Øystein Flagstad


Øystein Flagstad focuses on copyright and TMT, including music law, media and entertainment, research and development, personal data processing, artificial intelligence (AI) and fintech. He regularly represents rights holders in rights disputes and anti-piracy work. He has extensive experience with the drafting and negotiation of agreements such as IT contracts, consortium agreements for R&D and licence agreements within the music, film and TV industry.


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  • Recommended Who’s Who Legal Data: Data Privacy and Protection 2024
  • Recommended in TMT, Legal500 2024


Advising rights holders 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 artificial intelligence (AI), data protection and technology in the financial sector (fintech).


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


  • The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law: Board member: 2016-2019, Chairman 2019-present
  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the .no domain: 2013-present
  • EuroITCounsel: Board member: 2018-present


Law degree, University of Oslo1996
Lawyers' practising certificate 1999


  • Member Norwegian Bar Association
  • The Norwegian Copyright Association
  • The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law
  • Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
  • The Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property


The Scandinavian languages, English.