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4 Ranked Lawyers

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Simonsen Vogt Wiig's TMT Practice

Simonsen Vogt Wiig is widely acknowledged by clients and peers for its leading TMT practice. The firm is the only firm in Norway that has a broad coverage in all TMT areas, IT, media, telecom and data protection.

The team serves as regular counsel for major Norwegian media players and have also significantly increased the business within data protection in the last couple of years. 

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What the team is known for

Simonsen Vogt Wiig houses one of Norway's first-class TMT practices. The team is particularly renowned for its excellence in complex IT procurements and outsourcings as well as the establishment of platforms. Digitalisation projects, cloud transformations and the implementation of nationwide IT infrastructures also fall within the firm's outstanding offering. An additional strength lies in the handling of product launches for prominent international technology companies and fintech-related mandates. Its team members also regularly advise on data protection issues including GDPR compliance and proceedings in front of Norway's highest data protection authority. It has further expertise in media law mandates including broadcasting rights.

Work Highlights

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  • Advises Helseplattformen on an agreement for the delivery of a common EHR system.

Notable Practitioners

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Malin Tønseth
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Malin Tønseth
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Malin Tønseth enters the rankings following excellent market endorsements. She is particularly active on all data protection issues from GDPR compliance to data breaches and cybersecurity, with further strength in IT mandates. "She has a very good understanding of the law both from a theoretical but also very importantly from a practical point of view," says a client.

Tor Stokke
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Tor Stokke
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Clients describe Tor Stokke as a "very good negotiator: he sees people's strengths and weaknesses and makes people come to an agreement." He rises in the rankings following market support. His strengths in IT mandates range from product launches and new IT platform establishments to procurements and contract negotiations.

Espen Tøndel
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Espen Tøndel
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Espen Tøndel remains one of Norway's top telecommunication experts, and regularly advises on national roaming agreements and network access negotiations. Clients appreciate Espen Tøndel for offering "outstanding commercial skills and practical solutions."

Thomas Olsen
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Thomas Olsen
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Thomas Olsen enters the new data protection rankings as he is widely considered one of Norway's top data protection experts. He advises on GDPR compliance and represents clients in front of authorities regarding data sharing processes. Clients comment: "He is very knowledgeable with data protection law and helps us when we need it and within the set timeframes."

Ranked Lawyers at
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TMT: Data Protection

Thomas Olsen
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Thomas Olsen
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Malin Tønseth
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Malin Tønseth
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TMT: Information Technology

Tor Stokke
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Tor Stokke
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TMT: Telecommunications

Espen Tøndel
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Espen Tøndel
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Members

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Camilla Hagelien

Emile Schjønsby-Nolet

Hedda B. Heier

Karin Fløistad

Marit Stubø Jorde

Nicholas Foss Barbantonis

Nicolai Halbo

Head of Department

Rune Ljostad

Thomas Olsen

Torunn Hellvik Olsen

Trine Vabog

Øyvind Akerholt