Kaare M. Risung

Kaare M. Risung


Head of Digital Innovation & TMT, deputy head of Trade & Industry.

Kaare has been a partner in Schjødt since 2002. He specializes in regulatory, contract and transactional work, with a particular focus on trade and Industry and TMT markets.

He is a graduate of Davidson College, North Carolina where he majored in economics. He spent the first two years in college at the University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee, where he concentrated on Pre-Med. He also holds a Master's degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, including foreign studies at Universität zu Kiel. Prior to joining Schjødt, he spent 5 years with a law firm in Oslo, 3 years with the legal department of Telenor and 2 years with Technology Law Partners, a firm he co-founded in 2000. Kaare holds extensive experience representing and advising clients on regulatory and contract matters, intellectual property rights, and transactions within the

IT/E-commerce and TMT sectors. He was the Managing Partner of Schjødt from 2006 to 2008.

Key experience

  • Has advised on a large number of transactions in the media, technology and telecom sectors
  • Advised on the establishment of JVs in Norway and abroad
  • Extensive experience from major infrastructure projects, such as construction of the terrestrial network for broadcasting, mobile networks and public safety radio network
  • Regularly assists technology companies with contracts and provides regulatory and strategic advice
  • Extensive experience with distribution relationships and licensing
  • Regularly represent clients in complex negotiations nationally and internationally
  • Advises client on a broad spectrum of data protection and privacy issues
  • Network leader JUC Data Protection Group
  • Players' agent licensed by the Football Association of Norway


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  • Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 1993
  • B. A. Pre med/Economics, University of the South/Davidson College USA, 1989