Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Law

The technology and telecommunications sector is fast-growing and faces many challenges due to its pace of development. The procurement and management of technology gives rise to a variety of legal issues including drafting of ICT agreements, data protection, information security and electronic commerce. Other aspects for consideration include agreements regarding ownership rights and utilisation of technology. Our lawyers are highly-skilled and have extensive experience in this fast-paced market, and we provide both legal and strategic advice to clients across the entire sector.

Information technology and other technology solutions form the backbone of modern business activity, and are often closely integrated with business procedures. Therefore it is not only the procurement of technology that creates legal challenges, but also the choices made with respect to its utilisation.

We provide guidance to our clients on the evolving legal requirements for the use of IT solutions, to ensure that clients receive not only sound practical advice but also comprehensive up-to date legal advice to suit their business needs. Our clients can benefit from our in-depth expertise and experience in matters of data protection, and we help clients to comply with legal requirements in respect of electronic signatures and encryption technology.

We regularly assist clients through all phases of technology procurement, including the identification of the relevant legal requirements, planning of the procurement process, drafting agreements and other documents, negotiations and assistance through to the execution of agreements and when necessary, dispute resolution.

We also assist clients on regulatory matters in the area of data protection including ongoing advice, notifications and license applications, data processing agreements and issues concerning the transfer of personal data to other countries, as well as complaints. We have accumulated significant experience in a variety of industries.

Our lawyers have a wealth of international experience and assist both Norwegian and international companies in a wide array of technology transactions in Norway.

Wikborg Rein's group for IP and technology is comprised of lawyers who are among the market leaders in this sector and are ranked in major legal directories. Several of our lawyers have previous experience in legislative work and research. We place great emphasis on academic quality to provide clients with first-class advice of the highest level.