He has handled a broad range of competition cases before the Norwegian Competition Authority, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the European Commission over a period of more than 20 years.
Merger control is a significant part of his practice, and he has been lead counsel in many complex merger cases. He is also one of Norway’s most experienced lawyers handling dawn-raids/investigations, leniency applications, dominance cases, and completion law litigation.
Jan Magne has managed many multi-national competition cases (anti-trust and mergers). He also deals with EU/EEA regulatory issues (free movement of services, capital, and establishment) and state aid, and has represented clients in a large number of cases before the Brussels authorities.
Clients comprise companies in the technology, grocery, retail, airlines, media, telecoms, energy, railway and mobility services, as well as transport sectors, often in cases that are critical to the clients’ business where he helps them make smart decisions.
He is consistently recommended as a leading competition law practitioner in Norway by the European Legal 500 and Chambers. He is ranked as a “global leader” for competition work by Who’s Who Legal/GCR.
Prior to joining private practice he also worked as a legal officer for the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) in Brussels and has pleaded numerous cases before the Luxembourg courts, both in private practice and when working for ESA. In 2021 he was admitted to the Supreme Court.
Jan Magne has also advised major corporations in complicated corruption matters.
Selected recent merger control cases:
- The acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Marine by St1 (marine fuels business)
- Telia’s takeover of Get/TDC (telecommunications, broadband, and TV-distribution)
- Baneservice’s acquisition of Norsk Jernbanedrift (railway entrepreneur services)
Jan Magne Langseth is a state-of-the-art lawyer. Always pragmatic, giving high-stake advice and adding business value.
The creative Jan Magne Langseth looks at things from different angles to find the best possible solutions.
Jan Magne stands out among peers for his expansive knowledge of competition law and meger proceedings.
|2014||-||(today)||Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS|
|2004||-||2014||Partner, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS|
|2000||-||2003||Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS|
|1999||-||2000||Legal Officer, EFTA Surveillance Authority's Legal Service, Brussel|
|1996||-||1999||Senior Associate and Associate, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech Advokatfirma|
|2021||Admitted to the Supreme Court|
|1995||Cand. Jur., University of Oslo|
|1995||Studies in European Law (The Four Freedoms), Centre for European Law, University of Oslo|
|1993||Studies in European Law (Competition Law, Practice and Procedure before the European Courts and State Aid), University of Copenhagen|
|1988||Business Economist, BI Norwegian Business School|