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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice with a broad offering spanning several areas of competition law. Highly respected for its work on abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, as well as defending clients in follow-on damages litigation. Additionally offers notable experience in appeals against fines for anti-competitive behaviour and sector inquiries. Acts for major clients across a range of sectors, including telecommunications, energy and publishing. Also recognised for its expertise in merger control mandates.

Strengths

One client describes the firm simply as "outstanding."

Another interviewee highlights the team's "excellent practice group," and adds that the firm's "blue-chip clients make the team strong in all areas usually covered by EU and competition practice groups."

Work highlights

Assisted Ringnes with an abuse of dominance investigation carried out by the Norwegian Competition Authority.

Notable practitioners

Eivind Sæveraas defends clients in a range of competition matters, including allegations of horizontal collusion and follow-on damages cases.

Eivind Vesterkjær is known for his competition practice, frequently advising on merger clearance notifications and pricing investigations. He also assists clients with contentious and non-contentious procurement matters, often acting for bidders.

Siri Teigum is a highly reputed practitioner who is active on a range of competition matters, advising high-profile domestic clients on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and representing clients in appeals against Norwegian Competition Authority decisions and in follow-on damages claims. Teigum also offers notable experience in market inquiries.

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Overview

Thommessen is a leading firm within the field of EU/EEA and competition law in Norway. We assist Norwegian and foreign companies with merger control processes, investigations, appeals and litigation proceedings and provide ongoing advice related to competition law, state aid law and other EEA law.

Since the EEA Agreement was signed in 1992, our lawyers have played an active role in the development of both EU/EEA law and Norwegian competition law. We were involved in drafting the legislation and have assisted Norwegian and foreign clients in an impressive of major and landmark cases – including as counsel before Norwegian courts, the Competition Appeals Board, the EFTA Court and the European Court of Justice.

We have been involved in most major cases within this area of law in Norway – from complex merger cases to possible violations of competition rules. Several of the cases have left significant footprints in judicial development and have been of great financial and commercial significance for our clients.

With this as a basis, we assist in transactions, contract negotiations and other commercial project work, in dispute resolution and in major investigations within a wide range of industries. We strive at being a constructive, solution-oriented and accessible partner.

Thommessen is generally recognised as having one of the country's top teams of specialists, and we have for many years been ranked in the top tier of independent surveys. 

Members

Teigum, Siri (Head of Department)

Gildberg, Karen Cecilie

Jorkjend, Heidi

Sædal, Wenche

Sæveraas, Eivind

Vesterkjær, Eivind

Wallevik, Karl O

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Competition/Antitrust Department

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Department location

Haakon VIIs Gate 10

PO Box 1484 Vika

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

N-0116

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Norway

Competition/Antitrust


Eivind Sæveraas
Band 4
Eivind Vesterkjær
Band 2
Siri Teigum
Band 1

Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement


Eivind Vesterkjær
Band 3