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Eivind J Vesterkjær Partner Oslo

Eivind advises clients on competition law (including merger control), public procurement, state aid, regulatory issues, and general business law. He has broad experience from a variety of sectors and industries, including technology & telecom, 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 Chambers Europe 2018, Eivind "is considerate, analytical and very helpful. He is also very easy to access and structured."
  1. The Legal 500
    Recommended Lawyer, EU and competition

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

  3. Chambers & Partners Europe
    Ranked, Competition/Antitrust

    "He is very experienced in this field and manages the process to a good outcome."

  4. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended, Government Contracts

    He maintains a superb reputation for his practice, which covers public procurement, competition and regulatory works.

  5. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended, Competition

  6. Best Lawyers
    Recognized Lawyer, Competition/Antitrust Law

  1. Vår Energi AS -

    Acquisition of Norwegian upstream assets of ExxonMobil

    Eivind headed the team at Thommessen that assisted Vår Energi (a joint venture between Eni and HitecVision) and HitecVision with the notification to the European Commission in connection with its acquisition of ExxonMobil's upstream assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
  2. Kongsberg Gruppen ASA -

    Acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

    Eivind headed the team at Thommessen that assisted Kongsberg Gruppen ASA on merger control aspects of its acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine. The transaction required regulatory approvals from the European Commission and several national regulators around the world.
  3. ICA Gruppen AB -

    Divestment of ICA Norge AS

    Eivind advised ICA Gruppen AB in connection with its divestment of its Norwegian subsidiary ICA Norge AS to Coop. The transaction was closed in April 2015 after the Norwegian Competition Authority had approved on the condition that Coop divested 83 stores.
  4. ICA Gruppen AB -

    Cooperation between ICA Norge and NorgesGruppen on sourcing and distribution

    Eivind advised ICA in connection with the Norwegian Competition Authority's investigation of the cooperation agreement between ICA Norge and NorgesGruppen regarding sourcing and distribution.
  5. Norkring AS -

    Construction of the Norwegian DAB network

    Eivind assisted Norking (a Telenor subsidiary) in connection with its bid to and negotiations with the Norwegian State-owned broadcasting company NRK and Digitalradio Norge regarding further construction and operation of the Norwegian digital audio broadcasting (DAB) network.
  6. ICA Gruppen AB -

    Divestment of hypermarket premises

    Eivind advised ICA Gruppen and ICA Norge in connection with the divestment of ICA Maxi's former store premises to the property development company Lagopus.
  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