Mads Magnussen


About Mads Magnussen

Mads is a team leader in Wikborg Rein. He advises Norwegian and foreign companies within areas of business law, in their contact with public authorities and in negotiations and dispute resolution. He also has legal assignments for and advices public entities and authorities. Mads has been a judge for six years, during which he mediated and presided in several hundred cases within a broad spectre of legal areas, and he has an expertise within civil litigation and dispute resolution.

Mads' main area of expertise is EU/EEA and competition law and he is also team leader for our legal practice group for Competition and Procurement. Mads has previously worked as Legal Director of the Norwegian Competition Authority, and in his years as a judge also been appointed Acting Director General of the Competition Authority in infringement cases. Mads is experienced in handling large and complex competition cases and has advised in many cases before Norwegian and international competition authorities and courts within different business areas. He also has experience from investigations and compliance work, advising in the establishment of various forms of cooperation between companies, conducting legal review of companies' agreements and business conduct and handling competition notifications of mergers and acquisitions.

Wikborg Rein's Competition and Procurement team is top ranked in Legal500 (2021). Mads is also ranked as one of the leading EU and competition lawyers in Norway in Legal500 (2021).

Work experience
  • 2018 -

    Partner and and Head of the Competition and Procurement team, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2016 - 2018

    Assignments as Acting Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority

  • 2012 - 2017

    Judge, Asker and Bærum District Court

  • 2007 - 2011

    Partner and Head of the Trade, Industry and Public Sector Group, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2003 - 2006

    Legal Director, Norwegian Competition Authority

  • 2000 - 2002

    Référendaire, EFTA Court, Luxembourg

  • 1995 - 1999

    Associate/Senior Associate, Selmer DA, Oslo

  • 1997

    LLM London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • 1995

    Cand.jur., Universitetet i Oslo

  • 2018

    Member of the external panel of mediators for Borgarting Court of Appeal, Oslo City Court and other courts in Eastern Norway

  • 2016 - 2018

    Appointed Acting Director General in infringement cases, Norwegian Competition Authority

  • 2016 - 2018

    Chairman of the Stock Exchange Appeals Committee for Merkur Market

  • 2012 - 2016

    Chairman/member of the arbitration board of Norwaco