Stein Ove Solberg


Stein Ove Solberg

Solberg is recognised as one of Norway’s leading experts on competition law. He has extensive experience of assisting Norwegian and international companies in a number of different markets with complex cases both in Norway and at the EU/EEA level.

In recent years, Solberg has been responsible for many large and important mergers which have been subject to review by the Norwegian Competition Authority. He assists both Norwegian and international clients in cases relating to anti-competitive collusion and abuse of a dominant market position. He also assists companies wishing to perform internal inquiries.

In addition, he works on other types of sector-specific regulatory issues, particularly in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries, and assists clients in cases relating to export controls, sanctions and foreign direct investment control.

Advising on strategic issues is one of Solberg’s key strengths. He strives to gain an in-depth understanding of his clients, their businesses and the markets in which they operate. He has extensive experience of numerous business sectors, such as the food processing, pharmaceuticals, defence, finance and transport industries.

Stein Ove Solberg; decades of dedication to our industry. Widely admired and respected for his integrity, efficiency and ability to give practical and applicable advice.

Client, Legal 500, 2024


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What we have done

Ergo acquires Storebrand Health Insurance

We are proud to have assisted ERGO, one of Europe's leading financial conglomerates in insures, with this acquisition. The transaction was signed today and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024, with an estimated positive impact of approximately NOK 1.1 billion on Storebrand's Group results.

Arntzen de Besche assists European energy giant E.ON in agreeing strategic cooperation with Horisont Energi

European energy giant E. ON announced on Wednesday that they have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Norwegian listed company Horisont Energi, a clean energy company with plans to transform gas into ammonia and hydrogen and to offer CO2 transportation and storage. E.ON will as part of this cooperation acquire a 25% stake in Horisont Energi. Arntzen de Besche is assisting E.ON as legal advisor in the transaction.


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