• 2016–2017

    Assistance to Kongsberg Gruppen in connection with its establishment of a joint venture with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.

    Eivind Vesterkjær led the team that advised Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace in connection with the establishment of kta Naval Systems, a joint venture between Kongsberg and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. kta Naval Systems will develop, produce and maintain combat systems as an exclusive supplier for submarines from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.

  • 2016

    Assistance to building merchant Mestergruppen in connection with its acquisition of Byggtorget

    Eivind headed the team that assisted building merchant Mestergruppen in securing competition clearance of its acquisition of rival building merchant Byggtorget in 2016.

Work experience

  • 1999–
    Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 1996–1998
    Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 1993–1995
    Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 1993
    Admitted to the bar
  • 1991–1993
    Deputy Judge, -, Sarpsborg city court
  • 1990–1990
    Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen


  • 1990–1991
    Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) de Droit Communautaire, Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
  • 1984–1989
    Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo