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Torstein Arendt

Partner Oslo

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20 years’ experience with ICT contracts, procurement law, IP law and data protection law

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With experience as a computer engineer and lawyer, Torstein has the necessary interdisciplinary background to understand the client’s technological and administrative challenges, and thus provide targeted and effective legal assistance. Torstein, who has 20 years of experience as a lawyer in the fields of procurement and ICT, assists private and public agencies and municipalities with the introduction and further development of technology projects. Examples that can be mentioned include the further development and operation of Altinn, a new national core network for the health sector, Avinor's Remote Towers Project and the Norwegian Directorate of Health's Core Journal Project.

Torstein has expert knowledge of the execution of technology projects that require in-depth knowledge of both procurement law and ICT law, including strategic and commercial guidance. None of the major procurement projects in which Torstein has been an adviser have resulted in a complaint to the Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA) or a dispute before the courts. Torstein is one of few lawyers in Norway who has completed several large technology procurement processes based on the competitive dialogue procedure from A to Z. Torstein also has in-depth knowledge of the negotiated procurement procedure, and he has completed a large number of processes under this procedure. He also has broad experience in connection with dispute resolution in procurement cases.

Torstein has practical experience with all the standard ICT agreements (Norwegian Government Standard Agreements, Norwegian Computer Society, ICT Norway). Torstein is in demand as a course instructor and lecturer, and he is regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Norwegian Government Standard Agreements. Torstein also has in-depth knowledge of the agreements that Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP use, and he has assisted several clients in connection with licence audits He also works a great deal with privacy protection and intellectual property law issues and has in-depth knowledge of cloud services. Torstein is certified in PRINCE2 project management.