Mads Magnussen


About Mads

Mads Magnussen is a partner and team leader in Wikborg Rein. Mads 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.

Mads is ranked as one of the leading EU/EEA and competition lawyers in Norway in Legal500 (2019).

Work experience
2018- Partnerand and Head of the Competition and Procurement team, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2016-2018 Assignments as Acting Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority_NEWLINE_2012-2017 Judge, Asker and Bærum District Court_NEWLINE_2007-2011 Partner and Head of the Trade, Industry and Public Sector Group, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2003-2006 Legal Director, Norwegian Competition Authority_NEWLINE_2000-2002 Référendaire, EFTA Court, Luxembourg_NEWLINE_1995-1999 Associate, later Senior Associate, Selmer DA, Oslo
1996-1997 LLM London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)_NEWLINE_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 _NEWLINE_2016-2018 Appointed Acting Director General in infringement cases, Norwegian Competition Authority_NEWLINE_2016-2018 Chairman of the Stock Exchange Appeals Committee for Merkur Market_NEWLINE_2012-2016 Chairman/member of the arbitration board of Norwaco