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.