EU, EEA and competition law

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SANDS’ EU, EEA and competition law lawyers provide advice and assistance in competition law, State aid and general EU/EEA law. Several of SANDS’ competition law lawyers have backgrounds from Norwegian and European competition authorities, and in recent years they have worked on several of Norway’s largest and most complex cases. We want to be clear in our advice in a field where the firms’ goals and strategies, competition economics and competition law together create the basis for the best commercial solutions. In cases where there are potentially large assets and historic opportunities at stake, SANDS provides its clients the security of a modern and up-to-date law practice, with unconditional attentiveness from skilful partners.

Competition law

State aid and EU/EEA law

From the design of marzipan bars and unfair competition at the cheese counter, to secret cartels and company mergers with assets worth billions at stake ... in competition law, the scope of cases is great, the details are small – and the finger-pointing from the authorities is so heavy-handed that it can scare away good ideas and commercial opportunities.

“This is an area requiring a lawyer who asks you to dare, but not too much,” says lawyer Thomas Sando.

Competition Authority imposes multi-million fines on colluding book publishers

Norwegian Competition Authority (“NCA”) handed on March 22nd 2017 the down fines accumulating to MNOK 32 to four Norwegian book publishers. The publis…

What can you legally tell your competitors when your suppliers aren’t listening?

European Union fined three battery recycling companies a combined 43.5 million euro for forming a cartel that artificially kept the purchasing price f…

The Norwegian Competition Authority opens its first abuse case since 2007

On 23 November 2016 the Norwegian Competition Authority (the “NCA”) issued a statement of objections against Telenor, one of the largest mobile networ…

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Partners

Aksel Joachim Hageler
Aksel Joachim Hageler
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 35
M: +47 480 23 834
Thomas Sando
Thomas Sando
Partner
Tønsberg
T: + 47 33 01 77 79
M: + 47 951 26 344

Team

Partners

Lars Selmar Alsaker
Lars Selmar Alsaker
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 11
M: +47 419 16 711
Åshild Fløisand
Åshild Fløisand
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 45
M: +47 419 16 745
Halfdan Mellbye
Halfdan Mellbye
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 31
M: +47 419 16 731

Lawyers

Caterina Gaeta
Caterina Gaeta
Senior Lawyer
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 58
M: +47 480 16 558
Lennart Garnes
Lennart Garnes
Senior Lawyer
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 46 12
M: +47 911 07 042
Heidi Magnussen
Heidi Magnussen
Senior Associate
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 16
M: +47 452 82 343
Britt Nergård
Britt Nergård
Special Counsel
Trondheim
T: +47 73 99 27 16
M: +47 952 63 865