Hans Erik Johnsen's practice covers the entire area of intellectual property and TMT law. He advises Wiersholm's clients on a wide range of matters related to intellectual property law, trademark law and marketing law and has for many years also assisted clients in legal areas related to broadcasting, media and technology and telecommunication. He has wide experience in assisting companies in the technology and media sectors. Mr. Johnsen also has long experience with extensive contract negotiations within these markets and legal areas, including strategic as well as legal advice. He has extensive experience from the relevant industries and has also held directorships with important market players.
Mr. Johnsen is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on intellectual property and TMT law by the recognised ranking agencies Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.
Hans Erik Johnsen maintains a comprehensive practice, advising on contentious and advisory issues. Sources highlight his dedication and client focus. One source describes him as "excellent, always responsive and extremely proficient." Another explains that "he works really hard for his clients; he has the ability to get results, even when the case didn't give us much hope."
Partner, Wiersholm, 2008
Advokat, Wiersholm, 2005
Advokat, Telenor ASA, 1996
Deputy Judge, Ytre Follo District Court, 1995
Associate, Lund & Gundersen, Advokatfirma DA, 1993
Associate, Lund & Co., 1993
Editor, The legal periodical "Jussens Venner", 1992
Cand. jur., University of Bergen, 1992
Additional qualifications in Maritime Law, University of Oslo, 1991
Memberships / Posts
Member, The Norwegian Bar Association,
Member, Lawyer's Education Centre,
Honours and awards
Intellectual Property, Legal 500, Leading individuals/Hall of fame, 2019
TMT, Legal 500, Leading individuals, 2019
TMT, Chambers Europe, Band 2, 2019
Intellectual Property, Chambers Europe, Band 2, 2019