Trine Vabog is an expert in ICT contracts and ICT procurement.

Trine has worked with ICT procurement and ICT contracts for 20 years. She has extensive experience in the preparation, negotiation and management of large and complex ICT contracts and ICT procurement of any kind, including the acquisition of cloud services, and she has experience from the ICT industry, for customers as well as for providers.

Trine has extensive experience and qualifications in and understanding of the ICT area. She has worked as project manager and chief negotiator for ICT procurements, and assists clients in public as well as in private sectors. Her scope covers private and public procurements, including internal procurement routines, ethics and competence control, as well as project management/chief negotiator, drafting and negotiations of contracts, and data protection.

Trine has extensive experience in assisting and advising in relation to general clarifications with regard to choice of contract(s), contract models and steering models with regard to preparation and implementation of procurements, including assisting and advising in relation to securing appropriate qualification and award criteria. She is experienced in making tender documentation and the quality assurance of such, to ensure proper and consistent tender documentations. For public procurements, central parts of the assistance consist of planning, assisting and advising with regard to the argumentation and appeal process following the award of contracts. The objective is to avoid disturbing processes (and the worst-case-scenario: to lose the case in KOFA/the courts). Therefore, Trine attach much importance to compliance with the procurement rules, but also utilisation of the possibilities given in the legislation.

She takes part in the development of ICT contracts for the Norwegian Computer Society, and she has for a number of years worked thoroughly with various types of the governmental standard agreements. In the projects where Trine has been involved, the contractors have been larger international companies. Accordingly, she is acquainted with how such companies act in tender and negotiation situations.

Trine Vabog possesses strong legal skills.

- Legal 500

Trine Vabog has a unique ability to communicate at different levels – always with precision, always with attention to the needs and abilities of the given situation and participants. She always delivers.

- Legal 500

Work experience

2023 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2019 - 2022 Associate Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2013 - 2019 Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2010 - 2012 Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2009 - 2010 Seconded Country Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Norway
2007 - 2010 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2006 - 2007 Project Manager, Sirius IT
2006 Project Manager, TietoEnator
1999 - 2006 Legal Consultant and project manager, Aetat Arbeidsdirektoratet


Prince 2 certification
2007 Negotiations, BI Norwegian Business School
2004 Project management, BI Norwegian Business School
2001 Computer law, University of Oslo
1999 Corporate Law, University of Oslo
1998 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo


2015 - (today) Leader of IT profession group in Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2009 - (today) Boardmember of IT contract group in Norwegian Computer Society


Flexible Development Agreement Norwegian Computer Society, 2018
Cloud Services Agreement Norwegian Computer Society, 2016
Contract for Order-Based Agile Software Delivery Norwegian Computer Society, 2014
Contract for IT Operations Services Norwegian Computer Society, 2010
PS2000 Contract Software Development Agile Appendices Norwegian Computer Society, 2010
PS2000 Contract Software Development Agile Guide Norwegian Computer Society, 2009