KRISTIAN FOSS

Company : BULL & CO


Kristian Foss, BULL & CO partner, Oslo, Norvegia

Main work areas
IT-law
Delivery- and outsourcing agreements
Data protection/privacy
Copyright
Open source licensing
Internet of things
Negotiations
Business development and strategic counselling
Distribution agreements and other commercial agreements
Dispute resolution (including litigation and alternative dispute resolution)
Trademark and design
Startups


Kristian is a Member of the Expert Committee for ICT law at Norwegian Center for continuing legal education and recommended in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
He is particularly strong in tactic and strategic counselling, contract drafting and negotiations. Kristian’s inhouse experience at EVRY, numerous large negotiations, work with startups and close collaborator with many businesses, has given him a unique commercial understanding which is reflected in his legal advice.
Beyond his main fields of expertise, Kristian has wide experience in general commercial law, and a large international network.
Kristian advice and lectures in data protection, copyright, trademarks, design, contract law and Internet of things. For a number of years he was a permanent advisor for the Norwegian National Competence Center for open source.
Significant English language practice.

Practice:
Bull & Co Law firm, partner 2015-
Gille Law firm DA, managing partner 2007-2015
Law firm Haavind Vislie AS, senior associate/associate (responsible for technology, IT and telecom) 2001-2007
EVRY (prev. EDB Fellesdata), associate/lawyer legal department 1999-2001
Idium AS, co-founder, chairman/board member periodically until spring 2008 (1999)
Grape Interactive AS (internet consultancy), project manager, lawyer and business developer 1997-1999
Directorships and memberships (earlier and present)
Expert Committee for ICT law, Center for continuing legal education (educational branch of Norwegian Bar Association), member
IT IP Law Group Europe, president 2012-2013
Fuel Express AS, board member
Kalibera AS (web based chat tool), chairman and board member
Apps AS (apps development), board member
Idium AS (web publishing), chairman and board member