Karin Fløistad specializes in public financing of services and her PhD thesis includes a comprehensive EU/EEA analysis of recent practices with regard to free movement and state aid issues in this field.

Karin recently published the book ”EEA Agreements in a Revised EU Framework for Welfare Services”, based on her doctoral thesis at the European University Institute in Florence and was appointed head of the new independent Appeals Board for Competition Cases established as of 1. April 2017 in Norway.

She has previously been engaged as a lawyer at the Office of the Attorney General for Civil Affairs, and as a Senior Executive Officer at the Ministry of Justice’s Department of Legal Affairs.

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Experience

2013 - (today) Senior Associate/Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2016 Ph.D. European University Institute, Firenze
2010 - 2012 Senior Associate/Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2000 - 2009 Senior Associate, Office of the Attorney General for Civil Affairs
1998 - 2000 Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Justice’s Department of Legal Affairs

Education

2003 Master of European Law, European University Institute, Firenze
2001 EU Law, Kings College i London
1997 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo
1993 Cand. mag., Political Science, University of Oslo

Appointments

2015 - (today) Member, Complaints Board for Public Procurements
2011 - (today) Member, Complaints Board for the Media sector

Other

2010 - (today) Lecturer/Academic advisor/Examiner, EU/EEA law, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law
2002 National expert, European Commission, Directorate for Competition