SANDS

Competition/Antitrust Department

Norway
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What the team is known for Represents clients from the transportation, food and drinks and healthcare industries in competition compliance mandates and merger control issues. Also represents clients in contentious competition cases, including abuse of dominance cases, cartels and state aid matters.

Strengths A client appreciates the team's "very clear advice and good guidance, as well as general easy uncomplicated communication."

Another client highlights the tailored advice, stating: "Their client service is excellent. They understand the correct level of response they need to give, whether I need a quick response or if I need a longer evaluation of a problem with a formal report with different suggestions to solutions and the risk with each solution. In this way they show commercial awareness and  really give me value for money."

Work highlights Defended CNH against damages claims before the Norwegian courts relating to the truck cartel.

Notable practitioners


Aksel Hageler
is known as a "very clever guy." among interviewees. He is highly active advising on a range of matters including follow-on damages litigation, state aid and competition compliance.


Thomas Sando
advises clients on merger control cases, most notably in the healthcare, manufacturing and transportation sectors. A client says: "He is able to formulate and communicate his observations and recommendations in a way that is understandable and gives the basis for implementing clear actions and necessary measures."