Competition, Antitrust & the EEA

Competition, Antitrust & the EEA

At DLA Piper, we have extensive experience in advising companies on all aspects of the Norwegian and EU/EEA competition rules, well as access to the internal market. We act as a competent sparring partner for corporate management in relation to the optimisation of business operations in compliance with the competition rules, and we tailor our advice to ensure optimal business solutions for companies.

The EU is Norway's most important trading partner and the EEA Agreement is the largest and most comprehensive agreement Norway has signed. Our knowledge of the EEA Agreement, the internal market, and the limitations and opportunities the EEA Agreement provides, are therefore important for your business. The competition rules are a central part of the EEA agreement and market regulation in the EEA area, as well as in Norway.

Our competition & antitrust team combines global-standard competition and public procurement counsel with a deep knowledge of the unique considerations of major players across the key industry sectors in Norway.

We regularly assist both national and international clients in clarifying and handling competition law aspects of cooperation agreements, research and development agreements, specialization agreements, project and tender cooperation, distribution, agent and franchise contracts.

Our team has experience with complex, demanding and profiled competition cases both in the EU and in Norway, and all of our lawyers have backgrounds from EFTA bodies or various public bodies, and have worked with state aid and competition rules both from an authority as well as a business perspective. We have significant experience in preparing compliance manuals and procedures, and assist in private investigations.

We represent our clients before the Norwegian Competition Authority, the Norwegian Competition Tribunal, the Norwegian courts, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.

A partner with international range

We have approximately 100 lawyers specialising in antitrust and competition law across Europe, the US, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our international team works closely together and is able to provide a seamless efficient service across multiple jurisdictions.