We have the pleasure of announcing that Gry Hvidsten, Hanna Beyer Olaussen and Hanne C. Zimmer are appointed new Partners in Wikborg Rein as of 1 January 2021.
Through these promotions, we strengthen our focus on technology, data protection, intellectual property and IT law and consolidate our position within EU/EEA- and competition law. We wish all three a warm welcome to the partnership!
Gry Hvidsten is cand. jur from the University of Oslo in 2000 and has been working in Wikborg Rein since 2018. Gry assists both public and private companies in a variety of industries with issues related to data protection, digitalisation and GDPR. In addition to her long experience as a corporate lawyer, Gry has worked for several years as an in-house lawyer in Equinor and for several years in the Legislation Department of the Ministry of Justice as a legal advisor with responsibility for the Personal Data Act. Gry is part of our Technology and Digitalisation team and is head of our firm's Data Protection practice.
Hanna Beyer Olaussen is cand. jur from the University of Oslo in 2003 and has since then worked as a lawyer, specialising in technology, intellectual property law and IT law. She has long experience within protection and commercialisation of technology. She joins as a Partner in our Technology and Digitalisation team and heads our Intellectual Property and Marketing law team. Hanna is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal500 within technology and intellectual property.
Hanne C. Zimmer is cand. jur from the University of Oslo in 2001 and also holds a master's degree from the College of Europe in Natolin. She has worked on legal issues relating to EU/EEA law throughout her career. In addition to her long experience as a lawyer, she has seven years' experience from the EFTA Surveillance Authority's Competition and State Aid Directorate in Brussels. Hanne came to Wikborg Rein in 2017 and is part of our EU/EEA- and Competition law team. Her main areas of expertise are competition law, public procurement and state aid. Hanne was earlier this year ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal500 within competition law.