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The members of Bergen European law Research Group (BERG) conduct legal research within several legal fields within EU and EEA law, such as the four freedoms, competition law, public procurement law and state aid law. BERG is situated at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, and affiliated to BECCLE (Bergen Centre for Competition Law and Economics). In addition to teaching and research, various research and scholarly activities such as seminars and workshops are arranged, which are open to both students, colleagues and other interested. 

The Research Group is led by Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kristian Strømsnes.

Depicted: Håvard Olai Holsen, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, Ronny Gjendemsjø, Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund, Linda Midtun, Elmira Oshnavie, Melanie Regine Hack, Liliia Oprysk, Kristian Wederhus, Marte Dahl Reisæter, Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Christian Franklin, Kristian Strømsnes. 

Not present: Tore Lunde and Malgorzata Agnieszka Cyndecka.

The Research Group for EU/EEA Commercial Law consists of researchers working on various legal issues within general market law, competition law, state aid law, public procurement law, and other connected areas. 

The Research Group functions primarily as a forum for academic discussions. On this site, the research group will report and publish updates on current topical events and activities. 

Several of the researchers in the Research Group are also affiliated with BECCLE, and a lot of the Research Group's activities takes place at BECCLE. In addition to the Research Group's own activities and events, BECCLE frequently hosts seminars and events dealing with current competition law, economic and policy questions. BECCLE is located on the third floor of the JUSII building, adjacent with the main building of the Faculty of Law. Several of the Research Group's members have their offices here. To read more about BECCLE, follow this link.




Ingrid Barlund is appointed member of an expert group revising the Norwegian Act on Financial Supervision

Postdoctoral fellow and leader of the research group, Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund, will be part of a government-appointed committee that will review and assess the Norwegian Act on Financial Supervision

Presentation from CET lunch seminar available
A city on an island

Available presentation

The presentation from the seminar is now available.


BECCLE team presents at ESA

in mid October, Malgorzata Cyndecka and Tim Wyndham of BECCLE met with representatives of the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the European Commission and presented their findings regarding the Authority’s state aid decision on zero VAT rate for electronic news services.

Are you interested in writing a master thesis within the areas of the Research Group?

The Research Group also offers the opportunity to write a large (60 ECTS) master thesis in affiliation with the Research Group. To read more about these possibilities, follow this link.