Peter Lenda specialises in technology and digitalisation, focusing on:
- ICT law
- Intellectual property rights, from copyright to patents
- GDPR and privacy, data security and the regulation of new technologies
He has over 20 years’ experience from both the supplier and customer side. Through his experience he has gained a unique insight into and understanding of the business models, contracts and intellectual property rights of technology companies. Next to the ICT sector, he regularly also works with sectors such as banking (fintech), health (healthtech/biotech), property (proptech) and public.
Peter has extensive experience in the development of technology businesses, protection of their rights, patents and trade secrets. He is well versed in most types of IT contracts and services, from the T&M/consultancy agreements to cloud services and complex management and outsourcing agreements. As operationally responsible for IT-contract and quality assurance of IT agreements over a number of years, he has extensive knowledge of all Norwegian standard agreements within ICT, and their advantages and disadvantages. His experience with the practical sides of IT procurement, projects and deliveries is used in advising clients in all stages of the IT delivery’s life span, from the preparation of IT procurement strategy, the understanding of requirements and analysis, tender documentation, implementation of procurement and preparation of contracts and negotiations, as well as the administration and implementation of projects.
From 2012 to 2020, Peter was legal director of Sopra Steria – one of Norway’s largest and leading IT consultancy firms within digitalisation, IT transformation, innovation, application development and management, as well as cloud services and platforms. Peter has also lead Group Procurement IT in DNB, with responsibility for all the group’s ICT procurements, including having negotiated and managed one of DNB’s largest IT contracts.
Peter regularly gives lectures, holds courses, seminars and workshops within his specialist areas and is in particular involved in the training of IT consultants in their understanding of IT agreements.
Within the “in-house” lawyer sector, Peter has been ranked in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist for Norway in 2017 and 2019. He is also a member of the expert committee for ICT law at JUS [The Lawyers’ Education Centre].
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
Master of Laws, University of Oslo2000