Ståle L. Hagen specialises in commercial technology contracts, and has extensive experience in negotiations of such contracts, both in Norway and internationally. Ståle has previously worked in the IT industry, both as a customer and as a supplier, and has in cooperation with the Norwegian Computer Society (DnD) and DFØ (SSA) developed several standard contract templates being used in the industry. Ståle is known for his uncompromising focus on process management, and for combining technological development and new business models with contracts that support successful execution. He also works with transactions and dispute resolution for participants in the IT industry, including as mediator. The international rating agencies Chambers and The Legal 500 ranks Ståle as one of the leading Norwegian lawyers within technology. Ståle is an inspiring and popular lecturer and speaker in subjects like technology law, contracts and negotiations, and he is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Oslo and Oslo and Oslo Met.

Work experience

Partner – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2005 - 2013
Lawyer/Partner – Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2000 - 2005
Country Counsel/Commercial Negotiator – Hewlett-Packard Norway
1998 - 2000
Contract Manager – SIAMO IT project NAV (The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration)
1997 - 1998
Contract Consultant – Saga Petroleum


Cand.jur. – University of Oslo


How to sell legal services: In: Being a lawyer
Standard Contract for IT Operations Services
Check List for Service Level Agreements, SLAs
PS2000 Contract template
Standard Maintenance Contract for Non-Standard Software
PS2000 Standard Contract for Software Development