Simen Blaker Strand specialises in IT/technology law, personal data law, and intellectual property law. He has extensive hands-on experience from the IT-industry, and from advising on contracts and transactions where technology and IP are central.
2021: ‘Simen Blaker Strand is quick and service minded, strong at IT contracts and GDPR.’
2021: ‘Simen Blaker Strand brings many years of experience within the IT industry, and has a very good understanding of our business and the challenges we face.’
Simen has 20 years experience within technology law, data privacy law and intellectual property law. Having previously held the position as Head of Legal in IBM Norway for nine years, he has hands-on experience from the IT industry. Simen has been advising on a broad range of technology related legal issues, including negotiating and drafting a large number of major IT contracts across the full spectrum of software, hardware and services, and other commercial contracts such as research and development agreements, technology consortium agreements, licensing agreements, and partner- and distribution agreements. Simen has extensive experience from advising on IP rights in connection with technology transactions. Simen advises private and public organisations on data privacy/GDPR matters, and public procurement.
|Head of Legal, IBM Norway||2008-2017|
|Senior Attorney, Schjødt||2007-2008|
|Law degree, University of Bergen||2001|
The Scandinavian languages, English