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Alf Amund Gulsvik

Associate Partner

Contact
CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Norway
Languages Norwegian, English, German

Gulsvik is one of the country's leading procurement lawyers and has worked extensively with procurement law and contract law for several years. He is currently a board member of KOFA (the Norwegian complaints board for public procurement). Gulsvik is used to handling large and complex procurement projects both at the buyer and supplier side, and during the procurement and at the complaints/dispute stage.

Gulsvik has been responsible for external procurement assistance to two of Norway's largest procurement clients, the Ministry of Defence and Hospital Procurement Trust (Sykehusinnkjøp - which purchases for all Norwegian hospitals). Together, these two account for more than 10% of all public procurement in Norway in terms of value. Gulsvik was also responsible for assistance to, among others, Norges Bank, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Directorate for Digitalisation (formerly Difi, the Government's advisory body for public procurement).

Gulsvik has also previously assisted the Norwegian parliament. Gulsvik has worked within numerous sectors including health, defence, ICT, transport, staffing, construction and waste.

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Relevant experience

  • 2021 - Associate Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma AS
  • 2017 - 2021 Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein
  • 2014 - 2017 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein
  • 2014 Teaching Supervisor, University of Bergen
  • 2011 - 2013 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein
  • 2008 - 2010 Associate, Wikborg Rein
  • 2007 Structural Stagiere, European Commission, External relations team
  • 2005 - 2011 Lecturer and examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • 2005 - 2008 Adviser, Ministry of Government Administration and Reform
  • 2004 Trainee, BAHR
  • 2002 - 2004 Trainee, Wikborg Rein
  • 2002 - 2003 Research assistant and editor of the publication ‘Eurorett’, Centre of European Law
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Memberships & Roles

  • 2019 - Member of the Public Procurement Complaints Board (KOFA)
  • 2009 - Deputy board member, the Alcohol monopoly procurement complaints board
  • 1999 - 2001 Member of central board European Youth (YEF)
  • 1997 - 1998 Organizational Deputy Chairman of the Central Board of the Norwegian Upper Secondary School Association (NGS)
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Awards & Rankings

  • Leading individual, Legal 500
  • Chambers Europe, Up-and-Coming
  • 3rd place, Finansavisen 2021
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Publications

  • Anskaffelsesrett i et nøtteskall, 2nd edition, co-author, Gyldendal legal
  • Public procurement – Norway Chapter, International Comparative Legal Guides 2017 (published December 2016) with Line Camilla Werner
  • Anskaffelsesrett i et nøtteskall, co-author, Gyldendal legal
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Lectures list

Alf Amund is a lecturer and examiner at the law faculties at the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen. He holds annually courses for JUS, including an update on KOFA practice at the annual procurement seminar. In addition, he regularly holds various courses for clients.

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Education

  • 2004 Cand.jur., University of Oslo
  • 2004 Magister des Europarechts (LL.M.), Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken, Germany
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