Øystein Flagstad


Øystein Flagstad focuses on TMT law and copyright. He has extensive experience with the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, personal data processing, legal support for research and development projects and rights holders within the media and entertainment sector, including licensing agreements, consultancy agreements and consortium agreements.




  • Recommended Who’s Who Legal Data: Data Privacy and Protection 2021
  • Recommended Who’s Who Legal Data: Information Technology 2021
  • Recommended in IP, Legal500 2018
  • “Notable practitioner” in copyright, IPStars 2018


Advising IT suppliers and customers across a wide range of sectors; assisting collecting societies and other right holders in contract negotiations and dispute resolution; Øystein has a keen interest in the use of music, film and literature in digital media. He has worked extensively with technology related matters, including matters relating to data protection and the regulatory implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Partner, GjessingReimers2019-
Partner, Grette2008-2019
Senior Attorney, Grette2007
Senior Associate, Grette1999-2006
Associate, Grette1996-1999


  • The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law: Board member: 2016-present
  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the .no domain: 2013-present
  • EuroITCounsel: Board member: 2018-present


Law degree, University of Oslo1996


Norwegian Bar Association; Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriètè Intellectuelle – AIPPI; the Norwegian Copyright Association, the Norwegian Association for Computers and Law


The Scandinavian languages, English.