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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS, Eivind J Vesterkjær, Oslo, NORWAY

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Eivind J Vesterkjær

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

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EU/EEA and Competition Law; Compliance & Investigations


Mr Vesterkjær's practice focuses on matters relating to competition law, public procurement and general legal advice to clients in a variety of sectors and industries, including life sciences, shipping and retail. He also does merger control work in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other concentrations. Mr Vesterkjær has for a number of years been ranked among Norway's leading lawyers within his fields of expertise.


1999 Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1996-1998 Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1993-1995 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 1993 Admitted to the bar; 1991-1993 Deputy Judge, Sarpsborg city court; 1990-1990 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen


English; French


Norwegian Bar Association


1990-1991 Dipl√īme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) de Droit Communautaire, Universit√© de Paris II (Panth√©on-Assas); 1984-1989 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS fields 'a very strong legal team, which excels in understanding clients' business goals and legal goals' and has 'solid knowledge of the industry's dynamics and challenges'. The department handles the full scope of competition issues including merger control work, competition litigation, investigations and cartel cases, state aid issues and public procurement matters. The practice recently acted for Höegh Autoliners Shipping in investigations into the car carrier industry by several international competition authorities, represented Telenor in the EFTA Surveillance Authority's (ESA) investigation into alleged breaches of EEA competition rules, and handled the competition and antitrust aspects of Kongsberg Gruppen's acquisition of Rolls Royce Marine. Siri Teigum and Eivind J Vesterkjær jointly lead the practice; Teigum is 'probably the best EU and competition lawyer in Norway' and 'her name and recognition give credibility to a position', and Vesterkjær is 'to the point and always willing to give clear answers'. Clients also praise managing associate Svein Terje Tveit, who is 'technically strong but also pragmatic and creative if needed'.

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Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

  • Markedsf√łring: EU med liste over helsep√•stander

    EU-kommisjonen publiserte 25. mai 2012 den s√•kalte artikkel 13-listen med 222 godkjente helsep√•stander i markedsf√łring, etter anbefaling fra den Europeiske vitenskapskomit√© for mattrygghet (EFSA).
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