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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, 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 Chambers Europe 2018, Eivind "is very experienced in this field and manages the process to a good outcome". 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

  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

    Eivind Vesterkjær is sought after for his public procurement and state aid expertise and excellent work advising clients in the technology, telecommunications, shipping and life sciences sectors.

  5. Who's Who Legal
    Recommended, Competition

  6. Best Lawyers
    Recognized Lawyer, Competition/Antitrust Law

  1. Lyse Produksjon AS -

    Merger filing to the Norwegian Competition Authority in connection with Establishment of Lyse Kraft DA

    Eivind headed the team at Thommessen that assisted Lyse Produksjon AS with the merger filing to the Norwegian Competition Authority in connection with its establishment of the jointly owned hydropower company Lyse Kraft AS together with Hydro Energi AS.
  2. HitecVision -

    Merger filing to the European Commission in connection with Vår Energi/Exxon Mobil's upstream assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    Eivind headed the team at Thommessen that advised HitecVision in connection with the merger filing to the European Commission in connection with the acquisition by Vår Energi (a joint venture between HitecVision and Eni) of Exxon Mobil's upstream assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
  3. Eidsiva Energi AS -

    Merger of Eidsiva Energi and Hafslund E-CO

    Eivind headed the team at Thommessen that assisted Eidsiva Energi with the merger filing to the Norwegian Competition Authority in connection with the integration of Eidsiva Energi's and Hafslund E-CO's activities within production and distribution of electric power
  4. Kongsberg Gruppen ASA -

    Merger filing to the Europan Commission in connection with the acquisition by Kongsberg 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.
  5. Circle K AS -

    Divestment of Statoil Fuel & Retail Marine AS

    Eivind advised Circle K on merger control aspects of the divestment of its marine fuel business to St1.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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