Hanne Zimmer

Specialist Counsel

About Hanne Zimmer

Hanne Zimmer is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Competition and Procurement practice.

Through her seven years' of experience from the EFTA Surveillance Authority's Competition and State Aid Directorate and ten years as a private practice lawyer, Hanne has extensive experience within competition, state aid, public procurement and general EU/EEA law. Her practice covers competition, state aid, public procurement as well as general EU law, and includes complaints/litigation and regulatory procedures (state aid/antitrust/mergers) in addition to advisory work. She also has extensive experience in cases concerning the sector specific competition regulation for electronic communications. She advises both private and public sector clients.

Work experience
  • Vår - Vår

    2002 Trainee, EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2017

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2012 - 2017

    Lawyer/Senior Lawyer, Hjort DA, Oslo

  • 2005 - 2012

    Officer/Senior Officer, EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2002 - 2005-

    Associate, Law firm Schjødt, Oslo

Education
  • 2003 - 2004

    Postgraduate College Diploma in EC Competition Law, King's College London (distance learning)

  • 2000 - 2001

    Master of Arts in European Studies, College of Europe, Natolin, Poland

  • 1994 - 1996

    Examen philosophicum, French, University of Oslo and Erasmus student, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

  • 2001

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo

Publications
  • Co-author of the article "A wheel of fortune for the EEA States or game over for national betting and gaming monopolies? – The Future of Gaming Regulation in Europe after the judgments in Placanica, Gaming Machines and Ladbrokes – Europarättslig Tidskrift no. 4, 2007.

  • Co-author of the book "Etikk og offentlige anskaffelser" ("Ethics in public procurement"), Kommuneforlaget, 2014