GCR 100 - 11th Edition

Arntzen de Besche

Professional notice

Arntzen de Besche increased its competition operations after the firm took over rival Schjødt's Trondheim office in November last year.

Who's Who entrant and practice leader Stein Ove Solberg says the new office has brought more business opportunities. The team has grown through the addition of Trondheim partner Jon Reidar Gresseth, and more junior lawyers, bringing the total to three partners, three senior associates and four associates.

The firm has acted in an impressive five merger cases this year, including US oilfield services giant Baker Hughes' US$5.5 billion acquisition of BJ Services. It also represented Grunnarbeid in an alleged bid-rigging investigation brought by the competition authority, which has been challenged in Norway's Court of Appeal.

ARNTZEN de BESCHE Advokatfirma AS is one of Norway's leading business law firms, covering all business law related areas, with offices in Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim. ARNTZEN de BESCHE emphasises its role as a partner for its clients. With its outstanding legal expertise, in-depth understanding of its clients' business needs and detailed knowledge of most industries, the firm is able to provide its clients with clear advice and legally and commercially founded solutions.

In competition law issues, ARNTZEN de BESCHE has considerable experience within most industries and sectors. Our experience emanate from the private sector, the Office of the Attorney General (Civil Affairs), the Norwegian Competition Authority, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the EFTA Court, the European Commission and indeed from national courts. Assistance to clients is provided in cases before national authorities, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the European Commission; as well as litigation before national courts, the European Court of Justice and the EFTA Court. We have ongoing cooperation with economic expertise and several foreign law firms. The firm has assisted clients in numerous high profile cases during the last years.

ARNTZEN de BESCHE has extensive experience in international transactions on behalf of Norwegian companies abroad as well as foreign companies in Norway. Through our collaboration with some of the world's leading law firms we offer our clients a well-organized global network of legal experts.


Bygdøy allé 2,
Bygdøy allé 2,
P.O.Box 2734 Solli,
NO-0204 Oslo,

T: +47 23 89 40 00
F: +47 23 89 40 01

Stein Ove Solberg
E: [email protected]

Website: www.adeb.no

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