Corporate and administrative sanctions
We also assist as defence attorneys in criminal cases and as lawyers in investigations by public supervisory bodies.
Our lawyers have long and extensive experience from criminal cases, both when it comes to corporate sanctions and criminal cases resulting from alleged breaches of competition rules.
Anders Ryssdal has brought several competition cases before the courts and has also acted as defender in cases of alleged breaches of competition rules. He assisted Aschehoug against the Norwegian Competition Authority to have a fine for violations revoked. Ryssdal previously headed the competition law team at Wiersholm and was ranked for his work within competition law e.g., by Finansavisen‘s annual lawyer survey. He was chairman of Konkurranselovutvalget, which presented the proposal for the Competition Act of 1993. He is also the author of Joint ventures – en konkurranserettslig analyse (Joint ventures – a competition law analysis), 2003 and one of two authors of the publication Norsk konkurranserett (Norwegian competition law), 2018.
Cato Schiøtz has conducted a number of cases concerning corporate sanctions, including two cases before the Supreme Court, both of which ended in acquittal. The first case involved corporate sanctions for a lump of ice sliding off a roof, resulting in serious personal injury. The second was a case for Multiconsult AS, concerning questions about the company’s criminal liability for corruption in Tanzania.