Kaare M. Risung

Kaare M. Risung

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Kaare is a telecoms lawyer who works extensively with electronic network construction, inter-connection and access issues. With the passing of years, focus has increasingly been on the content business on electronic networks, such as content regulation, platform issues, content acquisition, marketing law, IP and privacy.

Kaare follows his clients in the field across their needs, with contracts, regulatory issues as well as transactional work. Kaare's extensive experience with establishment of JVs and other forms of industry cooperation has lead him to advise clients also in new sectors, such as fuel distribution and the production of hydrogen related assets.

Practice areas

he is well connected and very responsive and flexible, providing a high-quality output Chambers and Partners

About Kaare

Experience

  • In house experience from incumbent telecoms operator Telenor
  • In depth experience from infrastructure projects within fiber networks, satellite, DTT, radio, mobile networks and wireless networks
  • Handles private M&A within technology sectors
  • Regulatory ecom expertise as well as regulation and business of online platforms
  • Distribution networks (agency, franchise, resellers, etc.)
  • Advises clients in sectors such as fuel distribution and the production of hydrogen related assets.

Rankings

  • 2022

    Leading lawyer - Legal 500

  • 2022

    "The team is legally excellent of course, but their key strength is providing legal advice in a manner that is practical and useful for a business. They are pragmatic and to the point, and have shown a real interest in properly understanding both our technology, and our strategic and commercial drivers, and tailoring their legal advice to suit." - Legal 500

  • 2022

    "Kaare Risung is an excellent technology lawyer who we have worked with for years. Kaare understands our business and products, and actively tailors his advice to our needs. He keeps us up to date on local legal developments specifically relevant to our business and is never afraid to give a straight and succinct answer." - Legal 500

  • 2022

    "Professionalism, accessibility, industry knowledge, get the answers quickly, sociable and friendly teams." - Legal 500

  • 2022

    "Sociable and friendly. Smart and knowledgeable. Ability to give us good guidance on a variety of issues – and in a short time frame." - Legal 500

  • 2021

    Leading individual and Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2021

    He is easy to speak with, understands our topics easily, and has a positive attitude. - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Recommended by Legal 500 and ranked as Leading Individual within TMT. Kaare Risung is described as "the go-to person for drafting and crafting highly complex agreements."

  • 2020

    Kaare Magnus Risung is well known for his expertise in telecoms matters, including transactional and regulatory matters. A source says that "he is well connected and very responsive and flexible, providing a high-quality output." He also handles matters relating to IT - Chambers, TMT: Telecommunications - Norway Band 2

  • 2020

    Who's Who Legal - Telecoms and Media

  • 2020

    Kaare Magnus Risung has substantial experience in the telecoms sector. He advises clients on transactional and regulatory matters - Chambers & Partners

  • 2019

    Chambers Europe, Kaare Magnus Risung offers a high degree of flexibility and service, report clients. He acts on non-contentious regulatory and transactional projects in the technology and IT sectors.

Education

  • 1993

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo

  • 1989

    BA, Davidson College

Publications

  • 2021

    Use and abuse of databases; the intersection between IPR and competition law. (Newsletter article)

  • 2020

    Internet neutrality – EU Court Judgement in Telenor Hungary vs Nemzeti Media (C-807/18 and C-39/19) – Zero tariff and end user definition. (Newsletter article)

  • 2020

    The EU Communications code – time to get to work. (Newsletter article)

  • 2020

    M&A in the tech sector – privacy and trade secrets. (Newsletter article)

  • 2020

    The supreme court's judgment of 2 June 2020: the Apple case. (Newsletter article)

  • 2020

    Covid-19: Economic programs and effect on contracts. (Newsletter article)

  • 2020

    New legislation in Norway for VAT treatment of cross border ecommerce. (Newsletter article)

  • 2019

    Co-author 2019 commentary to GDPR and the Norwegian Personal Data Act