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Technology and digitalisation

Thommessen assists Norwegian and international clients in their pursuit of their business goals related to digital technology and data. Over the past 20 years we have advised our clients in most business sectors in their mission-critical projects for development, transformation, maintenance and operations of their IT and business processes.

Technology and digitalisation affect all business sectors, both in Norway and internationally. Digital solutions come with a promise of accelerated innovation, automated and more efficient business processes, increased customer satisfaction, improved customer experiences, enhanced security, etc. However, this is a complex field where it is important to control the risk elements it poses. We have deep knowledge of these risk elements from our extensive practice. This enable us to identify and address the risk elements in the contracts we draft and negotiate for our clients. We do this in a manner which takes both the customer's and the vendors' interests into account, thus enabling successful project outcomes for both parties.

We have a dedicated and top ranked team consisting of more than 10 lawyers specialised within technology and digitalisation. This team work exclusively within this field of specialisation. Our lawyers have not only the legal skills, but also the commercial and technical understanding necessary to assist businesses with embracing the digital revolution.

Our experts primarily focus on the following four main categories:

  • Sourcing and digitalisation projects: We assist businesses with advice and contract negotiation in connection with the procurement of services relating to the development, transformation, management and operation of business-critical IT and business processes. Our team has broad experience from agile projects, mixed service models, DevOps, cloud computing, in addition to other service models and IT solutions.
  • Commercial/strategic: We provide ongoing commercial and strategic advice in relation to product development, as well as technology and service procurement.
  • Contentious matters: We assist a number of clients with judicial and non-judicial dispute resolution related to information and communications technology and data.
  • Transaction: There is an increasing focus on technology and digitalisation in M&A projects. Our team works closely with our transaction lawyers on complex cross-border transactions.
The team is highly engaged, delivers in accordance with promised and agreed deadlines and responds quickly. Client
Chambers Europe, 2022

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