Vidar Johnsen


Project Asst.

Johnsen primarily works with contract law matters, and is specialised in construction law including EPCI contracts and PPP structures. In addition, he is specialised in IP law matters, more specifically within patent law and patent litigation. He regularly litigates for the ordinary courts and in arbitration, and has also been appointed as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

Vidar Johnsen holds comprehensive commercial law competence and experience, and regularly assists Norwegian and foreign companies with strategic counselling, drafting and negotiation of contracts, as well as with claims handling and dispute resolution. In recent years, he has been counselling on major energy development projects abroad, and holds experience both from Europe, Africa, Asia and South-America.

Johnsen is also a key resource coming to SANDS’ focus on and support to the evolving and promising technology and innovation industry, and he assists a number of companies within the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech sectors.

Previous experience comprises work within the legal department of Christiania Bank (now Nordea Bank), the law firm Sørlie Wilhelmsen and the law firm Selmer.

Vidar Johnsen is a preferred attorney at law for IPR based agreements across jurisdictions. - Legal500

2013 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

2006 - 2013

Selmer Advokatfirma DA

Lawyer | Non-Equity Partner
2000 - 2006

Advokatfirmaet Sørlie Wilhelmsen ANS

1997 - 2000

Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse

1996 - 1997

The Norwegian Consumer Council

Legal adviser

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.

Legal 500

“A preferred attorney at law for IPR based agreements across jurisdictions.”