Competition and EU Law

An impressed client states: ‘BAHR stands out as among the very best competition firms in Norway. The advice is always to the point and practical.’

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BAHR – leading the competition

From preventing the abuse of dominance to investigating cartel claims and striking out anti-competitive agreements, the Norwegian Competition Authorities are very active. And companies falling foul of Norway’s antitrust rules can expect heavy fines. BAHR is regularly involved in complex mergers cases before the Norwegian Competition Authority and managing multijurisdictional filings around the globe.

If you need help with acquiring a Norwegian company, tendering for a public contract, or responding to an antitrust investigation, BAHR has one of the most experienced competition teams in Norway. Consistently recognised by independent legal guides, we handle a significant proportion of the region’s most complex competition, antitrust and EU law matters, such as:

  • Advising both parties securing a Phase II clearance for the merger between Sport 1 and Gresvig/Intersport, creating Norway’s largest sport retailer.
  • Advising Nordea Bank, the region’s largest financial institution, on complex merger control aspects of its €578 million acquisition of Gjensidige Bank.
  • Advising REMA1000, in Norwegian Competition Authority’s ongoing investigation of the Norwegian grocery retailers’ use of “price hunters”, see https://konkurransetilsynet.no/anticompetitive-practices-may-have-led-to-higher-grocery-prices/?lang=en

Whether it’s complicated merger control issues, cartel investigations, “follow-on” compensation cases, or any aspect of EU or EEA law, we have the appropriate expertise for you. Known for the depth of our in-house economic knowledge, we work closely with clients to present their concerns effectively to the Norwegian Competition Authority, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the European Commission and other authorities.

For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch with one of our key points of contact.

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