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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

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Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger
Kluge Advokatfirma AS, Arne Torsten Andersen, Oslo, NORWAY

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Arne Torsten Andersen

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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

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Arne Torsten Andersen has broad experience in dealing with Norwegian and international law. Arne has worked for over 5 years in the legal department of the EFTA Surveillance Authority and has also acted as the press and information officer of the Authority. He has an outstanding experience from litigation before the EFTA and the EU Courts, and has represented the EFTA Surveillance Authority in near 20 cases. Arne has experience from working with all fields of law covered by the EEA Agreement and the EU treaties, hereunder competition law, state aid, public procurement and the rules on free movement of goods, services, workers and capital.


From late 2007 until the end of 2012, Arne worked, first as a lawyer and subsequently as a senior lawyer, in the law firm Bugge, Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen (BA-HR). In BA-HR, Arne mainly worked with EEA law, assisting clients in some of the most significant competition cases in Norway that have been pending before the European competition authorities. Arne also assisted clients in public procurement cases, and has handled over 30 cases before the Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA), as well as litigating public procurement cases, both before the City Court and the Court of Appeal. In addition, Arne has assisted client in major transactions. Arne also has background as an associate lawyer in the law firm Hjort, where he besides working with EEA law, also litigated several cases before national courts. In addition to this law degree from the University of Oslo, Arne has studied at the University of Amsterdam, from where he holds a Master of Arts in European and International Relations. Arne has also been studying EU Competition Law at the highly esteemed Kings College in London.


Scandinavian languages, English, German, French


Norwegian Bar Association.


2016, Partner Kluge Advokatfirma, 2013 Lawyer/partner, ALT law firm, 2007 - 2012 Senior lawyer/lawyer, BA-HR law firm, 2007 Postgraduate Diploma, EU Competition Law, Kings College, London Cand. jur. (Norwegian law degree)


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Noted for its public procurement strength,¬†Kluge Advokatfirma AS's team¬†has 'strong competencies and excellent skills' and is led by¬†Gro Amdal¬†and¬†Arne Torsten Andersen, who head the public procurement and competition teams respectively. Clients also single out managing partner¬†Bj√łrnar Alterskj√¶r¬†due to his 'in-depth knowledge of state aid law, which makes him an obvious choice in the market';¬†Robert Lund¬†and¬†Torstein Arendt¬†are also names to note. The department recently assisted Sykehusbygg with the procurement issues relating to a new-build hospital project and represented Bane Nor in a claim brought by Skanska following the awarding of contracts for the Follo Line Project.

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Kluge Advokatfirma AS

  • Norway not included when short sale regulations in EU take effect 1 November 2012

    From 1 November 2012 EU Regulation 236/2012 on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps will come into effect. Although the Regulation is within the scope of the EEA Agreement, Norway has not implemented the EU Regulation. Based on unofficial information from the Norwegian authorities, we expect the implementation process to be delayed until at least late 2013. Meanwhile, existing rules on short sale in Norway will continue to apply for transactions performed on the Norwegian market. 
    - Kluge Advokatfirma DA

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