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Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Represents public sector clients as contracting authorities in public procurement procedures and in procurement disputes, frequently acting on transportation and healthcare projects. Additionally has experience assisting private sector bidders. Also assists clients with non-contentious competition mandates, including merger control matters, information exchange, distribution agreements and state aid compliance. Advises clients on cartel follow-on damages claims and market investigations. Represents clients from the energy, pharmaceutical, technology and aquaculture industries.

Strengths

One client notes that the lawyers "give solid advice and are dedicated in their work."

Another client praises the team's "group of very hands-on and likeable lawyers, who always deliver high-quality advice."

Work highlights

Defended AtB in a claim brought by a bidder regarding damages for loss of profit following the cancellation of a tender procedure.

Notable practitioners

Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim is known in the market for advising public sector bodies on contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters in various sectors including transport, healthcare and construction. A client appreciates that "he has a practical view of procurement and is very good at finding solutions and resolving the issues." The client also notes that he is "a brilliant litigator."

Simen Klevstrand is highly active in the competition market, advising clients on merger clearance mandates. He also represents clients in follow-on damages litigation, state aid issues and market investigations. One client notes that he "provides excellent advice, is to the point and keeps a practical focus. He takes good care of his clients and demonstrates a good understanding of our business."

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Overview

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.

Competition/Antitrust Department

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

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Bygdøy Allé 2

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

0257

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Norway

Competition/Antitrust


Simen Klevstrand
Band 2

Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement


Goud Helge Homme Fjellheim
Band 1