Digital Innovation & TMT

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Our lawyers within digital innovation and TMT provide advice to leading Scandinavian and international providers and users of electronic network and content services. The networks include mobile, broadcasting, satellite and fiber and various bearer services, and the content anything from video and radio broadcasting and ecommerce platforms to interpersonal communication. The players in the industry and their customers tend to outsource and distribute accumulation, hosting, value added processing and access to data and look for innovative solutions to their various digitalization needs in order to be at the forefront of their industries. Our clients are developing and utilizing advanced AI and ML solutions, based on data collected from e.g. IoT devices.

Our lawyers are experienced in both the legal and the commercial and technical, aspects of such businesses. We work with clients across the board of regulatory, contractual and transactional issues to support their aspirations to protect value creation while avoiding pitfalls. Our work includes infrastructure and digitalization projects, development and commercialization of advanced digital services, ecommerce and data utilization and data protection. We also regularly assist in contract negotiations, transactions and disputes.

We are one of very few Scandinavian firms providing a holistic approach to the sector. Our clients include vendors, carriers, operators, developers, content owners and other stakeholders. We also assist leading international companies with strategic legal advice related to commercial and operational issues. Further, our lawyers have extensive experience with industry-specific contracts and regulatory issues, including background from the incumbent telecoms operator and the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom).

Our lawyers regularly publish articles to keep our clients updated on key developments of relevance to their business and we offer a monthly newsletter covering a wide range of to-the-point practical advice. 

Our practice group advises Scandinavian and international clients on all business aspects related to IT & technology, focusing on the following:

  • Advising on all IT- and technology-related contracts, such as SaaS services, software licensing, development services, operational services, hardware purchase, ERP, etc.
  • Giving legal and practical advice regarding companies’ use of AI in their daily operations, including preparations for the EU AI Act, Data Act and Digital Services Act
  • Assisting in reviewing and negotiating IT contracts, whether tailormade or based on our considerable experience in known standard templates in the market
  • Drafting tailormade IT contracts for our clients’ needs (distribution agreements, R&D agreements, subcontractor agreements, OEM agreements etc.)
  • Assisting in procurements or sale of IT-related products or services, including strategic and commercial advice on technology-driven matters
  • Advising on IT contracts and licensing terms in transactions or contract disputes

Our services include:

  • Design of solutions to ensure protection of valuable data required to achieve business aspirations

  • Development of technology and commercial exploitation

  • Fintech, Biotech, Proptech, Adtech, Medtech, Insurtech, Edtech anf Cleantech/Greentech

  • IT-specific contracts (development, operations, application management, SLA, cloud services, outsourcing etc.)

  • Legislation for ecom, content services, ecommerce and electronic media

  • Ecom-specific contracts (access, right of way, distribution, public financing, facility sharing, interconnection etc.)

  • Data protection and regulatory issues (GDPR)

  • Allocation of scarce resources (frequencies, numbers and domain names)

  • E-marketing, e-signatures and electronic payment

  • Infrastructure projects and joint ventures

  • Raising capital and advising on exits from investments

  • Handling disputes in or out of court

  • Design of licensing arrangements and terms of use to protect rights and concepts

  • Introduction of new services on different technological platforms