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Eivind J. Vesterkjær Partner Oslo

Eivind advises clients on competition law (including merger control), public procurement, state aid, regulatory issues, FDI, and general business law. He has broad experience from a variety of sectors and industries, including technology & telecom, financial services, shipping, oil & gas, life sciences, and consumer retail. Eivind has for a number of years been ranked among Norway's leading lawyers within competition law and public procurement. According to clients quoted by The Legal500 2021, Eivind "is a very pleasant person to co-operate with, he has outstanding legal insight in competition law, and he works very hard to understand the facts and the commercial aspect of the matter at hand, he delivers exactly what we as the client needs from him in terms of advice." Eivind is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's expert committee for European law and competition law.
  1. The Legal 500
    Recommended Lawyer, EU and competition

    ‘I work regularly with Eivind J Vesterkjær on competition law issues. Eivind is a very pleasant person to co-operate with, he has outstanding legal insight in competition law, and he works very hard to understand the facts and the commercial aspect of the matter at hand, he delivers exactly what we as the client needs from him in terms of advice.’

  2. Chambers & Partners Europe
    Ranked, Competition/Antitrust: Public Procurement

  3. Chambers & Partners Europe
    Ranked, Competition/Antitrust

  4. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended Lawyer, Government Contracts

    Eivind Vesterkjær has “integrity and the ability to provide sound business advice” say sources, who commend his “skill to apply the legal framework to the actual business and matter at hand”.

  5. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended Lawyer, Life Sciences - Regulatory

  6. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended, Competition

  7. Best Lawyers
    Recognized Lawyer, Competition/Antitrust Law

  1. Partner, Oslo, Thommessen

  2. Senior associate, Oslo, Thommessen AS

  3. Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  4. Admitted to the Bar,

  5. Deputy Judge, Sarpsborg city court

  6. Associate, Oslo, Thommessen

  1. Exam in Essential Project Management (5 ECTS)
    Skema Business School

  2. Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) de Droit communautaire
    Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)

  3. Candidate in Jurisprudence
    University of Oslo