Stuart Stock

Senior Lawyer

About Stuart Stock

Stuart Stock is a Senior Lawyer at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Competition Law practice. He advises on all aspects of EU, UK and Norwegian competition law, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional merger control and investigations. Stock is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and has previously worked in the competition law team at a major international law firm in London as well as for the UK competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority.

Work experience
  • 2020

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2018 - 2019

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2016 - 2017

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2015–2016 - 2015–2016

    Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

  • 2014–2015 - 2014–2015

    Manager, Competition & Markets Authority, London

  • 2012–2014 - 2012–2014

    Associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London

  • 2010–2012 - 2010–2012

    Trainee, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London & Brussels

Education
  • 2012 - 2013

    Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands – European Business Law (LLM)

  • 2008 - 2009

    University of Law, UK – Legal Practice Course (LPC)

  • 2005 - 2008

    King's College, London, UK – EU Competition Law (Post-Graduate Diploma)

Selected projects
  • Advising a client in relation to an ongoing investigation by the European Commission into possible breaches of Article 101 TFEU in the salmon farming sector;

  • Advising a client in relation to an ongoing investigation by the Norwegian Competition Authority into possible breaches of Section 10 of the Norwegian Competition Act in the home alarm sector;

  • Advising Transocean Ltd on its USD 2.7 billion acquisition of OceanRig and its nine high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships and two harsh environment semi-submersibles; securing unconditional clearance from the Norwegian Competition Authority;

  • Advising FSN Capital on its EUR 244 million acquisition of Saferoad Holding ASA, a company active in the provision of road safety and road infrastructure products; securing unconditional Phase I clearance from the European Commission;

  • Advising TTS Group ASA on the NOK 840 million sale of the majority of its ship equipment business to MacGregor; securing unconditional clearance from the German and South Korean competition authorities and conditional clearance from the Chinese competition authority, SAMR;

  • Advising NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine in relation to the European Commission's investigation of Gazprom for suspected breaches of Article 102 TFEU.