European and competition law

The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement impinges on Norwegian law in more and more areas. Many of the legal issues that Norwegian lawyers deal with day-to-day originate in an EU rule or directive that has been incorporated into Norwegian law. In addition, the EEA Agreement itself has a number of provisions on such matters as the free movement of goods, services, people and capital, which have an impact in Norway.

In specific cases, questions may arise about whether a rule or directive has been correctly implemented in Norwegian law, or whether Norwegian law contravenes the EEA Agreement’s fundamental freedoms. Our lawyers have extensive experience of such issues. We can provide both an assessment of and advice on the legal issues concerned, as well as help with filing complaints with the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). If necessary, we can also represent clients in connection with litigation before national courts. Several of our attorneys have previously held positions with the ESA.

 

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