ITechLaw 2011 European Conference
Oslo, Norway • Grand Hotel Oslo • 20-21 October 2011
Ståle L. Hagen
Partner, SIMONSEN Advokatfirma; Oslo, Norway
Ståle L. Hagen has expertise in solution-oriented negotiation of technology contracts, with extensive experience in international negotiations and with most of the largest international suppliers in the industry. During the past 15 years, he has specialized in technology contracts and negotiations, with experience both from the industry as Country Counsel in HP Norway and from public procurement as Contract Manager and Commercial Negotiator in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV).
Mr. Hagen is considered an expert on technology contracts such as procurement and licensing of hardware and software, project deliveries, consulting services, software development, source code deposit (escrow), maintenance and support, operations/outsourcing/cloud computing, software as a service, communication services, distribution, and partner and team agreements.
He has been a significant contributor to the development of several of the contract standards that are used in the Norwegian technology industry today, including the innovative “PS2000 Contract” for agile software development processes. He is a popular lecturer and speaker on topics such as technology contracts and negotiations. He was head of his firm's Corporate department from 2009 to 2010, working on M&A, strategic negotiations and process management within the technology sector.