Håkon Knudsen has extensive experience in real estate law, privacy law and law of damages.

Håkon has practiced as a business lawyer since 2003. He has previously run his own law firm and has worked for The Norwegian Data Protection Authority.

He is specialized in the field of privacy law, assisting companies with compliance and risk management regarding implementation and maintenance of duties under the General Data Protection Act (GDPR). Håkon provides practical and hands-on advice regarding data protection, and provides assistance in the capacity as Data Protection Officer for companies. He heads the Technology Law team in Trondheim, and participates in the group of commercialization of technology in The Mid-Norway Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Håkon has extensive experience in dispute resolution and has vast procedural experience from both civil law and criminal law. He also functions as a permanent trustee for probate cases in Trøndelag District Court.

He is member of the Board of directors in several companies.

Håkon is the Honorary Consul in Trondheim for The People’s Republic of Bangladesh.



2013 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2003 - 2012 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Vogt & Wiig
1995 - 2003 Own legal practice in the law firm Wiig, Hohle og Knudsen
1994 - 1995 Associate, Advokat Christian Wiig
1990 - 1994 Legal employee, The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet)


1990 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo


2017 - (today) Member of the Board, Bilglassgruppen AS
2017 - (today) Member of the Board, ALR Eiendom AS
2016 - (today) Member of the Board, Bilglassportalen AS
2015 - (today) Member of the Board, Andr. L. Riis AS
2014 - (today) Member of the Board, Catharina Invest AS
2014 - (today) Chairman of the Board, Trondheim Kammermusikkfestival
2014 - (today) Honorary consul for Bangladesh in Trondheim
2010 - 2018 The Ethics Committee of The Norwegian Bar Association
2006 - 2012 Chairman of the Board, Havstein Søndre AS
2006 - 2014 Chairman of the Board, Catharina Invest AS
2006 - 2014 Chairman of the Board, Havstein Nordre AS
2004 - 2010 The Norwegian Bar Association's Disciplinary Committee, Trøndelag
2004 - 2010 Chairman of the Board, Regnskapssjefen Trondheim AS
1996 - 2010 Chairman of the Board, Voll Invest AS Voll KS, Voll Studentby AS


Comments edition of the Personal Register Act KARNOV, 1994
Privacy issues in financial crime cases (NO) in Eskeland/Høgetveits bok (ed.) "Økonomiske forbrytelser og straff" 1994