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Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

Espen  Tøndel

Espen Tøndel



  • Corporate and M&A
  • Communications, IT and media
  • Data protection
  • Data Protection (GDPR)

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Technology and Telecom
DealMaker Group
IBA Group
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
Espen Tøndel’s main areas of expertise are within IT, telecoms, IP and M&A. He has experience with heading large procurement projects and has broad international experience.

Espen’s areas of expertise are generally where technology and the law intersects and more specifically digitalization, IT, telecoms, IP and M&A. His experience includes heading large procurement projects and transactions within the technology space.

Digitalization is at the core of his practice, which includes work within ConstrucTech, FarmTech, FinTech, ShipTech, including working with the first autonomous battery-driven vessel in the world. He has broad international experience and works with major market players.

Areas of Practice

China Desk | Commercial Contract Law | Communications, IT and media | Corporate and M&A | Data protection | Data Protection (GDPR) | FinTech | Intellectual Property | Intellectual property law | Intellectual Property Rights | IT and Data Security | IT and Digitalisation | IT, data protection and data security | IT, Privacy and Data Security | Media and Entertainment | Technology and Telecom | Telecom and Media | Telecoms and Media


EU: Geo-Blocking Regulation Enters Into Force
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2018

Regulation (EU) 2018/302 of February 28, 2018, on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market (the "Regulation") came into force, December 3, 2018. The Regulation seeks to increase access for customers in the EU and EEA to goods and services by preventing unjustified geo-discrimination due to the customer's nationality, place of residence or establishment...

Battling for The Knowledge That Controls The Car
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, November 2018

The value of the car is no longer merely associated with the car body, its engine or other material parts. Substantial value is found in the knowledge that controls the car – knowledge that does not only steer the car, but which may form the basis for maintenance and repairs planning, computing insurance premiums or indicating who is liable in the case of damage...

Maritime Law in the Wake of the Unmanned Vessel
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, August 2017

Unmanned vessels are no longer a futuristic concept, but a reality. In Norway, several projects involving the testing of unmanned vessels are currently ongoing. It is only a question of time before we see unmanned vessels operating in international waters. In this article we will first look at ongoing projects in Norway and the challenges faced from a national law perspective...

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