EU/EEA and competition
Specialisation

EU/EEA and competition

Our skilled and experienced lawyers assist Norwegian and international companies in all areas of EU/EEA and competition law, taking particular care to understand our customers’ industries and work in close cooperation with our industry specialists.

The cross-functional team is dedicated on providing a high level of service, finding solutions with the customers

We have given advice and assisted on several large, international, transactions that involved notification to the competition authorities in more than one country. Our lawyers value adapting advice to the needs of the customer, and we actively use the regulations to find opportunities and good solutions. Our team has extensive experience with EU/EEA and competition law as lawyers and from the Norwegian Competition Authority, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. In particular, we have assisted market players within IT and media, the food industry, construction, energy, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles and retail.

Our team engage actively in sharing our knowledge and we offer courses, seminars and client-training in competition law.

A strong public procurement practice and regularly assists clients including Avinor. [EU/EEA]

The Legal 500 (2016)

Our range of services include

  • Reviewing and assessing agreements and joint ventures
  • Administrator assignments
  • Assessing whether arrangements involve state aid and whether there is any leeway in the regulations.
  • Assessing whether Norwegian rules and requirements are contrary to the EEA rules relating to the free movement of goods, services, labour and capital and the right of establishment

We assist our customers with

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including notifications to competition authorities and following-up the processing by the authorities
  • Cases involving breaches of the competition rules
  • Complaints and lawsuits
  • Dawn raids by competition authorities
  • Contact with government authorities and courts, including the Norwegian Competition Authority, ESA, Norwegian courts and the EFTA court
  • Preparing compliance programmes

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