Bing Hodneland’s IT and Media Department focuses on the legal aspects of the Media and the IT industry. The firm’s expertise has been built up over many years of service to Norway’s leading IT and media enterprises.
Our interdisciplinary team offers strategic and legal advice, and litigates cases before the courts. We know the industry, and several of our attorneys have worked for leading IT and media enterprises. Our attorneys have broad courtroom experience.
Our attorneys rank at the top within their relevant specialities.
We provide services for film, TV and music producers, publishing houses, daily newspaper and media houses, journalists, musicians, photographs, artists and organisations.
Further, we provide assistance for several listed companies in the IT and telecom industries, as well as for consultancies and those who design and provide websites, software, databases or ICT services in general.
Our expertise generally addresses players in the TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) sector, where the subject areas media law and ICT law are the main focus. Intellectual property rights, often abbreviated IPR, is another speciality that is useful throughout the entire cultural sector.
Ødegaard is among the country's leading attorneys in copyright law, trademarks and ICT law, and he has experience as head of legal affairs for Atea, the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure. External examiner within copyright, trademark and e-commerce law for students at Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.
Wessel-Aas is one of Norway's most experienced media law attorneys.
He has worked with freedom of expression, the protection of privacy, copyright and human rights, and he has litigated such cases before the courts since 1995, not least during his 12 years as legal counsel for Norway's public broadcaster NRK.
Pettersen is an integral part of our specialist team for IT and Media.
Particularly, she offers assistance to businesses and players in the media, film and music industry, on questions about intellectual property rights, media law, marketing law, contract law, labour law and the protection of privacy.
Pettersen has special expertise in copyright law, (music, film, TV and other media), trademark law and media law, and she has a master's degree with a major in the entertainment industry from King's College, University of London.