Simen Klevstrand heads Haavind’s Competition and Trade practice group. 

His experience within competition law includes representing clients before Norwegian courts, assistance during investigations by the Norwegian Competition Authority and the European Commission, merger filings in Norway and the EU, as well as advice on cooperation agreements, JVs, dominance issues and compliance work. 

Simen has considerable experience in advising Norwegian and international companies on the competition law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and various types of cooperation, including information exchange issues. He also assists businesses and public bodies in state aid law issues. 

Within international trade, Simen’s experince includes sanctions and export control compliance, FDI screening issues and international trade agreements, including the EEA Agreement and the UK trade agreement.  

Leading players across a range of industries seek Simen’s advice on issues related to:  

He is a sharp thinker, knowledgeable and very accommodating and business-minded while focusing on trying to find the solution.

Chambers & Partners 2022 
  • Merger control and FDI 
  • Investigations and leniency  
  • JVs and cooperation  
  • Dominance issues 
  • Distribution and reseller agreements 
  • Sanctions and export control 
  • State aid 

He is recognised as a competition law expert in leading publications, including Chambers & Partners, Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal. In addition, Simen is regularly invited to speak at competition law conferences.  

He is an external supervisor on dissertations in competition law at the University of Oslo. In addition to his Norwegian degree, Simen holds an LL.M degree from Durham University, UK.