Odd Stemsrud is a partner at Advokatfirmaet Grette and head of the firm’s EU and competition practice. He has advised on some of the largest competition and state aid matters involving Norwegian companies for 20 years. These include merger control at the European Commission, including global coordination, global cartel matters, as well as advice in EEA matters at the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). He regularly assists clients with private enforcement at national courts, and he also has litigation experience from the European Court of Justice and the EFTA Court. Odd is recognised in various international legal guides as a ‘go to guy’ on competition and state aid. Of the current high-profile cases related to Norway he is, inter alia, legal counsel for Henrik Kristoffersen in a key private enforcement case, coordinating global counsel for Höegh Autoliners Holdings in the global PCTC cartel case and counsel for the complainant, Trustly, in an antitrust case related to e-payments and exclusionary conduct by the Norwegian financial sector. Furthermore, he assists Flytoget (operator) and Entur (through-ticketing service provider) in the liberalisation process of passenger transport by rail and LFV, the main Swedish provider, in the liberalisation of the air navigation services markets. He is a contributor to the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.
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