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Newsletter from Wikborg Rein's EU/EEA and competition law group

June 2008 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Wikborg Rein.

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Amendments to Norwegian merger control rules
The Norwegian Competition Act will be amended as of 1 July 2008. The amendments entering into force on this date mainly concern merger control, in particular the repeal of the filing deadline, introduction of automatic suspention and new content requirements for notifications. The very low thresholds for notification in Norway are not affected by the amendments.

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For further information, please contact:

Mads Magnussen, e-mail:, tel. 22 82 75 05

Mads Magnussen is a partner in Wikborg Rein and head of the firm’s Competition/Antitrust team. Magnussen is the former Legal Director of the Norwegian Competition Authority.

Wikborg Rein's EU/EEA and competition law group consists of 16 lawyers specialising in competition law, public procurement law, state aid and general EU/EEA law. Wikborg Rein has one of Norway's largest and most experienced practice groups within these areas. Our lawyers are experienced in handling large and complex cases within most business areas.