Espen Juul Haugan

Espen is a partner and member of the board of the firm in Oslo. He is the head of the IPR- (intellectual property rights) and Media group as well as the Sports group of the firm. Some of the world’s most well-known companies come to Espen when they need assistance with IPR related issues. He is also active within commercial transactions and has considerable experience in commercial disputes and proceedings.

Codex represents a wide range of national and international clients. Espen has for several years represented some of Norway’s most prominent IT companies with their commercial transactions and international negotiations. He has also assisted both national and international TV- companies in IPR related issues.

In 2009 Espen was invited as a speaker at the yearly IBC Euroforum IT – conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, presenting Norwegian standard contracts for use in iterative IT- projects.

Within sports law, Espen and the Sports group represent several football (soccer) agent companies as well as clubs and individual players with regard to advice, negotiations and disputes.

The firm’s lawyers assist clubs and players with transfers, employment contracts and sponsor contracts. The firm also advises athletes with regard to business development, business strategy and protection of intellectual property rights.

Espen was educated at the University of Oslo and Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA and is certified with the Norwegian Football Association in football regulations for Norway, FIFA and UEFA.

 

Firm Overview:

Codex Advokat is a full-service Norwegian law firm, specialising in serving the complete needs of the clients.  Codex is focused on commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, tax/VAT, real estate/construction, labour law, contracts, IPR and media, sports, and general litigation.

Espen and Codex are members of several legal alliances and associations including the Norwegian Bar Association, NIR, and INTA. As a member of the international association Integrated Advisory Group (IAG), Codex provides cross-border transactions and services throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.

Codex Advokat is a growing firm with offices in Oslo, Trondheim and Tromsø.

 

Karoline Ulshagen Aas

Karoline Ulshagen Aas is a associate in DLA Piper’s corporate group. Karoline assists in mergers and acquisitions, and provides general assistance in corporate law matters.

Ulshagen Aas mainly focuses on due diligence and contact development, issues of shares, change of Board of Directors, shareholder agreements, and dissolution and liquidation of companies. She provides assistance in corporate law matters such as incorporation and registration of companies.

M&A Practice:

DLA Piper’s global corporate lawyers support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging startup companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities.

From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes.

As a full-service global business law firm, DLA Piper provides a complete range of business legal services in all of the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our success.

That is why alongside their legal experience, our corporate lawyers have additional industry-specific focus – whether it is Banking, Energy, Healthcare, Hospitality and leisure, Insurance, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Technology or other sectors.

Furthermore, in addition to the corporate lawyers with primary transactional responsibility, our deal teams include sophisticated practitioners with experience in key practice areas, such as Corporate governance, Intellectual property, Technology, Antitrust, Compensation, Tax, Financial services, Regulation, Employment, Pensions, Securities compliance, and Real estate.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.