Kjetil Vågen

Kjetil Vågen


Kjetil Vågen advises clients with mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, trademark law, competition law, franchise contracts, distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, supply agreements, lease agreements, bankruptcy and contract law.

Vågen has extensive experience related to assistance for clients within the retail / trade segment, he assists a number of the largest Norwegian and Nordic retail chains, and has considerable experience in international franchise structures where he primarily assists franchisor.

Vågen has extensive experience in national and cross-border activities interrelated to cash management and foreign exchange operations. He has worked extensively on issues related to parallel importation of trademarked goods, and has experience in litigation in this area of the EFTA Court in Luxembourg.

“Kjetil Vågen is a leading franchising lawyer. Kjetil Vågen represents a number of the largest retail players in the Norwegian market, hereunder within consumer electronics, cosmetics, food and beverages, books, furniture, optics and sports goods. Franchise is a part of this retail practice.” 
Who’s Who Legal


Partner, Advokatfirmaet CLP DA (2013)
Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet CLP DA (2011-2012)
Attorney, Advokatfirmaet CLP DA (2008-2010)
Attorney/associate, Law firm Gram, Hambro & Garman (2005-2008)
Associate, Norwegian Claims Link AS (2004-2005)


“Business transfer – the identity condition” in the publication “Tidsskrift for Arbeidsrett” nr. 4, 2004


Licensed Attorney-at-Law, Norwegian Bar Association (2006)
Master of Law, University of Oslo, Norway (2004)
Faculty of law, University of Vienna, Austria (2003)

Memberships and positions

Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
Board member in Loomis Foreign Exchange, Rusta Retail, Rusta Retail Holding, Tidetec, Jensens Bøfhus Norge, Bus Wagon and Cheri Group Holding