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Stephan L Jervell

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Franchising, Agency and Distribution, Procurement, Data Protection, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Renewable Energy, EU/EEA and Competition Law, Regulatory, Contract Law


Partner Stephan L. Jervell works with litigation, dispute resolution and negotiations, and public law framework conditions for trade and industry, including EU/EEA law. His expertise also includes administrative law, competition law, state aid and procurement law, and contract law. Jervell is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before Norwegian courts. He has litigated before the EFTA Court and carried out several hearings before the EU Commission. He also has experience as an arbitrator in national and international arbitrations. In recent years, Jervell has been highly engaged in international arbitration in shipping, oil and gas, M&A disputes and general contract law. He has litigated many cases in the ICC and the SCC systems and also been engaged in ad hoc arbitration.


Partner at Wiersholm since 2000 Visiting Scholar, the Centre of European Law, University of Oslo, 1998-1999 Full time member, the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission concerning the Norwegian Bank Crisis, 1997-1998 Lawyer, the Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), 1993-2000 External Examiner, Course Leader and Lecturer, University of Oslo, 1990-


Wiersholm, Board Member The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Chairman of the Board Opplysningsvesenets Fond, Chairman of the Board Chairman of the Board/Board Member, Various Norwegian companies, Chairman of the Board/Board Member The Administrative Law, Competition Law and General EEA Law committees at the Center for Continuing Legal Education, Member


Admitted to the Supreme Court, 1999 Cand.jur., University of Oslo, 1992 Master of Laws, Harvard Law School, 1994 Jervell is also an educated mediator and arbitrator.


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Wiersholm¬†'has unique expertise in the field' and 'always takes a business approach to legal issues' under the leadership of¬†H√•kon Cosma St√łrdal¬†for competition and antitrust work and managing partner¬†Morten Goller¬†for¬†public procurement mandates. The firm's practice comprises four areas: M&A work, antitrust, public procurement issues and state aid, and EU and EEA law. Recent highlights include assisting Wider√łe's Flyveselskap with an antitrust investigation and abuse of dominance issues relating to its refusal to supply a competitor with equipment, acting for Sector Alarm on the competition aspects of its proposed acquisition of Prevent 360, and advising Hurtigruten on the public procurement and state aid elements of its successful tender for a new coastal agreement. Vipps, Coop Norge and Telenor are also clients.¬†Stephan L Jervell¬†is 'a very experienced lawyer with a key understanding of his clients' commercial and competitive¬†position in the market', and¬†Thomas G Naalsund¬†is a key name for EU and EEA law, state aid matters and public procurement work.

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Electricity and renewable energy

Within: Electricity and renewable energy

Inge Ekker Bartnes¬†and¬†Jon Rabben¬†jointly lead the practice at¬†Wiersholm, which handles issues across the full spectrum of the electricity, renewables and infrastructure sectors including regulatory matters, restructurings and project financings. Clients include Nord-Tr√łndelag Electrisitetsverk Holding, which Bartnes assisted with its restructuring process; Norsk Hydro, which Rabben advised on its investment in Njordr; and Statnett, which¬†Stephan L Jervell¬†defended in a claim relating to a tender process. The Hafslund Group and Tr√łnderEnergi are other clients. Contract specialist¬†Helge Morten Svarva¬†and environmental law expert¬†Thomas Skjelbred¬†are also key names to note.

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