Rolf Riisnæs


About Rolf Riisnæs

Rolf (Dr. juris) is part of the firm's Technology and Digitalization practice and the Public Procurement practice. His expertise are within IT-contracts and IT-procurements, data protection/privacy, information security, e-id, electronic signature, e-business and data sharing issues.

Rolf has expert knowledge of the application of all Government's Standard Terms and Conditions for IT Procurement (SSA) which are the most frequently used standard IT-contracts in Norway even in the private sector. He assisted in drafting the new model cloud services agreements (SSA-sky) which were published in 2021 and in the overall update of the other SSAs in 2015.

Riisnæs was appointed Dr. juris in 2006 for his thesis regarding digital certificates and certification services (PKI and electronic signatures).

Rolf is credited by Chambers and Partners (Band 1) and Legal 500 (Leading Individuals) for TMT/Information Technology and is appointed among Thought Leaders – Data by Who's Who Legal.

Work experience
  • 2010 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2007 - 2009

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2006

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2000 - 2005

    Researcher/Scholarship to pursue doctorate studies (part time)

  • 1994 - 1999

    Researcher, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law (NRCCL), Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (part time)

  • 1994 - 1999

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo (part time)

  • 1990 - 1993

    Research Assistant, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law (NRCCL), Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (part time)

  • 1985 - 1987

    Financial Secretary, Norsk AS Philips

  • 2007

    Practising certificate

  • 2006

    Dr. juris, University of Oslo

  • 1993

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo

  • 2021

    Computer Law and Security Review, EU National News Column (2015 onwards), with Emily M. Weitzenboeck

  • 2020

    Book review: Personvernforordningen (GDPR) – en lærebok (textbook), by Dag Wiese Schartum (2020), reviewed in Lov & Data (December 2020)

  • 2017

    Data Protection – Norway Chapter, International Comparative Legal Guides (2014-2017), with Emily M. Weitzenboeck

  • 2007

    Digitale sertifikater og sertifikattjenester – roller, oppgaver og ansvar, Fagbokforlaget (2007) [Digital Certificates and Certification Services (PKI)]

  • 2007

    Regelverksutvikling og brukerdeltakelse i eForvaltningen, i Dag Wiese Schartum (red.), Elektronisk forvaltning i Norden, Fagbokforlaget (2007) [Regulatory development and user participation in the eGovernment]

  • 2005

    Sikker elektronisk samhandling med og i forvaltningen (eForvaltningsforskriften), i Arild Jansen og Dag Wiese Schartum (red.), Informasjonssikkerhet - Rettslige krav til sikker bruk av IKT, Fagbokforlaget (2005) [Secure electronic communicaton with and within the public administration]

  • 2004

    Digital Certificates and Certification Services, i Peter Wahlgren (ed), IT Law, Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 47, Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law (2004)

  • 2003

    Electronic Agents and PKI, i Jon Bing and Giovanni Sartor (eds), The Law of Electronic Agents, CompLex 4/2003. En lett bearbeidet versjon av artikkelen er publisert i Lee Bygrave (ed), Yulex 2003

  • 1996

    Introduction to the Norwegian Model EDI Agreement, EDI Law Review, Vol 3 No 3, 1996

  • 1994

    Elektronisk datautveksling i tollforvaltningen - rettslige spørsmål knyttet til TVINN, CompLex 3/94, Tano (1994) [Electronic data interchange in the customs admininstration]

  • 1992

    EDI and National Legislation, i Wolgang Kilian og Andreas Wiebe (eds.), Data Security in Computer Networks and Legal Problems, Toeche-Mittler Verlag (1992)

  • 1992

    Implementing EDI – a proposal for regulatory reform, CompLex 6/92, Tano (1992)