Espen Trædal

Bull Årstad (Stavanger)
Lawyer

Espen Trædal assists individuals and businesses with legal advice and litigation assignments with a main emphasis on corporate law, restructuring, transactions, contract law and general business law. Espen also assumes board positions. Espen Trædal was a lawyer at Ernst & Young since June 2012. Previously, Espen Trædal worked as a lawyer and manager in the Legal team of PricewaterhouseCoopers Norway. Before joining PwC, he worked in The Register of Business Enterprises and was in charge of the registration of capital transactions. Espen has extensive experience of the reorganization of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, general company and contract law and the rules concerning competition law and mergers in Norway. He has also advised various companies on mergers and acquisitions and on other company related matters.

Articles

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Espen Trædal The Norwegian Competition Authority approved a merger in the market for laboratory services subject to the divestment of a business unit (Eurofins/ Lantmännen Analycen)

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The operation On 9 November 2007, Eurofins Danmark A/S (Eurofins) notified the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) of its proposed acquisition of the entire share capital of Lantmännen Analycen AB (Lantmännen), including its subsidiaries Analycen AS and Analycen Ecotox AS. Both Eurofins and (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Competition Authority approved a merger in the retail grocery sector subject to the condition that the acquirer offers a competitor the opportunity to buy or rent one of the merged group’s two stores in a specific area (Rema 1000 / Lidl)

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The operation Rema 1000 notified the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) of its acquisition of Lidl Norge (Lidl) on 14 March 2008. In March 2008 Rema 1000 had 409 retail grocery stores in Norway and Lidl had 50 retail grocery stores in Norway. The market(s) concerned by remedy(ies) The (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Competition Authority approved the creation of a new newspaper company, comprising one national and three regional titles, subject to behavioural remedies concerning the printing of third-party titles (Media Norge)

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The operation On 15 February 2007, the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) was notified of the merger of one national and three regional newspapers to form Media Norge AS. The national ‘Aftenposten’ is Norway’s second largest daily newspaper. The three regional titles were: ‘Bergens Tidene’ (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Competition Authority approved a merger in the frozen food sector subject to behavioural remedies, principally price restraints and non-discrimination (Findus/Gro Industrier)

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The operation The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) was notified of the proposed merger of Findus Norge AS (Findus) and Gro Industrier AS (Gro) on 30 November 2006. Findus is a food products company which distributes frozen foods to grocery retail chains and institutional customers in (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Government finally cleared on social dimension grounds a merger with remedies whereas the NCA, confirmed by the Ministry of Government Administration, originaly prohibited the merger (Prior/Nordgården)

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The operation The merger involved Prior Norge BA acquiring control of the entire share capital of Nordgården AS, which included Nordgården’s 70% shareholding in its subsidiary Eggprodukter AS. The merger was completed on 31 March 2005. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) was notified of the (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and Reform clears without remedies a merger previously conditionaly authorised by the NCA in the oil well drilling equipment and services sector (National Oilwell / Varco)

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The operation National Oilwell, Inc. and Varco International, Inc., both US corporations) merged on 11 March 2005. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) was notified of the proposed merger on 14 December 2004. National Oilwell is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Competition Authority accepted a merger in the health food and supplements sector, subject to the divestment of two business units carved out from the target (Orkla/Collett Pharma)

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The operation On 15 June 2005 Orkla ASA acquired the entire share capital of Collett Pharma AS from investment funds of Ferd Private Equity (Ferd). Orkla is a supplier of branded consumer goods to the Nordic grocery market, and operates in the branded consumer goods, materials, renewable (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Ministry of Government and Reform prohibited further consolidation in the events ticketing sector unless a divestment was made in Norway (Ticketmaster/BiljettDirekt Ticnet)

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The operation Ticketmaster New Venture Holding II AB (Ticketmaster) acquired 100% of the shares in BiljettDirekt Ticnet AB on 28 May 2004. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) was notified of the merger on 1 June 2004. Ticketmaster and BiljettDirekt Ticnet (a Swedish company) distribute (...)

Espen Trædal The Norwegian Competition Authority approved, subject to the divestment of business units in three specific cities, a consolidation in the wholesaling of water, sanitation, electrical and oil and gas products used in industrial, public and private installations (Ahlsell Holding / Bergen Rørhandel & Stavanger Rørhandel)

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The operation Ahlsell Holding AB acquired 100% of the shares in each of AS Bergen Rørhandel and AS Stavanger Rørhandel on 4 July 2004. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) was notified of the merger on 7 July 2004. Ahlsell is a wholesaler which distributes products for water supply, (...)

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