has offices in Oslo, Bergen and London and is the Norwegian member of Lex Mundi. The firm provides advice to Norwegian and international companies as well as organisations in the public and private sectors, ranging from SMEs to large multinational corporations. Thommessen covers all business-related ... fields of law. 240 people work at the firm today; approximately 180 of them are lawyers, of whom 15 are specialised in EU/EEA and competition law. The firm has a market-leading practice for merger control, and is well known for its handling of major cases pertaining to abuse of dominance and cartel investigations. Thommessen's EU/EEA and competition law practice acts for major clients across a range of sectors including telecommunications, finance, life sciences and shipping. Thommessen has been involved in the majority of complex cartel cases in Norway over the last two decades. Its lawyers regularly assist clients in relation to unannounced inspections, the subsequent investigation phase, statements of objections and legal challenges of negative decisions before the courts and the Competition Complaints Board. Thommessen also has experience with national and international damages cases for both defendants and claimants.