Area of expertise

  • Compliance, Risk Management & Privacy,
  • Corporate M&A,
  • Technology and Intellectual Property

Lars G. Norheim is a generalist with broad experience, with particular M&A and contract expertise, especially in relation to trade (business-to-business and business-to-consumer), manufacturing, distribution/logistics and outsourcing/licence production. Lars has extensive experience with the negotiation and drafting of large and often complex international agreements. Other special areas of expertise are public law regulation (including trade regulation), copyright law, marketing law, data protection, as well as technology and commerce interfaces. Lars is vice-chair of our Trade, Industry and Employment market group.

Lars is lead advisor/co-advisor to several major retailing clients, including the Reitan Group’s REMA 1000 (groceries, foodstuff production); 7-Eleven (convenience); Narvesen (newsagent) and Uno-X (petrol stations/fuel/lube oil); Umoe Restaurants’ Starbucks, Peppes Pizza, Burger King (restaurant concepts), as well as Gjelsten’s Sport1 and Anton Sport (sports equipment and chains). Lars holds a doctorate in law (Dr juris) from the University of Oslo, awarded for his dissertation on franchising, agency and reseller agreements. He has also authored miscellaneous books and articles on contract law and intellectual property law issues.

Lars Guttorm Norheim assists clients in the media and retail sectors with licensing, copyrighting, data protection and transactions. Clients appreciate his approach and communication skills, describing him as "spot-on and knows what we're dealing with," adding that "he understands our values and tries not to overcomplicate things."

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Work experience

  • 2005 - present - Partner, BAHR
  • 2000 - 2004 - Senior Associate, BAHR
  • 1994 - 2000 - Fellow/Lecturer, Institute of private law, University of Oslo
  • 1997 - 1999 - Lecturer, Norwegian School of Management (BI)
  • 1990 - 1998 - Teacher, Mercantile Institute


  • 2003 - Dr. juris, University of Oslo
  • 1994 - Cand.jur, University of Oslo
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