Today, technology is a cornerstone in the majority of all businesses, be it operating systems, software, webpages or other technological solutions. In this respect, good contracts, which reflect the performance that is purchased and which contain appropriate mechanisms to provide incentives for contractual fulfilment, are important.
Our lawyers have the required interest and skills to support both customers and suppliers through procurements or licensing out of technology, and to find solutions if the contractual course does not run as planned. That is why we are the advisor of choice of large Norwegian and foreign industry operators.
Preparation and negotiation of IT contracts, including licence agreements, IT operations, maintenance, development, API access, service level agreements and cloud services.
We possess detailed knowledge of standard form IT agreements, and regularly assist our clients in the choice of the right standard form agreement as well as completing and negotiating the same.
Advisory services relating to relevant statutory requirements that must be taken into account in the agreements and contractual mechanisms to manage and distribute liability and risk.
Courses on IT contracts and related legal issues, including courses on standard form IT agreements, IT security requirements from a legal perspective, open source software and data processing agreements.
Advisory services in connection with complex supplier structures with combinations of Norwegian and large, global suppliers.
Advisory services upon IT procurements by operators subject to separate regulatory requirements, such as the banking and finance industry.
Preparation of data processing agreements in which the IT contracts involve processing of personal information, in cooperation with our Data Protection Team
Advisory services in connection with IT sector mergers and acquisitions, in cooperation with our M&A Team
Management of IT disputes.
Significant market player with notable experience in all areas of TMT. Particularly strong in the IT and telecoms sectors, frequently advising on IT outsourcing.
Wiersholm has assisted IBM in a dispute with Statens Vegvesen