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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

FILIPSTAD BRYGGE 1, PO BOX 2043 VIKA, 0125 OSLO, NORWAY
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Work +47 21 95 55 00
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Fax +47 21 95 55 01
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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Mona Søyland, Oslo, NORWAY

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Mona Søyland

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Work Department

EU/EEA & Competition law

Position

Managing partner. Mona Søyland has acted as legal advisor in several transactions and conclusion of contracts, as well as cases involving public entities, administrative law etc. Her focus is mainly competition law and EEA law. She regularly advises companies in the media and internet sectors and entities within food processing, agriculture and mineral industry.

Career

Managing Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS 2013-; Partner, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA, Head of the EU, EEA and Competition law department 1997-2012; Lawyer, Simonsen Musæus Advokatfirma DA 1997-1997; Director General, Legal Section, Ministry of Trade and Energy 1993-1994; Consultant, Legal Department, Ministry of Trade and Energy 1990-1993.

Languages

Norwegian and English.

Member

Board appointments: Chairman, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA 2011-2013; Invento Finansrådgivning, 2007-2009; Member of Omsetningsrådet on behalf of the Enterprise Federation of Norway (Virke) 2004-2008; Head of the Board of Complaint for Ownership in the Media (Klagenemnda for eierskap i media) 2003-2006; Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture at Norsk Rikstoto (Norwegian National Tote) 2003-2005; Chairman of the Board at Reisegarantifondet 2000-; Appointed by the Government as: Member of the Competition Law Committee (NOU 2012:8 More efficient competition law); Head of the Media Ownership Committee in 2012 proposing new legislation e.g. in respect of electronic media ; Member of the Mineral Law Committee in 1996 proposing a new Mineral Act; Member of the Media Ownership Committee in 1995 proposing a new Media Control Act.

Education

Master of Law, University of Oslo, 1989


Norway

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Clients praise Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig's 'solution-oriented and to-the-point' team, which 'combines strong professionalism with friendliness and an ability to find good solutions'. Department head and expert in abuse of dominance work and cartel investigations Jan Magne Langseth is 'creative and looks at things from different angles to find the best possible solution', public procurement specialist Anders Thue is 'a valuable sparring partner with an excellent business mindset', Karin Fløistad has 'great knowledge' and Mona Søyland is 'one of the most experienced Norwegian lawyers in competition law'. Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen is a key name for public procurement issues in the shipping and offshore sectors, and Tor Stokke regularly handles technology procurements. The group recently represented Fosenlinjen in a dispute against AtB seeking damages for lost profits following AtB's procurement of ferry services, handled the competition aspects of Telia's acquisition of TDC and Gets' activities in Norway, and advised St1 Group on its acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Marine.

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