The Research Group for EU/EEA Commercial Law

Forskergruppen for konkurranse- og markedsrett 2

Depicted: Tore Lunde, Christian Franklin, Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Ronny Gjendemsjø, Linda Midtun, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui,  Kristian Strømsnes and Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund. 

The Research Group for EU/EEA Commercial Law

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. 

The research group is led by Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund and Professor Christian Franklin.


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UiB-researchers with great contributions to The Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

- Globalization and climate change has caused a convergence in the energy world. In this book, we aim to discuss energy law in a global context, says Ignacio Herrera-Anchustegui, associate professor at the Faculty of Law, UiB.

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.

New publication

New publication by Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

On 22 December 2016, The EFTA Court delivered its advisory opinion, clarifying what is understood to by restriction of competition by object and whether joint bidding may restriction competition by object as a type of price fixing. BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui’s analysis of the advisory...


Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics

Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE) was established in 2011, and it is a center jointly owned by the Norwegian School of Economics and the University of Bergen. It serves as a meeting place for economists and lawyers interested in competition policy questions, and is a member of the CLEEN Network. 

Several of the researchers in the research group is affiliated to BECCLE, and a lot of the research group's activities take place at BECCLE. Several of the research group's members aslo have their offices at BECCLE, located on the third floor of the JUSII Building, adjacent with the main building of the Faculty of Law. 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. 

Read more about BECCLE.