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Competition law

Competition law

Storløkken has vast experience with various competition law issues, based on the Norwegian competition law, Section 10 (anti-competitive cooperation) and Section 11 (abuse of a dominant position), and the corresponding prohibitions laid down in Article 53 and 54 of the EEA Agreement, and the Norwegian Marketing Practices Act.

The Norwegian Competition Law apply for all undertakings offering goods and services on a given market, regardless of whether it is a publicly owned or a private undertaking. The competition rules in the EEA Agreement apply when the undertaking is involved in a cross-border market activity. Infringements of the competition law may lead to administrative fines, criminal sanctions, or rejection from a public tender competition.

We render legal advise in the following:

  • Mergers and Acquisition
    • Duty to notify the Norwegian Competition Authorities
  • Abuse of dominance, such as
    • Predatory pricing and cross-subsidiation
    • Loyalties rebates, exclusivity agreements, margin squeeze
  • Illegal (anti-competitive) cooperation, such as
    • Joint bid, bid rigging or project collaborations in connection with a competitive tender
    • Price sharing, division of market, restriction of production
    • Horizontal and vertical cooperation
    • Distribution agreements