Øystein Flagstad


Øystein Flagstad focuses on TMT law, media and entertainment law and research and development. 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 film and TV industry, 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: 2016-2019, Chairman 2019
  • 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
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)Norwegian Association for Computers and Law
  • Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property Association


The Scandinavian languages, English.