Vidar Johnsen


Project Asst.

Vidar Johnsen primarily works with contract law matters, and he 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 he is also regularly appointed as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

Vidar is a key-contributor to the growing Norwegian renewable energy industries, and he has over the last years been counselling on major energy development projects abroad, and holds experience both from Europe, Africa, Asia and South-America.

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

Vidar Johnsen always seems to find good solutions that often provide out-of-court settlements that the client is satisfied with.

- Client, Legal500, 2022

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.”