Name: Jan Magne Langseth
Firm Name: Simonsen Vogt Wiig
Jurisdiction: Norway
Practice Area: Competition Law

Telephone: +47 966 44 440
Email: jml@svw.no

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Jan Magne Langseth as our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Norway. If you wish to get in touch with Jan please use the contact information provided above.

Jan Magne Langseth heads the EU/EEA and Competition practice at Simonsen Vogt Wiig.

He has handled a broad range of competition cases before the Norwegian Competition Authority, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the European Commission over a period of more than 20 years.

Merger control is a significant part of his practice, and he has been lead counsel in many complex merger cases. He is also one of Norway’s most experienced lawyers handling dawn-raids/investigations, leniency applications, dominance cases, and completion law litigation.

Jan Magne has managed many multi-national competition cases (anti-trust and mergers). He also deals with EU/EEA regulatory issues (free movement of services, capital, and establishment) and state aid, and has represented clients in a large number of cases before the Brussels authorities.

Clients comprise companies in the technology, groceries, retail, airlines, media, telecoms, energy, railway, mobility services, and transport sectors, often in cases that are critical to the clients’ business and helping them make smart decisions.

He is consistently recommended as a leading competition law practitioner in Norway by the European Legal 500 and Chambers. He is ranked as a «global leader» for competition work by Who’s Who Legal/GCR.

Prior to joining private practice he also worked as a legal officer for the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) in Brussels and has pleaded numerous cases before the Luxembourg courts, both in private practice and when working for ESA.

Jan Magne has also advised major corporations in complicated corruption matters.

Selected recent merger control cases:

  • The acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Marine by St1 (marine fuels business)
  • Telia’s takeover of Get/TDC (telecommunications, broadband, and TV-distribution)
  • Baneservice’s acquisition of Norsk Jernbanedrift (railway entrepreneur services)

Experience

2014 (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2004 2014 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
2000 2003 Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
1999 2000 Legal Officer, EFTA Surveillance Authority’s Legal Service, Brussel
1996 1999 Senior Associate and Associate, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech Advokatfirma

Education

1995     Cand. Jur., University of Oslo
1995     Studies in European Law (The Four Freedoms), Centre for European Law, University of Oslo
1993     Studies in European Law (Competition Law, Practice and Procedure before theEuropean Courts and State Aid), University of Copenhagen
1988     Business Economist, BI Norwegian Business School

Publications

Competition Law, A Practitioner’s Guide Langseth, J. M., Akademika forlag, 2014

Competition Law Chapter, Mathijsen’s Guide to European Union Law Langseth, J. M., Sweet & Maxwell, 2013

EEA-law Chapter, Konkurrenceretten i EU Langseth, J. M., Jurist- og økonomforlaget, 2010

Firm Description

Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a leading commercial law firm with offices in the largest cities in Norway as well as an office in Singapore.

Our 180 lawyers provide assistance within all major business sectors, and build lasting relationships with our clients by combining thorough business understanding with top legal expertise.

High quality in all segments is the leading principle for our activity. We arrange for relevant and efficient communication and assistance to our clients by focusing on cooperation and full availability.

We have the capacity of being specialized and at the same time versatile, and have the expertise to solve the most demanding issues and the largest assignments.

 

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