Public Sector

BAHR is always a top-quality firm for various matters in the Norwegian market with great quality and value."

Chambers Europe 2020

BAHR – experience that counts

Working in the public sector calls for a special kind of expertise. To the ability to craft creative, pragmatic solutions to commercial problems, one must add an understanding of the particular demands faced by governmental and quasi-governmental bodies, and of the stringent regulatory frameworks in which they operate.

BAHR has advised ministries, public bodies, agencies, municipalities and wholly- or partly-state-owned companies since the 1980s, when we assisted what’s now the Norwegian Ministry of Trade. During that time we have handled many important mandates, including work related to deregulating the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, state railways, postal service, aviation sector and pharmacies. We continue to act in significant public sector matters, such as:

  • Advising Statsbygg (which manages the Norwegian Government’s real estate portfolio) on the NOK 6 billion construction of the new National Museum in Oslo.
  • Representing Argentum Fondsinvesteringer (the Government’s vehicle for private equity investments) in an important case against the Norwegian tax authorities.
  • Acting for Oslo Municipality on the ground-breaking, NOK 20 billion public takeover of Hafslund ASA.

Whether it’s an infrastructure scheme, restructuring or contracting process, BAHR’s experience can help things run smoothly. Our public sector experts advise on everything from company, contract and competition law to IT, employment and tax. We also regularly assist leading international companies in tendering for public contracts.

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

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