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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Outstanding procurement practice active across a wide range of sectors, advising both bidders and contracting entities. Client base includes governmental bodies, state-owned enterprises and corporates. Maintains an active public procurement litigation and pre-litigation offering and is additionally adept at assisting with state aid issues. Often advises on tenders for technology, construction and transportation projects.

Strengths

One client appreciates that the lawyers "respond quickly and provide good assessments."

Another client opines that the team is "serious, competent and always delivers quality services," adding: "We feel very comfortable knowing Kluge can offer support no matter what challenges may arise."

Work highlights

Defended Bane NOR as the contracting authority in a procurement award dispute brought by Bombardier concerning an IT infrastructure project.

Notable practitioners

Alf Amund Gulsvik assists public sector clients with contentious and non-contentious procurement matters, often involving IT outsourcing. One client lauds him for combining "in-depth knowledge of the procurement regulations with high-value strategic advice," and adds that "Gulsvik is able to quickly understand industry-specific issues, as well as to communicate complex legal issues in an easily understandable way."

Bjørnar Alterskjær is described by one client as "friendly and knowledgeable," as well as "solution-oriented." He is active in high-profile public procurement procedures in the transport sector and also assists public sector clients with state aid issues.

Gro Amdal is active on contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters, often acting for public authorities.

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Overview

We have extensive experience in assisting both private and public sector clients on competition law, general EU/EEA law and state aid law. We gain an in-depth understanding of cases and clients, including client needs, and provide effective and efficient assistance in all types, and at all stages, of cases.

We are a leading professional resource on competition law, EU/EEA law and state aid law, and have comprehensive experience in these fields of law. We provide ongoing advice on individual matters, processes before the Norwegian Competition Authority, EFTA Surveillance Authority and the courts of law, as well as internal training and compliance programs.

Within competition law, we have a special focus on evaluations under the prohibition provisions of the Competition Act, including non-compliance matters, and on merger processes.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the state aid regulations, and are well placed to assist with assessments as to whether measures qualify as state aid, whether any exemption provisions are applicable, and which changes, if any, need to be made to measures to bring these into compliance with the regulations. We also have extensive experience in general EU/EEA law matters, including in relation to the four freedoms.

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Competition/Antitrust Department

Kluge Advokatfirma AS

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Olav Kyrres gate 21

PO Box 277

Stavanger

Rogaland

Norway

4005

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Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement


Alf Amund Gulsvik
Up and Coming
Bjørnar Alterskjær
Band 3