Eivind Stage

Specialist Counsel

About Eivind Stage

Eivind is deputy head of the firm's competition law discipline. He is a versatile and experienced adviser in all types of competition law matters under Norwegian law and EU/EEA law. He has broad experience in handling large and complex competition cases from various industries. Since 2013 he has led the firm's assistance in several high-profile cases before both Norwegian and foreign competition authorities, in cases concerning anti-trust investigations, related damages lawsuits, and merger cases. He also advises on the legality for various forms of collaboration, abuse of dominant position and competition law compliance.

Eivind also has seven years' experience from the Norwegian Competition Authority, in positions such as Head of Section and Deputy Director of Market Monitoring Department, as well as experience as a deputy judge.

Eivind's background and expertise make him a versatile and sought-after competition law expert. According to the renowned rating agency Legal 500, he is described as "a true expert in this field".

Work experience
  • 2018 -

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Bergen

  • 2013 - 2017

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Bergen

  • 2012

    Special Adviser and Deputy Director, Norwegian Competition Authority

  • 2006 - 2011

    Head of Finance Section, Norwegian Competition Authority

  • 2005 - 2006

    Adviser at Food Section, Norwegian Competition Authority

  • 2003 - 2005

    Deputy Judge, Bergen City Court

  • 2001 - 2003

    Attorney and Associate, Law firm Harris

  • 1999 - 2006

    Various tutoring, University of Bergen and Oslo

  • 2009

    "Solstrand course" for younger leaders (AFF at NHH)

  • 2008

    Mentoring programme for public sector, DIFI

  • 2007

    Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law, King's College London

  • 2003

    Practising certificate

  • 2001

    Cand.jur., University of Bergen

  • 1999

    Community law, etc. , Université de Lyon