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BAHR

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Excellent non-contentious practice well regarded for merger control mandates, including cross-border filings, benefiting from close collaboration with the firm's market-leading corporate department. Additionally houses a strong contentious practice representing parties in abuse of dominance and market investigations, including assistance with dawn raids. Notably active in follow-on damages litigation, representing both claimants and defendants. Clients stem from a range of sectors including energy, construction, financial services and transport. Also acts for clients on potentially anti-competitive agreements.

Strengths

One client enthuses: "I have a very good impression of the firm, and I think the team serves us in an excellent way."

Another client underlines that the lawyers are "responsive and commercial."

Work highlights

Defended Color Line in a follow-on damages litigation, concerning a decision to fine Color Line for abusing a dominant position.

Notable practitioners

Arne Torsten Andersen advises contracting authorities and bidders on procurement award litigation. He also assists public sector clients with state aid matters. A client reports that he is "customer-oriented, with quick responses, a high degree of availability and extensive knowledge."

Beret Sundet is an esteemed competition lawyer who is highly involved in merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance matters. She assists clients from a number of sectors including financial services and transportation.

The highly esteemed Helge Stemshaug offers a broad competition practice, with notable experience in market investigations, follow-on damages claims and merger clearance notifications. He also advises clients on the compliance of cooperation agreements. One client appreciates that "he is able to communicate the law in an understandable way and is very service-minded."

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Overview

BAHR’s competition team is among the largest and most experienced in Norway and is a market leader in complex merger control work. We have assisted many prominent national and international players in obtaining approval from the Norwegian Competition Authority, the European Commission and other competition authorities and are regularly asked to bring our heavyweight experience to bear in coordinating filings across multiple foreign jurisdictions as well as in Norway.

Our broader competition expertise covers the field of competition damages claims following decisions made by the authorities – typically in connection with abuse of dominant position – as well as handling cartel investigations, and establishing audit and compliance programmes for clients. Over recent years, BAHR has also established an impressive reputation for state aid work and for complex public procurement cases, representing both procurers and tenderers in complaints before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement as well as in court proceedings.

BAHR can mobilise a first class legal team, and is also notable for having the best concentration of in-house economic expertise in Norway. And while the team’s track record in recent matters speaks for itself, it is our high standards of client service that we are most proud of. Clients can be confident that we will guide them through the process, no matter how complex, discussing the key issues at each stage and strenuously representing their best interests.

Competition/Antitrust Department

BAHR

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Tjuvholmen allé 16

Oslo

Oslo

Norway

N-0252

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Norway

Competition/Antitrust


Beret Sundet
Band 1
Helge Stemshaug
Band 1

Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement


Arne Torsten Andersen
Band 3