ITechLaw 2011 European Conference

Oslo, Norway • Grand Hotel Oslo • 20-21 October 2011


Haakon Opperud
Associate Partner, Thommessen; Norway

Haakon Opperud heads the firms IT and Technology group. He specialises within a variety of IT contracts, e-commerce, outsourcing, other technology law matters, IPR and M&A involving the tech sector. Haakon Opperud has assisted on a substantial number of the largest IT contracts awarded over the last 10 years in Norway, including 5 out of 5 of the largest deals within IT sourcing awarded the last 5 years. Furthermore Haakon Opperud has acted on several multi sourcing deals, including the first such deal in Norway in 2003. His passion for IT law kick started in the mid of the nineties involving several years assistance on the largest and most complex IT dispute so far occurred in Norway. He is a member of the firm’s M&A group handling IT/IP and other tech issues. Haakon Opperud is top rated in listings such as Legal 500 Europe, Who`s Who, AIM.

Thommessen is one of Norway’s largest and highest ranked law firms. The firm celebrated 150 years in 2006 and offers full service provided by its 185 lawyers.

Haakon Opperud is frequently used as a lecturer within his field. He is a board member or member of several IT or IT Law organisations and appointed local representative and board of directors for ITechlaw.

He advices several of the leading national and international players within the aforesaid sectors in Norway as well assist the national players abroad by organizing legal assistance in multiple jurisdictions.



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