associate, Grette law firm; 1998-2000 Management consultant, Ernst & Young Management consulting; 1997-1998 Associate, Ernst & Young, tax departement


Norwegian, English


1998 University of Oslo, Cand. jur.; Griffith University, Australia, Exhange semester, legal subjects, IP, International privacy law, environmental law

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > TMT

CMS Kluge assists a roster of private sector clients and governmental entities with technology projects, and advises on data privacy issues, telecoms matters, and public procurement work, among other areas. The department is jointly led by Stian Oddbjørnsen, who specialises in TMT disputes, procurement matters and technology contractual issues, and Marte Thorsby, who is very experienced in advising clients in the media industry. Torstein Arendt is a key contact for assisting major organisations with prominent IT contracts. Associate partner Ove André Vanebo adds expertise in data privacy law.

Norway > Intellectual property

At CMS Kluge, the ‘young, dynamic, hardworking and highly intelligent‘ team is acting for Neodrill in a patent litigation case against oil service company Aker Solutions; the matter is being led by Kyrre Tangen Andersen, who is ‘very intelligent, good with clients and exceptional in litigation‘. Department head Thomas Rieber-Mohn specialises in copyright law, and also advises offshore, media and entertainment, and software clients on IP litigation and patents, designs and trade mark matters. The group was bolstered by the arrival of experienced IP practitioner Marte Thorsby from IFPI Norway in January 2021, and senior associate Henrik Høines is singled out as ‘very talented and hardworking‘.