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About

Provided by BAHR

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.

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Competition/Antitrust - Norway
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What the team is known for

The competition law team at BAHR is renowned for its excellence in complex merger control mandates, including cross-border filings, benefiting from close collaboration with the firm's market-leading corporate department. Furthermore, BAHR houses a strong contentious practice representing parties in abuse of dominance and market investigations, including assistance with dawn raids and price signalling allegations. Leniency applications are also handled by BAHR as are investigations into anti-competitive agreements. The team is also highly active in follow-on damages litigations, representing both claimants and defendants. BAHR's prestigious clientele stems from a range of sectors including energy, financial services and retail as well as state-owned companies.

Work Highlights

Provided by BAHR
  • Advised O.N. Sunde and Gjelsten Holding on their joint acquisition of Gresvig involving a Phase II investigation.

Notable Practitioners

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Helge Stemshaug
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Helge Stemshaug
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As one of Norway's top experts Helge Stemshaug is well placed to handle a variety of competition law mandates ranging from merger control to large-scale cartel investigations. He also acts for clients on damages claims and fine appeal proceedings. Interviewees describe Helge Stemshaug as a "very structured and experienced lawyer."

Beret Sundet
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Beret Sundet
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Beret Sundet remains a highly appreciated expert in the Norwegian competition law world, often handling merger control filings and antitrust compliance regarding M&A transactions as well as joint venture agreements. She also handles abuse of dominance matters.

Arne Torsten Andersen
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Arne Torsten Andersen
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Arne Torsten Andersen advises on a variety of procurement mandates throughout Norway while clients also benefit from his expertise in state aid and litigation mandates. Appreciating his experience, one client states: "He is a good strategic adviser and is capable of considering the client's legal position and is good at understanding the client's needs."

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Competition/Antitrust

Beret Sundet
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Beret Sundet
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Helge Stemshaug
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Helge Stemshaug
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Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement

Arne Torsten Andersen
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Arne Torsten Andersen
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