Espen Bakken is a partner at Simonsen Vogt Wiig, working primarily with procurement, competition law and public aid, as well as providing general legal advice on corporate and contract law.

Espen has extensive international experience from the EFTA Court and EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA), which is highly valued by both Norwegian and international clients. As a business lawyer, he particularly focuses on pharma/MedTech, energy, infrastructure and construction.

Espen is recognised by his clients for being business minded and solution oriented. He frequently holds lectures and workshops for clients within his fields of expertise.



2022 - (d.d.) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2013 - 2022 Partner, Arntzen de Besche
2006 - 2012 Lawyer, Arntzen de Besche
2004 - 2006 National expert, EFTA Surveillance Authority
2003 - 2004 Stagiare, EFTA Court


2009 - 2010 LLM, Advanced EC Competition Law, King's College London
2003 Nordic scolarship, European law, EC Competition law and IPR, Københavns Universitet
2003 Cand jur, Universitety of Bergen


2021 Member Board Of Directors, Strawberry Publishing