Svein Terje Tveit
Tveit is ranked as one of the leading lawyers in Norway for competition law and state aid. He is also recognised as an expert on public procurement and general EU/EEA law. He is particularly experienced on matters relating to the sale and distribution of goods, as well as the energy and transport sectors.
Tveit is known for his close follow-up of clients, with the mutual exchange of expertise as a premise for finding good solutions. He is passionate about his work, has a proactive approach and a long-term perspective. Good communication is important for Tveit, who is highly valued as a strategic advisor by his clients.
Tveit is a sought-after public speaker and contributor to books and articles in well-reputed journals on competition law, state aid and public procurement.
In 2022, Tveit was appointed by the Government as member of the expert group revising the Norwegian public procurement rules. The group will submit their Official Norwegian Reports (NOU) in November 2023 and May 2024.
As the partner responsible for AdeB’s participation in Skift, a business-led climate initiative, Tveit engages actively in the field of sustainability, climate and social responsibility. He leads Skift’s work to promote green procurement (link). In addition, Tveit works on matters relating to state aid – an important tool in the energy transition (green shift) – and competition law issues relating to intercompany cooperation in support of sustainability, etc.
Tveit has assisted in many of Norway’s largest and most complex antitrust investigations carried out by the Norwegian Competition Authority and the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). He assists in all phases of an investigation and compliance case, and has long experience of internal inquiries as well.In these cases, we work closely with leading international law firms, forensic accountants and providers of e-disclosure technology, etc.
Tveit has assisted in dispute cases before the Court of Justice of the European Eunion (CJEU), the EFTA Court, the Norwegian Competition Appeals Tribunal (Konkurranseklagenemnda), the Norwegian Complaints Board (KOFA) and the ordinary Norwegian courts of law. This includes cases relating to compensatory damages for competition law infringements and procurement-related disputes, in connection with which he frequently assists in cases relating to temporary injunctions.
Tveit is frequently engaged to analyse different issues related to EU/EEA law. For example, he has analysed proposals to prohibit price discrimination, the star scheme for hotels in Norway, a potential ban on palm-oil based biofuel, statutory regulation of the grocery trade and the constraints on state aid to Norwegian industry.
He provides first class advice. He is a pleasant person to work with. When retaining Svein Terje, you know you get no nonsense sound legal advice in a highly efficient and service-minded way, which is highly appreciated as competition law entails high risk for our business
Client, Legal 500, 2022