Kristin Haram Førde


Mobile: +47 951 01 307

Main work areas

Kristin’s main focus is on data protection law and contract law. Her field of expertise is IT/ technology. She has extensive experience acting as in-house and external counsel for companies within the IT sector, representing both customers and suppliers during negotiations. Her expertise entails drafting and negotiating all types of commercial technology contracts, to be used in Norway and globally.

Kristin has vast knowledge of security issues and data protection law, including giving advice to companies regarding compliance issues related to the collection, processing and transfer of personal and key data.

Other areas of competence include IPR, telecom, consumer protection and marketing law as well as public procurement.

Kristin is recognised as a global leader within Data Privacy & Protection by Who’s Who Legal. She is also recommended by The Legal 500, for both IP and TMT. In the domestic market, she was rated number 5 in Norway in the Privacy law category in the most recent peer review for lawyers and law firms in Finansavisen (national business newspaper).


Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo, 1998
IT contracts, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law 1998
IPR 1996

Work experience
Lawyer/Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, 2016–
Director, Legal Nordics CSC 2014–2016
Principal Lawyer, Legal Nordics CSC 2014
Senior Lawyer, Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS 2010–2014
Senior Associate, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA 2009–2010
Associate, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA 2006–2009
Senior Legal Manager, Oracle Norway AS 2004–2006
Legal Manager EMEA, Advent Software 2002–2004
Legal Counsel, Oracle Norway AS 1998–2002

The Norwegian Bar Association (elected to the commitee of IT law)
The Norwegian Computer Society (member of the Cloud Computing group)
International Technology Law Association (Itechlaw)

Scandinavian languages