Haakon’s expertise covers competition and state aid law, after having worked at the Norwegian Competition Authority and at the Competition and State Aid Directorate at the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels.
At Simonsen Vogt Wiig he works with merger filings vis-à-vis the Norwegian Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as cartel and abuse of dominance assessments. Haakon has significant experience in assessing state aid cases. He has worked on competition and state aid law matters within a range of sectors, including the groceries sector, telecom, oil and gas, and public education and health services.
Haakon earned his degree at the University of Oslo. He also has taken courses in economics at the University of Bergen, including competition economics/industry organisation. During an exchange semester in Berlin he took several courses within EU law in German. In 2018, he won the EFTA Surveillance Authority EEA Moot Court Competition in EEA Law.
|2021||-||(today)||Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig|
|2019||-||2021||Advisor, Norwegian Competition Authority|
|2018||-||2019||Trainee, Competition and State Aid Directorate, EFTA Surveillance Authority|
|2017||-||2017||Multilateral trainee, Royal Norwegian Embassy in the Hague|
|2021||Courses in economics (including competition economics)|
|2018||Master of Laws, University of Oslo|
|2017||Selected courses in English and German, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin|