Nils Kristian Einstabland is an expert in legal matters related to technology, media, telecommunications, digital transformation and big data. Working closely with these matters since the early nineties, Nils Kristian has in-depth knowledge of the interface between the clients' commercial need, the legal opportunity space and the regulatory and political frameworks and is one of Norway's most experienced lawyers in his field. He is highly recognised for his innovative handling of questions to which there are no clear legal or commercial answers, and he has considerable experience with business development and strategic processes. Nils Kristian's practice includes advising on intellectual property, data protection, outsourcing, licensing and distribution matters. He has extensive experience in the formation of strategic alliances and joint ventures, as well as corporate acquisitions and structural transactions, both in Norway and abroad. He also represents clients within the biotechnology, real estate and energy sectors, and advised regularly on large international projects.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2002 - 2005
Senior Lawyer – Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
2000 - 2002
Chief Legal Officer – Scandinavia Online AB
1995 - 2000
Associate – BA-HR Advokatfirma
1994 - 1995
Deputy Judge – Sør-Østerdal tingrett
1991 - 1994
Associate – Lowzow & Reed Advokatfirma


Cand.jur. – University of Oslo


Legal aspects of commercialisation of big data – in the book Artificial Intelligence and big data in the health sector – Gyldendal 2020
From chaos to til GDPR compliant - in the journal Praktisk økonomi & finans 3/2018
Introduction to telecommunication law (Innføring i telekommunikasjonsrett) – co-author – Cappelen akademisk
Y2k – Country report for Norway. In: Understanding, Preventing and Litigating Year 2000 Issues
Telecommunications law (Telerett) – Cappelen akademisk
Legal framework for satellite communication – In: 25 years anniversary anthology in computers and law – co-author – Tano
The broadcasting concept (Kringkastingsbegrepet) – Complex – Tano