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Thomas Sando

Attorney at Law, Partner

Thomas Sando Thomas Sando is partner and a member of Steenstrup Stordrange’s Competition Law Practice. Sando is a former legal advisor in the Norwegian Competition Authority. He has extensive experience in competition law work and advises and represents clients on all aspects of competition law issues, e.g. with regard to cooperation and distribution agreements, abuse issues, merger control procedures, general compliance and in the case of dawn raids. Sando has been selected by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers Norway (in the category “Antitrust”) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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Illegal bid rigging or lawful project agreement?

In June 2012, The Norwegian Competition Authority (“NCA”) announced a draft on new guidelines regarding tendering and project agreements. Several competition lawyers have questioned whether the draft guidelines are expressing an incorrect interpretation of Section 10 of the Norwegian Competition Act (equivalent to Article 53 of the EEA Agreement and TFEU Article 101). The guidelines are yet to be adopted, which may indicate that the NCA will await the outcome of a case pending in the Norwegian court system.