Oslo Economics assisted the law firms Kvale, Thommessen, and Wikborg Rein, who represented the publishers Vigmostad & Bjørke, Gyldendal, and Aschehoug both during the Norwegian Competition Authority’s (NCA) handling of the case and as experts during the tribunal proceedings.
Oslo Economics, in cooperation with the law firm Wikborg Rein, has entered a framework agreement with the Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) of the European Commission.
The framework agreement covers both general and specific aspects of policy review and development projects related to competition and state aid.
Oslo Economics, in collaboration with PROMIS and Systra, has conducted a quality assurance (KS1) of the concept selection report National Cloud Service, prepared by the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM). The central question in the report is how Norway can ensure efficient and secure storage of sensitive data in the public administration using cloud technology.
On 6 October, a judgment from the Court of Appeal concluded that Frogn municipality in Norway had granted aid to a municipally owned gym (Bølgen) in a way that could distort competition. Thus, the aid is contrary to EU/EEA state aid regulations. Oslo Economics assisted Arntzen de Besche with economic analyses related to the aid granted by the municipality.
Our colleagues and competition experts, Charlotte Evensen and Simen Ulsaker, have had an article accepted in the prestigious Journal of European Economic Association. The article is about the competition between grocery stores and general merchandise stores, asking: How is a grocery store affected when a general merchandise store establishes itself in the area?
Elias Braunfels, Managing Partner at Oslo Economics in Berlin, will discuss his research on merger-price effects at the 40th annual conference of the European Associations of Law and Economics in Berlin on Thursday 21. September 2023.
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