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EFTA Court annuls decision ordering recovery of unlawful stated aid

Oslo Economics conducted economic analyses of the data ESA used in its decision, on behalf of Arntzen de Besche and Thommessen who represented Eviny AS.

Analysis of the marginal costs of activity growth in the Norwegian specialist health service

Oslo Economics, in collaboration with Sverre Kittelsen (Frisch Centre), Kjartan Sarheim Anthun (SINTEF) and Jon Magnussen (NTNU), has calculated the marginal costs associated with increasing the activity levels in the Norwegian specialist health service. The study is part of the foundation for the Norwegian government’s recently announced healthcare plan and has been conducted on the behalf of the Ministry of Health and Care Services.

New framework agreement with DG Competition: Economic assessment in State aid cases 

Oslo Economics, in collaboration with Schjødt, has entered into another framework agreement with the Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) of the European Commission.  
Under this framework agreement, Oslo Economics and Schjødt will provide expert support to DG Competition in state aid cases. This includes assessments of various types of transactions involving the use of State resources, such as equity investments, loans, guarantees, or sales.

Oslo Economics ranked among top 20 firms by Global Competition Review 

We are happy to announce that Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Oslo Economics as a “highly recommended” economic consulting firm in the GCR 100 – 2024 rankings. This means that we are ranked among the global top 20 consultancies for competition and antitrust globally. 

The proposal from the Abortion Committee will provide an increased degree of reproductive freedom for women.

On behalf of the Abortion Committee, Oslo Economics has assessed the economic consequences of the committee’s proposed changes to the abortion law, as well as other measures related to improved information, increased competence in healthcare services, and more knowledge about abortion in Norway.

The Norwegian Competition Authority’s decision on alleged unlawful information exchange between publishers overturned 

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.  

Framework agreement with DG Competition of the European Commission 

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.

It’s probably not economically viable to establish an extensive private state-owned cloud service

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.

Norwegian Court of Appeal: Unlawful state aid to municipal gym

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.

OE competition experts publish research in JEEA

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?

Efficiency Gains, Remedies, and Internalization of Rivalry – Elias Braunfels presents study on merger price effects at research conference in Berlin

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.

Oslo Economics’ experts continuously recommended by Who’s Who Legal

Oslo Economics is proud to be continuously recommended by Who’s Who Legal with a strong team of economists also in the 2023 Competition ranking. We thank our clients and partners for the trust they express in our expertise in all competition, antitrust and regulation related matters.

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