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Stuart is an experienced competition lawyer, used to handling large and complex competition law matters. Stuart advises on all aspects of competition law, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional merger control and investigations where he has significant expertise. Stuart is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales as well as a Norwegian qualified lawyer, 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. He has also spent time working in Brussels during his 10+ years of experience of working exclusively with competition law. Stuart is recognised as one of Norway's leading competition lawyers, and has been ranked as a "Rising Star" in the field by Legal 500 since 2021, where he is described as "very responsive & helpful, a technically strong lawyer" and "'incredibly knowledgeable' with a track record in handling multi-jurisdictional investigations and merger control mandates". Stuart was also recently recognised as a "promising talent" (Norwegian: lovende talent) in Kapital's 2023 survey of Norway's best legal practitioners, as well as being awarded a Lexology "Client Choice" award for 2024. Stuart speaks at conferences and has written several articles on topical competition law issues, including on merger control, the application of competition law in the renewable energy space, and developments in FDI and foreign subsidies regulations. Stuart is the current author of the Norwegian merger control chapter at LexisPSL, and the author of the chapter on merger control within the EEA for Practical Law. Outside of his fee earning work, Stuart is also the Chair of Wikborg Rein's LGBTQ+ Network, which works to promote the interests of LGBTQ+ people working at the firm as well as conducting outreach and projects with third parties, and is a member of the Committee for International Lawyers at the Norwegian Law Society.