Technology and digital innovation

Kvale has a strong specialist group within technology and digital innovation that works to find good legal solutions for the technology of the future.

We are driven by our interest in and understanding of digital business processes and close collaboration with clients that develop and adopt digital technology.

Our clients include large traditional industry players that are developing new digital solutions and start-up companies that are developing innovative solutions for machine learning, data sharing services, and providers of collaborative platforms. The common factor for many companies is the change in the business models of today based the technology of the future.

Law in this field is constantly evolving and we invest a great deal of time in remaining up-to-date to enable us to provide our clients with the best specialist expertise. Our lawyers are often invited to give lectures on legal issues relating to machine learning, IoT, Industry 4.0, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

Our legal team has extensive experience and strong expertise in assisting both Norwegian and international clients who provide digital services and technology. We assist developers, sellers and buyers of technology and digital services.

Our lawyers work internationally and cooperate with foreign law firms and are involved with industry organisations such as IBA and iTechLaw.

We have been contributors to Digital 21 and Responsible AI a global policy framework in collaboration with internationally renowned experts iTechLaw.

Our lawyers are recognised and ranked in Chambers and Legal 500, as well as in Norwegian rankings.

The use and sharing of data and data protection are always an integral part of our work with technology and digital innovation.

Our services include:

  • Agreements for data sharing and use of open standards for data sharing through, for example, machine learning using model clauses and model contracts.
  • Agreements with customers and terms of use for supplying digital services.
  • Agreements for the purchase and use of digital services and solutions.
  • Regulatory assessments for the use of data, autonomous systems, self-driving cars and vessels, machine learning and artificial intelligence and the need for manual/human control procedures.
  • Strategic advice on the development of technology and digitalisation of business processes.
  • Risk assessments when implementing and using new technology (for example, when using the Responsible AI Impact Assessment Tool).
  • Responsible use and governance: Internal rules and routines for risk management (governance) when implementing and using new technology (societal benefits, accountability, transparency and clarification, non-discrimination, security and reliability, collaborative models and the use of open data, competition, data protection and intellectual property law).
  • Smart contracts and use of blockchain.
  • Dialogue with government authorities in connection with complaints cases and applications for exemptions.