GCR 100 - 10th Edition

Wikborg Rein

14 January 2010

Wikborg Rein competition head and Who’s Who entrant Mads Magnussen joined the firm in 2006. Described as “a brilliant thinker”, he works alongside Morten Goller, who is highly rated but focuses more on procurement work than traditional competition. The firm recruited partner Jonn Ola Sørensen from the competition authority in 2009. He joins partner Øystein Meland as one of very few competition specialists working in Bergen. With 12 associates working on competition matters, in addition to the four partners, Wikborg boasts one of the largest practices in Norway. The firm has had an acquisitive year at associate level too, recruiting two senior associates and one junior associate to the competition team.

The practice enjoyed arguably its most successful year to date in 2009. It represented construction company Lemminkäinen in an antitrust case against state-owned Mesta - a complaint that the Supreme Court upheld in June. It also works for several shipping companies (Meland has a particular focus), including passenger ferry company Fjord Line in an EFTA investigation.

The firm also works for various parts of Norway’s government on procurement matters, and acts as a trustee for the competition authority on merger cases.

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