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Henrik Nordling

Associate Partner

CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English, Swedish, French, German, Dutch

Henrik Nordling has worked extensively with competition law matters both in Norway and internationally and assists clients with ongoing competition law advice and the handling of competition law investigations. To this end, he has been involved in a number of leading cases before the competition authorities in Norway, France, Belgium as well as the European Commission, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the EU Court of Justice and the EFTA Court.

Merger Control has also been a key component of his practice and Nordling has broad experience in merger notifications to the Norwegian Competition Authority and has been involved in a number of multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Nordling has also worked on a range of EU / EEA law matters, including State Aid and freedom of establishment/movement issues as well as the issues relating to the REACH regulation.

His practice also covers regulatory issues related to investments outside the EEA. This has mainly been linked to the control of Foreign Direct Investments, including in Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. He has also assisted companies with international anti-corruption issues, including World Bank investigations.

Nordling is a qualified lawyer in both Norway and France and has previously worked in leading law firms in Norway, France and Belgium. He has been named as a "Future Leader" in competition law by Who's Who Legal for several years and has been designated "Next Generation Lawyer" in Legal 500.

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Relevant experience

  • 2019 Associate partner, Kluge Advokatfirma AS
  • 2018 - 2019 Senior lawyer, BAHR
  • 2014 - 2017 Lawyer, BAHR
  • 2011 - 2014 Lawyer, Schjødt
  • 2009 - 2011 Attorney, Darrois Villey Maillot Brocier, Paris
  • 2008 - 2009 Elève avocat, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels & Paris
  • 2008 Elève avocat, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, Paris
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Awards & Rankings

  • «Future Leader» within competition law, Who’s Who Legal (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • «Next Generation Lawyer» within competition law, Legal500 (2019)
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  • State of the unions: the applicability of Art 101 to collective bargaining agreements after FNV Kunsten Media –
    Competition Law Journal – April 2015
  • From the EFTA Dimension to Product Coverage: The distinguishing features of Merger Control in the EEA
    – International trade law & Regulation –March 2014
  • Modification des accords de partage de réseau : La Commission autorise une concentration entre deux des principaux
    opérateurs de téléphonie mobile au RU (T-Mobile/Orange) – Revue Concurrences – March 2010
  • Segmentation des marchés de produits : L’Autorité retient le rôle du pouvoir compensateur de la grande distribution
    dans l’analyse des effets unilatéraux (LDC Traiteur/Marie) – Revue Concurrences – September 2009
  • Acquisition d’un concurrent : La Commission autorise l’acquisition d’un concurrent “maverick” moyennant la cession
    de l’infrastructure industrielle et des droits de propriété intellectuelle de la cible au niveau national (Vattenfall/Nuon
    Energy) – Revue Concurrences – June 2009
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  • 2009 License to Practice Law in France (CAPA), Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris
  • 2007 Professional Masters in European Business Law (DESS), Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II
  • 2006 LL.B., The Norwich Law School, University of East Anglia
  • 2005 Diploma in French Legal Studies (DEUF), Université Jean Moulin Lyon III 
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