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Kjetil Haare Johansen

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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EU and Competition




Kjetil Haare Johansen focuses in EU/EEA, competition, distribution agreements, trade law/trade restrictions, export control, and public procurement. He also has extensive knowledge and experience with the preparation, implementation and training within compliance. Kjetil has comprehensive experience with international contracts and trading across borders. He is a member of the Bar Association’s professional committee for fisheries, aquaculture and has a good understanding of the fisheries and aquaculture sector.


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Kjetil Haare Johansen heads the competition group at DLA Piper and Robert Myhre leads the public procurement practice; Johansen advised the Norwegian Seafood Council on various state aid issues and an EU and EEA complaint before the ESA, and Myhre assisted the municipality of Flora with issues surrounding the tenders for a construction contract for residential homes for the elderly. Kjell-André Honerud is also recommended for public procurement mandates with particular expertise in PPP projects; he regularly acts for Norwegian municipalities. Other clients include Linas Matkasse, Pharmaq and Nordic Shelter.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

DLA Piper¬†leverages its global network to handle cross-border IP matters; recent examples include advising Nordic Semiconductor on protecting its global IP rights and handling the Norwegian Seafood Council's global licensing agreements.¬†Petter Bjerke¬†leads the group and is the main contact for distribution-related work and issues in the life sciences sector,¬†Jan Sandtr√ł¬†focuses on the technology sectors, and¬†Kjetil Haare Johansen¬†assists with issues combining IP and competition law.¬†Fredny Bade¬†joined¬†LIGL Advokater AS¬†in 2018.

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