Partner and Attorney Peter Lenda has worked dedicatedly with issues related to ICT law for more than 20 years. He holds extensive experience from both the supplier and customer party. His experience has provided him with a unique insight and understanding of internal evaluations in IT organizations, which makes him a useful and value-adding advisor.
Peter assists clients with legal advice regarding ICT/technology, privacy issues, procurement and copyright. He has considerable experience within a wide specter of IT contracts, ranging from simple assistance agreements to cloud services and complex operation and outsourcing agreements. As operationally responsible for entering into contracts and quality assurance of many IT agreements for several years Peter is well acquainted with all Norwegian standard agreements within IT (SSA, The Norwegian Data Association and ICT Norway), including their advantages and disadvantages.
Peter`s unique competence is particularly related to various digitalization processes where IT law issues are directly related to issues regarding procurement law and privacy law. His experience with the practical sides of IT procurement, projects and deliveries is beneficiary for advising clients in all parts of the IT delivery procedure, from the preparation of an IT procurement strategy, analysis and understanding the underlying needs, tender documents, implementation of procurements and contractual preparations and negotiations, as well as management and implementation of projects.
During the time period from 2012 to 2020, Peter held the role as General Counsel at Sopra Steria – one of Norway`s largest and leading IT consultancy companies within digitalization, IT transformation, innovation, application development and management, as well as cloud services and platforms. Peter has also led Group Procurement IT at DNB with responsibility for all of the Group`s IT procurements, including negotiating and managing one of the DNB Group`s largest IT agreements.
Peter regularly holds lectures, courses and professional meetings/workshops within his subject areas and specializes in training IT consultants in the understanding of IT agreements.
Peter has been listed in Legal 500`s GC Powerlist for Norway in 2017 and 2019 within the “in-house” legal sector. He is also in the professional committee for ICT law at the Center for Continuing Legal Education (Juristenes Utdanningssenter – JUS).
General Counsel, Sopra Steria AS2012-2020
Senior Vice President / Head of Group Procurement IT, DNB Bank ASA2009-2012
Senior Adviser, Group Procurement IT, DNB Bank ASA2007-2009
Senior Adviser, Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority2003-2007
Adviser, Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs, Media Department2003
Associate, Simonsen Vogt Wiig2001-2003
Lawyers' practicing certificate2003
Master of Laws, University of Oslo2000