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Europe 2022
Norway Competition/Antitrust
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Band 4

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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.

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Competition/Antitrust - Norway
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Band 4
What the team is known for

Haavind advises on a broad myriad of prominent procurement mandates across Norway. The team is highly active on large-scale technology, waste management and transportation procurement, often acting for public sector clients. Complex procurement disputes are also regularly handled by the firm. Furthermore, clients benefit from the team's experience in non-contentious competition mandates, including merger control proceedings, compliance in regard to M&A transactions and state aid. Haavind has further strength in cartel follow-on damages claims and market investigations. Clients hail from the energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and real estate industries.

Strengths

"They are highly skilled on all facets of issues related to procurement law," enthuses a client, further highlighting the firm's ability to "act fast when needed and draw in expert opinions on matters that we think we already know the answer to – thus granting us the possibility to revise our own perspectives and adjust accordingly."

"Haavind’s team has a very high service and technical expertise," enthuses another client who goes on to endorse the team’s ability to "understand commercial issues of relevance to legal solutions."

Work highlights

Advised Sporveien on the procurement of a communications-based train control signalling system for the Oslo Metro.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim is widely appreciated for his strength in large IT, construction and infrastructure procurements while also being highly active in complex procurement disputes. "He has a commercial mindset, quickly identifies the relevant legal issues even if the factual circumstances are complex and provides practical and clear advice," commends a client.

In addition to complex cartel damages claims, Simen Klevstrand is also renowned for his handling of competition compliance assessments pertaining to M&A transactions as well as investigations. One source comments: "He is a sharp thinker, knowledgeable and very accommodating and business-minded while focusing on trying to find the solution."

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Competition/Antitrust

Simen Klevstrand
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Simen Klevstrand
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Band 2
Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement

Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim
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Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim
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Band 1

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