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Føyen Torkildsen

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Chairman: Ottar F Egseth
Managing Director: Knut Glad
Number of partners: 26
Number of lawyers: 63
Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and the Scandinavian languages

Firm Overview:
Advokatfirmaet Føyen Torkildsen is a firm of dedicated legal specialists, with extensive expertise in the areas of real estate, ICT media, employment, corporate law and public procurement. The firm has a well-established reputation for its high legal proficiency, providing clients with experienced attorneys who have comprehensive knowledge within their legal domains. Føyen Torkildsen regularly advises domestic and international enterprises. Clientele also includes organisations and public authorities. The firm works hard to ensure high quality and efficient service, and is committed to obtaining broad understanding of their clients industry and business.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Real Estate
-Employment
-ICT Media
-Construction
-Building & Planning
-Corporate
-Public Procurement

Real Estate:
7 partners, 9 fee earners
Føyen Torkildsen has one of Norway’s most experienced legal environments within real estate and assists some of the countries larger real estate operators. For many years the real estate team has assisted corporations on issues linked to major urban development projects. The team assists in all phases of development projects from the purchase of property, property development and structuring of ownership and letting, management and administration. It also assists at all stages of purchase and sale of property and property companies. Its work frequently involves contract negotiations and contract elaboration, choice of transaction structure with focus on tax and duty, due diligence implementation, financial assistance and documentation drafting.
Contact: Paal-Christian Hansen

Planning & Building:
1 partner, 4 fee earners
Føyen Torkildsen assists developers and contractors in planning or building processes. The planning and building team also assists businesses affected by this and additionally municipalities as decision- making and regulatory building authorities. The firm’s expertise covers all issues related to planning and building regulations. Issues related to private enterprises’ approvals, the right to accept responsi- bility, and supervision by the building authorities are also part of their expertise area.
Contact: Roar R Lillebergen

Public Procurement:
6 partners, 10 fee earners
Føyen Torkildsen has, during the last years, expanded to become one of Norway’s largest and most experienced legal teams within public procurement. We assist both public sector and tenderers in all matters concerning public procurement, both before and out of the court. Our public procurement team acts as primary legal advisor for some of the largest and most influential contracting authorities and parties, and have a highly experienced team for the handling of large and complex projects. We are valued by clients for our sound judgement, fast responses and clear explanations. In addition to traditional counselling, our lawyers have authored books and numerous articles about public procurement, and they are highly sought after lecturers.
Contact: Kristian J Trygstad

Construction:
7 partners, 13 fee earners
Føyen Torkildsen’s construction team assists developers and contractors in all segments of the trade with the preparation of contracts, contract quality assurance, monitoring of construction projects, settlement negotiations and dispute resolution. The construction team assists the country’s most skilled market players on both the contractor and the developer side. The team also offers legal assistance with implementation of PPP projects. Construction lawyers have conducted a significant number of PPP projects on behalf of public employers in recent years, in new construction and building projects.
Contact: Stede G Nilsen

ICT Media:
6 partners, 7 fee earners
Føyen Torkildsen has one of Norway’s leading ICT teams, highly specialised on ICT agreements, outsourcing, media and TV distribution, intellectual property, cloud computing, data protection and privacy. The team offers a full range of legal services to the IT, telecommunications and media industries. Among the firm’s clients are some of the top national and international firms. ICT and media companies on the supplier side, including several large consultancy, outsourcing and service suppliers. The ICT team also advises many large companies on the customer side with procurements ICT and media law.
Contact: Lars F Giske

Employment:
5 partners, 3 fee earners
Føyen Torkildsen offers legal advice on all aspects of labour law. The employment team places special emphasis on providing its clients with practical and solution-oriented representation. The team provides assistance with change processes, transactions, outsourcing, reorganisation and downsizing. The team also has broad experience and expertise in dismissal cases, contracts, collective bargaining, working hour agreements, HSE, and protection against disloyal competition. The employment team represents national and international enterprises as well as organisations and public entities. The firm’s lawyers regularly litigate before all courts of law, including the Supreme Court.
Contact: Preben H Mo

Corporate:
2 partners, 4 fee earners
The team is highly specialised in company law, tax and VAT. The team works independently as well as in teams with other expertise in the firm offering advice and solutions in complex transac- tions and other matters. The team has extensive experience with the design of company structures, company transactions, incorporation of companies, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, directors’ liability, corporate governance, equity transactions, mergers/demergers, conversion and liquidation of companies. Tax matters include assistance in intra-group restructurings, business transfers, and equity transactions. VAT assistance includes general advice and in particular advice on real-estate transactions and operations.
Contact: Harald Evensen